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British Press Promotes a Number of Greek Destinations for Travel this Year

Mykonos island, Greece

Features on Greece and a number of its destinations recently began to appear in some of the UK’s leading newspapers and travel magazines after it was announced that the country will re-open to tourists in mid-May.

Already, the National Geographic UK, The Telegraph, The Times and The Independent have published multi-page articles on Greece and its tourism offerings in their printed or online editions for the months of March and April.

“With the contribution of our service in the UK and Ireland, some of Britain’s most popular media have published impressive features and reports on Greece, urging British travelers to discover the unknown beauty of the Greek mainland during all seasons, and choose our islands for special travel experiences,” the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) said.

National Geographic: The wonders of mainland Greece

The cover of National Geographic UK for April, offers an aerial view of Greece under the title, “Greece. Discover the wonders of the mainland and unspoilt peninsulas, ancient ruins, vibrant cities and mountains steeped in myth”.

The magazine includes a 18-page feature with texts and photos of Zagorochoria, Halkidiki, Naoussa, Delphi, Thessaloniki, Athens, Mani and Monemvasia.

A number of National Geographic’s articles are also available online under the following themes:

– Hiking to Zagori’s storied Dragon Lake in Greece’s mountainous north west
– How to explore the three scenic peninsulas of Halkidiki, Greece
– How to explore the winelands of Naoussa, in northern Greece
– Exploring Delphi, the heart of ancient Greece
– The inside guide to Thessaloniki, Greece’s offbeat second city and
– Five of the best farm stays in Greece.

The Telegraph selects 15 Greek islands

Symi island

UK daily newspaper The Telegraph has selected 15 Greek islands as the “perfect” destinations for post-Covid-19 travel.

Published on The Telegraph’s online edition, the article is titled “Which is the perfect Greek island? Here are 15 of our favorites”, and includes a list of popular Greek islands located in the Aegean and Ionian seas.

Depending on the preferences of travelers the newspaper highlights the following islands as the best choice:

Zakynthos. Photo source: PixabayBeaches: Zakynthos
Impressive landscapes: Tinos
Water sports: Lefkada
Nightlife: Rhodes
Views: Santorini
Villas and monasteries: Skopelos
Traditional life: Karpathos
Mind and spirit: Skyros
Couples: Symi
Hiking: Andros
Calmness: Koufonisia
Food: Crete
Hotels: Mykonos
History: Delos
Families: Corfu

The Times Promotes Greece’s ski centers


Earlier in March, The Times published an extensive article on Greece’s ski destinations.

Titled “Anyone for Greek mythology with their apres-ski?”, the article notes that Greece isn’t only a “sea and sun” destination but also a mountainous country featuring 24 amazing ski centers.

The Times’ Gemma Bowes describes her experience from her visit to the Parnassos Ski Center, the towns of Delphi and Arachova.

The Independent: Plan your next Greek Odyssey

Photo source: Visit Greece

Halkidiki, Greece. Photo source: Visit Greece

In addition, an article published on the website of The Independent, proposes “5 ways to plan your next Greek Odyssey”.

The British newspaper suggests the following destinations:

Mykonos as best destination for hipsters
Santorini as best for romantics
– The Peloponnese as best for culture seekers
– The coast of Halkidiki as best for families and
– Corfu as best for all rounders.

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