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Halkidiki’s Beaches Top the List of ‘Blue Flags’ in Greece

The Halkidiki peninsula is once again on top of the "Blue Flags" list for 2017 in Greece, with 71 of its beaches awarded....

Posted: May 18, 2017, 1:00 pm

‘Sani Gourmet 2017’ to Host Michelin-starred Chefs

Michelin-starred chefs and rising stars will participate at the "Sani Gourmet 2017" festival, due to take place in June, at the Sani Resort in Halkidiki, northern Greece....

Posted: May 4, 2017, 10:00 am

Foreign TV Productions Focus on Greece in May

Television crews from Russia, France and Belgium are expected to visit Greece in May to film popular and lesser known tourism destinations....

Posted: May 3, 2017, 2:00 pm

Mouzenidis Holds Grand Opening for Enigma Mall in Halkidiki

The Mouzenidis Group recently inaugurated the Enigma Mall, a shopping center located in the area of Nea Moudania in Halkidiki, northern Greece....

Posted: May 3, 2017, 11:00 am

Halkidiki Welcomes New 5-star Hotels and More

The northern Greece region of Halkidiki has attracted investors who have placed over 300 million euros in hospitality projects over the last five years....

Posted: April 24, 2017, 1:00 pm

‘Sani Dunes’ in Halkidiki to Offer Premium Tour Experience in a Volvo S90

Halkidiki's Sani Resort and Volvo will offer visitors a unique and premium experience while riding in a Volvo S90 during their stay at the new Sani Dunes that will open its doors in June....

Posted: April 20, 2017, 12:00 pm

Halkidiki Aims to Attract More Italian Visitors in 2017

The Halkidiki Tourism Organization has embarked on a series of promotional activities in the Italian market, aiming to attract more visitors from Italy to Halkidiki this year....

Posted: April 11, 2017, 12:00 pm

Halkidiki Expects More Dutch Tourists in Summer 2017

More Dutch tourists are expected to visit Halkidiki this summer, as early bookings from the Netherlands have already posted a double-digit increase....

Posted: January 19, 2017, 12:00 pm

Bad Weather Hype Takes Toll on Greek Hotel Holiday Business

Hoteliers across Greece are expressing their disappointment and blaming TV channel weather forecasts for the decreased bookings mainly to destinations known for their winter offerings over the three-day Theofania holiday last weekend....

Posted: January 9, 2017, 2:47 pm

WTM 2016: Halkidiki Set to Attract UK, Dutch Tourists in 2017

The region of Halkidiki in northern Greece is ready to welcome visitors from the UK and Holland next year, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization said upon its return from the World Travel Market (WTM) London....

Posted: November 15, 2016, 2:00 pm

Porto Carras Grand Resort Wins Double at World Travel Awards 2016

Porto Carras Grand Resort won two categories of the World Travel Awards, which were announced in Sardinia, Italy, in early September....

Posted: September 21, 2016, 10:00 am

Eastern Halkidiki Sailing, Diving & Cruising Tops ‘Dodeka’ Promo Project

Eastern Halkidiki’s sailing, diving and cruising offerings are set to be promoted through the Dodeka initiative aimed at attracting tourism all year round to the region....

Posted: August 19, 2016, 11:00 am

Porto Carras Hosts ORC European Sailing Championship 2016

In its ongoing efforts to promote the Halkidiki region and boost marine tourism towards the extension of the tourism season, the luxury Porto Carras Grand Resort held the ORC European Sailing Championship 2016 on July 3-10....

Posted: July 26, 2016, 9:13 am

ORC European Championship 2016: Porto Carras Hosts Sailing Games, Promotes Marine Tourism

Top sailing games will take place once again at the Porto Carras Grand Resort in the Sithonia peninsula, Halkidiki....

Posted: July 1, 2016, 10:00 am

Putin Greece Visit Boosts Ties, Opens Deals

Multi-level cooperation in energy, science, technology and tourism, investments in the private and public sectors (infrastructure, ports, mining, pharmaceutical, agri-food) as well as politics topped the agenda of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s weekend visit to Athens, which came to a close with...

Posted: May 30, 2016, 4:00 pm

Aristotle’s Tomb Comes to Light?

Greece may be commemorating 2,400 years since Aristotle’s birth but it seems there’s more to celebrate as a Greek archaeologist revealed recently that he had found the great philosopher’s tomb....

Posted: May 27, 2016, 3:00 pm

Putin on Greece: Tourism Breeds Trust and Friendship Among People

For Vladimir Putin, tourism breeds trust and friendship between people. So he said to Greek media one day before his official visit to Athens on Friday. ...

Posted: May 26, 2016, 4:00 pm

‘The Times’ Reveals ‘Idyllic’ Secret: Halkidiki’s Ammouliani Islet

Under the title “Empty Beaches, Sleepy Villages and Quiet Tavernas” the London Times featured this month the tiny Halkidiki island of Ammouliani for its white sand, spectacular view, warm hospitality and great food....

Posted: May 24, 2016, 12:00 pm

Porto Carras Welcomes the Summer with 3rd Half Marathon Event

A unique athletic experience will await all at the 3rd Porto Carras Half Marathon powered by Xterra on May 28-29 in Halkidiki, northern Greece....

Posted: May 18, 2016, 11:00 am

Porto Carras Grand Resort Wins Five at Greek Hospitality Awards 2016

The Porto Carras Grand Resort won five accolades at last week's Greek Hospitality Awards held in Athens....

Posted: April 27, 2016, 10:00 am

Sani Fest 2016 Brings Diverse Int’l Artists to the Stage

Aptly described as a "feast for music and culture", organizers of the 24th Sani Festival, to be held in Halkidiki this summer, recently presented the full program of events and concerts suited to all tastes....

Posted: April 25, 2016, 9:00 am

Delegation of Turkish Travel Agents Tours Halkidiki, Explores ‘Road Tourism’ Possibilities

A delegation consisting of 16 members of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB) Eastern Thrace were recently informed on what Halkidiki has to offer as a tourism destination, during a familiarization trip organized by the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO)....

Posted: April 7, 2016, 3:00 pm

Halkidiki at ITB 2016: ‘Travel Bookings Influenced by Refugee Crisis’

The management of the refugee crisis in the coming months will determine if Greece will see an increase in tourism arrivals, as the country must first maintain its reputation as a safe and hospitable destination, according to the Halkidiki Tourism Organization....

Posted: March 16, 2016, 2:00 pm

Chambers Gear Up to Promote Northern Greece as All-year Tourist Pick

Five chambers of Northern Greece have teamed up to discuss ways to promote the region as a tourist destination during a workshop on April 1 to be held at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall....

Posted: March 15, 2016, 3:30 pm

Greece Hoteliers Up in Arms Over Cancellations Due to Refugee Crisis

Hoteliers associations across Greece, including on the islands and at border regions, are ringing alarm bells, calling on the government to take immediate measures as bookings to these destinations have dropped by as much as 90 percent in some cases due to the ever-growing refugee influx....

Posted: February 29, 2016, 5:00 pm
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