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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.

Greece to Host First International ‘Blue Flag’ Ceremony

The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) has selected Greece as the venue to host its first international "Blue Flag" ceremony.

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.

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.

Greece’s Halkidiki Lures Investments for Tourism Projects

The region of Halkidiki in northern Greece, has attracted more than 300 million euros in investments in tourism in the last three years, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) said this week.

French Media Get a Taste of Halkidiki

The Halkidiki Tourism Organization welcomed dozens of French travel writers, who came to experience the magic of Halkidiki during the annual Association des Journalistes de Tourisme (AJT) event held on October 10-13.

Halkidiki Basks in the Glory of Aristotle, Wins UNESCO Award

Halkidiki stood out at this year’s World Tourism Expo - World Heritage Cities and Sites, held in Padova last month, clinching a special award for its prominent son, philosopher Aristotle, and being recognized for its overall contribution to World Heritage.

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.

Halkidiki Offerings on Show in Milan, Make the News in China

As part of its aggressive promotional strategy to get the word out, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization organized a familiarization event last month at the Expo 2015 in Milan.

Halkidiki Summer Promo Strategy Going Strong

The Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) is moving full speed ahead with the promotion of the region through a series of initiatives, inviting dozens of travel writers and bloggers from 15 countries to come experience the magic of Halkidiki for themselves.

The French Say ‘Le petit paradis, Halkidiki!’

"Halkidiki is a small paradise", three journalists and two bloggers from France agreed last week.

Ancient Macedonia Culture Features on Italian TV

The ancient civilization of Central Macedonia will be featured on Italian television as part of the Halkidiki Tourism Organization’s (HTO) ongoing promotional efforts marking the Year of Aristotle 2016 - 2,400 years since his birth.

UK Tour Operators Treated to Halkidiki Wonders

A total of 13 UK-based travel agents were given a tour of the Halkidiki region and treated to its local cuisine during the 3rd fam trip recently organised by the Halkidiki Tourism Organization.

Halkidiki Region Boosts International Presence with New Tourism Promo

In ongoing efforts to promote the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece, as a primary tourism destination, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) launched its latest campaign last week titled “Halkidiki, MIRAGE in the Med”. A comprehensive international campaign, “MIRAGE in...

Halkidiki Tourism Organization Does Business at Berlin’s ITB

As part of its ongoing promotional strategy, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) participated in this year’s ITB 2015, which took place in Berlin on March 4-8.

Larissa to Follow Tourism Strategy of Halkidiki

The tourism strategy of Halkidiki has attracted the attention of professionals from Larissa, the capital and largest city of the Thessaly region, who are interested in creating a similar model to promote their destination to a wider audience.

Educational Tourism a Priority for Central Macedonia Region, Greece

The Region of Central Macedonia invited tour operators, journalists and educators from Italy’s Lombardy region to join them “In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great” during a recent presentation in Milan of the region as a leading all-year-round destination ideal for educational...

Halkidiki Tourism Organization Optimistic About Arrivals From Russia

Although early bookings from Russia to Halkidiki for this tourism season are currently down by 15 percent, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization appears optimistic following its participation in the Moscow International Exhibition Travel & Tourism (MITT) that took place 19-22 March.

Halkidiki Presented As Part Of “Via Egnatia” Project

Visitors at the ITB Berlin international tourism exhibition this year were informed that Halkidiki has joined Thessaloniki and is part of the "Via Egnatia" project.

Thessaloniki & Chalkidiki To Launch Joint Tourism Packages To Scandinavians

Thessaloniki and Chalkidiki will launch joint tourism packages to increase both Greek destinations' potential to attract more tourists from the Scandinavian market.