“The sea was sapphire coloured, and the sky
Burned like a heated opal through the air;
We hoisted sail; the wind was blowing fair
For the blue lands that to the eastward lie.
From the steep prow I marked with quickening eye
Zakynthos, every olive grove and creek,
Ithaca’s cliff, Lycaon’s snowy peak,
And all the flower-strewn hills of Arcady.
The flapping of the sail against the mast,
The ripple of the water on the side,
The ripple of girls’ laughter at the stern,
The only sounds: – when ‘gan the West to burn,
And a red sun upon the seas to ride,
I stood upon the soil of Greece at last!”
Oscar Wilde’s poem is the starting point, but you can only LIVE it, once you visit Greece.
Despite the crisis, the consequences of the austerity, the capital controls and the refugee waves, the Greek people do not lose their optimism, their smile and the warm welcome to our guests.
We, all the professionals of this tourism industry, go every single day the extra mile to achieve this goal.
(Φίλος + Ξένος) FILOXENIA could be the answer to all above.