August 2012: True Vacations in Greece!



August sees summer in Greece reaching its peak. It is the month of religious festivities and romantic spirits, as it is embellished by two full moons, the second of which is supposed to be the most spectacular one throughout the year.

Make the best of the August days starting off with a rich Greek breakfast. Round off your Greek experience with delicious tastes, exquisite local products and small but precious gastronomic treasures.
Discover Tinos, the Cycladic island that happens to be one of the top places of religious importance in Greece. Swim at its lovely beaches; wander through its capital and its dozens of scenic traditional villages, sparse all around the island; share the special atmosphere of the religious festivities for Virgin Mary.
But it’s not just Tinos where Greeks and friends celebrate “the Easter of August”, i.e. the Assumption. Throughout the country, pilgrims, devout Christians and travellers celebrate the big day singing traditional songs and dancing to folklore rhythms. “Meze” and wine lift the spirits and get the feasts started.
But the summer in Greece never ends. Come and see for yourself by clicking here and taking part in our contest for true free vacations! Welcome to True Greece! 

The Visit Greece webteam!

Say “Good morning” with traditional Greek breakfast!



Start your day with a delicious and healthy Greek breakfast! Raw food materials the producers pick themselves provide simple food combinations which, accompanied by a local gastronomical identity, declare the uniqueness and history of the dish made. Greek breakfast is modern and yet mythical, a reminder of the history of the place where it is served.
Taste it...


Tinos: full of sights, full of delights

Although connected to religion and the festivities for the Assumption, Tinos is a wonderful island with stunning traditional villages, rich archaeological, historical and cultural resources, exquisite local cuisine and fantastic beaches. Either a believer or not, Tinos will be the ideal destination for an unforgettable and relaxing holiday for you and your family or partner.
Discover it...


Win True Vacations!

Create your own "True Greece" photo album & win True Vacations in Greece!
Vacation packages with air tickets and accommodation for 2 to an amazing destination in Greece, for the lucky winners!
It's simple: Visit our Facebook page, choose your favorite photos from our gallery to add to your album, post them and win!
August 27 is the last day to enter the contest!
Play now...

Visit Greece on Pinterest

At the Greek National Tourism Organisation (G.N.T.O.) we seek to utilise the power of Social Media to communicate and share useful travel tips and information about Greece. In doing so, we created the official Visit Greece Pinterest page! Now you can "Pin" the beauties of Greece, destinations and places of interest, greek gastronomy and delicacies and follow the Official Visit Greece Pinterest page. You will discover useful travel tips and small secrets that will make your travel experience even more memorable!


The day of Virgin Mary



In the heart of the summer and all around Greece, August 15, the day of Virgin Mary, calls for religious events in devoutness and glory. Either as an opportunity to visit their homelands, or as a pilgrimage, people go all around the country to take part in religious celebrations with traditional flair.

Britta’s “True Greece”

Our friend Britta from Germany explains why she chose Greece for her summer holiday this year. Watch her sharing with us the hospitable atmosphere she experienced on the island of Hydra. For more testimonials, please visit www.truegreece.com
 
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You said:

loving all your posts! !!!Greece is heaven on Earth!@fablivingcoach on 2 August

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