50 of the Most Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters of Greece


Vintage Greek travel poster
Vintage Greek travel poster


 Beautiful,  blue, sparkling seas, endless sandy beaches, sunny days, magnificent archaeological sites; all this, and much more, is what attracts people to Greece.

 This, through the years, is what has been presented to the world, in the form of striking, colourful, travel posters, bringing thousands of tourists to Greece each year.

Let's travel back through time, Greek style!



Acropolis, Athens, Greece Vintage travel poster 1929
Acropolis, Athens, Greece
Vintage travel poster
1929


1. This is the oldest Greek travel poster I managed to find, Athens and her amazing Acropolis. 1929.



Rhodes travel poster 1927
Rhodes travel poster 1927


2. This one, for the island of Rhodes, Dodecanese, the island of the Knights Templar, released in 1927.



Loutraki, vintage Greek travel poster
Loutraki, vintage Greek travel poster


3. Loutraki, Spa Town. Vintage poster. 1930s


Loutraki, vintage Greek travel poster
Loutraki, vintage Greek travel poster


4.  Loutraki (where we live) a spa town, mainland Greece, from the 1930s



Vintage Greek travel poster 1930s
Vintage Greek travel poster 1930s
Mykonos


5. This is also from the 1930s, most likely showing Mykonos, as there is one of the famous windmills in the background.




Vintage Greek travel poster 1930s
Vintage Greek travel poster 1930s


6. Here's another showing Rhodes, one of the Dodecanese islands.




Rhodes, Island of the Roses,  by Egon. Vintage travel poste
Rhodes, Island of the Roses,
 by Egon. Vintage travel poster


7. Rhodes again, by Egon, The Island of the Roses



Adipsos is a spa town in Euboea,
Adipsos, a spa town in Euboea,



8.  Adipsos is a spa town in Euboea, many famous people have visited here, including Winston Churchill.
This travel poster is from 1934.



spa towns of Greece
Spa towns of Greece


9.  This one, above, is also advertising the spa towns of Greece. 1930s




Vintage Greek travel poster
Vintage Greek travel poster


10. And yet another, above, promoting, the therapeutic Greek spa water.




GREECE. 1937. By Michalis Papageorgiou,for the Greek Tourism Organisation .
GREECE. 1937.
By Michalis Papageorgiou,for the Greek Tourism Organisation .


Greece 1937
11. Designed by Michalis Papageorgiou for the Greek Tourism Organisation.



Polychroniadi, from 1938
Polychroniadi,  1938


12. This one, by the Greek painter, Polychroniadi, from 1938, is my favourite.




Mykonos Vintage travel poster 1949
Mykonos
Vintage travel poster
1949

13. Mykonos, Cyclades, with her famous windmills 1949



Poros 1940s
Poros 1940s

14.  Above is the island of Poros, in the Saronic Gulf, printed in the 1940s.


Athens, Greece Acropolis. Vintage travel poster
Athens, Greece
Acropolis. Vintage travel poster



15. Enjoying the Acropolis, Athens. Vintage travel poster.




Greek vintage travel poster Andros
Greek vintage travel poster
Andros


16. The island of Andros, Cyclades, the nearest island to Athens.





Vintage Greek travel poster by Spiro Bassiliou 1947
Vintage Greek travel poster
by Spiro Bassiliou 1947



17. Vintage poster, again, designed by Spiros Bassiliou 1947



Vintage Greek travel poster 1948
Vintage Greek travel poster 1948


18. This one, showing the deep blue sea and little sailing boats is from 1948.



 Cyclades
 Cyclades


19. One for the Cyclades, a collection of over two hundred and twenty islands, the best known being; Mykonos and Santorini.



Crete 1947
Crete 1947
Knossos 

20. The above shows a fresco from the walls of the palace at Knossos in Crete. 1947.



Palace Knossos, Crete,1949
Palace Knossos, Crete,1949


21. The Palace Of Knossos, Crete, 1949.



Vintage Greek travel poster Tetsis 1948
Vintage Greek travel poster Tetsis 1948


22. One by the Greek Painter, Tetsis, from 1948.





Vintage travel poster Greece 1950
Vintage travel poster
Sunny Greece
1950

23. Sunny Greece. Vintage travel poster 1950





Vintage Greek travel poster by Spiro Bassiliou 1957
Vintage Greek travel poster
by Spiro Bassiliou 1957



24. Vintage Greek travel poster by Spiro Bassiliou 1957






Vintage Greek travel poster
Vintage Greek travel poster


25. Interesting, vintage Greek travel poster




Vintage Greek travel poster Tetsis 1959
Vintage Greek travel poster Tetsis 1959



26.  Another by Tetsis from 1959



Greek travel poster.Vakirtzis.1955
Greek travel poster.Vakirtzis.1955


27. By the painter Vakirtzis, 1955.




Aegean Cruises in 1955
Aegean Cruises 1955


28. Advertising Aegean Cruises in 1955.




White Tower of Thessaloniki by Boswell, 1955
White Tower of Thessaloniki by Boswell, 1955


29.  The White Tower of Thessaloniki by Boswell, 1955.




Crete 1956 vintage travel poster
Crete 1956 vintage travel poster


30. For Crete, 1956.




For Air France by Guy Georget. 1959.
Travel poster from Air France
George Georget 1959


31. Travel poster from Air France, by George Georget 1959



Air France By Guy Georget.1963.
Air France By Guy Georget.1963.


32. Travel poster for Air France by George Geogret 1963



Vintage Greek travel poster
Vintage Greek travel poster
Thessaloniki



33. Thessaloniki again,showing mosaic,of which Thessaloniki has many fine Byzantine examples.




Vintage Greek travel poster
Vintage Greek travel poster


34.  Mosaic again, from 1960.



Vintage Greek travel poster
Vintage Greek travel poster 1963


35.  More mosaic, 1963.



Vintage Greek travel poster Freddy Carabott 196
Vintage Greek travel poster Freddy Carabott 1961


36. A design by Freddy Carabott, 1961.



Vintage Greek travel poster Freddy Carabott 1963
Vintage Greek travel poster Freddy Carabott 1963




37. One more by Freddy Carabott from 1963.



Vintage Greek travel poster
Vintage Greek travel poster


38.  Here's one, telling us to visit by car. The best way in my opinion!



Vintage Greek travel poster
Vintage Greek travel poster 1963


39. A very colouful one from 1963



Vintage TWA travel poster for Greece
Vintage TWA travel poster for Greece


40. Vintage TWA travel poster for Greece



Vintage TWA travel poster for Greece
Vintage TWA travel poster for Greece


41. Another vintage travel poster for Greece, designed for TWA



Vintage Greek travel poster
Vintage Greek travel poster

42. Enjoying a dip !



Vintage Greek travel poster
Vintage Greek travel poster


43. A lucky black cat! Santorini.



Vintage Greek travel poster
Vintage Greek travel poster


44. Hydra, Saronic Gulf, in glorious colour!




Athens, Parthenon, Greece Vintage travel poster.1960
Athens, Parthenon, Greece
Vintage travel poster.1960



45. Athens, Parthenon and colourful shutters. 1960





Athens, Greece Vintage travel poster 1960
Athens, Greece
Vintage travel poster 1960



46. More Athens and the Acropolis. 1960





Vintage Greek travel poster 1970s
Vintage Greek travel poster
1970s


47. Relaxing in Greece in the 70s




Vintage Greek travel poster 1970s
Vintage Greek travel poster
1970s


48. Vintage travel poster 1970s




Vintage Greek travel poster
Rhodes
1970s


49. Travel poster for the island of Rhodes. 1970s




Vintage Greek travel poster
Vintage Greek travel poster 1987


50. Greek travel poster 1987





Greece 2015
Greece 2015



Ttravel poster for Greece, 2015, clever use of mosaic!





Greece
Greece


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10 comments:

  1. What a great collection of travel posters
    Thank you for searching them out and putting them on your Blog
    Hilary

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    1. Yes Hilary, aren't they wonderful?
      There are about 40 here, I found 78!!
      I will post the rest another time.
      Susan.xxx

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  2. How magnificent are those old time advertissements of Greece! How much nostalgia and sweetness they hide into them...Thank you Susan!

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  3. Thank you Olympia, I never expected to find so many! It surprised me, how modern, some of the older ones look!
    Susan.x

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  4. Τhank you for posting this, you've done a tremendous work. Are these posters available in their original (or at least much better resolution) size? I am willing to compensate whoever is able to provide me with any/as many of those as possible. Please let me know.

    Thank you!

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  5. Ancient Greek anecdotes full of wisdom and spirit. They can make us smile but also express the ancient Greek thinking in its most pleasant way.
    One known mean person in Corinth wanted to protect his house from every evil, and as it was used then he placed an inscription above his door: “No evil enters this house”, and Diogenes passing by said : “And how the owner will enter his house?”.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bookdepth.anecdotes.greekwit

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  6. I understand the word "anecdote", even though it's derived from the Greek word anekdoton (ανέκδοτον), meaning "not yet made public", has a different meaning in English. However, this saying by Diogenes, in Greek is a "logopaignio" from the work λογοπαίγνιο, literally meaning "a play with the words". It is also a good example of the Cynic philosophy movement (Κυνική Φιλοσοφία) which Diogenes adopted and was one of the greatest followers.

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  7. I understand the word "anecdote", even though it's derived from the Greek word anekdoton (ανέκδοτον), meaning "not yet made public", has a different meaning in English. However, this saying by Diogenes, in Greek is a "logopaignio" from the work λογοπαίγνιο, literally meaning "a play with the words". It is also a good example of the Cynic philosophy movement (Κυνική Φιλοσοφία) which Diogenes adopted and was one of the greatest followers.

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  8. Some gorgeous, vibrant artwork here! Certainly makes me want to visit Greece.

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