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06 AUGUST 2012

Crete travel promotion to allay fears about the Greek financial crisis

"Crete Island, the cradle of European Civilization, and its friendly people wish you a nice staying! We promise that you will have an unforgettable Mediterranean travelling experience, whether you are visiting Crete for the first time or you are a regular visitor. This is the place where you can relax or discover the mountains, the sea, the towns and the countryside. Live the heartbeat of the Island from dawn to dusk. Discover your Crete!

Το Νησί μας και οι φιλόξενοι κάτοικοί του σας εύχονται καλή διαμονή στο λίκνο του Ευρωπαϊκού Πολιτισμού. Για σας που έρχεστε πρώτη φορά, για σας που μας επισκέπτεσθε τακτικά για ξεκούραση ή για να ανακαλύψετε τις αμέτρητες, φανερές και κρυμμένες ομορφιές της Κρήτης σε βουνά και θάλασσες, στις πόλεις και στην ύπαιθρο, υποσχόμαστε φιλόξενη και αξέχαστη, μεσογειακή διαμονή."

(Regional Unit of Crete, 2012)

Fig. "The island of Crete – See for yourself, Feel for yourself", Official tourism spot of Region of Crete. Created for the Greek island of Crete by Teo Papadoulakis.

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2012advertisementadvertising images • Agios Nikolaos • allay fears • archaeological sitesAthensausterity measuresawareness raising • Chania • Crete • Crete Island • cultural heritage sitesdebt crisisEuropean Union • feel for yourself • financial crisis • friendly people • GreeceGreek financial crisis • Greek island of Crete • Heraclion • Heraklion • Ierapetra • Iraklion • island • island of Crete • Mediterranean • official tourism spot • online advertising • Region of Crete • Regional Unit of Crete • Rethymno • see for yourself • Sitia • Teo Papadoulakis • tourismtourism destinationtravel and leisuretravel promotion • travel trade • travelling experience • visitor • welcoming tourism • world heritage sites

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Simon Perkins
02 AUGUST 2012

Olympic Games 2012: ceremony highlights

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2012Ancient Greece • Ancient Olympic Stadium • Athensceremony • Daniel Craig • Danny Boyle • events designGreeceGreek • Her Majesty The Queen • HMTQ • HRH • International Olympic Committee • James Bond • LondonLondon 2012 Olympics • London 2012 Organising Committee • Olympia • Olympic GamesOlympic Games 2012Olympic ParkOlympic Stadium • Olympic Torch Relay • opening ceremony • procession • UK

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Simon Perkins
21 JUNE 2009

Acropolis Museum Opens Featuring Parthenon Frieze Replicas

"Welcome to the new Acropolis Museum. 188 years since the declaration of the Greek Independence, 33 years since Constantinos Karamanlis took the far–sighted decision to built it in this particular site, and 27 years since the campaign of Melina Merkouri, a duty is fulfilled and a dream is realized:

A whole nation's duty to its own cultural heritage; the new Acropolis Museum. The paramount monument of Ancient Classical Times now has its own Museum – at last. In difficult times people need symbols to hold tight and stand straight. The Grand Opening of the new Acropolis Museum may be such a symbolic event. Where the Aesthetics of Logic, the Ethics of Freedom and the Rationality of Beauty, are all fused together and carved in stone for eternity. Acropolis hasn't stayed intact over the centuries. Yet it is still radiating its Beauty and its Truth.

This unique embodiment of ideas, ideals, moral standards and aesthetic values is needed now, more than ever. And we enjoy these, for the first time in a Modern Museum deserving to the historical Monument. Take a tour in it. Appreciate its atmosphere and its exhibits. Be inspired by its transcending message. It is Greek because it is Ecumenical. It is ours only to share it with the rest of the World. And please, remember: What you will discover is not just a part of our History. It is also a part of our soul, of who we are...

There are strong, sacred bonds, connecting us with every single item, from the humblest archaeological fragment to the most ornate figure. All of the artifacts are parts of our soul... Mostly the ones missing! With the anticipation that eventually – better sooner than later – they will be re–united in their birth place and in the integral form they were meant to be."
(Antonis C. Samaras, Greek Minister of Culture)

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2009 • Acropolis • Acropolis Museum • appropriationarchaeologyartefactAthensBritish MuseumClassicalcultural heritageculture • Elgin Marbles • GreeceGreekmonumentmuseumOttoman Empireownership • Parthenon • Parthenon Frieze • Parthenon Marbles • protest • repatriation • replica

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Simon Perkins
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