Greece – Ancient Splendour and Modern Marvels

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Embroiled in a financial crisis triggered by the global recession of the late 2000s, it’s fair to say that Greece is often seen as one of the ailing nations of Europe right now. When I spoke to my mum late last year, she said ‘well it’s a good thing you’re not in Greece now’, citing the ongoing protests and the near impossibility of withdrawing cash from the ATMs there as reasons for that line of thinking.

Well, what my mother might have forgotten was that wildfires ravaged the Peloponnese peninsula when I was in Greece, but anyway…it’s sad that Greece is going through some troubled times. My abiding memories of the country consist of hopping from island to island across the shining, emerald-blue Mediterranean; downing Ouzo potent enough to knock your eyeballs from their sockets; wizened old men, hands forming a steeple across their walking sticks as they philosophically contemplated the world before them; and, of course, the Ancient ruins dotted throughout the land.

The classical era ruins are probably Greece’s biggest draw, and with good reason. Among other things, Greece is the cradle of Western Philosophy, the birthplace of Democracy and place of some of the world’s greatest Myths and Legends: its taking great restraint on my part not to go geek out and go in to more depth about any of them (especially the Philosophers). Suffice to say, it is this rich cultural heritage that inspired the magnificent ruins of once grand monuments, harking back to a time long ago when Greece was the civilised epicentre of the (Western) world.

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Demetrios Georgalas (A Surviving Globalization Consultant) was born in 1961 in Bern and grew up in Athens. In1985, graduated from Surrey University with a Tourism Management BSc (Hons). In 1998, graduated from LMTB under Freie Universitat Berlin, with a Diploma Lasers in Medicine. His professional career was started in the private sector and at the same time he created his first consulting company D+G Consultants Inc. Worked for major multinationals in Greece and abroad (FMCGs / Pharmaceuticals / Tourism). Demetrios Georgalas, having established also Travelling 2 Greece a destination management company, while with the D+G Consultants working in the areas of BTL and special marketing projects. He is activated except from Greece in the Balkans and in Turkey, consulting his clientele with new innovative proposals. Apart from his enterprising activities, he dabbles at blogging, travelling and cooking while he is married and has two children. In conclusion Demetrios Georgalas is an Athenian, Greek, Agnostic, Traveller, & Liberal he likes sci-fi, photography, blogging, travelling and cooking and if you like fascism or any kind of dogma, keep out! Δημήτρης Κ. Γεωργαλάς Γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα το 1961, σπούδασε Τουριστική Διαχείριση στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο και κατέχει μεταπτυχιακό τίτλο στην Βιοτεχνολογία. Έχει εργαστεί σε μεγάλα τουριστικά γραφεία του εσωτερικού, και σε πολυεθνικές σε Ελλάδα και Εξωτερικό, στο χώρο των φαρμάκων, των ιατρικών μηχανημάτων και των FMCG’s. Από το 2001 είναι ελεύθερος επαγγελματίας, με δραστηριότητα στην διαχείριση προορισμού, τον θεματικό τουρισμό και τις ειδικές ενέργειες marketing. Είναι παντρεμένος και πατέρας δυο παιδιών, διδάσκει ειδικά θέματα εξωτερικού εμπορίου και κοινωνικής δικτύωσης, σε επιχειρήσεις και οργανισμούς. Ασχολείται ενεργά με το διαδίκτυο από το 1993 με άμεση εμπλοκή στα κοινωνικά δίκτυα και στο «ιστολογείν». Φανατικός ταξιδευτής, ερασιτέχνης φωτογράφος, μαχόμενος αγνωστικός και φιλελεύθερος. Όραμά του μια Ευρωπαϊκή Ελλάδα.
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