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Aφιέρωμα στην ελληνική οινοποιία και γαστρoνομία (δημοσίευμα με τη συνεργασία του Γραφείου Τύπου)

Το διμηνιαίο περιοδικό οινολογίας «Czas Wina» (τεύχος Φεβρουαρίου – Μαρτίου), υπό τον τίτλο «Ελλάδα – Η παράδοση της ποικιλίας», δημοσιεύει αφιέρωμα 23 σελίδων (έγχρωμο εξώφυλλο και 22 σελίδες κειμένου) στην ελληνική οινολογία και γαστρονομία, με εκτενείς αναφορές στον ελληνικό πολιτισμό, το οποίο επιμελήθηκαν οι Wojciech Gogolinski και Anna Miodonska.
Εισαγωγικά, με τίτλο «Ζωή αλά ελληνικά», τονίζεται ότι η Ελλάδα είναι «ένα πανάρχαιο κράτος, η κοιτίδα του ευρωπαϊκού πνεύματος και της δημοκρατίας, αν και στην σημερινή εποχή διατηρεί περισσότερο βυζαντινά χαρακτηριστικά. Γεμάτη από χρώματα, γεύσεις και ομορφιές, αν και βυθισμένη στην κρίση. Η Ελληνική Δημοκρατία θεωρείται κληρονόμος της αρχαίας Ελλάδας. Μερικές χιλιάδες χρόνια ιστορίας και μια ιδιαίτερα πλούσια πολιτιστική κληρονομιά. Λίκνο του δυτικού πολιτισμού, γενέτειρα της δημοκρατίας, της φιλοσοφίας, των Ολυμπιακών Αγώνων. Βασίλειο για την γαστρονομία και το φαγοπότι. Πατρίδα των ελάχιστα εκτιμημένων ή ελάχιστα γνωστών ελληνικών κρασιών. Ήρθε η ώρα να το αλλάξουμε!».

Dwumiesięczny magazyn „Czas Wina” (nr 1 / luty-marzec 2012) publikuje pod tytułem „GRECJA – Tradycja różnorodności” 23-stronnicową serie artykułów na temat greckiej enologii i gastronomii, umieszczając również obszerne informacje na temat greckiej kultury. Materiał został opracowany przez Wojciecha Gogolińskiego i Anna Midońską.

„Republika Grecja jest uważana za spadkobierczynie starożytnej Grecji. To kilka tysięcy lat historii i przebogate dziedzictwo kulturowe. Kolebka całej cywilizacji zachodniej, miejsce narodzin demokracji, filozofii, igrzysk olimpijskich. To również królestwo dobrej kuchni i biesiadowania. Ojczyzna niedocenionych lub słabo znanych greckich win. Trzeba ten stan zmienić:
Więcej: http://czaswina.pl/archiwum/55/czas-wina-nr-55

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Tourism: Strong Numbers (analysis)

A Global Tourism Destination

Greece is one of the top tourism destinations in the world. In fact Lonely Planet placed Greece among its top 10 destinations for 2010 and the Greek Islands were voted the best island destination in the world globally by Conde Nast readers in 2011.

The number of tourism visits over the last decade has shown a steady increase. From 14.2 million international visitors in 2004, more than 17 million people visited Greece in 2010, and it is expected that in a few years this number will reach 20 million, almost twice the country’s population.

The increasing number of tourists and the evolving profile of today’s traveler demand a host of new tourism offerings and infrastructure projects. In Greece, investors will find a wide spectrum of opportunities, a welcome environment for new investment, and some of the most beautiful locations in the world.

Tourism Industry Strengthened—Three Factors
In addition to the increased number of arrivals reported in 2011, the tourism industry as a whole strengthened in 2011, mainly due to a) the reduction of VAT for hotels, enhancing their competitiveness, b) simplified procedures for travel documents, particularly boosting Russian arrivals and c) partial lifting of restrictions for the cruise industry.

For more:
http://www.investingreece.gov.gr/default.asp?pid=127&nwslID=19&sec=8


Ελληνική Γαστρονομία και Οινοποιία

Η δημοσιογράφος Anna Smolec, στο blog της flirtzwinem.blogspot.com που ειδικεύεται στη γαστρονομία, την οινοποιία και τα ταξίδια, δημοσιεύει αφιέρωμα στην ελληνική γαστρονομία, με τίτλο «Τα γαστρονομικά πελοποννησιακά μυστήρια, δηλαδή ελληνικές γεύσεις», στο οποίο αναφέρεται στις ποικιλίες των ελληνικών κρασιών και τα κύρια εδέσματα της ελληνικής κουζίνας, τονίζοντας ότι «η ελληνική κουζίνα είναι απλή, υγιεινή, πολύχρωμη και ηλιόλουστη». Το πλήρες κείμενο μπορεί να αναζητηθεί στην ηλεκτρονική διεύθυνση: http://flirtzwinem.blogspot.com/2011/06/kulinarne-misteria-peloponeskie-czyli.html

Dziennikarka Anna Smolec,  na blogu flirtzwinem.blogspot.com, specjalizującym się w gastronomii, winiarstwie i turystyce, publikuje opracowanie poświęcone greckim winom i potrawom pod tytułem “KULINARNE MISTERIA PELOPONESKIE czyli GRECKIE SMAKI”, w którym zostały opisane najważniejsze gatunki win greckich oraz główne dania kuchnii greckiej. Autorka podkreśla,  że “Kuchnia grecka jest to kuchnia zdrowa, smaczna, wielobarwna, po prostu słoneczna. ”
Pełny tekst dostępny jest pod adresem elektronicznym: http://flirtzwinem.blogspot.com/2011/06/kulinarne-misteria-peloponeskie-czyli.html

Blue Flags 2010

Greece was awarded Blue Flags for 421 Beaches and 9 Marinas by the International Blue Flag Jury, winning second place among 41 countries. 
The prefectures of Lasithi (on Crete), and Halkidiki (northern Greece), as well as the islands of Corfu and Rhodes were awarded the highest number of Blue Flags.
The Blue Flag is an internationally recognized standard for quality, develporewarding sustainable development at beaches and marinas, relying on strict criteria, such as water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety.
Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature: Greek Beachs awarded the Blue Flag for 2010
Greek News Agenda: 425 Blue Flags for Greece

Reviving the Delphical Ideal

delphixo1(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   The 5th Summer School and the 1st International Symposium titled: “Nature and Morality: Dialogue for the Survival” is currently taking place in Delphi from July 12 until July 18.     The establishment of these scientific meetings began in 2005 in the context of a Revival of Delphical Ideal. The aim of this year’s scientific encounter is to discuss the contribution of Hellenic thought in resolving contemporary problems of the modern world.  The events are organised by the Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Municipality of DelphiAggelos Sikelianos –one of the major Greek contemporary poets – was the first one who was inspired to revive the Delphic Idea, as a tribute to humanity. In this effort, Sikelianos put together the Delphic Festival in 1927 and in 1930. In honour of his memory, the European Cultural Centre of Delphi restored his house in Delphi, where today is located the Museum of Delphic Festivals.

Prespa Lake Conservation Project Gets EU Award

Prespa(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Conservation of priority bird species in Lake Mikri Prespa in northern Greece – a project developed by the Society for the Protection of Prespa and WWF Hellas has been named one of the top five environmental projects carried out in the EU during 2007-2008, winning a  ‘Best LIFE-Nature’ Projects award.  The Best LIFE-Nature Projects is a new award that aims to identify some of the best LIFE Nature projects that were completed during the reference period 2007-2008. All projects completed within the reference period were initially technically assessed by the LIFE Unit’s External Assistance Team to produce a first list of Best Projects.   The principal aim of the ‘Prespa Lake project’ was to improve the conservation status of the Dalmatian Pelican and the Pygmy Cormorant, but activities have also benefited directly at least 18 other species covered by the Birds Directive.   Secretariat General of Information: About Brand Greece- Greek Environmental Strategic Policies & Hellenic Ornithological Society: www.ornithologiki.gr

425 “Blue Flags” for Greece

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   The Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature -coordinator of the international “Blue Flag” programme in Greece- announced yesterday (May 27) the awarded beaches and marinas for 2009.  Greece was awarded flags for 425 beaches and 8 marinas by the international non-profit Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), conquering the second place among 39 countries worldwide.  The Blue Flag is an internationally recognised standard for quality, rewarding sustainable development at beaches and marinas, relying on strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety.  Greek News Agenda: Blue Flags; Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature: Greek Beaches and Marinas awarded the Blue Flag for 2009