Eco News & Events

Ancient Dream Therapy

“Less than an hour’s drive north from central Athens lies a very interesting archaeology site called Amphiario.”

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Rowing an Ancient Greek Trireme

“For a fleeting moment this summer, I had the opportunity to inhabit the role of an ancient Greek sailor.”   Read EcoAthens founder Colleen McGuire’s rowing experience on an ancient trireme.

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Argosy, attends 2016 The East Med Yacht Show

It was with great success that we participated in the prestigious East Med Yacht Show May 13-18, 2016 at Zeas Marina in Piraeus under the wing of our sister brand, Argosy.

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EcoAthens together with Attika Wine Producers Union scouts new trails on Mount Hymmetos

On April 3, 2016, the EcoAthens team together with members of ENOAA (Union of Wine Producers of Attiki Region)  went to the mountain of Hymmetus (East Athens) in order to investigate a new trail.

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Eco Athens at MITT 2016

This year EcoAthens participated in 23rd annual MITT, the International Tourism Exhibition in Moscow, March 23-26, 2016.  MITT is Russia’s largest travel expo with over 1800 travel company participants representing over 192 destinations.

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Royal Tombs Hike

The former summer estate of the Greek Royal Family has twenty tombs on its grounds which the public is free to explore.  This tour also visits an ancient Mycenae tomb and the tomb of Sophocles, the Athenian playwright.

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Oenorama 2016

Wine lovers everywhere look forward to the annual Greek Wine Exhibition, also known as “Oenorama.”  This year 2016 the big event was held at Zappeion Exhibition Hall from February 28 to March 6.    EcoAthens attended this year’s Oenorama and can tell you it was a fabulous experience.

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Taxiarchis Church Of Kalyvia

The Taxiarchis Church of Kalyvia (Church of Archangel Michael), dating from the 5th century AD, can be found near the little town of Kalyvia town, 50 kilometers east of Athens. This precious church is not open to the public, but on an EcoAthens tour you have the opportunity to step inside, feels its ancient spirit and admire the frescos as Lord Byron did in 1810 on his way to the Temple of Poseidon.

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Poseidon Half Marathon

An eco-friendly running event along Athens’ glorious seafront

What could be a more eco-activity than running along an Athenian sea front?  In Faliro, the area south of central Athens, the 7th annual Poseidon Athens Half Marathon takes place April 24, 2016. But if you are not a marathon runner, don’t fret!  Check out the other events going on for different ages and abilities.  . . .

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Volunteer to Protect Greece’s Sea Turtles

As a country surrounded by water, Greece is a likely habitat for sea turtles. These remarkable creatures are found in Crete, the Peloponnese and Zakynthos.   Archelon is a national organization whose mission is to protect Greece’s sea turtles, heal injured turtles and raise public awareness about their endangered status.

 

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