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Halkidiki, Greece, Sees Popularity Soar In European Markets

Halkidiki in Northern Greece has been recording a significant rise in bookings made by European tour operators for the 2014 tourism season following five years of reduced interest in the region.

Halkidiki, Greece, To Welcome Major Hotel Investments

A series of hotel investments are expected to take place in Halkidiki, Greece, which will give the destination great added value, improve its competitiveness and strengthen the local economy and job market.

Oaktree-Sani Luxury Resort Group Adds Second Hotel To Portfolio

A second hotel has been added to the portfolio of the new luxury resort group created by the cooperation of Oaktree Capital Management and Greek group Sani SA.

Early Bookings Show Tourism Growth In Mount Athos Area, Greece

Early bookings to the area of Mount Athos in Halkidiki for this year's tourism season are already showing an impressive increase, data from travel agencies that have deals with local hotels has revealed.

Porto Carras Grand Resort Receives Three Green Key Awards For 2014

The Porto Carras Grand Resort complex in Halkidiki, Greece, recently received another distinction as three of its hotels were honored with the eco-quality Green Key Eco Label for another consecutive year.

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.

Porto Carras Grand Resort To Host 2nd International Children’s Festival

The 2nd International Children's Festival "Paradise Holiday" of the Music Academy of Eurovision will take place for the second consecutive year at the Porto Carras Grand Resort in Halkidiki from 23 to 30 April 2014.

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.

Greece’s Athos Region Promoted As Wedding, Honeymoon Destination

The Mount Athos Area Organization recently gave tips on the idea of the perfect wedding ceremony at the Athos Region in Halkidiki, during the Balkanica Wedding Expo held in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Mount Athos Gastronomy Event To Launch In May 2014

Mount Athos Area Kouzina, an initiative of the Mount Athos Area Organization and chef Dina Nikolaou, will hold 34 gastronomic evenings this year in the Athos region in Halkidiki from 15 May to 15 June.

Mount Athos Area Promoted To Scandinavian Market

Representatives of the Mount Athos Area Organization of Halkidiki traveled to Stockholm and Oslo and held a total of 10 B2B meetings with leading tour operators and travel agents in an aim to attract more tourists from the Scandinavian market.

Halkidiki Welcomes New, Luxurious Pomegranate Spa Hotel

The new five-star Pomegranate Spa Hotel is welcoming guests and considered an ideal suggestion for travelers that wish to combine luxury accommodation while vacationing in one of Greece's most stunning locations.

Major Tourism Investments Underway In Greece

Three major tourism investments have joined Greece's fast-track scheme for strategic investments and are underway at Halkidiki, Sitia and Argolida.

Philoxenia 2013: Halkidiki Welcomed More Visitors This Year

Halkidiki recovered somewhat from a setback in 2011 to 2012 as this year the destination saw a 10 percent increase in overnight stays and a growth of seven percent in tourism revenue, according to the president of the Halkidiki Tourism Organization, Grigoris Tassios.
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SDOE Spots Tourism Tax Dodgers In Greece

One in every two enterprises inspected across Greece by the Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) over the 21-24 June long weekend was found to be withholding tax payments.
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Halkidiki Receives Positive Response In Romania

Halkidiki expects a five to seven percent rise in arrivals of Romanian tourists this year, according to the Halkidiki Tourism Organization.
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Greek Hotels Promoted In Bulgaria

Greek hotels were presented to the Bulgarian market last week at an event held in Sofia by electronic system Respond on Demand. More than 20 Bulgarian tour operators and travel agents attended the event.
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“Greek Breakfast” Served At HORECA – Photo Report

At the 8th HORECA Expo, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels had a special space reserved for eight regions whose hotels serve the most important meal of the day through recipes based exclusively on Greek products. In other words, they serve “Greek Breakfast!”
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“Greek Breakfast” To Be Served At 8th HORECA

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels will present the results of its coordinated actions aimed to establish “Greek Breakfast” throughout all hotels of the country, at the 8th International Hotel, Restaurant and Cafe Show HO.RE.CA., to take place 8-11 February 2013 at the Athens...

New Era for Theophano Imperial Palace

“Villa Princess Theophano” is the new name for the recently refurbished five-star "Theophano Imperial Palace" in Halkidiki that opens its doors on June 15. "Villa Princess Theophano," one of the five hotels in the of G-Hotels resort chain, is the outcome of a 10 million euro...