Free smartphone app “Explore Greece” launches in time for summer

Vodafone has launched a free new smartphone app to give users instant information about Greece’s top attractions, and it comes just in time for those planning a holiday to the country’s mainland beauty spots such as Halkidiki, Glyfada and Pelion, or the Greek Islands this summer.

The phone provider came up with the innovative “Vodafone Explore Greece" app in collaboration with Greek National Tourism Organisation to promote Greece as a destination to the carrier’s millions of subscribers worldwide.

The app, which is available to subscribers of other carriers as well, features updates and information on accommodation, entertaining, dining out and detailed maps of Greece and the service is free.

The simple-to-use format includes dynamic audiovisual content that will be updated regularly while the GPS function shows what’s on and what there is to see and do close to your Greek resort.
All the essentials – local beaches, archaeological sites, areas of outstanding natural beauty and other attractions – are on the app and non-Greek speakers will find the basic phrase translation tool, which includes sound, useful, too.

Users can also share and upload photos to Facebook. The brand new app "Vodafone Explore Greece," is already available for mobile smartphones running Android and will shortly be made available for iPhone in the next few weeks.

Greece is shaping up to be a popular holiday destination this year now that the Greek elections are over, and Britain’s unimpressive summer so far is also boosting bookings to other Mediterranean destinations, too, with one in ten Britons reportedly planning to be overseas as international visitors descend upon the UK for the London Olympics in July and August.

Timeshare Resorts in Greece

The world’s leading exchange organisations RCI and Interval www.RCI.com and www.intervalworld.com both feature a number of Greek properties and resorts in their international destination portfolios on mainland Greece and the most popular Greek Islands including Rhodes, Crete, Santorini and Corfu.

Meanwhile, on the fractional property front, the island of Samos has been in the news. Fractional holiday homes, priced from £19,500 at Halcyon Hills, a five star resort in Samos marketed by shared ownership specialists Barrasford & Bird have been selling well. The beachfront resort has its own private marina, cafes, shops and a luxury spa and the investments are SIPP-friendly. http://www.bandbw.co.uk/properties/greece-halcyon-hills/index.html

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