The idea of the Go! Greece Project was born in the early 90's. As i was driving my way back to Athens from Thessaloniki alone in a mini van i kept on noticing the road signs with the names of cities and villages: Litochoro, Kokkino Nero, Velestino, Livanates, Karavostasi, Aliartos .. . Some people live there I thought. What stories will they tell us? What places are hidden in the mountains and valleys?
So the desire was created to meet as many places as I could. Over the years I traveled and met several parts of Greece. But this was no longer satisfied me because I wanted to imprint methodical and scientific the landmarks i visited. I wanted to create a database that contains all that we call Greece. So in 2012 we decided together with the Go! Greece Project Team to fulfill this dream.
We started our journey from Kythera. After we visited Samos, Mykonos, Aegina. We passed these places from side to side, taking shots and documenting the map coordinates. Incredible experience, endless hours on the road. Countless hours of work processing the material and relevant literature. Much of this work is imprinted in the travel guides we created for mobile devices, the Go! Applications (Go! Mykonos, Go! Kythera, Go! Samos and Go! Aegina).
In September 2015 we decided to prepare the Go! Greece Project to make known this action to the public. First we created our page on Facebook. Then followed the page on Instagram. And now we launched a website which will initially operate in the form of a travel blog. Each article will be dedicated to a particular entity (village, beach, monument, landmark, etc). In the near future we will include sections for destinations we have visited. Later on we will enable all Go! Greece Project Followers to be able to send us material (photos and texts) which will be reviewed and then incorporated in various sections of the website.
Our aim is to create a community of people and travelers who will support and participate in this challenging and long-time project. Participation creates interactivity and interactivity creates participation.
Many people come from small villages, but when you ask them from where is their origin, they don't answer that they come from such and such village but from a major city located in the same geographical region considering that nobody knows their village. But as said the ancient writer Plutarch said: "if you do not mention the village from which you come from because it is small then it gets even smaller" ...
So wear our shoes and lets travel together across Greece ...
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