Argophilia Travel News has selected ten of the most interesting and diverse events in Eastern Europe to help you choose a destination for 2012.
As Greece’s well documented austerity measures begin to take their toll on a near desperate population, a growing number of people in the country are beginning to suffer from a somewhat unexpected side-effect… Gold Fever. Reports of Greeks heading for the hills in search of lost loot abound today on the web. Sunken cities, Nazi gold, even grave-robbing across the Bulgaria frontier, all that remains for some Greeks is prayer.
No visit to any exotic foreign country would be complete without taking the time to fully appreciate the art of the region. In particular, folk art can be fascinating as it sheds light on the beliefs and way of life of a group of people.
Our guest author, Eli Smith, takes a look at the oft ignored lives of women in Sparta.
Greece’s iconic landmarks will be managed under a singular brand, called “Monuments and Museums of Greece.” In addition, all Greek museum and tourists sites will comply with unified standards.
Our guest author, Laura Cole, takes you in a virtual (and visual) journey through five of the most iconic destinations in Greece: Myrtos Beach; breathtaking Santorini; Icaria; Athens and Thessaloniki.
In our history, the moon has always been present in our minds and imaginations; from goddess in ancient times, to a decade long rallying call at the height of the Cold War. We have always been mystified, enchanted, and even frightened by its powers.
Just when you’d think European travelers may have had their fill of airline delays and disruptions, industry workers in the UK, Greece, and France decide it’s time to strike some more. A walk out by taxi drivers in Paris, striking air traffic controllers in Greece, and UK border officials demonstrating, these latest upheavals cannot help Europe travel.
From June 25 to July 4, 2011 in Athens, 7,000 of the world’s greatest Special Olympics athletes from nearly 180 nations will compete in 22 Olympic-type sports.
Sea, sun, tanned skin, and pumping house; a combination not uncommon on the Greek Islands, known the world over as little slices of vacation heaven dotting the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean. But, many people travel to Athens and want to have a taste of this unique atmosphere without going too far out of the city. Cariocas is the answer.
The single greatest symbol of Greece, the one image that has adorned millions of postcards; the Parthenon, is perched high atop the plateau that gives this ancient Greek complex its name, the Acropolis. But, like the part of the proverbial iceberg visible above the water, this marvelous pinnacle is but a fraction of the glory of Greece, even touristic glory. Another more practical wonder awaits Athens visitors, what is known as the Athenian Riviera.
Two seas surround Greece, each with its own special characteristics. In the East you have the famous Aegean, peppered with islands such as Mykonos, Paros, Milos and Santorini, commonly dry rocky places with sandy beaches. In stark contrast to the Aegean, there is the Ionian Sea in the West, its islands feature high elevations and lush green forests as far as the eye can see. Greece shares the waters of the Ionian with many other tourist paradises such as Croatia and Italy too.