Visitors have been enthusiastic about Santorini’s return as one the most sought-after destinations for sea and sports tourism around all over the world. Newly developed running trails and the established one-of-a-kind open-water swimming path offer unique Aegean views from Fira, Oia, Imerovigli, Akrotiri, and the Volcano. Amateur and professional swimmers and runners from nations like that of U.S.A. and Brazil gathered in Santorini in September -. A Daedalic core of Thira an exhibit of the culture which was on display during the festival, also attracted the eye of.
The Vice Minister of Tourism, Ms. Sofia Zacharaki, the Mayor of Thira and Mr. Antonios Sigalas and the Deputy mayor of Thira and the Head of Culture, Mrs. Sofia Kitsou visited the Daedalic Kore from Thira. This unique example of Greek sculpture dating back to the first century BC is discovered through Charalambos Sigalas (Thiraean archaeologist) while conducting rescue excavations in the burial ground of Thira. It’s currently one of the major attractions of the Archaeological Museum of Thira. The world now, has access to the ancient work that Kore that was created.
Sofia Zacharaki (Deputy Minister of Tourism) had the privilege of visiting Santorini in September . She was there to see the revitalization of the Santorini Experience which is a renowned sport tourism event. It has grown into an iconic sporting event which combines sport and culture and bringing together athletes from all over the globe. It was also possible for participants go on a tour of the Naxian white marble, which has a staggering size.
The Ministry of Tourism was pleased to grant its patronage to Santorini Experience. Santorini Experience, an event which showcases that even one of the top tourist spots within Greece are able to expand their offerings to give visitors better quality options. This aligns with our priority of supporting initiatives that support sports and culture tourism as they are a singular source of information not just for Santorini’s island, but for Santorini as well as for Greece as a whole.
“Greece as well as Greeks in this particular year’s tourism success, have proven that they can not just beat global crisis and challenges, but we also surpass all expectations,” said the Mayor of Thira, Antonios Sigalas. “The most likely scenario is for the development of tourism to be sustainable, balanced and top-quality. And in this, the institution’s role like the Santorini experience is vital.
It was a great surprise to learn that the Half Marathon is named after the Daedalic Core of Thira. It was a pleasure to join the team of Ms. Zacharaki (Deputy Minister of Tourism) for a visit to the Santorini Archaeological Museum. Thira’s Municipality is very focused on more than just tourism, but also culture. This is evident in their investment program which, for the second time, received funding from the Ministry of Culture. This will enable the museum to to be one of Thira’s top tourist attractions.
The conclusion of this piece is it is that Greece and Greeks are proving that they have the capacity of weathering global crisis and surpassing expectations. This is an excellent indication for the future of tourism in Greece that is focused on being sustainable, balanced, and qualitative.