With new museum openings and notable anniversaries, Greece is a wonderful place to visit for summer holidays in 2014. Here are the top reasons you should visit Greece in 2014.
#1 New flights to Mykonos and Santorini
#2 Opening of National Museum of Contemporary Art
After 13 years of development, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens opens its doors to the public next spring, hosted at the former site of the legendary Athenian brewery Fix on Syggrou Ave.
#3 Thessaloniki the European Youth Capital for 2014
Thessaloniki, the town with the largest and most lively university student community in Greece, has been nominated European Youth Capital for 2014. Events will start with a large open party on New Year’s Eve in the White Tower Square and will last for the entire year with seminars, workshops, volunteer projects, art exhibitions, conferences and public debates.
#4 First diving parks open in Pylos
Two diving parks will open in summer 2014 in the region of Messenia, on the south western side of Greece. These parks will allow diving on the sites of an ancient and a modern shipwreck.
#5 Hollywood invests again in ancient Greek history
Hollywood continues to get inspired by ancient Greek history: The long-awaited sequel 300: Rise of an Empire will premiere in March, while two more movies with the adventures of the legendary hero Hercules will be screened in 2014.
#6 Zorba turns 50
Zorba the Greek, the most recognizable symbol of modern Greece, turns 50. Originally released in 1964, the movie with the famous syrtaki dance won the Oscar prize and the heart of the people. Wouldn’t it be a nice coincidence to visit Stavros Beach outside Chania Crete, where the syrtaki scene was filmed?
#7 Acropolis Museum celebrates 5th anniversary
The New Acropolis Museum in Athens, regularly voted among the best museums in the world, celebrates its 5th anniversary with various events. See the 4,000 objects on display and visit the Parthenon Hall with the orientation to the famous ancient temple on the Acropolis.
#8 Posidonia Shipping Exhibition in June
The International Shipping Exhibition Posidonia will take place in Athens from June 2nd-6th, 2014. With more than 1,800 exhibitors from 92 countries, Posidonia takes place every 2 years and is the largest shipping exhibition in the Mediterranean.