Greece has been honoured at the recent United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) 22nd general assembly in Chengdu, China on 15 September. Greece – a 365 Day Destination has won the top prize in the European category of the UNWTO international video competition. The film was submitted by the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) and was directed by Andonis Theocharis Kioukas, who has masterminded numerous documentaries and videos about Greece in recent years.
Neos Kosmos caught up with the talented Mr Kioukas in July at Cine Manto in Mykonos, just before he was due to fly out to a film shoot in Cyprus. He told us about the competition and his hopes the video would win the award. Fast forward a few weeks and his hopes and those of the GNTO have been justifiably realised.
The short film showcases cities, traditional villages, breathtaking nature, our rich culture, archaeological sites, mesmerising islands and culinary treats and recipes from a fascinating destination.
With visitor numbers to Greece at an all time high, the video and award is a timely reminder that Greece is at the forefront of tourism and cultural experiences in Europe.
Other winners at the 2017 awards include Chile, Tunisia and Indonesia.
Watch the award winning video here: