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Glyfada becomes destination for natural hot springs

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first_imgIf Glyfada didn’t have enough to offer locals and visitors already, now it also boasts its very own natural hot spring. The Municipality of Attica recognised the thermal hot spring in the area of Aixoni; the namesake spring has been on the list of the local council for decades. “The existence of hot springs in Glyfada had taken legendary dimensions. It has been a matter of debate for many generations, but no one has ever done anything to investigate the matter,” said local Mayor George Papanikolaou.He applauded the Ministry of Tourism’s decision, and added that it will have many benefits, among them a boost in development and the creation of jobs.The decision comes after the council of Glyfada ordered an examination of the Aixoni spring to assess and confirm its status as a genuine thermal spring.“It is a development that creates a unique growth perspective, unprecedented in the history of the city,” said the mayor.Hot spring waters are said to have healing properties, and can be effective against rheumatic diseases, which affect the joints and connective tissue, along with helping back pain and disorders affecting the nervous system.Mr Papanikolaou urged the city to act on the momentum of the announcement, by launching a development plan using both national and EU funds. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Seabourn is enhancing

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterSeabourn is enhancing its Ventures by Seabourn expedition programme in northern Europe this summer, giving guests on board Seabourn Quest new opportunities to experience the region’s picturesque destinations.Designed for small groups, Ventures by Seabourn excursions enable guests to explore stunning waterways and fjords, secluded inlets and scenic islands via Zodiac inflatable boats or double sea kayaks launched from the unique fold-out water sports marina on board all Seabourn vessels.The optional excursions are led by an expert team of scientists, scholars and naturalists with a guide-to-guest ratio of 1:14 maximum.Guests travelling on board Seabourn Quest during its northern Europe season will be offered more than 30 Ventures by Seabourn excursions this year, including:Puffins, Eidorers and Guillemots on Vigur Island – Discover Iceland’s small island of Vigur, home to a harmonious gathering of thousands of birds, a beautiful landscape and Europe’s smallest post office.Fjord Journey through Prins Christian Sund – Experience the dramatic high mountain faces and scoured rock massifs by Zodiac, while looking for icebergs and waterfalls engorged by meltwater.Extensive Fjord Exploration to Trollfjord – Join the resident naturalist on a Zodiac to explore the sheltered fjords of Norway and the Lofoten Islands, discovering flora and fauna while watching for moose.As part of Seabourn’s ongoing focus on enrichment, guests will also enjoy a strong on board academic program, with Seabourn Conversations from the ship’s impressive expedition team, including: Ignacio “Iggy” Rojas, Ventures Leader aboard Seabourn Quest and expedition cruising expert; Dr. Coleen Batey, a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow; Luciano “Luqui” Bernacchi, a mountain, ski and naturalist guide who has more than 20 years of experience; and Kara Weller, an Alaska native with a background in research for universities on both sides of the Atlantic.“Building on the success of Ventures by Seabourn in Antarctica, our Northern Europe guests will have access to intimate and exclusive new ways to see this stunning landscape,” Seabourn Senior Vice President Global Marketing and Sales John Delaney said. “With a wide selection of exciting excursions and meaningful enrichment content led by a world class expedition team, Seabourn continues to ensure our guests experience the very best that our worldwide destinations have to offer.”Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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