Athens insider 138 / May 2018

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Greece: All it can Be!

Greece, apparently, has it all. It now also has a clear vision and consistent strategy to maximise Greece’s tourism potential. A group of eminent Athenians get together over dinner at the elegant Tudor Hall restaurant to discuss a collective, sustainable vision for Greek tourism. In Numbers 28 million Number of tourists in ...

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The Invisible Guardians: Thales Greece

Greece Gets a Piece of the Sky Speaking to Mr. Cyrille Dupont, CEO of Thales Greece, proves revelatory.  On the face of it, few have heard of Thales and even fewer know what a company like Thales does. When in fact, it is an invisible (and essential) presence in most aspects of our daily routines: Thales provides the signaling and train supervisio...

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Re-designing Life

Meg Cope had been a London eye surgeon for nearly two decades when her youngest child Zac was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2012. What followed is an uplifting tale of a life re-designed: and one which led the glamorous mother-of-three to a new home in Athens and an exciting new luxury fashion venture, Zaccys, named after her son, (in which...

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A Couple of Good Sports

When Australia Day rolls around every January 26, every self-respecting Aussie in town knows there’s only one party to go to: The Australia Day bash at the Athens Sports Bar, run by Australian brother duo, Daniel and Ed Fisher.  The Fisher siblings, brothers also to Hollywood star Isla Fisher, have been in the business of selling fun in A...

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The Man who would be Greek

Approaching the final year of his Athens posting, the British Ambassador to Greece, Mr. John Kittmer, grants Insider’s Amanda Dardanis an exclusive audience. It’s a preternaturally fine Autumn day. The British Ambassador for Greece, John Kittmer, poses in the garden courtyard of the Residence, which once housed Eleftherios Ven...

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