Στήλη: Travelling-Holidays

PRESENTATION OF LAMBORGHINI EGOISTA

By Augustinus Gikas and Kostas Mazarakis

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Lamborghini Egoista! There are no words to describe this car. An incredible car that was designed by Walter de Silva to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lamborghini’s establishment.

This car uses the latest technology and is unique in it’s kind. It’s amazing design brings to the minds of people who see it the shape of a shark. However the whole project was based on the Gallardo, another car of Lamborghini’s industries.

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          The unique one-seat cockpit is similar to that of a fighter jet, and has a canopy door that is completely removable. The steering wheel must be removed to enter and exit vehicle like a Formula One car.

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The lighting resembles that of a modern airplane, with side markers and indicators on the sides and top of the car as well as front and rear. The bodywork consists of active aerodynamic panels that raise and lower for optimum downforce and stability. The body and wheels are made of antiradar material to even more identify with fighter jets.

It features a 5.2L v10 engine producing 600hp. Is a very fast car. It is an all-wheel-drive car so has fast acceleration but it’s top speed is reduced because of this. It’s top speed is 305kmh. The cost of the car is estimated at 117 million dollars.

Source: https://video.link/w/gvC2b

Information about the Western European Capital Cities

By Evangelos Zikos & Evangelos Kalogeris

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  • Reykjavik

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Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. It is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxaflói bay. Its latitude is 64°08′ N, making it the world’s northernmost capital of a sovereign state. With a population of around 131,136 (and 233,034 in the Capital Region),] it is the center of Iceland’s cultural, economic, and governmental activity, and is a popular tourist destination.

 

  • DUBLIN

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Dublin is the capital and largest city of IrelandSituated on a bay on the east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey, it lies within the province of Leinster. It is bordered on the south by the Dublin Mountains, a part of the Wicklow Mountains range. It has an urban area population of 1,173,179while the population of the Dublin Region (formerly County Dublin) as of 2016 was 1,347,359The population of the Greater Dublin Area was 1,904,806 per the 2016 census.

 

  • LONDON

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London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. The city stands on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea. London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London’s ancient core and financial centre − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that closely follow its medieval limits][note 1] The adjacent City of Westminster is an Inner London borough and has for centuries been the location of much of the national government. Thirty one additional boroughs north and south of the river also comprise modern London. London is governed by the mayor of London and the London Assembly.

 

  • PARIS

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Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,148,271 residents as of 2020, in an area of 105 square kilometres (41 square miles).[1] Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe’s major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science and arts. The City of Paris is the centre and seat of government of the Île-de-France, or Paris Region, which has an estimated official 2020 population of 12,278,210, or about 18 percent of the population of FranceThe Paris Region had a GDP of €709 billion ($808 billion) in 2017According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living Survey in 2018, Paris was the second most expensive city in the world, after Singapore, and ahead of Zürich, Hong Kong, Oslo and Geneva Another source ranked Paris as most expensive, on a par with Singapore and Hong Kong, in 2018.

 

  • MADRID

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Madrid is the capital and most-populous city of Spain. The city has almost 3.3 million inhabitants and a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.5 million. It is the second-largest city in the European Union (EU), surpassed only by Berlin, and its monocentric metropolitan area is the second-largest in the EU, surpassed only by Paris.The municipality covers 604.3 km2.

 

  • LISBEN

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Lisbon] is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 505,526 within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2. Lisbon’s urban area extends beyond the city’s administrative limits with a population of around 2.8 million people, being the 10th-most populous urban area in the European Union. About 3 million people live in the Lisbon metropolitan area, which represents approximately 27% of the country’s population. It is mainland Europe’s westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. The westernmost portions of its metro area, the Portuguese Riviera, form the westernmost point of Continental Europe, culminating at Cabo da Roca.

 

Main source https://www.wikipedia.org/

THE BENEFITS OF TRAVELLING

By Christina Bekira and Sophia Mitsi

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Nowadays, many people choose to travel around the world, as they are of the opinion that all the traveling experiences have something to offer them and undoubtedly can be life changing. Traveling is said to be a way to change yourself both physically and psychologically.

First of all, we can all agree that travels can have a huge impact on your mental health. For example, wandering abroad is even a cure for depression and anxiety for several individuals. It makes you feel a lot better and most importantly alive. What is more, another benefit trips can appear to have is that they let you be disconnected from your daily routine which is most of the times full of obligations and tons of exercises to solve. That way, you are able to take a deep breath and relax for some days to your favourite destination.

Moreover, one other reason that you should love traveling is that by visiting, for example Japan, you will get used to picking up new words in a different language and this will totally help you in the future with understanding easier other languages. Furthermore, we cannot forget that by going on trips you also can improve your understanding of other cultures and learn many useful things that will even cause you amusement. As a result, you will be able to compare your culture with others and identify the differences and the similarities, if any.

In addition, a huge benefit of traveling is the fact that you have the unique opportunity of trying local/traditional foods from another country. Each place has different dishes to taste, so it is good to expand your horizon. Plus, if you did not know, there are still places that are little known to the average tourist. Manage to go and explore new destinations without being afraid of getting out of your comfort zone as only this will make you feel like an adventurer.

Last but not least, traveling lets you create life time memories. After a beautiful trip, years after, you will still remember everything in details. Having fun is as important as enjoying new things. So you can do both of them at once.

In a nutshell, you can realize that traveling makes the world a much better place than the way they present it to us on the social networks and has many benefits for us.

Easter Island

By Titos Konstantinos & Paraskevopoulos Vasilis

Easter Island is a Chilean island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle in Oceania. Easter Island is most famous for its nearly 1,000 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people. In 1995, UNESCO named Easter Island a World Heritage Site, with much of the island protected within Rapa Nui National Park.

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The island is about 24.6 km long by 12.3 km at its widest point. Ιts overall shape is triangular. It has an area of 163.6 square kilometres and a maximum elevation of 507 metres above mean sea level. Archipelago Tristan da Cunha in the southern Atlantic competes for the title of the most remote island, lying 2,430 kilometres from Saint Helena island and 2,816 kilometres from the South African coast.

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It is believed that Easter Island’s Polynesian inhabitants arrived on Easter Island sometime near 1200 AD! They created a thriving and industrious culture, as evidenced by the island’s numerous enormous stone moai and other artifacts. However, land clearing for cultivation and the introduction of the Polynesian rat led to gradual deforestation. By the time of European arrival in 1722, the island’s population was estimated to be 2,000–3,000. European diseases, Peruvian slave raiding expeditions in the 1860s, and emigration to other islands.

THE REASONS WHY WE TRAVEL, ESPECIALLY TO VOLOS

By Gaki Maria and Georgina Kerbesioti

By travelling to an unknown place, we learn other people’s customs, culture, language and traditions. In this way we broaden our horizons.

The journey is an experience that we will remember in our entire life. We can explore an unknown place while the journey is a happy break from our daily routine.
There are so many parts of the world we can explore.

We interact with other people and make new friends in the places we visit. In this way we become more sociable.

By travelling we fall in love with smells, colors, habits, faces, landscapes, food, we fall in love with our changed self.

In a country far away from our homeland we are free from our past, we live life as it comes. Free from tiredness and away from deadlines and pressure, each day we live the moments more intensely and we share them with people who for one day become part of our lives, part of our family, simply and effortlessly, beautifully.

Especially for Volos, there are many advantages for travelling there. It is the ideal place to visit in Greece! You can visit it both in winter and summer as it combines sea and mountainous regions. Every year many tourists visit Volos because of the variety of activities they can find there. In summer you can swim at a lot of picturesque beaches and taste local fresh fish! Moreover, walking along, you can discover stone built bridges, old monasteries, picturesque villages and enjoy the breathtaking view!

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In winter you can take up horseback riding, hiking and skiing! The best activity however is to walk around the small villages, enjoy the lush vegetation and invigorate! Not to forget that near Volos there are the most ancient settlements Sesclo and Dimini! You shouldn’t miss to wander in the narrow alleys in Makrinitsa and to buy local products such as herbs, sweets and pasta!

The most visited countries in 2018

By Barbouni Anastasia & Tsironi Penelope

As we come to the end of 2018, we want to present the countries that the popularity of people chose to visit this year. So, we found the 3 most visited countries of 2018.

 

1. France-82.6 million visitors

France is visited by millions of people all over the world for its exquisite cuisine, historic sites, and beautiful scenery. Paris which is the capital city of France is one of the most visited destinations in the world and has a lot to offer to them who decide to visit it and it is a unique experience that will be sure to stay in your mind for a very long time.

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Most visited places in France

1. Eiffel tower in Paris, the most visited city in France

2. St Tropez summer holiday destination

3. Chamonix ski resort

4. Palace of Versailles

5. Mont Saint-Michel

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2. The United States – 75.6 million visitors

The United States is an extremely diverse place culturally and ethnically. The USA is known for its wide variety of live entertainment. From intimate historic venues to giant arenas, live entertainment is a large part of U.S. culture, the 35,000 museums and more.

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Most visited places in the USA

1. Grand Canyon                      

2. Manhattan in NYC

3. Yellowstone National Park with its geysers

4. Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

5. Niagara Falls at the borders with Canada.

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3. Spain – 75.6 million visitors

Spain is one of the most visited European countries, at least in part because of its striking beauty for example the spectacular white sand beaches. Madrid which is the capital and largest city of Spain, is one of the best places to visit , especially for those who have a love and appreciation of history and beautiful architecture.

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Most visited places in Spain

1. Alhambra

2. Mezquita of Cordoba

3. El Escorial

4. Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

5. Ibiza island

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United Arab Emirates

By Michalopoulou Konstantina & Panteli Chrysa

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a country in Western Asia at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing maritime borders with Qatar to the west and Iran to the north. The seven emirates which constitute the country are:

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Ajman
  • Dubai
  • Fujairah
  • Ras al-Khaimah
  • Sharjah
  • Umm al-Quwain

 

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Burj Khalifa, also known as Burj Dubai, is a skyscraper in the Dubai of the United Arab Emirates and the world’s tallest building, with a height of 827 meters. Construction began on September 21, 2004 and was completed on October 1, 2009. Its inauguration took place on January 4, 2010.

The Dubai Fountain

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The Dubai Fountain is the world’s largest choreographed fountain system. It is set on the 30-acre manmade Burj Khalifa Lake, at the center of the Downtown Dubai development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was designed by WET Design, the California-based company responsible for the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas.

 

 

 

Naples, Italy

By Stasinopoulou Christina (A Class)

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     Naples is Italy’s third-largest city, is one of its oldest, most artistic and most appetizing places. Naples” centro storico (historic centre) is a Unesco World Heritage Site; its archaeological treasures are among the world’s most important. Naples” urban sprawl can feel anarchic, tattered and unloved. But looking beyond the grime, graffiti and occasional gruffness, you’ll uncover a city of breathtaking sculptures and panoramas, of unexpected elegance, of spontaneous conversations and profound humanity. It’s one of Italy’s most unlikely masterpieces.

 

Worthwhile Experiences

Teatro Di San Carlo

     The Real Teatro di San Carlo (Royal Theatre of Saint Charles), its original name under the Bourbon monarchy but known today as simply the Teatro di San Carlo, is an Opera house in Naples, Italy. It is located adjacent to the central Piazza del Plebiscito, and connected to the Royal Palace. It is the oldest continuously active venue for public opera in the world, opening in 1737, even before both the Milan’s La Scala and Venice’s La Fenice theatres.

     The opera season runs from late January to May, with the ballet season taking place from April to early June. The house once had a seating capacity of 3,285, but has now been reduced to 1386 seats. Given its size, structure and antiquity, it was the model for the following theatres in Europe.

 

Pompeii

     Pompeii has been a tourist destination for over 250 years. Today it has UNESCO World Heritage Site status and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy. It has been located near Naples, so it is easily accessible.

     Pompeii and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.The eruption destroyed the city, killing its inhabitants and burying it under tons of ash.

     The site was lost for about 1,500 years until its initial rediscovery in 1599 and broader rediscovery almost 150 years later by Spanish engineer Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre in 1748.The objects that lay beneath the city have been preserved for more than a millennium because of the long lack of air and moisture. These artefacts provide an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city during the Pax Romana. During the excavation, plaster was used to fill in the voids in the ash layers that once held human bodies.This allowed archaeologists to see the exact position the person was in when he or she died.

 

Activities

A half-day trip to Sorrento

     Sorrento is a town overlooking the Bay of Naples in Southern Italy.Ferries and hydrofoils connect the town to Naples, Amalfi, Positano, Capri and Ischia. Sorrento’s sea cliffs and luxury hotels have attracted celebrities including Enrico Caruso and Luciano Pavarotti.

     Also, Limoncello, a digestif made from lemon rinds, alcohol, water and sugar, is produced in Sorrento. Other agricultural production includes citrus fruit, wine, nuts and olives.

     The old section of Sorrento is a wonderful place to get lost in its narrow streets and alleyways. Here you’ll discover colorful shops and quaint trattorias and the true essence of Sorrento.The old town centre is home to numerous historical buildings including the Basilica of Sant’Antonino and the complex of San Francesco, which includes the church, cloister, and a convent.

    

 Day Trip to Capri

     Capri is an island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy. The main town Capri that is located on the island shares the name. It has been a resort since the time of the Roman Republic.The town of Capri is the island’s main population centre.

     Inevitably, the two main centres, Capri Town and its uphill rival Anacapri, are almost entirely given over to tourism, with the high prices that follow. But explore beyond the designer boutiques and cafes and you’ll find that Capri retains an unspoilt charm, with grand villas, overgrown vegetable plots, sun-bleached, peeling stucco and banks of brilliantly coloured bougainvillea.

PARIS…ΤΗΕ DREAM CITY

(By Aggeliki Dimorrigopoulou & Theodora Alexopoulou, A Class)

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Paris is situated in France and it is the capital of this country. It is an overpopulated area that was founded in the third century B.C. Paris is well-known as the city of lights or as the city of love…

Firstly, the Parissi, who were Celtic people, resided the city of love from around the middle of the third century B.C. After thousands of years it became a fabulous cultural, economic, politic and religious French capital. During the Renaissance, Paris was the scientific and philosophic centre, in which Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d’Alambert published a total of 33 tomes (volumes) called ‘’Encyclopedie’’. Afterwards, the first Revolution took place! It was held by the poor French residents against Napoleon. As a result, the public experienced violent periods of agitation and unrest that overthrew monarchy. Furthermore, during the 20th and 21st century, France participated in the 1st and 2nd World Wars, with a variety of negative consequences in its historic course.

It cannot be denied that Paris is visited by seventy-five million tourists annually. It consists of a great range of monuments and attractions. The most popular and attractive place is the Eiffel Tower, the tallest structure in Paris. It measures up to 125 meters and as you can imagine the view from the top is breathless. Moreover, another bright monument is the Louvre Museum, which is the world’s largest museum. It is also famous for the four glass- and metal-made pyramids that decorate its entrance. What is more, Notre Dame is located in Paris. It is a cathedral church of French Gothic architecture that underlines the glory of naturalism of its sculptures. As it comes for attractions, Euro Disneyland is the greatest destination that someone could choose. It consists of countless rides that match to all ages. Everyone can feel like a little, inexperienced, enthusiastic child for a couple of moments! Needless to say that Galleries Lafayette can be the reason why any women could spend a fortune. It is an upmarket department store chain that is located inside an old theatre.

As time passes, Paris was, is and will always be a supreme, outstanding and exceptional place to visit. It is widely believed that the city of lights is the most visited city of the entire world, no doubt! If you haven’t visited this city yet you should do it soon! There aren’t any excuses to avoid it. It will be the most perfect experience of your life!!!

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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris

 

WORLD PARTY

(By Krikis Thanasis, Mittaris Nikos & Koutsokeras Mihalis, A Class)

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World party is a TV show which started in 2013 from the Greek channel ERT 3. Four best friends from Thessaloniki started this TV show just because it was their dream. After a lot of rejections from Greek TV channels they finally managed to find the solution by just waiting for an opportunity. This opportunity was given to them by ERT 3 channel. So, let’s introduce the main presenters of this extremely unique TV show.

Sakis Tanimanidis

He was born in Thessaloniki in 1981. He is the director, producer and presenter of the show. He is maniac with gymnastics, healthy food and a healthy lifestyle. He is usually hungry throughout the day. He has excess energy and likes to talk and travel around the world. His motto is «You Only Live Once» (YOLO) … not just sit on the couch and let life go on. He likes to make others smile. He is an engineer and he has studied Aristotle. He did his Master’s (MBA) at Babson College US. His best friend is George.

George Mavridis

He was born in Thessaloniki in 1978. He has particular love for animals and more specifically for his dog, Molly. He has been professionally engaged in the art of tattooing since 1999. He paints from a really young age. His hobby is football and he likes extreme sports. He loves music and video games. He is the owner of «Tattooligans» studio, which is his second home. His best friend is Sakis.

 

There are also two other members, Thodoris Plakidis (Teo) and George Letzas. They are the photographers/filmers. These four talented young travelers travel all around the world and they are trying to show to people the beautiful side of some countries known or not. In each episode, they try to present a country. They show the most representative and other parts of various countries all around the world. The unique characteristic about this TV show is that, unlike other TV shows, they always face any situations, bad or good, with humor and with their motto YOLO (which means you only live once). This means that anyone must face their difficulties with happiness and hope about the future.

The secret of success

Their secret of success is that from the beginning they wanted to make something different, something that has never been done before. Although some people may not like this show, no one can say that it’s not different.

The most dangerous of their journeys

No1: Zambia, Africa – Victoria waterfalls: George and Sakis jump in a physical pool from the edge of the waterfalls. Sakis claimed that that single moment he lost 10 years of his life.

No2: in northern Africa, they travelled in a ghetto where they were the only white people in that area. The indigenous black people could always harm George and Sakis as they have strong enmity for white people.

No3: the most dangerous place they visited was a favela in Argentina where they couldn’t escape from the aggressive mafia members.

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The most impressive and exciting trip they made was in the Amazon River. They say that wherever you go you meet different civilizations but Amazon was extraordinary. The combination of pure nature and unspoilt river in addition to indigenous civilizations create a unique landscape with picturesque scenery. It’s startling how the indigenous people adapt so well in the rainforest without any help or communication with the modern world.

But the trips have offered something more than just fun. They were fulfilled as humans due to all their new experiences. The fact that they meet people from all social statuses has helped them form a personality that can judge situations better.

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Above all, they are simple people, but most importantly inseparable friends. They have formed a friendship that will last maybe forever. This is, as they claim, the most important outcome of their trips. They think that travelling around the world is the point of life and would recommend it to everyone.

Sources

http://www.alphatv.gr/shows/entertainment/worldparty/whoiswho

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