Saturday, July 24, 2010


It's a 4000 year old civilization, casting its influences from Egypt to Afghanistan, through Libya, Italy and other lands the greeks themselves contributed to explore. Greece is a must for all of you who want to know about history and tradition, yet not many people know enough about what Greece is today.
Often in a troublesome position due to harsh relationships with countries such as Macedonia (which greeks refer to as 'Fyrom') and Turkey (inconvenient neighbour in Cyprus), Greece has always been a frontline between Asia and Europe. The interests of the British, German, Russian, American élite have made Greece what it is today, after long struggles within the Ottoman empire.
Its religion and traditions make Greece a very peculiar country in the European Union (which they joined in 1981) and a stronghold of ancient values and ideas. Theatre, music, poetry, philosophy are just some of the achievements of the greek people, which later became an important minority in countries such as Libya, Armenia, Georgia, Italy, but also the Usa and Australia.

Despite its rather small population (about 11 millions), Greece is today under worldwide attention for its difficult economic situation. On the edge of bankruptcy, Athens decided to cut off public spending (except for military purposes..) and now hard times are hitting Hellas. Some of its thousand islands are currently on sale, and mass rallies keep filling the squares with protests and social discontent.
Putting at stake Greek progress and culture means giving up on fundamental themes such as 'hospitality' and 'conviviality'. Let us help the greeks overcome this difficult situation through tourism, support and genuine interest in this wonderful land.
From Patras to Larissa, through Delphi and Athens, we will be visiting the people who seek to give out a new idea of Greece, in order to open to the world and have a better cohabitation with neighbour countries and people. This is why we invite all of you, who have an interest in greek matters and outlooks, to give us suggestions on:


  1. Hi, I'd like to mention that no island of Greece is on sale. There's this kind of rumour but this is not true. Some small private islands that are being sold belong to owners who have had property titles since ages.
    It's also hard for us to refer to Fyrom with the name Macedonia because Macedonia have always been connecting with Greece and Greeks.

  2. Hi, thanks for the comment. Glad to hear about the islands, what do you think of the recent protests (trucks etc)?
    As for Fyrom, I totally understand your point, unfortunately politics, history and geography don't go so much on the same direction/speed..
    Where do you live in Greece? If you like you can send some short article-essay on an issue involving Greece and we can feature it in our reportage or blog.
    In this case, contact me at


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