According to a report published in the Sacrmento Bee yesterday, Greece’s culture ministry said the two third-century wrecks were discovered earlier this month during a survey of an area where a Greek-Italian gas pipe line is to be sunk. The ships were located approximately 1.5 kilometers (1 mile) deep in the sea between the Greek Island Corfu and Italy.
The report went on to quote, Angeliki Simossi, head of Greece’s underwater antiquities department, who said sunken ancient ships are generally found 30-40 meters (100-130 feet) deep. Most scholars believe that ancient traders were unwilling to veer far offshore, and generally stayed close to shore, however this discovery now sheds different light on the Ancient Greek Sea Men. Read more here about Ancient Greek ShipWreck
Ancient Corinth is inhabited since the Neolithic Ages from as early 5000 B.C., and historically one of greatest cities of Greece. The City has played a key role through out the History of Greece from the Peloponnesian War thru the time of Julius Ceasar’s rule when it was known as the province of Achaia. During medieval times impressive fortress were built, and later in 1858 a devastating earthquake destroyed the city. Corinth was rebuilt and today it is an important metropolis located only 84 kilometers west of Athens.
Extra, Extra, Read all about it! The headlines are blaring again about the demise of Greece and how they will be exiting the Euro. There is much talk of the chaos that will follow and how the country will come to a screeching halt when the Euro stops circulating. I have news for you; If and when Greece leaves the Euro there is one thing for certain; THE US DOLLAR WILL BUY YOU A LOT MORE ON THE GREEK ISLANDS. Euros will still be accepted by merchants, however the USD will be the currency of choice for both tourists and merchants alike as it was in the Good old days before the Euro arrived.
The Greek Islands will truly be on sale with a strong dollar if the Greek Drachma returns with Hotel, Ferry & Domestic Airline Tickets plummeting. Greece will once again be the European destination of choice for many and the Greek cash registers will be once again full. Financial Institutions, Global Companies, Governments and Greek Treasury have been busy preparing for the day the Drachma makes its reappearance so there is no need to buy into the hype of the CHAOS that will come. The printing presses are busy in Greece and the only Chaos will be how to carry all the Drachmas around after converting your Dollars when visiting the Greek Islands.
Today I came across a great article from the BBC dated January 01, 2001 touting the Fact that Greece has Joined the Euro Zone. “The Greek Finance Minister, Ioannis Papandoniou, described it as a historic day that would place Greece firmly at the heart of Europe.” However, “Some investors have said they are worried the decision to allow Greece to join the euro will send out the wrong signal to financial markets” Now we must let the chips fall where they may, allowing natural market forces to open up opportunities for visitors and investors alike. Visit Greece this year and find out why this is one the greatest places on the planet and feel free to bring Euros, Dollars, American Express and maybe even Drachmas.
A great article was just published in the Telegraph Newspaper in England. The article points out to how Greece was historically a vacation destination for the rich and not until the 1990′s did mass tourism arrives to the shores of the Greek Islands. The Telegraph article also goes on to highlight some of Greece’s Chicest Greek Islands such as Mykonos; definitely worth the read.
“We may think of Greece as cheap, cheerful and, in recent months, broke, but it’s easy to forget that, until mass tourism really took off in the early 1990s, it was as much a rich man’s paradise as a hippie haven. In the 1960s, opulent enclaves such as Rhodes and Mykonos attracted visiting royalty, wealthy socialites and glitterati from the worlds of film, music, art and fashion, from Pablo Picasso, John Lennon and Henry Miller to Jackie Onassis and Brigitte Bardot.”
Following the success and international recognition of the Times Square billboard that Up Greek Tourism launched recently raising awareness of Greece and the Greek Islands as the Ultimate Vacation Spot, the team now ventures into Washington DC with a New campaign to showcase Greece.
This new Billboard will be placed in the heart of Washington, D.C. in a trendy part of town which offers an optimal amount of both pedestrian and vehicular traffic. This new campaign will further the efforts of the Up Greek Tourism team that is gaining both momentum and support from the Global Greek Community who are taking the promotion of Greece in their own hands.
All who venture to the Greek Islands this summer will experience hospitality and beauty of this small but grand country. Greece and her Islands face huge economic challenges for years to come but with the efforts of such organizations these challenges will be met much sooner than most expect; GO GREECE!
Woody Allen reported to be scouting the Greek Islands of Skiathos and Skopellos for an upcoming Film production
According to a story in the Greek Reporter earlier this week, Woody Allen is planning to visit the Sporades islands, of Skiathos and Skopelos, soon to explore potential locations for a new movie he intends to film on one of these Greek islands in the near future.
The story went on to say, how Woody Allen, prefers Europe for shooting films, and now everybody on the Greek Islands of Skiathos and Skopellos are thrilled about his upcoming visit. In the recent past Woody Allen filmed a wonderful movie in Barcelona by the name of “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Residents of the Sporades islands have been accustomed to increased publicity due to the recent hit of “Mamma Mia,” which featured the natural beauty of Skiathos island.