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Greek financial crisis- Pay off of Greek Debt

Many #Greek people have suffered a lot since the financial crisis of 2008.The huge debt is a result of more than 40 years financial failure. I don’t want to blame anyone but to state that there is hope and solution. #Greece has a unique #cultural wealth and heritage that is thousand years old. This is the game advantage for its #tourism sector. A prosperous tourism sector will support the domestic agricultural sector. Then it is the Greek #Maritime fleet, one of the biggest in the #world. There are also other sectors that are worth mentioning but the aforementioned are the most important. Last but not least, Greece must make fast track deals for the exploitation of the rich #oil and #gas deposits in the #Ionian Sea and Livykon Sea in South #Crete. The estimate is that these deals will enable Greece to pay off its debt in less than 20 years.

Grand Tour of East Crete: Heraklio and Lasithi

Grand Tour of East Crete: Heraklio and Lasithi

I crossed a Grand Place of East Crete:Heraklio and Lasithi in 18/08/2012 and 19/08/2012. It was God’s Will to do it and this happens once in a Millennium. I started the tour from Nea Alikarnassos towards Malia. Then I went up to the Mountain Selena. I stopped at Mohos district for a drink. Some friendly people and traditional taverns were there. One exception, a thin man with a moustache who throwed a small bottle of water under my car but anyway, I think he was joking. I stayed until 15:30 Then I started driving like a F1 Driver. It was very dangerous because the roads were narrow. I followed the route from Mochos to Kera and Tzermiado and I made a really Fast Round of Lasithi Plateau and then I started going down from Mesa Lasithi to Zenia, Adrianos with a quick stop for fuel at Agios Nikolaos. Then I continued going down from Agios Nikolaos to Istro, Pachia Ammos towards Ierapetra. I entered Ierapetra and then I turned towards the South East Lasithi. I passed Ierapetra Camping and I stopped at Korali Beach for Swimming. The wind was blowing very strong so that tiny sand stones were flying. The Game continued between 20:00-21:00, when I took the road to the “Queen of South Crete”: Ierapetra. I had some pork meat and Soft Drinks and a Cold Coffee at the East Part of Ierapetra. Then I took the road towards Myrtos, crossing Gra Ligia, Stomio and Neos Myrtos.  I crossed Myrtos between 21:30-22:00 and entered Viannos Municipality (Tertsa) about 22:00. (18/08).I spend the night at a peaceful beach West of Tertsa District (19/08). It was a Miracle. I was staring at the Night Sky who was crystal clear and hundreds of stars were shining. Some Fishing Boats were still on the Livikos Sea till early in the morning. I woke up about 07:00 am and the sea was calm. I “washed my face and body” with a short swim. Then I continued towards Psari Phorada, where I arrived between 08:20-09:00. I had some drinks and sweets and I went for swimming until 13:00-14:00. I had two ice creams and a soft drink and then I took the road back to Heraklion, crossing the Omalos Mountain to Viannos, Panagia, Kasteli, Kalo Chorio, Koxari, Gouves. I reached the North National Highway of Crete between 17:00-18:00 and finished between 17:30-18:00.

It was a unigue driving and tour experience. E-BCR, Michael Kassotakis, www.e-bcr.com