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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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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IMG02286 20120304 13071 A Spring Morning on Tilos

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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Greek gastro breaks: Santorini

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Sunset1 Greek gastro breaks: Santorini

Santorini. Just say it and immediately your mind turns to gorgeously sun-kissed villages, sprawling down sheer cliffs, and adorned with blue-domed churches and houses built straight into the steep cliff-side. The island is a fusion of history dating back thousands of years, and more modern charm in its beaches and towns. Stand upon the highpoint of Imerovigli, and you can see virtually the whole island spread out below – an enchanting canvas. It is a fantastically romantic place to visit.

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