September 2012: Introducing excellent Greece!
The fascinating natural beauties of Greece paired with its unsurpassed historical and archaeological monuments attract millions of tourists every year. People of all nationalities and ages visit Greece longing for fun, relax, love, and some “Greek” experience. No wonder the beautiful images of true Greece, used by Visit Greece web team on Google+, absolutely swept the famous global platform, making #greekphotos more popular than #greekcrisis.
Apart from people's love, which our country blissfully rejoices at, we have recently won awards and distinctions too. In fact, Greece has been internationally recognised for its excellent wine varieties, its work in preserving its cultural heritage, and its alluring coastal areas.
But Greece is happy not only to receive awards, but to present them too. Each September, the Northern city of Drama hosts the International Short Films Festival, the yearly appointment of the short-film makers of the world that has been listed as one of the top 15 European festivals of its kind.
Gold Medal for coastal areas of Greece
A Gold Medal was awarded to Ierapetra (Crete) as well as Alonissos and Samothrace islands by the Quality Coast Association. This year's ceremony took place in Torres Vedras, Portugal. It was held under the auspices and the financial contribution of the European Union beaches and coastal areas (EUCC) on May 18.
Greece's Dionysian excellence
Call it Dionysian DNA, call it Hard Work, Greeks Make Wine Much More than Fine. Hard work and patience does pay off. Especially when it comes to fine wine.
Drama International Short Films Festival
Greece is vibrant and talented. It loves art and it promotes creativity. It has never stopped dreaming in the darkness of the cinema theatres and supporting feature-length and short films alike. Greece has Drama and its unique International Film Festival. And it is proud of it.
Greece was presented with four distinctions (three in the category “conservation” and one in the category “dedicated service”) at the Europa Nostra awards, thus receiving a very prestigious recognition of its achievements in the field of cultural heritage administration.
#greekphotos more popular than #greekcrisis
A massive rush for photos of gorgeous beaches, unique land and seascapes, tasteful delights, and active people enjoying life, has swept through the global platform of Google+. They are photos emitting good vibes and arousing good feelings that engage people in stopping their browsing through the web to daydream and fantasise.