Fly me to the Moon Travel newsletter volume 44

Maritime Tourism, Tourism — By on November 3, 2019 at 5:45 PM

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Fly me to the Moon Travel newsletter volume 44

OUT OF THE BOX REASONS TO VISIT GREECE

Dear Traveler,

«Καλό μήνα» (Kalo Mina). Let’s welcome November, a month filled with gratitude and beautiful moments. The crowds in Greece have thinned out, the sun is shining and the air is crisp.

Fall is a wonderful time to explore the unexplored Greece, as every season brings unique happenings.

In our “Out of the box reasons to visit Greece” issue we introduce you to the dramatic landscape of Crete, dotted with fascinating gorges, soaring mountain peaks and abundant natural beauty. A perfect destination to enjoy a one-of-a-kind hiking holiday in fall.

October also marked a month of several noteworthy events —  Ochi Day, one of the proudest National Holidays of Greece commemorating the answer “Ochi” (No) that the Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas gave to the Italian Ambassador when he issued Benito Mussolini’s the ultimatum that Greece permit Italian troops to enter the country and take up strategic locations.

Another exciting event which took place in one of Greece’s most fascinating destinations — Messenia is the Annual Athens Democracy Forum. During the Spirituality and Democracy Weekend speakers addressed topics such as the deep connection between spirituality and democracy, with the notion of the self being the starting point for strength and health in the family, community, nation, and world.

Greece is a country of glorious topography and dramatic contrasts. Let us help you discover its lesser known parts!

Sincerely yours,

Elena Papanicolaou
Founder

A Hiking Holiday in Crete
GORGE HIKING IN CRETE 

This is a wonderful season for hikers. The famously balmy temperatures of Crete are tempered with invigorating crispness. And the crowds of the high season have thinned out. This is the time to really get to know the Cretans, and the delights of their landscape.

When people think of the Greek Islands, including Crete, it is the beaches that first come to mind. And truly, Crete has some fabulous ones. But it is also filled with dramatic gorges – some of which are world famous.

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 Celebrating Ochi Day in Greece
OCTOBER 28TH — “OCHI” DAY 

One of the proudest National Holidays of Greece has an unusual name. It usually goes by that date, but it is also called “Ochi” day – “No.”  The history of October 28th and the celebrations surrounding the holiday offer a precious glimpse into the Greek soul.

Greek culture is famous worldwide for its hospitality, for its warmth, and for the way it embraces the joy of life. But many visitors to Greece never get deeper than this very appealing surface.

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 Athens Democracy Forum in Costa Navarino
 ATHENS DEMOCRACY FORUM IN COSTA NAVARINO 11-13 OCTOBER

The Annual Athens Democracy Forum is an exciting event – through engaging panels and discourse, the forum seeks to examine ways to strengthen democracy and to assess the challenges it faces in an era of global change.

Perhaps the most interesting feature of the Athens Democracy Forum of 2019 is the Spirituality and Democracy Weekend. Philosophy is the inspiration for exploring the deep connection between spirituality and democracy, with the notion of the self being the starting point for strength and health in the family, community, nation, and world.

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