This year’s Cannes Festival was one of the most spectacular ones to date, but in our hearts it remains rather special for one specific reason: the acclaimed, Oscar-nominated duet of Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Philippou won the award for best screenplay for their latest masterpiece “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”, which was also selected to compete for the prestigious prize of Palme d’Or.
Following the tradition, the Greeks have established various feasts that are dedicated to the connection with the sea, one of which is the sardine festival.
The news is true and the world of archaeologists, philosophers and academic professionals is finally excited to announce the discovery of the tomb of the most recognisable and important philosopher of Ancient Greece who has changed the course of science and philosophy: Aristotle.
Flights with hot-air balloons start this summer from Kalamata, giving passengers the amazing chance to see the region and the Aegean Sea from above.
The international Blue Flag Program officially announced that 395 Greek beaches and 9 marinas are awarded the prestigious Blue Flag recognition for 2015.
New studies of the world famous Antikythera mechanism might alter our knowledge of this mysterious object. Two researchers concluded that the starting point of the mechanism's astronomical calculations had been 100 years before the previously estimated date.
More direct flights to the Greek islands by British Airways and Edelweiss Air are launched for summer 2015. These flights will make it easier for European and world tourists to go directly to the islands.
As announced few days ago by the Greek Ministry of Culture, the most important museums and archaeological sites in Greece will extend their hours of operation from April 1st until October 31st, 2014. In particular, 33 top attractions and museums in the country will stay open to the public every day from 8 am until 8 pm.
Aristotle is the most famous personality of human history, according to a recent study of the American University MIT. In fact, 6 of the 10 winners in the world's field of popularity are Greeks.
Five Greek islands (Naxos, Kefalonia, Milos, Santorini and Paros) have been voted by visitors of TripAdvisor among the top 10 island destinations in Europe for 2014.
Airberlin, Germany's second largest airline, is expanding its tourist flights to Greece this summer, adding more flights to Santorini, Kos, Zakynthos, Heraklion and other regional airports in the country.
Starting from April 1st, Ryanair is to launch flights from London Stansted, Milan Bergamo and Paphos in Cyprus to Athens. The low-cost air company recently announced its decision to open a new base in the Greek capital and also an additional base in Thessaloniki.
Direct flights from Athens and Kalamata to Hamburg Germany will start from spring 2014. Aegean Airlines will fly three times a week from Athens and EasyJet will fly twice per week from Kalamata.
This year, the small maritime company Small Cyclades Lines was awarded by Lloyd's as the best shipping company. With its only ferry, the legendary Express Skopelitis, this company connects the islands of Naxos, Amorgos, Donoussa, Koufonissia, Schinoussa and Iraklia all year round.
Authorities in Greece and Turkey are working on adopting a new visa procedure in an effort to increase the tourist flow between the two countries. This coffee visa will cover daily visits and will not require any visa procedures.