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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-06-02

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Samaras meeting with Tadic
  • [02] Thieves target historic 11th century monastery in south Albania
  • [03] Serbs pick Greece as top tourism destination

  • [01] Samaras meeting with Tadic

    (ANA-MPA) -- Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras met with visiting Serb President Boris Tadic on Wednesday for a roughly 30-minute meeting focusing on current developments. No statements were made afterwards.

    Earlier, Samaras held a meeting with European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek at the party's central offices. He also met with Columbia University Prof. James Rubin.

    Under US President Bill Clinton, Rubin had served as US assistant secretary of state for public affairs, chief spokesman for the US State Department and senior policy adviser to Madeleine Albright.

    [02] Thieves target historic 11th century monastery in south Albania

    (ANA-MPA) -- Unknown suspects broke into a church at the Douviani Monastery compound in the Kato (Lower) Dropoli district of Gjirokastr prefecture in southern Albania and reportedly removed an old wooden cross, icons, as well as an old embroidered cloth considered of significant cultural and historical value.

    Part of church's iconostasis (the screen decorated with icons that divides the sanctuary from the nave of an Eastern Orthodox church) was also destroyed.

    This was the fourth time the monastery has been targeted by thieves and vandals.

    A second church in the same village was also broken into but nothing was removed.

    The monastery is dated to the middle Byzantine Era, circa 1089.

    [03] Serbs pick Greece as top tourism destination

    (ANA-MPA) -- Greece remains the most popular tourist destination for Serbian holiday makers, according to figures provided recently by the Serbian National Association of Travel Agencies (YUTA).

    A survey showed that 59 pct prefer Greece for their summer holidays, followed by Spain (13 pct), Turkey (10 pct), Egypt (8 pct) and Montenegro (3 pct). Croatia, which used to be the most popular tourist destination for Serbian tourists, received only 1 pct.

    According to the survey, Serbian tourists regard Greece as a safe and inexpensive destination.

    This summer season, a majority of Serbian visitors said they will spend their vacation in Halkidiki, northern Greece, while amongst the other most popular destinations are the islands of Corfu in the Ionian Sea and Thassos in the northern Aegean.

    Caption: A file phote dated July 5, 2007 shows the city of Corfu's old town district, an UNESCO World Heritage site located on the same-name Ionian Sea island. ANA-MPA / KATERINA MAVRONA.


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