We returned from our trip to Mykonos about a week ago and just wanted to write and thank you for your assistance with the booking, etc.
We were very
happy with the hotel and the location in general
and will surely return to Mykonos again.
Thank you again for your assistance.
Tasha Linden - Austria
Dear All: You did a great job of selecting hotels and making our arrangements for this trip.
The hotels were all in great locations.
Overall we had a wonderful vacation in Greece – Lloyd & Bobbie Ferguson USA
I find your Greek web site amazing! I like getting hints from local people, these are more helpful than travel guides – Ilona Mersdorf DE
Το πρώτο καθήκον ενός επαναστατικού είναι να εκπαιδευτούν. - Τσε Γκεβάρα
"Εάν κυβέρνηση απέχουν από τον κανονισμό (φορολογία), η ευτέλεια του χρήματος γίνεται εμφανής και η απάτη δεν μπορεί πλέον να κρύβονται." - John Maynard Keynes
«Δώσε μου τον έλεγχο των χρημάτων ενός έθνους και δεν με νοιάζει ποιος κάνει τους νόμους είναι" -
Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild
"Ο φασισμός θα ήταν προτιμότερο να καλείται κορπορατισμού επειδή είναι μια συγχώνευση του κράτους και την εξουσία των εταιρειών». ... "Ο σοσιαλισμός είναι μια απάτη, μια κωμωδία, ένα φάντασμα, ένας εκβιασμός." Μπενίτο Μουσολίνι
The first duty of a revolutionary is to be educated. - Che Guevara
"Should government refrain from regulation (taxation), the worthlessness of the money becomes apparent and the fraud can no longer be concealed." - John Maynard Keynes
"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes it's laws"-
Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild
“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power”. ... “Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail.” Benito Mussolini
We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle - Winston Churchill
...I am convinced that the agreement [Bretton Woods] will enthrone a world dictatorship of private finance more complete and terrible than and Hitlerite dream.
It offers no solution of world problems, but quite blatantly sets up controls which will reduce the smaller nations to vassal states and make every government the mouthpiece and tool of International Finance.
It will undermine and destroy the democratic institutions of this country - in fact as effectively as ever the Fascist forces could have done - pervert and paganise our Christian ideals; and will undoubtedly present a new menace, endangering world peace.
World collaboration of private financial interests can only mean mass unemployment, slavery, misery, degradation and financial destruction.
Therefore, as freedom loving Australians we should reject this infamous proposal. -- Labor Minister of Australia, Eddie Ward, during the inception of the World Bank and Bretton Woods, he gave this warning. And so it forments.....
We need ideas to save Greece. Initiatives to make Greece self sufficient instead of Dickensian beggars at the EU! Send your Ideas to: hgrant-at-otenet.gr and I'll put them on line and give you credit! If they make sense. Put Lets Save Greece in the header of your e-mail. Keep them brief please.
Here are a few of mine:
1. Bring the most Greek thing of all back to Greece, the Olympic Games! And exclusively to Greece. We have the Stadiums, lets use them! We may even be able to pay for them this way. We invented the Games and Stadiums too!
3. Develop a Hemp industry, recreational and industrial. It grows with far less water than cotton and you can even build houses with it and a whole lot more! Hemp is the most useful plant and a super food. Hemp oil can fuel your car and heat your home. Lets decrease dependency not increase it! This boon is staring us in the face, lets use it!
4. Athens used to be famous for its Educational Advantages. If the unions and students would let us we could improve instead of ranking 325th or whatever it is. Make Greece a learning destination.
5. Greece has a wide variety of herbal & botanical riches which the Germans buy and make teas and herbal remedies with. Let Greece do more with its own natural wealth. Make up and chewing gum are a nice start but we could do more! Call it Holistic Tourism we can export too!
Hello and welcome to my 14 sites about Greece in one!
There are as many reasons for visiting Greece as there are people coming to visit!
Whatever your reason for visiting, using the menu above will further your goals. To make sense of it all, I made it as easy as I could to find the major sites and fun spots too! Cultural, lingual, and practical information is all there for you too.
Quickly you will see that besides the information about travel and vacationing in Greece there is a lot more to Hellas besides just laying on the beach, playing with your electronic devices and wondering if you will be able to afford it again next year.
There is the maddening aspect of coordinating Greek island ferry schedules with accommodations both coming and going! Or just say sod all and throw caution to the winds literally. What would Ernest Hemmingway or Franz Kafka do? A snifter of Greek brandy, ouzo or raki surely with appetizing mezedes.
Old timers, feverishly mapping their itineraries, know to stay within one island group, and keep abreast with this nifty ferry schedules Greek islands route map.
There are 7 groups. Cycladic is ideal. If you're planning a whirlwind tour of the islands in three days.... that's something best left to a travel professional who will be on top of things if need be. And hopefully change your mind. We know who you are!
Invariably flights and ferries get delayed and canceled due to high winds and other reasons.
The Main Menu button on the TOP far left is the best way to learn about various topics concerning Greece.
Remember Greece is a small country and that you can usually combine your main reason with several tangental ones with ease. Professional travel operators are just an e-mail away to help those that require assistance or advice.
E-mail links exist at the top of every page. Here we offer Traditional and Alternative Tourism from 2 separate fully licensed travel agencies.
If one agency doesn't provide it the other just might.
In these uncertain times I highly recommend the use of our informed travel agencies with great customer service.
Since 1999, HGTG has been offering full service travel arrangements from 5 star luxury on down. Hotels, walking tours, guided tours, cruises, transfers, ferry or domestic flight tickets and even private taxi tours planned around the sights you have always found romantic.
Want to know how to get to the Greek Island ferries from the (ATH) Eleftherious Venizelous airport? Allow 2-3hr transit time.
On the subject of your lodging location, consider techno noise at night - revelry or quiet is something to consider when visiting party islands such as Mykonos or Santorini known for their bacchanalian rites of summer and historically important sights/sites being Delos and Akrotiri. But you may find this noise pollution problem where ever you go in Greece. And likely will. Its part of Greece' charm or problem depending on your perspective. Other peoples unreasonable decibel music.
While the Politicians are all pointing fingers at one another and busy playing Greece' national game "More Left Than You"...tax payers taxes go up! While they themselves, are exempt from capital controls!
"Everybody talking about justice, justice long as its business first!" - Mose Allison
In classical Greece and Perikles time those responsible would have been thrown to their deaths.
This is what my taxes get me. Here in central Athens Exarhia Sq. I have people screaming 'till dawn out side my front windows - banging on pots, frame drums, saxophones, guitars, boom boxes playing loud music at 5 or 6 in the morning.
And these arent anarchists. Anarchists are more serious people that, believe it or not add stabiltiy. Mostly those making the noise are 'hapaikias' or pill heads and victims of the exuberance of youth leavened with assorted detrius and flotsam from shores near and far. And its fashionable to be anarchist. The hottest babes are anarchists.
The police wont do anything about these other people. They wont even come if you call them. It was dawn when they stopped this morning. Every night, except in summer, when, I guess, they go to the islands.
And out back is a restaurant - its more like a factory really, and the chef starts banging on katseroles (pots and pans or casseroles) about 5 am 365 days a year.
But on Saturday mornings, this particular woman employee, who is probably illegal, starts screaming at everyone at work and I know for a fact whole adjacent buildings are bothered by these noises and more.
Because in addition to that we also have the restaurants loud A/C unit on the roof of a separate building because he has 6 locations within 50 meters, we also have his dishwasher banging plates at all hours, and lastly we have the smells wafting into our bedrooms. I have personally asked the owner 3 times to do something about the noise and each time he says he will but never does. Doing a little soundproofing does not sound unreasonable to me.
Average Greek citizens have been brow beaten so much by the entrenched bureaucracy, red-tape and rigmarole that they know its useless to complain unless they oil the machine or a bunch of them show up with pitch forks and torches.
Greece is a lot like Castle Dracula with our life blood being sucked by bloated apparatchiks in the Eu and on Wall Street and particularly here in the top heavy government bureaucracy and bloated demos (public machine). Larger countries with Parliaments have fewer ministers and much better economies.
These 300 parliamentarians and current plan of representation was one of the last measures implemented by Pasok & George Papandreou.
He called it Good Government (state) or Kallikraties. I call it an outrage! It would be one thing if Greece's economy was firing on all cylinders instead of limping along and begging for gas money. Do these people deserve this kind of money? 8,000 eu a month?
Rumor has it of just one parliamentary assistant who get 4,200 a month plus another 2500 bonus. There are a lot of assistants.
Many, many Greek citizens find this particular point of salary sticking in their caws (throats).
To paraphrase Churchill "Never have so many, taken so much, for offering so little, in this, our worst hour"
Some Greeks blame the Jews. I have lived here for 40 years and never even met a Greek Jew! Blame the EU politicians and their enablers, the banksters and lets not forget the maniacal meddler George Soros. Educate yourselves. Lets issue our own banking permits.
Its our money right? Not any more! Greece has over 6 tons of gold supposedly some where. Politicians worldwide, not just in Greece, borrow money that comes due after they leave office and are not accountable. Make the politicians accountable. They have amnesty now. That is 'the new world order' I want to see!
In Henry the VIII's time charging interest used to be illegal like owning gold in the 1930's in the US. The Land of the "Free".
Its the oldest scam but if I were going to blame anyone, I'd blame the Bank of England, the Fed, the international banking cartels and the big corporations. The B.I.S., Bilderbergers, the Fabians and Wall street run the US treasury and internationally all fiat currencies suppress the price of precious metals.
War declared, Gold falls! Economy in tatters, Gold falls. Nuclear Detonation, Gold falls. Nothing to see here - The Elite know what's best, you wouldn't understand because they made it so bloody complicated they don't understand themselves! They can always create more credit with a digital entry and that they do understand. Yes but for how much longer? People have caught on to the scam. The more they print the less each is worth. They are stealing our future with naked short selling futures eg. 240 paper contracts to each physical contract.
Gold and silver should be in circulation and are the only real money. "Money is gold, and nothing else'.- J.P. Morgan.
Today JPM is run by a Greek American Jaime Dimon. Surprise, Surprise. In all sincerity get well soon Jamie!
See, in my view JPM is the stock to own as they wont foul their own nest ...or have they already? What do you think?
I think Growth = debt. The more people owe the easier it is to control them. Take away cash money and own them like chip implanted breeding stock. Its for their own good! They want to take away cash too. In some utopian future we will all have bar coded forehead tattoos and carry electronic tracking devices that also allow us to communicate and pay monthly fees to do so. Invest early IPO today Square.
So enough with the unsustainable, and taxed to death, so-called growth. Which is in reality more like institutionalized debt slavery. Greece will never be out of debt. Neither will Puerto Rico, Chicago, Detroit, Spain, Italy, France and a whole slew of other places.
Now its definitely time for conservation and reflection. Slim down government instead of expanding it. A One World Government may or may not be a good idea but needs to be founded on human dignity and freedom not ill defined banking and accounting principles in an industry run by criminals too big to fail.
"Should government refrain from regulation (taxation), the worthlessness of the money becomes apparent and the fraud can no longer be concealed." - John Maynard Keynes
If he said that? WTF? I thought Keynes was the culprit! Ah so Keynes knew exactly what he was doing. Just like Bernays the so called father of propaganda knew.
'As civilization has become more complex, and as the need for invisible government has been increasingly demonstrated, the technical means have been invented and developed by which opinion may be regimented'. - Edward Bernays
I guess the people that used his services initially were Madison Avenue's Mad Men. Through their payments to Bernays, they created a self fulfilling increase for their own need for invisible manipulation based on the profit motive. Personally I think some government is necessary but not bought and sold invisible government used by corporations and hedge fund managers to control us. Lobbying & Lobbyists should be banned. Along with the robber barons of today!
Digital media is a 2 edged sword and its already cut them 3 times. Assange, Manning, Snowden. Not to mention none if it is really secure and I am sure they don't know the half of it. Meanwhile, the money lenders are laughing at us.
But what do I know? Like George Papandreou himself I am just a Greek-Amerikan.
An American-iakias and also a 'GodDamn-ias'.
A 'GodDamn-ias' is an actor on TV or films who says God Damn it really forcefully. Greeks, who invented theater and democracy after all, love cinema and appropriate English expressions with their unique and incisive sense of humor.
For Example If you are 'sto Cheetah' (Tarzans' Cheetah) you are upset similarly, the way Cheetah would get. I am upset like Cheetah when he is warning Tarzan his tree house is about to be repossessed by faceless entities wearing $1,700 Hugo Boss suits while touting their fiduciary responsibility.
So maybe you care that they are making monkeys out of us?
This manipulation of the benchmark gold price affects everybody everywhere on the planet. Add in all the other shenanigans and here we are! If you don't think Greece is going to pass it on to the customer - what else can it do?
So, if you are of Greek extraction, but not exclusively, and sitting there in New Smyrna, Montreal, Melbourne, Sydney, London, Astoria or even Caracas, and also upset, or are even considering getting up set, kindly link to me and spread the word.
Or ask a friend with a web site to link to my site and perhaps we can shame these people into reducing their 8,000 eu/MO salaries. Because Cobbers, they are not ashamed, which in Greek, in case you forgot, is; den drepounde.
Austerity should lead by example, not 8,000 euros a month. More water needs to go into the wine not more taxes. That is, if you want to be taken seriously. Politicians like these are why regular folks want to hide income. O Cuckoos, Eye-doni! You pay for a nightingale and get a cuckoo.
P.S. If you think I am making any money from this. Honi soit qui mal y pense. Skordo sta matia sas!
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"Every Congressman, every Senator knows precisely what causes inflation...but won't
repeal the Federal Reserve Act because it could cost him his job." - Robert A. Heinlein
"It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford
Sweden is the Saudi Arabia of feminism. - Jullian Assange
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
- George Bernard Shaw
If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some; for he that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing.
- Benjamin Franklin
People who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
- Joseph Stalin
Among the OECD’s 36 member-states in terms of people’s disposable income, Greece ranks 27th , lower than Portugal, Italy and Spain.
Greece remains among the most expensive countries in Europe in dozens of products and services. - Kathimerini 11/23/15
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance.
The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to
whom it properly belongs." - Thomas Jefferson
1897 Rudolph Diesel invents world’s first diesel engine which is designed to run on clean burning vegetable oils including Hemp Oil which does not cause pollution or create carbon buildup inside engines.
For 30 years Hemp Oil was the fuel of choice for automobiles until international banking cartels sought to destroy Hemp so they could replace it with their toxic petrochemical fuels.
Fascism is capitalism in decay. Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
When we already thought this was a supremely memorable vacation, we ended up in Santorini, which you had booked for us, in one of the most fabulous vacation spots we have ever been in.
Thanks so much to Harry's Greece Travel Guide for helping to make this such a great trip! - Bob and Deb Simeone USA
I would like to thank you for the best trip we have ever had!
From the time we arrived in Greece we no longer had to think about anything, from our transfers, to our excellent hotels, our private tour of Athens and even dinning.
Great website with great people.
We are planning to come back next year and even add another Island with a longer stay.
Your website is booked in my favorites for life...
James and Mark Palm Springs, California
We had a wonderful time. Every place was special.
Our contacts in Mikonos and Santorini were very helpful, the accommodations wonderful, and Crete was a wonderful surprise.
I look forward to being able to spend more time there one day and add other islands as well.
In hindsight, the only changes I would have made involved timing of portions of the trip so we had more time in Crete and a less demanding return schedule.
We look forward to doing it again and seeing more of your wonderful country and enjoying the hospitality.
Thanks for all you did in making it a special time for us.