Saturday, September 27, 2014

Promoting Beautiful Greece: World Tourism Day 2014 #GreekPhotoCompetition

September 27 is known as World Tourism Day, and as always is a great opportunity to promote our beautiful Greece - the Ultimate Tourist Destination

Here at Global Greek World it is the day we launch our Greek Photo Competition every year on our Global Greek World Facebook Page to showcase this magnificent country of ours.

So here goes! 

We've set up the album for 2014, now it is over to YOU!

Check it out here

The rules are simple:

Anyone can enter! 

All it takes is a photo that you have taken yourself, anytime, anywhere in Greece that we can add to the album so that people can vote. 

Maximum number of entries per person this year is 3.

Send us the photo(s)you would like to enter in the competition either by emailing us directly or by clicking on our Facebook Page, liking it and sending your photo(s) to us via our Facebook Message facility. 

Closing date for entries is Friday 24 October 2014.

You can vote for the picture(s) you like...with a 'like'. 

The picture with the greatest number of 'Likes' when the competition closes wins....

Watch this space! 

Well, we're working on giving away some great prizes to the winners this year too, so stay tuned. 

If you would like to sponsor one of our prizes please contact us. 

If you are a hotel, resort or part of the hospitality industry in Greece we would particularly love to hear from you! 
A weekend for two at your establishment, 
A dinner for two at your restaurant, 
an air-ticket to an island, 
boat tickets eg a one day 3 island cruise 
even free entry to one of our wonderful museums,
these are all great prizes!

YOU are the ones we are trying to support!

In the meantime, check out your albums, 
digital or otherwise,
Start choosing your best pictures.... 

We are waiting! 

Good luck!

Καλή Επιτυχία!

At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows!
© GlobalGreekWorld 2014 All Rights Reserved

Friday, September 26, 2014

Palazzo Papadopoli: the Greek Connection at George Clooney's Wedding in Venice

 The seven star Aman Grande which opened last year in the 450 year old Palazzo Papadopoli, 
the setting for the wedding reception of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin

George Clooney, the world's most sought after bachelor, gets ready to relinquish his title as he ties the knot with British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on Saturday in Venice, possibly the most romantic city in Italy.

And the party? Well, that's going to be at the Palazzo Papadopoli ...

Yes, you guessed correctly, Papadopoli as in Papadopoulos...the Italian version of the most common Greek name ever!

The Palazzo Papadopoli was built in the 1550's, and is an opulent Renaissance style palace, with rooms bedecked with magnificent paintings and historic wall frescoes.

In 1864, Counts Nicholas and Angelo Papadopoulos, who had come from Corfu (Kerkyra) in Greece, chose this stunning palace for the Papadopoulos family HQ in Venice.
Just one of the magnificent reception rooms of the Palazzo Papadopoli 

George and Amal, 
Kala Stefana! 

Our best wishes to to you both for a long and blessed life together!!
Να ζήσετε! 

PS We particularly like this couple because they have taken up a cause very dear to our hearts, and the hearts of all Global Greeks:
the Return of the Parthenon Sculptures!
see more photos of the Palazzo Papadopoli

At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
© GlobalGreekWorld 2014 All Rights Reserved

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Global Greek Pulse: Selected News and Views of All Things Greek from Around the World

Welcome to the first issue of our new project

The Global Greek Pulse
Keeping our finger on the pulse of all things Greek.
  A selection in one place for you to enjoy!

Just click on the underlined/highlighted link to go to the related article.

 The Greek Ministry of Culture released this presentation/sketch by Architect M Lefatzis’ of the interior of the tomb inside the Kasta Tumulus of ancient Amphipolis, Macedonia, Greece.

As speculation mounts on who - from Alexander the Great to his mother Olympias - could be lying in the death chamber, locals recall being told as children in the sixties to quieten down so as not to waken the Queen…
ςςςςςς! Κοιμάται η Βασίλισσα!"

Culture and Civilisation 
  • Speculation runs wild as Amphipolis slowly reveals its Millennia-old secrets: Stunning Alexander-era Caryatid statues found guarding theancient tomb
  • We would have included an article by National Geographic here but decided against it when we saw that they had two major fails in one of their articles. 
    They referred to FYROM as 'MACED' in a map in the article, and they incorrectly wrote ' Macedonia, now Northern Greece' instead of 'Macedonia, IN Northern Greece' in the same article.

    On a humorous note, the regional governor of Serres, Mr Yiannis Moisiadis, told Parapolitika
    a while back, that Archaeologists from FYROM offered their help at Amphipolis. Politely declining their request, Mr Moisiadis advised them that if anything written in Slavic is unearthed it will be sent to Skopje... (article in Greek)

  • 'The Parthenon marbles are the world's most beautiful art – and that's why we should give them back ' Hear, hear!
  • Gods, Myths & Mortals’ opens in Australia at Melbourne’s HellenicMuseum on September 12, 2014. Greek Treasures across the Millennia from Greece’s Benaki Museum will be exhibited under a collaboration agreement between the two museums.
  • Thrive goes Downunder: Media Mogul Arianna Huffington will be speaking September 12, 2014 in  Auckland, New Zealand. See her list of tips for a better life
  • On the road to an Oscar, Pantelis Voulgaris' latest film LITTLE ENGLAND to open the inaugural EUphoria Film Festival on September 19, 2014  in Los Angeles
  • September21, 2014, Beverly Hills Playhouse: Actor, author and intrepid traveler, Greek Australian Thaao Penghlis performs PLACES, a staged performance of his new book. "Places:The Journey of My Days, My Lives" -  a memoir and travel diary.
  • On 25 September, 2014,Greece's beloved Nana Mouskouri returns to London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of her extended Happy 80th Birthday Tour

Travel and Adventure
Food and Drink
Trade, Technology, Innovation

We hope you have enjoyed the inaugural ‘edition’ of our new project

The Global Greek Pulse

We will round it off with a beautiful video from the WashingtonOxi Day Foundation
29 prominent Global Greeks define
Philotimo: The Greek Secret
a word which should be in everyone’s hearts!

Stay tuned for more...

At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
© GlobalGreekWorld 2014 All Rights Reserved


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