Traveling the Aegean

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Travel the Aegean with advice from Greek philosophers authors and poets

Over the millennia, pottery, precious metals and goods were all exchanged between the Greek mainland, the Cycladic islands, Crete, as well as Egypt, Northern Europe and Asia Minor. Each Greek harbor you visit has been a hub for countless generations of seafarers who, during their travels, exchanged not only their merchandise, but their culture and identity.

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Agro tourism: A staple of European tourism.

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Olives Agro tourism: A staple of European tourism.

Over the past few years, agrotourism has been changing the relationship between the Greek tourism industry and the increasingly sophisticated traveler. The result is that both sides are turning their back on the dubious touristy symbolism behind flaming cheeses and dancing Evzones (traditional Greek guards). Instead, authentic Greek agrarian heritage and traditions are now being brought into the experiential mainstream.

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Ancient Cultures Abound at IPA World Congress

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With its white beaches, cool seas and stunning ruins, Greece could slide on its looks.
Yet this magical country has long been a hub of intellectual energy, since the time of Socrates. That greatest of philosophers would no doubt have had something to say about probiotics, the healthful microbes growing in his yogurt which remained unnamed until the 20th century. Perhaps: “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

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Top 5 Places To Visit In Greece

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The ancient republic of Greece was known by its erstwhile name Hellas in ancient times. Greece is considered to be the country of origin of all the western civilization, democracy, and all western philosophy, literature, performing arts and mathematical principles. Greece is also the birthplace for the Olympic Games and has a culture and history like no other country in the world. It is known to be the home to the world’s first advanced civilization and was the birthplace of the greatest of kingdoms of the ancient world. Today Greece is a developed country and is characterized by the people’s high standard of living. It is one of the major tourist destinations in the world and is literally the place where the idea of cultural exchange originated. Here are the top 5 places you must visit in Greece to get the best of its ancient culture and history.

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A Spring Morning on Tilos

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It’s a sunny morning and I’m driving to Livadia. Goats lounge by the side of the road where it passes through the middle of the island amid hills of reddish earth covered in low scrub and oak trees, and dotted with old stone walls and chapels. I glance up at the ruins of one of the island’s medieval castles – but quickly look back at the road in case a goat dashes across. I pass two cars coming the other way – a busy morning.

 

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