Mykonos, one of the most popular Greek Islands is a magnet for tourists from around the world. The cosmopolitan Island of Mykonos is known for its vibrant nightlife, amazing beaches and beautiful people. However, the town of Mykonos is not to be overlooked and is an attraction in itself. It is a magical Cycladic town with a maze of tiny streets and whitewashed houses and churches. The town is gathered around its harbor and the streets are lined with little shops, boutiques, art galleries, cafes, bars and a bountiful amount of restaurants.
It is best spend at least a few days on Mykonos, but for those that may be visiting from a cruise ship or coming in from Athens a Tour may be the most cost efficient way to visit this glamorous Island. Take a look at some Mykonos Sightseeing Tours
The gossip channels and media are in a frenzy and the rumors buzzing that Jennifer Aniston is planning to marry her boyfriend Justin Theroux in the Greek Islands later this year. The former Friends star is said to have been scouting for suitable locations, including the the Greek Island of Crete during a recent visit.
The Elounda Beach Hotel, was among the venues she visited, according to TMZ.
Jennifer Aniston, has strong links to Greece – it’s where her father Yannis Anastasakis was born, better known as John Aniston. Ms. Aniston lived in Greece for a year with her family during her childhood.
According to a report from the BBC News, The heir to the Dutch throne, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, has bought a villa near the Greek town of Kranidi. Although the Greek economic Crisis continues for many, others seem to be unaffected.
Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin and actor Sean Connery are both said by Dutch media to own homes nearby. The villa was bought for 4.5m euros (£3.7m; $5.9m) from German photographer Manfried Rieker, Dutch media say.
Following a three-year period during which no purchases were recorded, major activity is currently being observed in the sale and development of Greece’s private islands. Read about Private islands around Greece on sale at bargain prices
Athens By Night Sightseeing Tour is a Great way to take in the Ancient City with little fuss. This Tour of Athens will bring you a spectacular view of the Ancient Acropolis illuminated in a way that even the Ancient Gods would have approved.
This fantastic Sightseeing trip of Athens will also offer a a visit to the Museum of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments. As an added bonus you will experience a traditional Greek dinner in the heart of Athens and a folklore show with live music and ballet with dancers in traditional costumes.
So when in Athens don’t skip the opportunity to explore this magnificent city in only 4 hours. To make matters even easier you will be picked up from your hotel and have an English speaking guide the whole time.
Many tourists head straight to the islands when visiting Greece. But the mainland is full of culture, history and as many beautiful locals. Greece’s Mainland is like a Greek Island. Practically everywhere you go, you will find a marina, a water front cafe and a beach. Why leave the main land many locals ask?
According to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Department of Culture and Tourism in Greece is reopening a major archaeological site on the tourist island of Santorini, which was closed for nearly seven years after a roof collapsed, killing a visitor in 2005. The culture ministry said in a statement that the bronze-age town at Akrotiri will open on Wednesday, following completion of a new roof that shelters the entire site of the excavation from the elements.
“One of the most significant archaeological sites in Greece and the world opened its gates again,” said Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Petros Alivizatos. “Akrotiri, which is now fully safe, will attract visitors and boost Greek tourism.” said according to Reuters.
The town was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in the 17th century B.C. Akrotiri has been dubbed the “Lost City of Atlantis” by many and it was first settled in 3000 BC and served as an important trade port and flourishing city when it was destroyed in a volcanic eruption in 1450 BC, causing the residents to flee the city before it was, totally destroyed and preserved under tons of volcanic ash.
Ever wonder how so many manage to live the lifestyle of the rich and famous when traveling on the Greek Islands, and all you seem to find are bargain vacation deals on line to Greece for 7 nights? Well look no further than Mykonos X who offer great villas on the Island of Mykonos. You can search for your dream Villa and book it efficiently with full customer service both before and during your Island Stay.
The Mykonos Villas range from 2 to 12 bedrooms and are fully equipped with amenities and a dedicated staff to cater to all of your needs. Luxury villas are often more economical for traveling families and couples and range from 350E per night to 3000E per night. Luxury Villas can feature living rooms, dining rooms, fully-equipped kitchens, verandas, pools and more depending on the amenities desired.
Villas In Mykonos are luxury, private residences that are affordable. They can offer the following:
Personalized attention and service from an experienced Villa Concierge
Super value as you spend less than a traditional vacation and receive much more
A lot more space over a hotel room or suite
Both Security and Privacy for you and your loved ones
Great for all celebrations and experiences, from big group gatherings to an intimate getaway
Gives you the opportunity to live a lifestyle not normally possible
According to a recent story in Reuters, Greece’s tourism sector will grow moderately this year, a top United Nations official said on Thursday, in a rare optimistic forecast for the crisis-hit Mediterranean country whose image has been dented by strikes and protests.
Taleb Rifai, the Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization said, “Greece will have a positive growth although not in the same range as 2011,” Rifai told reporters during a visit to Athens, characterizing the growth as “modest.” He went on to say that the impact of the Arab Spring uprisings will not be as strong as they were last year, and efforts by the Greek government to make it easier for tourists from growing markets such as Russia and China to get visas and visit Greece should give the Greek Islands a boost as well.
Greece has launched campaigns to lure German tourists, back to the Greek Islands after the debt crisis deterred many from choosing the Mediterranean nation for vacations last year.
There has been much excitement over a recent campaign launched in New York City by Up Greek Tourism promoting the Greek Islands via a Times Square electronic billboard. It is critical at this time that the Greek tourist board give Greece and the Greek Islands as much of a boost as possible to get business flowing to its recent historic highs.