Wednesday May 27, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
A legacy to build on

Ten years ago today, the Athens Olympics were just getting into full swing. It was a joyous occasion for the city as people from all over the world descended on the Greek capital imbued with a unique sense of camaraderie and positivity.

The Games also proved a great opportunity to showcase Greece to the billions watching around the world. From the mesmerizing opening ceremony, to the sun-kissed venues and reports of generous hospitality, it was part of the greatest advertisement the country could have hoped for.

This came at a mighty price. The cost of the Games and the disuse into which many of the venues have fallen leave a stigma that wont rub off easily.

However, looking at the positives we can all agree Greeces tourism industry has benefited greatly during the last decade. In 2004, Greece had 11.7 million visitors but this year it is preparing to welcome close to 20 million 21 million including cruise passengers.

This is a welcome legacy but the past should serve as a reminder that we need to keep planning ahead and building on this.

ekathimerini.com , Thursday August 14, 2014 (16:12)  
Romantic notions meet reality
Solving the Gordian Knot
Shame, justice, democracy
Worrying signs in ruling party
Commissioner Avramopoulos calls for EU solidarity on immigration issue [Update]
The European Commission proposed easing the impact of the Mediterranean migration crisis on Italy and Greece by moving 40,000 refugees to countries further north. The proposal looked set to ...
Ahead of G7, US warns Europe not to miscalculate over Greece [Update]
The United States urged European negotiators not to miscalculate as they try to negotiate a debt deal with Greece's cash-strapped government, because the cost of a Greek exit from the euro z...
Inside News
Economic sentiment weakens in Cyprus in May, says survey
Economic sentiment in Cyprus weakened in May, a publicly funded survey said on Wednesday, as businesses forecast a worsening financial situation in the coming three months. The Economic Sent...
ECB said to leave emergency aid level for Greek banks unchanged
The European Central Bank left the level of emergency cash available to Greek banks unchanged from a week ago, said two people familiar with the matter. During a telephone call on Wednesday,...
Inside Business
SOCCER
AEK Athens returns to top league after financial collapse
Greek club AEK Athens has just returned to the country's top soccer league, two years after financial collapse sent it to a lower league. One of the country's largest clubs, AEK sealed its s...
SOCCER
Berg brace gives Panathinaikos four-point lead
Panathinaikos beat Atromitos on Sunday and took advantage of the goalless draw between PAOK and Asteras Tripolis to open a four-point gap from PAOK at the top of the Super League play-off mi...
Inside Sports
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Commissioner Avramopoulos calls for EU solidarity on immigration issue [Update]
2. Economic sentiment weakens in Cyprus in May, says survey
3. Ahead of G7, US warns Europe not to miscalculate over Greece [Update]
4. EU says fiscal targets, pensions, labor still to be agreed with Greece
5. Schaeuble says up to Greece to decide on capital controls
6. Vouliagmeni lifeguard taken into custody on child pornography charges
more news
Today
This Week
1. Some 300 mln left banks on Tuesday
2. Romantic notions meet reality
3. Target of Greek scorn shapes nations fate as IMFs storm-chaser
4. The G-7's problem: Can the world deal with a Greek default?
5. Solving the Gordian Knot
6. FYROM PM blames Greece for name impasse
Today
This Week
1. Conspiracy madness
2. National self-awareness put to the test
3. Albanian demarche raises concerns about possible territorial claims over Greece
4. Hotel contracts with a Greek default clause
5. Neither Grexit nor a dual currency will solve Greeces problems
6. Merkel said to plan address for Greece if deal reached
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.