Monday, August 30, 2004

CNN apologizes to Athens for all the Games' rumors!!!

At last CNN decided to post an apology for the biased behaviour of the network during the preparations for the now late Athens 2004 Olympics! Greece is a small country in terms of population and financial figures, but it has always been a great nation which provided the world with principles such as democracy, philosophy, arts & sciences etc which now lie as foundations for the Western civilization! Please find the relative article of CNN at: and enjoy reading their "signomi" to the Greeks!

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Fairwell to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games!

For all of you the Olympic Games fans around the world, here's a cute animated screensaver with mascots Phoebus and Athena, as a free download from the official site of the Athens 2004 Olympics. Download it at: and keep the memory of the 28th Olympiad alive at your desktop! Posted by Hello

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

She Walks In Beauty
By Lord Byron (1788 – 1824) English Romantic Poet

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impair'd the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Για τον Πύρρο Δήμα που τίμησε την Ελληνική Ψυχή!

Πύρρο, ύστερα απ' τον σημερινό συγκλονιστικό αγώνα στους Ολυμπιακούς της Αθήνας, νιώθω την ανάγκη να σ'ευχαριστήσω για τα 12 χρόνια που σηκώνεις ψηλά την Ελληνική Σημαία και μαζί της το ανάστημα μας. Δεν θα ξεχάσω τα ρίγη υπερηφάνιας που με κατέκλυσαν το 1992 όταν στη Βαρκελώνη στέφθηκες Ολυμπιονίκης, αλλά και κάθε φορά που εκπροσωπούσες τη χώρα μας επάξια και μας έκανες να νιώθουμε σαν απόγονοι του Ηρακλή με τα κατορθώματα σου. Σήμερα, απέδειξες ότι η ψυχή σου μπορεί να κινήσει και βουνά με το μεγαλείο που διαθέτεις! Σ' ευχαριστώ που για μια ακόμη φορά τα δάκρυα που κύλησαν στα μάτια μας ήταν η σπονδή σ'έναν Έλληνα που αγωνίζεται για τα ιδανικά της πατρίδας. Είσαι ισάξιος του Σπύρου Λούη στο μέγεθος των επιτευγμάτων σου. Η γενιά μας είναι περήφανη για το λεοντόκαρδο αγόρι απ' τη Χειμάρρα. Εύχομαι η πορεία σου ν' αποτελέσει παράδειγμα για τους επόμενους Έλληνες Ολυμπιονίκες. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Paradise Found!

Hey! This isn't a picture from an island in the Carribean Sea! It's actually a spot at the cascades in the town of Loutraki, Greece!!! Posted by Hello

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

One Moment In Time

Sunset at the Corinthian Gulf, Greece. Dedicated to those who still dare to dream! Marialena Posted by Hello

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Let the Athens Olympic Games of 2004 begin! Minutes from the Opening Ceremony on Friday 13th. Posted by Hello

Thursday, August 12, 2004

The birthplace of the Olympics - Ancient Olympia, Greece Posted by Hello

Travelling to Greece - Crete

In case you ever wanted to visit the beautiful island of Crete in Greece, then I hope you find this article of mine useful as a reference:

Safe travels to all of you, Marialena

The 1st Int'l Word Relay - Be a torch bearer!

Hello everybody!
The Olympics are finally back in their birthplace and ready to start on the 13th of August. I came accross a very interesting campaign regarding the first international relay about the word "flame" and it is pretty amazing how many people have taken part in it so far. So, I suggest you gave it a try but just putting in your name to stay in history. Check it out at:
Let the Games begin, Marialena