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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

Greece Expects 800,000 Serbian Tourists this Year

Greece should expect some 800,000 tourist arrivals from Serbia this year, according to the Central Macedonia prefect Apostolos Tzitzikostas....

Posted: February 23, 2016, 4:30 pm

Halkidiki Goes 5-star as 25 New Hotels Pop Up Since 2000

The popular Halkidiki peninsula in Northern Greece has grown into a hot luxury destination with more than 25 new hotel units constructed in the last 15 years, according to a study released by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP)....

Posted: February 9, 2016, 3:00 pm

EMITT 2016: Turkish Travel Agents Show Interest in Halkidiki Luxury Holidays

Luxury hotels in Halkidiki attracted the attention of Turkish travel agents at this year’s East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT, which ran January 28-31 in Istanbul....

Posted: February 5, 2016, 10:30 am

Mt Athos Area Promo Plan Takes Center Stage at Turkey’s EMITT

The Halkidiki region, its tourism offerings and options were presented during the East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT held in Istanbul, Turkey, last week....

Posted: February 1, 2016, 11:00 am

Travel Massive: Hello Johannesburg, Meet Thessaloniki

In efforts to get the word across continents and connect travel insiders through free events around the world, Travel Massive Thessaloniki joined forces with its chapter in Johannesburg for the second event held in the northern port city last week aiming to promote it and region as a primary tourist...

Posted: January 29, 2016, 10:45 am

Halkidiki Promo Efforts in Milan Ahead of Aristotle Year

Paving the way ahead of “2016 - The Year of Aristotle”, the Central Macedonia Region in collaboration with the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) organized a special event in Milan spotlighting the Greek philosopher as well as Alexander the Great....

Posted: December 8, 2015, 12:00 pm

Sani Resort Picks Up Numerous Awards in 2015

Consistently recognized as one of Greece's finest resorts and a destination on its own, the luxury Sani Resort in Halkidiki this year enjoyed heightened attention for its numerous awards and honors....

Posted: November 24, 2015, 10:00 am

Halkidiki Shows Off Adventure Choices at Germany’s TourNatur

Attracting nature lovers and adventure travelers is among the top priorities of Halkidiki authorities, who participated in this year’s TourNatur held at the Messe Exhibition Center in Düsseldorf, earlier this month....

Posted: September 14, 2015, 8:30 am

Which August 15 Holiday Destinations Did Greeks Search for Most?

Hotel comparison website Trivago recently released data on the most popular destinations searched online by Greeks for the August 15 holiday....

Posted: August 12, 2015, 8:30 am

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