2013 Archived News

Follow in Fry's footsteps, visit Greece

 

"British tourists love Greece and see the country as an ideal, safe holiday destination," British actor Stephen Fry said, during his visit to the Acropolis Museum in April. From the day he disclosed he would be visiting Greece, Stephen Fry posted on his Twitter account and in so doing promoting Greek tourism. Once in Athens, he kept  his 5.7 million followers informed with comments and photographs of his activities and the places he visited. Among them the archaeological site of Delphi, Ancient Olympia and the Argosaronic Gulf islands.

 

An ardent supporter for the return of the Parthenon sculptures, the renowned actor was accompanied in the Acropolis Museum by Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and the President of the Museum, Dimitris Pantermalis, who provided a guided tour of the Museum’s exhibits, the history and the culture of ancient Greece. While in Greece, Mr Fry re-posted his 2012 article, “Greece is the word” and reiterated that the Parthenon Mar-bles, should be returned to their country.

 Professor Pandermalis welcomes Stephen Fry to the Acropolis Museum with a tour of the Parthenon Gallery

Professor Pandermalis welcomes Stephen Fry to the Acropolis Museum with a tour of the Parthenon Gallery

“The messages coming from abroad for Greek tourism are optimistic this year. However, there is still much to be done and we must work hard to achieve our goals. Mr. Fry loves Greece and is a real friend of the country and its people. Through his Twitter account, he clearly sends out the message that Greece is a safe and welcoming country. This is very important for our country at this critical period,” said the Tourism Minister, Olga Kefalogianni while Mr. Fry insisted that “Global civilization owes a lot to Greece and we must never forget that”.

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