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Antiparos, Corfu, Fashion, Kea, Lifestyle, Mykonos, Paros, Patmos, Rhodes, Santorini, Sifnos, Tinos

Greece

Risks and opportunities for tourists in Greece: houses and discounted holiday
But in case of crash you can not withdraw money from the ATM

In accommodation you can also get discounts up to 80%
Are hard times, perhaps decisive for Greece. But not know if the poor 12 million Greek will do away with mindless austerity and without prospects. Or (for those who believe) to see if finally the reforms imposed by Europe, IMF and ECB will be able to make the country a “tiger Aegean” (mah). As with great sensitivity writes the weekly “Panorama” on newsstands, the real question that haunts is another: what will save this summer, the Italian tourist, for his holidays in Greece? And again: what ever happen to the same Italian tourist, in case of default greek and exit from the euro? There will perhaps be a danger – the question arises – to end up with egg on the face in front of an ATM from frozen “Grexit”, unable to get money to pay for the hire of the yacht, while around the Greek savers who have seen just fade all their savings trying to break through the doors of the bank of the small harbor?

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Open questions from the default risk is almost impossible to answer, of course. Everything will depend on the events of the coming days. Apparently a decision one way or the other there will be in any case before the end of June; in the other summer months the situation will be clearer. No country left the euro, so everything can be: the only recent experience vaguely comparable is the Cyprus crisis of 2013. Then the collapse of major banks forced the government to impose controls on capital movements and block for ATM several days. A very unusual situation that created great hardships. A “Grexit” would involve some discomfort much more, and unpredictable state. On paper, the tourists would eurodotati a currency stronger than that of the poor Greeks, who would try to make up some, leaving prices in euro and only by accepting the euro. Who doubts or fears it harbors adequate euro cash. Who’s afraid of parades, do not go in Syntagma Square in Athens.

Obviously they are only hypotheses. There is always hope that you understand that even if the Greeks “wanted” join the Euro accepting its rules, maybe could receive the same treatment brought to Germany in 1953, when she was halved and rescheduled foreign debt recognized as technically unsustainable. Meanwhile, until the situation is clarified, however, for the tourism industry in Greece (which ensures 20% of GDP), everything is more complicated. In 2014 was record-breaking attendance, with 24 million tourists; this summer will be less.

But not much less, careful. A full house in the most tourist, starting from the islands, we will. “Panorama” show prices sharply downward for hotels and berths. But aside possible special occasions, prices in Greece in 2015 should not deviate much from those of 2014. That is (on average), much lower than in destinations such as Croatia and Spain. And best of all, prices much, much cheaper than those required in the tourist resorts in Italy, both for eating and for sleep or play.

The financial crisis that has gone on for years has also reduced prices of real estate, and certainly you can do good business. But a megavilla in an exclusive island, designed and furnished by architects, with sea views and well positioned, will continue to cost a fortune.

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Santorini

Santorini. A vulcan Beauty

Around the gem of the Cyclades, fresh “best European island” for opinions from the spectacular caldera to the history of Akrotiri, all the souls of a pint-sized island
Santorini. A volcano bellezzaQuando lands in the microscopic airport Thira see the whole. It is small, Only 80 square kilometers, half an hour or so to travel it by car from north to south, and not think that everything that can be reserved instead, in a long weekend, you can find out. Santorini is in fact a mix of emotions. Each location, elegant Oia on the northern tip, the fascinating archaeological ruins of Akrotiri, in the south, offers a different experience. Shades held together by dramatic landscape, that of a volcanic caldera that is perceived distinctly lost circular. With much of the most recent volcano – the youngest in the Mediterranean and in addition active – fumeggiante the middle of the lagoon. Testimony of a geological movement evolving.

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It is no coincidence that St. Irene – hence, the name attributed to corruption by the Venetians which was sold in 1200, comes Santorini – has this year won the Travelers’ Choice Awards Islands assigned by TripAdvisor, the giant of the travel and a review of how best European island. And just on the Greek island, jewel of the Cyclades that does not seem to be affected much of the dramatic crisis in Greece, are concentrated some of the best facilities nationwide. The idea was therefore to check first hand what it means to spend a few days in the most beloved of Europe – or so they consider the many travelers who disembark from May to October, including many Italians, and leave their impressions platform founded by Stephen Kaufer – moving in the forest of reviews and ratings. Also to see if you can really trust.

The answer, say it now, is positive. From hotels to restaurants through the cultural attractions and beaches, the story that the portal is often targeted but densely populated island is essentially consistent and reliable. Excluding, of course, judgments exalted and those who instead reported with surgical precision experience gone wrong. Both take off from the deck to form an opinion correct. This is the case, the housing, the enchanting Astra Suites, luxury hotel with stunning views of the archipelago from Imerovigli, the balcony of the Aegean, the structure of the last winner Travelers’ Choice Awards Greeks for the best service. If it is a piece of heaven on earth, close enough. Moreover, as hotels and suites surrounding, it shares the most scenic location of the island, almost 400 meters above the sea, facing the Rock of Skaros, the very first settlement administration. The price range is not exactly for everyone (from 200 to 1,500 euro per night) but with a little ‘luck, moving in time and in low season, you may be able to make a study (the room base) in a Affordable. It is the sort of place where you do not need to ask why someone has already thought of everything. The maximum score on TripAdvisor, five points, did not mind.

The strong side of Santorini, this is undeniable, it is obviously the west coast, the climbing of the caldera, the superb center of Oia (full of art galleries, craft shops and taverns hidden as Roka, which deserves its 4.5 rating points) to the historic caoticissima Fira, the capital of the island from which to enjoy a sunset incomparable. Even here, in spite of Santorini is one of the most expensive Greek islands, you can eat in the remaining 20 to 25 euro per person. There is to try, just steps from the sparkling Orthodox cathedral rebuilt after the terrible earthquake of 1956 (although the most important Byzantine church is that of Panagia Episkopi at Mesa Gonia), Naoussa, a family run restaurant that not surprisingly door home a good judgment (4.5 with over 1,500 judgments) also on the portal reviews. An oasis among the many (too many) and standardized structures blatantly tourist city. Eye to baklava, however: the dimensions are elephantine.

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Further south – rent a nice car will cost around 40 euro a day, even the highly popular quad – among the expanses of dwarf vines cultivated in low tops shaped baskets to protect the unpredictable Meltemi that yield dry whites and fruity as Assyrtiko and Nykteri, the choice is threefold. You can first choose the east coast from the parts of Kamari, not far from the airport, extremely crowded and less organized but also more economical in every sense (the only stage worthy is that the tavern To Pinakio, dish, just before the waterfront ). Secondly, point further south – do not worry, they are transfers from 15-20 minutes – towards the long beach that spread to eight kilometers from the center of Perissa to Perivolos. It is perhaps in this second location that should stop for a few hours at sea: almost everywhere sunbeds and umbrellas are free of charge in front of a drink. The board, occurred from TripAdvisor, it is to rely on Sol n sea for drink and the plant Earth black for lunch (five points overall), with a menu rich in a cobbled square.

Third choice is devote, before reaching Kokkini Paralia, the famous and somewhat rowdy Red Beach – which together with the nearby White beach and the black beach of Perissa is the trio chromatic language sandy island – the ruins of the archaeological site of Akrotiri . In fact excavations, (covered, entrance 5 euro), are in fact still in progress and only a fraction has been brought to light since the 60s, this place became one of the challenges of the archaeologist Spyridon Marinatos. But what has been discovered which says that perhaps, already the Bronze Age, may have been the first European city. A little ‘as Pompeii – but 1700 years before – was destroyed and buried by the eruption of 1628 a. C., one of the most devastating in the history of the planet, which involved the collapse of the volcano and the creation of the archipelago almost like we see today. In addition to the belief that, along with the entire Minoan civilization, this event may have fed the Platonic myth of Atlantis. Volcanic ash have however allowed a remarkable state of preservation (4.5 judgment of TripAdvisor, sin guided tour too expensive, 60 euro for an hour, but crucial to uncover the secrets of a densely populated settlement dating back at least to 3200. C.). Overall, and the events of recent years between closures and reopenings confirm, remains the feeling of a site from the extraordinary potential but substantially blocked.

Chapter but essential to really feel in the mouth of the mighty volcano is that of the boat trips. There is something for every budget and every type of boat but the boat sailing signed Thalassa is the best, not only for the highest scores remedied on the platform but also because – firsthand – is the most complete. It takes less than 60 euro, is part of the old harbor of Santorini (many other sail from the new port of Athinios), a narrow terrace between the cliffs and the sea which can be reached on foot along the 600 steps, by mule or the cable car (5 Euros each way), on sailboats or Thalassa Bella Aurora. First stop at the Volcano (Nea Kameni) and guided tour of an hour and a half until the main crater, the second leg with a swim in the warm waters between the two islands of Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni, an aperitif on board between local tomatoes (which is a curious museum dedicated to Vlychada), eggplant sauce, meatballs and tzatziki, step off of Therasia, the neighbor across Santorini home to just 300 people, and sunset lulled by the notes of a saxophone shade of Oia and the nearby marina Ammoudi.

After, there will remain – to honor of completeness – that enjoy a tour in the North-West, the less attractive but more authentic, even down to the airport, between windmills, chapels and vineyards for a break on the beaches of Monolithos , good for families, and a lunch to Mario No 1 (TripAdvisor rating, 4.5 points), where indulging in memories already very strong with a typical salad Santorini, that instead of feta cheese provides a local, the chloro . Or close the long weekend Cycladic with a stop at the village of Megalochori or the port of the aforementioned Vlychada, the slow pace and with a hidden beach, ideal even in busy periods. In that case, goodbye to Santorini can only get by To Psaraki, The little fish, a lovely seaside tavern rewarded by the Travelers’ Choice Awards of 2014. For just over 50 euro you can order a plate for two consisting of fish fresh for about a pound and contours. Delicacies apart, starting from the ancient Phoenician and Kallisti Thera spartan but you can not help but think of the extraordinary concentration of culture in just 30 kilometers long and six wide maximum.

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Antiparos, Corfu, Kea, Lifestyle, Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Santorini, Sifnos

Slow sailing between the islands of MediterraneoVela slow between the Mediterranean islands

From Italy to France, from Spain to Greece: beach holidays, to live in freedom. And if you are new, no problem: the skipper thinks of everything. But you must cooperate

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Be lulled by the waves and then dive in crystal clear waters, discover new ports and then start again at a time of other emotions. A holiday in sailing boat is a mix of relaxation, adventure and sport. But also a good opportunity to discover the aromas and flavors of the Mediterranean. From Italy to Spain, from France to Greece, there are many opportunities to enjoy the sea in total freedom, even for beginners, sailing along the coast, including bays, hidden coves and fishing villages. A holiday that is especially dedicated to the spirit of the group. Even the contemplative, fascinated by the sea and its depths, they know in fact that when the wind is good to get busy. It is not required to know how to move the mainsail or hoist the jib. At this thought the skipper, but the important thing is to work. And those who just do not feel, at least just dabble in the galley. The chef Davide Oldani, the restaurant D’O, Cornaredo (Mi) suggests a minimum of programming for the galley and then dishes simple and fast: “Short pasta with sea urchin or octopus crazy water”.

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The ideal is to procure ports, directly from fishermen or local markets where you can buy fresh produce. Get in the kitchen, especially in the boat, not your forte? Never fear, there are those who think of everything. Sail & Veggie offers cruises tailored to the Ionian Islands (Corfu, Paxos, Lefkada, Meganisi, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zakynthos), including stories and myths, emerald sea, secluded bays and delicious dishes. Driven by the enthusiasm of two experienced skippers, Francesca and Fulvio, you navigate on a Bavaria 42 Cruiser cooking delicious vegetarian and vegan recipes, learning basics of seamanship, with rates from 650 Euros per person for a maximum of 4 people on board . A slow formula, without support nor shifts nor cleaning or galley kitchen, suitable for the whole family, with baby sitting included. If you want to leave groped by Dodecanese Islands, all toghether from the white of the houses, from the beautiful beaches of sapphire and emerald water and a vibrant nightlife, Jonas. it offers a week sailing for six people, with skipper-cook, from 480 euro per person (high season). You already have the boat and the captain but you are missing one skilled chef? Just look for an expert in community Gnammo, the whole Italian platform dedicated to social-eating which has about 15,000 users. Browsing the network between the advice of gnammers, you find a chef willing to follow you at a time in the Mediterranean.

There are some who prefer instead to make sure before the chef and then hire the skipper and the boat. If to Sicily, Dario Schifani Yacht Kitchen is the man for you, for dinners of swordfish. For those who are short on budget and loves the accommodations a bit ‘spartan, Adventures In The World he offers a week in the Aeolian Islands, in July, from 500 euro per person, in the bunk, for up to 9 seats. After landing in Salina, a land of culinary excellence, of extreme viticulture and slow food, a real paradise for divers, aimed straight at Capofaro Malvasia & Resort, where on July 25 will be held the fifth edition of Malvasia Day, a day of tasting, with a tasting table of seventeen producers to tell history and expressions of the grape.

If you’re handy sailing and you can not resist the scenarios French gourmand, then the French Riviera is for you. Along the banks of St. Jean Cap Ferrat and Nice alternate luxurious villas immersed in the woods of maritime pine in small churches dedicated to patron saints of sailors, and then walks between white beaches and cliffs. The landings are best in the Bay d? The St. Jean, or between Cap Ferrat and Saint Hospice. In Nice you can moor at the Old Port, and after a walk in the streets of the old town, a good address for a dinner of seafood is Cafe de Turin in Place Garibaldi. Do not miss to make galley, the markets of Beaulieu, Nice, St Tropez, Bormes, Antibes. The latter, in Cours Massena, is an oasis of flavors ranging from ethnic Provencal up. Open every morning from Tuesday to Sunday inclusive, you can find cheeses, good quality meats, fruits and vegetables at km 0 and Provencal spices to flavor your dishes by boat. Sailing The Web, the international portal with thousands of sheets of sailboats and catamarans to choose, reports, among other proposals, the rental Oceanis Clipper 423, 4 cabins, with boarding in Genoa (Marina di Porto Antico) and skipper in tow, with quotas from 2000 euro per week. And when you are likely to lose your bearings, here Sailpro, navigate to the app available for Android and IOS, with logbook digital information, the ability to share experiences geolocated, and dedicated chat. Another route, capable of giving breathtaking views, is the one that matches the Island of Elba and the Tuscan archipelago in Cap Corse. Do not miss a walk through the Roman ruins of Giannutri and the port of Centuri, the old haunt of smugglers in northern Corsica, but also a night at anchor in F? Etovaia. And when you get hungry, you just prepare a? Nice Caciucco Livornese.

Among the pearls of the Mediterranean also the Archipelago of Maddalena, known worldwide for its paradise beaches, most notably the “pink beach” island of Budelli. Globesailor, the web platform that allows benchmarking to compare the prices of 12,000 boats scattered around the globe, reports the lease-in of 51 First, with quotas from 2550 for a week, for up to 8 people. For romantics, nothing better then a week on the Amalfi Coast. From 4 to 11 July, Bluewago, portal for lovers of beach holidays, reports Wine and Sail, a cruise in flotilla along the coasts of Campania, including archaeological sites, cuisine and wine cellars with shares from 600 euro to head, for a maximum of 10 people.

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Mykonos

Mykonos: Greece from a spell in the daytime, at night very vital addition to the landscape characteristic for its beautiful white houses with blue roofs at night is to be experienced. Mykonos a photo of the particular buildings.
Mykonos is a beautiful island in the Cyclades, its main characteristic and obvious are the little white houses with blue doors and windows, hand-painted, which are adorned here and there with flowers, the streets are candid and sometimes you see windmills , fireplaces, small churches and wonderful restaurants and cafes. Despite being very alert and lively at night it is not rowdy like other islands for example Ios and Kos.

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The small houses, often of a plan, seem to pies, the streets are also particular are winding and narrow style dating back to the Middle Ages. Many small stairs from the street, allow owners the entry in small houses, which all have a wooden balcony stretching almost touching with the front of the house. It ‘a windy island and with few trees, so as to appear desolate.
In mythology here Heracles killed the giants and Mykonos is the name of the first ruler of the island, subjected to Athens, then to Macedonia, in Rome, the Venetians who conquered the island in 1207 and the Turks invaded in the 16th century. Mykonos was liberated in 1830. In Chora you can make beautiful walks, have a drink and visit the church Parapotiani, as well as to go shopping. There are five museums. The square is an oasis of green among eucalyptus and palm trees and is packed with shops and restaurants. Paraportiani The church is made up of 5 churches all built in a single complex, its structure has been transformed into an organic whole so as to make it look like a black iceberg. The mills were once teeming with people from all Cyclades carrying wheat and barley. In Mykonos there is a ‘area according to Alefkandra, or’ little Venice ‘, where women went to wash the clothes, which is why the name of laundry.
Every day there are excursions to Delos, a sacred island in Greece because they say it was the place where Leto gave birth to Apollo and Artemis, there are hotels to spend the night but a trip is a must given the presence of many archaeological remains. For tourists are available many water sports and scuba diving, horse riding and swimming, hiking, walk in the early hours of the morning it is one of the most beautiful things that they can now enjoy when in hotels are all snoozing. The beaches are very crowded.

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Mykonos Chora is full of bars and pubs, but very expensive, are the frequent beach parties. Famous for its nightlife. There are many Greek and international restaurants, the specialty of the island is the Louza loukaniko, sausage and goat cheese very peppery. For shopping in Mykonos lacks nothing, gold, clothing, ceramics, textiles, antiques, fashion shops and design stores, beauty products made from Greek olive oil. There are many connections to Mykonos, rental cars, bikes, taxi, bus, boat trips to many beaches and an airport with daily flights from Italy to other European countries.

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Antiparos, Corfu, Kea, Lifestyle, Mykonos, Paros, Patmos, Rhodes, Santorini, Sifnos, Tinos

First day of summer 2015

 

With the first day of summer 2015 is approaching the moment coveted holiday: last minute travel destinations and low cost are among the most sought after things in these days by the Italian still dealing with the organization of their summer holidays, with an eye to the crisis.

If you are still looking for a fabulous destination at the same time economic, here is some helpful advice.

If you are not going to go far from home or visit one of the European countries, there is still plenty of choice: even if we are already in the month of June, there is always a solution to organize a nice holiday.

The summer destinations this year are definitely more affordable as Croatia, Greece, with all its islands, Spain and Portugal (a country where tourism is definitely growing and that has won the hearts of many travelers in recent years).

As for the best time to leave, the July turns out to be quite cheap and for the month of August, the advice is to definitely avoid the two middle weeks (crowded resorts and prices certainly much higher).

Wanting to give concrete examples (considering the total price for the flight and booking facility for overnight), you can travel from Italy (in particular the airports of Rome and Milan) to go to different places in Spain such as Malaga, Marbella, Palma, Minorca , Barcelona or in Greece as Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes and Corfu with a budget of around € 500 in July, 600/650 euro in August.

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As mentioned, one should not underestimate the Portugal tour Lisbon and Porto are organized by various travel agencies, but you can also opt for the beauty of the Algarve and Alentejo spending, depending on the goal of 500 to 700 euro.

For those who prefer to stay in Italy, Salento, Sicily and Sardinia are the most popular destinations. Flights to Sicily and Sardinia are among the cheapest: spending an average of 120 euro you can get to the main towns of the two Italian regions.

Other places not to be underestimated are the island of Elba and Tuscany, but in this case you have to be willing to spend a little more. Finally, we must not forget the Cinque Terre that, after the flood of 2011, are ready to welcome back tourists willing to discover the beauty of the Ligurian Riviera.

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Lifestyle, Mykonos

The Guilty Beach Club Mykonos lights

High palate and dancefloor hot: the new restaurant is preparing to conquer the nights of the Greek island.230100c
Take one of the beaches in the world reached, add in the spectacular cuisine signed by Chef Elias Santris dancefloor and the hottest of the Mediterranean. The result is Guilty Restaurant & Beach Club, one of the most exclusive summer clubs of the summer. It is located on the beach of Panormos, on the island of Mykonos (less than fifteen minutes from the center), and this year is celebrating its first year of vita.Il strength? It’s double identity. Evening – starting at 19 – the local, whose symbol is a bright moon, it is an elegant restaurant capable of combining traditional gastronomy coming from the mystical Mount Athos curated by Santris that typically Japanese, developed by the sushi chef Goa . At night everything changes: the space is transformed to become a super-club (and could not be otherwise since we are in Mykonos), where passing the best resident DJs and their electronic contamination, lounge, chilled house and oriental sound. The Guilty Beach (which during the day provides a service of food delivery to the villas and even on board the yachts anchored along the bay) not only shows off discoclub, restaurant, two bars, swimming pool, pool lounges and VIP lounge beaches, but also – and this is one of his many jewels – a seductive champagne room that welcomes the best bubbles in the world. In short, a paradise in the Mediterranean.

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Antiparos, Corfu, Kea, Lifestyle, Mykonos, Paros, Patmos, Rhodes, Santorini, Sifnos, Tinos

Greece, we cling to tourism to withstand the crisis

In this summer of discontent, Greece has more need than ever for tourism, only lifeboat of its economy. Tourism accounts for 17% of the Greek economy, more and more …

In this summer of discontent, Greece has more need than ever for tourism, only lifeboat of its economy.

Tourism accounts for 17% of the Greek economy, increasingly shrinking. Hoteliers, restaurant owners and operators of recreational vessels, are going to the high tourist season, hoping to be another record year and that Athens, in terms of negotiations with the European creditors, unable to obtain financial lifeline to remain in the Eurozone.

“Things will go well for the next three months,” is the motto of the government on the eve of the summer holidays, with projections that estimate that over 3 million people in the flow of tourists to the holiday season this year.

For Americans in search of beaches and pristine seas, Greece is a bargain. The weakening of the euro means a lower cost compared to last year by 17% and this could be a first release key in the Greek economy.

The European crisis, longer than expected, but has pushed the “continental” to travel more cheaply, with average spending over the past decade, fell by 32%, from EUR 882 per capita in 2005 to 604 euro today.

The German tourists are the most numerous, but the growth is coming from elsewhere. The Russians gave the biggest boost to visitor numbers between 2006 and 2013, but their economic problems could dampen the urge to travel.

Looking further east, there is the promise of more Asian visitors. “For the Chinese is quite fashionable to stay in the Greek islands, we get married with great frequency in Santorini, during all year,” said Simos Anastasopoulos, President of the Chamber of Commerce greek-American, in an interview.

Throngs of asylum seekers coming from the devastated areas of the Middle East, however, can undermine this optimism, with large-scale migration. This scenario has already materialized in Lesvos, the third largest island of Greece, which has welcomed about 2,500 refugees waiting to be registered, with daily arrivals that exceed the average of 300 workers, as pointed out by the refugee agency of the United Nations .

“The holiday business in Greece has consistently been shown to be resistant to negative events, over the years, even if an external shock such as a massive influx of illegal immigrants will undoubtedly have an impact,” said yet Anastasopoulos. “The current system is not in degrees of holding.”

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Antiparos, Corfu, Fashion, Kea, Lifestyle, Mykonos, Paros, Patmos, Rhodes, Santorini, Sifnos, Tinos

Greece, we cling to tourism to withstand the crisis

In this summer of discontent, Greece has more need than ever for tourism, only lifeboat of its economy. Tourism accounts for 17% of the Greek economy, more and more …

In this summer of discontent, Greece has more need than ever for tourism, only lifeboat of its economy.

Tourism accounts for 17% of the Greek economy, increasingly shrinking. Hoteliers, restaurant owners and operators of recreational vessels, are going to the high tourist season, hoping to be another record year and that Athens, in terms of negotiations with the European creditors, unable to obtain financial lifeline to remain in the Eurozone.

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“Things will go well for the next three months,” is the motto of the government on the eve of the summer holidays, with projections that estimate that over 3 million people in the flow of tourists to the holiday season this year.

For Americans in search of beaches and pristine seas, Greece is a bargain. The weakening of the euro means a lower cost compared to last year by 17% and this could be a first release key in the Greek economy.

The European crisis, longer than expected, but has pushed the “continental” to travel more cheaply, with average spending over the past decade, fell by 32%, from EUR 882 per capita in 2005 to 604 euro today.

The German tourists are the most numerous, but the growth is coming from elsewhere. The Russians gave the biggest boost to visitor numbers between 2006 and 2013, but their economic problems could dampen the urge to travel.

Looking further east, there is the promise of more Asian visitors. “For the Chinese is quite fashionable to stay in the Greek islands, we get married with great frequency in Santorini, during all year,” said Simos Anastasopoulos, President of the Chamber of Commerce greek-American, in an interview.

Throngs of asylum seekers coming from the devastated areas of the Middle East, however, can undermine this optimism, with large-scale migration. This scenario has already materialized in Lesvos, the third largest island of Greece, which has welcomed about 2,500 refugees waiting to be registered, with daily arrivals that exceed the average of 300 workers, as pointed out by the refugee agency of the United Nations .

“The holiday business in Greece has consistently been shown to be resistant to negative events, over the years, even if an external shock such as a massive influx of illegal immigrants will undoubtedly have an impact,” said yet Anastasopoulos. “The current system is not in degrees of holding.”

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Lifestyle

Guide the new Greece of DOVE

The secret islands and beaches semi deserted. But the new kitchen and the nightlife of Mykonos, Hydra, Paros. And then the places of culture, including the Athens dear to Petros Markaris, and the map for active holidays, from trekking to sailing holidays. All the best and the unprecedented in 180 pages. On sale from June 10
To discover the best and the unusual. Dispelling stereotypes. This is the spirit of the new Guide to Greece of DOVE, on sale from 10 June (€ 5.50).
In the Cyclades you eat badly, always-the-same-things, and drink worse? Catchphrase exceeded. There are interesting young chef who not only serve souvlaki in Santorini, Naxos, Ios. And Milos, rewarded with Crete to the spectacular beaches. The guide DOVE does know a new generation of entrepreneurs that despite the crisis, open boutique hotel in the mansions of the Crusaders in Rhodes, or in old shops sponges in Symi. Restoring family homes, shelters for rent for leaks couple, such as residences and relaxation of Serifos.

For those looking for blue sea and silence, here is the islets off course, Arki and Marathi off Lipsi, where you sit in peace, safe from banana boats and disco music. But flipping through the 180 pages of the guide are also the place to go and bring in the dawn for islands for bon viveur as Mykonos and Paros.

Holidays with children? The beaches most suitable games dell’Aquapark in Corfu, the encounter with the turtles in Kefalonia. And yet, three reportage dedicated to the cultural sites. Macedonia of Alexander the Great, told by the famous archaeologist and writer, Valerio Massimo Manfredi. The workshop of Hephaestus to Lemnos and the labyrinth of Minos at Knossos illustrated by Giorgio Ieranò, journalist and professor of Greek literature at Trent. Finally, the Athens dear to Petros Markaris (and its Commissioner Charitos), with the direct testimony of the writer.

Also available are a map of Greece active, of which no one ever talks about: climbing the Meteors, hiking on Mount Athos, sailing in the Sporades. All faces of a country never equal to itself, with 15,000 kilometers of coastline and more than a thousand islands and rocks.

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Lifestyle, Mykonos

Weather Summer 2015

Weather Summer 2015: already in May hot weather? Here’s what the experts say In May we will have a hot climate? The weather forecast for next summer 2015 confirm the hypothesis.
We are ready for a new update on the weather summer 2015, we will dive forward to see what’s in store for the three months time the most anticipated by Italian holidaymakers, the summer ones. In addition we will look to the climate that will occur in the month of May, which according to experts, could be very warm, almost summer. Last week we showed you what were the meteorological analysis of the specialists of Weather Services International, ready to gamble on another rainy and cool summer. Today we will deal instead of other analysis much more encouraging than those just mentioned; These studies will provide the possibility of instability in the coming months, but definitely less so than last year. But we move on now to see the detailed weather forecast in May that, with a heat wave in African arrival will bring the summer in advance of a calendar month than the weather.

Weather forecast in May 2015 here is the first real hot, temperatures above 30 degrees
In Italy, as is often the case because of its length, we perceive in the next few days, two different climates. To the north there will be some rainy episodes that will bring temperatures to drop a little, while in the south, the weather forecast for May indicate that there will come the first real hot sultry, short summer that comes in advance. From Africa come the currents of hot air that will bring temperatures, in Sicily and Sardinia, to 30 degrees, allowing the islanders to jump into the sea for the first time in this year 2015. The second part of May should show up very mild and little rainy.

In June, the situation could get worse, yet rains?
As for the weather forecasts for the next season, experts say that a summer like last year, it is very unlikely to reoccur. That said there is still the risk that present less beautiful June May; instability will return to reappearance on the peninsula due to the high pressure that will tend to move away from Italy. We could then attend an alternation of hot days and muggy other cooler and rainy; obviously these hypotheses must be confirmed in the coming weeks and new updates when they are ready, we will provide you with the new forecasts on summer 2015

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