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Philoxenia 2016

Διεθνής Έκθεση Τουρισμού «Philoxenia 2016»

Ταξιδεύοντας στην Τουρκία… με αυθεντικές γεύσεις,

παραδοσιακή μουσική αλλά και το «Δέντρο της Τύχης».

 

Δοκιμάζοντας αυθεντικές γεύσεις τουρκικής κουζίνας, ακούγοντας παραδοσιακή μουσική αλλά και δηλώνοντας συμμετοχή στο διαγωνισμό «Ταξιδέψτε στην Τουρκία με το Δέντρο της Τύχης» είχαν την ευκαιρία να «ταξιδέψουν» νοερά στην Τουρκία, οι επισκέπτες του περιπτέρου 15, «Turkey Home» κατά τη διάρκεια της Διεθνούς Έκθεσης Τουρισμού «Philoxenia» η οποία πραγματοποιήθηκε στις 18-20 Νοεμβρίου 2016.

Άποψη του stand του “Turkey Home”

Άποψη του stand του “Turkey Home” 

Το Γραφείο Πολιτισμού και Τουρισμού της Τουρκικής Πρεσβείας στην Αθήνα σ’ ένα ιδιαίτερα φιλόξενο περιβάλλον υποδεχόταν το κοινό με γλυκίσματα, καφέ και τσάι ενώ η γνωστή σεφ Mαρία Εκμεκτσίογλου δημιούργησε μοναδικές λιχουδιές για μικρούς και μεγάλους. Ξεχωριστή νότα έδωσαν οι μουσικοί Δ. Βασιλειάδης και Κ. Παπαγιαννίδης με μελωδίες από ούτι και κανονάκι.   Επίσης το «Δέντρο της Τύχης» έδωσε την ευκαιρία σ’ ένα τυχερό ζευγάρι που έλαβε μέρος στο διαγωνισμό να ταξιδέψει στον προορισμό που επιθυμεί και να γνωρίσει από κοντά την Τουρκική φιλοξενία .

(Διακρίνονται από αριστερά) ο Αναπληρωτής Υπουργός Ενέργειας και Περιβάλλοντος Σωκράτης Φάμελος και η Ακόλουθος Πολιτισμού και Τουρισμού Asli Aksungur κατά την κλήρωση του διαγωνισμού «Ταξιδέψτε στην Τουρκία με το Δέντρο της Τύχης»

(Διακρίνονται από αριστερά) ο Αναπληρωτής Υπουργός Ενέργειας και Περιβάλλοντος Σωκράτης Φάμελος και η Ακόλουθος Πολιτισμού και Τουρισμού Asli Aksungur κατά την κλήρωση του διαγωνισμού «Ταξιδέψτε στην Τουρκία με το Δέντρο της Τύχης» 

Το περίπτερο “Turkey Home” επισκέφτηκαν η Υπουργός Τουρισμού Υπουργού Τουρισμού Έλενα Κουντουρά, ο Αναπληρωτής Υπουργός Ενέργειας και Περιβάλλοντος Σωκράτης Φάμελος, η Υφυπουργός Μακεδονίας Θράκης Μαρία Κόλλια Τσαρουχά, ο Πρόεδρος της ΔΕΘ Helexpo  Αναστάσιος Τζήκας, ο Δ/νων Σύμβουλος της ΔΕΘ-Helexpo Κυριάκος Ποζρικίδης, όπου συνομίλησαν με τον Πρόξενο της Τουρκίας στη Θεσ/νικη Orhan Yalman Okan και την Ακόλουθο Πολιτισμού και Τουρισμού της Τουρκικής Πρεσβείας στην Αθήνα Asli Aksungur.

(Διακρίνονται από αριστερά) η Υφυπουργός Μακεδονίας Θράκης Μαρία Κόλλια Τσαρουχά, η Ακόλουθος Πολιτισμού και Τουρισμού Asli Aksungur και η Υπουργός Τουρισμού Υπουργού Τουρισμού Έλενα Κουντουρά κατά την απονομή της τιμητικής διάκρισης από το Hatta.

(Διακρίνονται από αριστερά) η Υφυπουργός Μακεδονίας Θράκης Μαρία Κόλλια Τσαρουχά, η Ακόλουθος Πολιτισμού και Τουρισμού Asli Aksungur και η Υπουργός Τουρισμού Υπουργού Τουρισμού Έλενα Κουντουρά κατά την απονομή της τιμητικής διάκρισης από το Hatta.

Επίσης σε κοκτέιλ που πραγματοποιήθηκε κατά την έναρξη της έκθεσης  εκπρόσωποι φορέων της τουριστικής βιομηχανίας είχαν την ευκαιρία να ανταλλάξουν απόψεις σχετικά με την εξέλιξη του κλάδου τόσο στην Ελλάδα όσο και στην Τουρκία

Ο Πρόεδρος του ΗΑΤΤΑ Λύσανδρος Τσιλίδης απένειμε στην Ακόλουθο της Τουρκικής Πρεσβείας Asli Aksungur εύφημο μνεία για την εποικοδομητική  συνεργασία του Hatta και του Γραφείου Πολιτισμού και Τουρισμού κατά τη διάρκεια της θητείας της στην Ελλάδα τονίζοντας της ότι είναι πάντα ευπρόσδεκτη. 

Στο πλαίσιο της συμμετοχής του, το Γραφείο Πολιτισμού και Τουρισμού στη Philoxenia 2016 στο ίδιο stand φιλοξένησε τους: Türsab- Association of Turkish Agencies, Turob- Turkish Hotels Association, Turkish Airlines, Trabzon Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism, Çanakkale Hotels, Pegasus Airlines, EMITT- East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Exhibition,  Edirne Association of Promoting and Tourism, Antalya Konyaltı Municipality και άλλα ταξιδιωτικά γραφεία και ξενοδοχεία.

Ταξιδεύοντας στην Τουρκία με ούτι και κανονάκι από τους μουσικούς Κ. Παπαγιαννίδη, Δ. Βασιλειάδη.

Ταξιδεύοντας στην Τουρκία με ούτι και κανονάκι από τους μουσικούς Κ. Παπαγιαννίδη, Δ. Βασιλειάδη.

Η Μαρία Εκμεκτσίογλου μαγειρεύοντας λιχουδιές αυθεντικής τουρκικής κουζίνας

Η Μαρία Εκμεκτσίογλου μαγειρεύοντας λιχουδιές αυθεντικής τουρκικής κουζίνας 

Philoxenia 2016

 

International Tourism ExhibitionPhiloxenia 2016”

Authentic tastes, traditional music and the “Tree of Fortune”

offered a delightful journey to Turkey

 

During the International Tourism Exhibition “Philoxenia 2016”, held from 18 to 20 November in Thessaloniki, the visitors of Τurkey Home” stand at Pavilion 15, had the chance to “travel” to Turkey by tasting the original Turkish cuisine, listening to traditional music as well as entering the “Travel to Turkey with the Tree of Fortune” contest. 

Άποψη του stand του “Turkey Home”

A view of the “Turkey Home” stand

In a heartwarming atmosphere, the Culture and Tourism Office of the Turkish Embassy welcomed visitors with delicacies, Turkish coffee and tea, while the well-known chef, Maria Ekmekçioğlu, prepared unique treats for children and adults. A special note was added by the musicians, D. Vassiliiadis and K. Papagiannidis, who played beautiful melodies on the oud and kanun. In addition, a lucky couple that had entered the “Tree of Fortune” contest will have the opportunity to travel to their favorite destination and experience the Turkish hospitality.

(Διακρίνονται από αριστερά) ο Αναπληρωτής Υπουργός Ενέργειας και Περιβάλλοντος Σωκράτης Φάμελος και η Ακόλουθος Πολιτισμού και Τουρισμού Asli Aksungur κατά την κλήρωση του διαγωνισμού «Ταξιδέψτε στην Τουρκία με το Δέντρο της Τύχης»

(From left to right) Alternate Minister of Energy and Environment, Socrates Famelos, and the Culture and Tourism Attaché, Asli Aksungur, during the drawing of the “Travel to Turkey with the Tree of Fortune” contest

The Greek Minister of Tourism, Ms. Elena Kountoura, Alternate Minister of Energy and Environment, Mr. Socrates Famelos, Deputy Minister for Macedonia and Thrace, Ms. Maria Kollia-Tsaroucha, the chairman of the board of TIF-Helexpo, Mr. Anastassios Tzikas, the CEO of TIF-Helexpo, Mr. Kyriakos Pozrikidis, visited the Τurkey Homestand, where they met and discussed with the Consul-General of Turkey in Thessaloniki, Mr. Orhan Yalman Okan and the Culture and Tourism Attaché of the Turkish Embassy, Ms. Asli Aksungur.

(Διακρίνονται από αριστερά) η Υφυπουργός Μακεδονίας Θράκης Μαρία Κόλλια Τσαρουχά, η Ακόλουθος Πολιτισμού και Τουρισμού Asli Aksungur και η Υπουργός Τουρισμού Υπουργού Τουρισμού Έλενα Κουντουρά κατά την απονομή της τιμητικής διάκρισης από το Hatta.

(From left to right) the Deputy Minister for Macedonia and Thrace, Maria Kollia-Tsaroucha, the Culture and Tourism Attaché of the Turkısh Embassy, Asli Aksungur, and the Minister of Tourism, Elena Kountoura, during the presentation of the honorary award by HATTA.

Furthermore, during the opening cocktail party, representatives from the tourism industry had the chance to exchange views about the sector developments in both Greece and Turkey.    

 

The President of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourism Agents (HATTA), Mr. Lyssandros Tsilidis, offered an honorary award to the Culture and Tourism Attaché of the Turkish Embassy, Ms. Asli Aksungur, in acknowledgement of the fruitful collaboration between HATTA and the Culture and Tourism Office during her tenure in Greece.

 

The Culture and Tourism Office of the Turkish Embassy hosted in its stand the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies- Türsab, the Turkish Hotels Association- Turob, the Turkish Airlines, the Trabzon Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism, the Çanakkale Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism, the Pegasus Airlines, the East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Exhibition- EMITT,  the Edirne Association of Promoting and Tourism, the Antalya Konyaltı Municipality and various travel agencies and hotels.

Ταξιδεύοντας στην Τουρκία με ούτι και κανονάκι από τους μουσικούς Κ. Παπαγιαννίδη, Δ. Βασιλειάδη.

Musicians K. Papagiannidis and D. Vassiliadis took the visitors on a musical trip with their oud and kanun melodies.

Η Μαρία Εκμεκτσίογλου μαγειρεύοντας λιχουδιές αυθεντικής τουρκικής κουζίνας

  •  Maria Ekmekçioğlu preparing original Turkish cuisine dishes 

Opening of «THOMAS HOPE» exhibition

The Benaki Museum is organizing the exhibition of THOMAS HOPE: “Drawings of Ottoman Istanbul”, which is kindly supported by the Culture and Tourism Office of the Turkish Embassy in Athens. The exhibition presents 60 drawings from the 18th century Istanbul and consists a unique treasure of visual testimonies for the scholars of the Ottoman civilization.

During the opening of the exhibition, Olivier Descotes, Director of the Benaki Museum, said that it is an immense joy to host such an important exhibition, which apart from the aesthetic pleasure it offers to art enthusiasts, it constitutes an important early account for the 18th century Istanbul.

The Ambassador of Turkey in Greece H.E. Mr. Kerim Uras, commenting on the exhibition added: “This exhibition is an inexhaustible corpus of material for anyone who wants to reconstruct a panoramic portrait of Istanbul in the 18th century with authentic representations of the landscape, architecture, residents and everyday scenes. It brings closer the two countries and, upon its completion, it will be transferred to Istanbul. There, the visitors will be able to discover the Istanbul of 18th century as well as the Istanbul of today. As a whole, Thomas Hope’s work will surely be appreciated by both the academic and art lovers communities.”

At the opening, Mrs. Aslı Aksungur, Culture and Tourism Attaché of the Turkish Embassy, Dr. Fani Maria Tsigakou, art historian and curator of the exhibition and Mina Moraitou, curator of the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art were also present.

 

Left Photo: (From left to right) The Director of the Benaki Islamic Art Museum, Olivier Descotes, Mrs Zeynep Uras, wife of the Ambassador of Turkey in Greece, H.E. Mr. Kerim Uras, Ambassador of Turkey in Greece, Mrs. Aslı Aksungur, Culture and Tourism Attaché and Mina Moraitou, curator of the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art.

Right Photo: The Press Conference panel


The exhibition, which will last until the 25th of September, was inaugurated yesterday evening, at Benaki Museum of Islamic Art in the presence of numerous guests, including many artists, collectors, art lovers, academics, business people, journalists and diplomats. During their visit, the guests had the opportunity to watch closely Thomas Hope’s designs and gain a different perspective of a period rather poor in testimonies of Turkey, as it was the 19th century when most European artists made their way to the Middle East.

Thomas Hope seems to have been delighted by the capital of the Ottoman Empire as the thematic variety of designs that reflect the city is remarkable. Topographic views and folding panoramas of Istanbul and its environs, Ottoman palaces, halls of the seraglios, gates, mosques, funerary monuments, fountains, gates, the yalı on the Bosphorus, the sultan’s entertainments boats are also included in this group of works. Other scenes include market shops, coffee shops, images of various men, women with children of Istanbul, depictions of costumes, architectural details, accompanied by lengthy explanations and descriptions with comments.

During the exhibition

Alp Alper’s Aero-Photography Exhibition

Friends, colleagues, representatives of Tourism authorities and Embassies were given the opportunity to enjoy a different journey to Turkey by attending the opening of Alp Alper’s aero-photography exhibition “Turkey from high above” in the Ianos Art Chamber.

The exhibition is organized by the Office of Culture and Tourism of the Turkish Embassy in Athens and will be operational until the 16th of May, 2015.

Alp Alper’s flame of longing for the art of photography has always been burning inside him since his early childhood and it was not earlier than 1992 when this love came to the surface again, when he started working as a flight dispatcher for the Turkish Airlines.  After the disastrous earthquake that shook Turkey in 1999, Alper introduced himself with his work titled “Turkey from 1000 feet”. Alper’s exhibitions have been hosted in many cities such as Athens, Warsaw, Cape Town, London, Sao Paulo, Beijing, Duisburg, Toulouse, Aussillon and Paris.

He has also worked with many magazines including Gezi-Traveller, Gourmet and Ulusoy Travelers. Since 1999, he has worked with Greek magazines such as Cosmos Travel and National Geographic. He also began displaying his works in Turkish and Polish National Geographic magazines. He has published three books “Turkey from 1000 feet”, “Dreamscape Turkey” and “4 Seasons Istanbul”.


The photographer Mr. Alp Alper, Mr. Kerim Uras, Turkish Ambassador in Greece, Mrs. Aslı Gündoğdu Aksungur, Culture and Tourism Attache of the Turkish Embassy in Athens and Mr. Demir Serdarzade, former employee at the Turkish Embassy in Athens


Mrs. Aslı Gündoğdu Aksungur, Culture and Tourism Attache of the Turkish Embassy in Athens, Alexios Bolotas, Golden Times S.A. and Mrs Iris Kritikou, Exhibition Curator


Mrs. Aslı Gündoğdu Aksungur, Culture and Tourism Attache of the Turkish Embassy in Athens with Ms Alexandra Katsaiti, Stylist and Image Maker

Philoxenia 2014

Visitors of the International Tourism Exhibition "Philoxenia", which was held from 13 to 16 November, had the opportunity to enjoy flavours, images and colours from Turkey.

In the particularly welcoming environment of “Turkey Home” at kiosk 15, stand 44, the Culture and Tourism Office of the Embassy of Turkey in Athens presented the public with the Turkish traditional forms of art, ebru and tezhip, exhibiting water and gold creations, while the famous chef Maria Ekmekçioğlu, “revealed” the secrets of Turkish cuisine. In addition, the “Tree of Fortune” contest offered two lucky couples the chance to travel to their favourite destination in Turkey.  

The Greek Minister of Tourism, Ms. Olga Kefalogianni, as well as the Mayor of Thessaloniki, Mr. Yannis Boutaris, visited the kiosk “Turkey Home”, where they enjoyed a brief conversation with the Turkish Consul-general in Thessaloniki, Tuğrul Biltekin, and the Tourism Attaché at the Embassy of Turkey in Athens, Asli Aksungur. In addition, during a cocktail reception held at the beginning of the international exhibition, the tourism industry representatives had the opportunity to exchange views regarding the growth of the sector both in Greece and Turkey.   

Within the framework of its participation in “Philoxenia 2014”, the Culture and Tourism Office hosted the following agencies in its stand: Türsab-Association of Turkish Agencies, Turob-Turkish Hotels Association, Turkish Airlines, Trabzon Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism, Çanakkale Hotels, Pegasus Airlines, EMITT- East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Exhibition, Intra Latin Tours, Grand Atakum Hotel.

Traditional art ebru and tezhip

View of the kiosk

From left to right: Tuğrul Biltekin, Turkish Consul-general in Thessaloniki, Maria Ekmekçioğlu, Chef, Asli Aksungur, Culture and Tourism Attaché at the Embassy of Turkey in Athens