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The Hidden Fabulous Greece

greece_insidwe(www.minpress.gr / The Observer , 10.05.09)  Greece has been a popular tourist destination for decades. Despite the mass tourism, quiet villages and deserted beaches do still exist. Nicola Iseard of “The Observer” assembled a panel of experts and persuaded them to reveal their personal favorites of Greece.   The extensive article features secret islands like Kastellorizo in the  Dodecanese, Milos in the Southern Cyclades and Antipaxoi in the  Ionian Sea and hidden fabulous beaches like Egremni in Lefkada Island.   Moreover there are suggestions for special places to stay like Milia Settlement in Crete and suggestions for the best taverns serving traditional Greek food. For the more adventurous ones, the article suggests active escapes like rock climbing in Kalymnos Island. Read the whole article here.

“The Observer”: Hidden Greece

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   In the last few decades Greece has assumed its rightful place among the top tourist destinations in the world. Mass tourism has flourished and places like Crete, Rhodes, Corfu, Zante have become synonyms of “two weeks of fun in the sun,” attracting thousands of tourists every summer. Yet there are still places not frequently visited or barely known to the majority of prospective tourists.  British newspaper “The Observer” has assembled a panel of experts and persuaded them to reveal their personal favourites in a long article titled “Greece: the inside track,” where readers may find out about little-known islands – such as Kythnos, Milos, Kastellorizo (Megisti), Ikaria and Antipaxoi – as well as special places to stay such as the fishermen’s boat houses on Alonissos, where to stay, and what to visit.  

Explore Greece: Fantastic Agrotourism

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)    In their article “20 fantastic farm stays” in the Observer (5.10.2008) about their favourite rural retreats in Britain and elsewhere, Jane Dunford and Sarah Turner include the Milia retreat in Chania, Crete, is which featured at place 16. In their words:  “An agritourism pioneer, Milia was set up in the Chania region in 1991 by a group of locals who decided to renovate a collection of derelict farm buildings and start an organic farm.” The farm produces nearly all the ingredients needed for the typical regional dishes served up in the farm restaurant, including rabbit with local cheese. One could visit in the fall or winter, as guests are encouraged to get involved: November sees raki production, while olives are harvested between December and February.  Secretariat General of Information: World Media on Greece – Travel