“Mamma Mia!” movie director Phyllida Lloyd reacted to privatization of Greek coasts

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“Mamma Mia!” movie director Phyllida Lloyd in a letter addressed to Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni voiced strong opposition to the coastal area privatization plans in Greece and underlined that she is fascinated by its natural beauty, as the country is among the last destinations in the world still unspoiled by commercial tourism.

The Greek island landscape “of incomparable beauty was the biggest gift to cinema-goers worldwide,” she underlined, noting that it is inconceivable to all the people associated with the movie – filmed on the northern Aegean islands of Skopelos and Skiathos – to even think that the extraordinary beautiful Greek coasts “will be auctioned off” in such a way. Continue reading

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Mt. Athos: A visit to the Holy Mountain on CBS’ “60 Minutes”

Το ντοκιμαντέρ για το Άγιον Όρος του CBS ( Ελληνικούς υπότιτλους)  

One to try and watch! Bob Simon steps back in time when he gets rare access to monks in ancient monasteries on a remote Greek peninsula who have lived a Spartan life of prayer in a tradition virtually unchanged for a thousand years. Sunday, April 24, 7 p.m. ET/PT.

(CBS News) After two years of negotiating, Bob Simon and a team from “60 Minutes” were given unprecedented access to document monastic life on Mt. Athos – which is also known as the Holy Mountain and The Garden of the Mother of God. The result is a portrait of a place and a Christian community that hasn’t changed much in a thousand years that most people, other than Orthodox Christians, have ever seen.  Continue reading

Pavlopetri the oldest submerged city – A 5,000 old sunken perfectly designed city in Southern Greece (video)

Secrets Of Ancient Underwater City Revealed – Travel Back In Time And See What The City Looked Like!

 

Once a long time ago, this unique place was inhabited by an advanced civilization. Then, something happened and the city vanished consumed by the sea.

Some say this is the world’s oldest city and the underwater ruins are remains of the legendary city of Atlantis.

The city of Pavlopetri, underwater off the coast of southern Laconia, in Peloponnese, Greece, is about 5000 years old. Continue reading

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Coming to America: Legendary Bottled Spring Water From Greece

Coming to America: Legendary Bottled Spring Water From Greece

The famed spring waters of Greece will soon be available in North America. Symi International, a newly formed, Virginia-based company, will be the exclusive distributor for Samaria Natural Spring Water in the North America.

Samaria Natural Spring Water originates at the foothills of Lefka Ori (“White Mountains”) on the Greek island of Crete. Lefka Ori is a region famed for its majestic beauty and deep cave system. The abundance of limestone formations limits cross-contamination with other aquifers, meaning Samaria’s source springs are unaffected by local water channels. Greek Continue reading

“BRING THEM BACK!”

Reunite Them! “BRING THEM BACK!” 

Thousands of pieces of Greek antiquities are hosted in the British Museum. Our campaign does not ask for the return of those. 

We ask for the return of the Parthenon sculptures in Greece and the Reunification of the Monument. 
We, the users of the Internet obtain power and we are able to mobilize the international public opinion. Our goal can be achieved this way.  Continue reading

Treasures of Greek antiquity coming to Canadian Museum of Civilization

The most comprehensive exhibition about Ancient Greece go to tour North America…Canadian Museum of Civilization

Canadian Museum of Civilization, designed by Douglas Cardinal (courtesy Douglas Cardinal).

GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 31, 2013 /CNW/ – Over 500 treasures of Greek antiquity will be showcased at the Canadian Museum of Civilization beginning in June 2015 as the Museum presents The Greeks – From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great. It is the most comprehensive exhibition about Ancient Greece to tour North America in a generation.

Presenting outstanding artifacts from 22 Greek Museums, the exhibition will invite visitors on a journey through 5,000 years of Greek culture, from the Neolithic Era to the age of Alexander the Great. The artifacts — many of which have never been exhibited outside Greece — include the iconic bust of Alexander the Great from Pella, the impressive statues of Archaic-period Kouroi, and golden jewellery from famous tombs. Continue reading

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Greece: Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO

UNESCO World Heritage Site is a site that has been nominated for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s International World Heritage program. The program aims to catalogue and preserve sites of outstanding importance, either cultural or natural, to the common heritage of humankind.

The World Heritage List includes 962 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. Continue reading

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The famous cretan hospitality

At some point it was rumored that Zeus the Great, the master of the ancient pantheon, who was born in the Diktean Cave, and was brought up in the mountain of Idi, had died and had been buried at his place of birth, Crete.

True to Zeus, the poet of Hellenistic times, Kalimahos from Alexandria, dedicates a hymn in which he strongly refutes the unacceptable, in his opinion, story:

“…Oh father… The Cretans have always been liars. But why have they gone as far as in the grave, Oh King, to bury you. But you have not died, you are immortal.”

Indeed the Cretans were lying. It is irrefutable, however, that they had their reasons for wanting their grand God to die, reasons that no one else could comprehend: a God who is the embodiment of nature is a God who dies every year and is reborn even stronger with the blossoming spring…. Continue reading

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