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Fam Trips, Foreign Productions Promoting Aegean Isles

Foreign show productions and fam trips for bloggers, journalists and tour operators are keeping the Aegean islands in the spotlight.

Halkidiki Gets International Exposure Through Fam Trips

The Halkidiki Tourism Organization has held 10 fam trips from April to June, as part of its efforts to promote the region’s destinations to markets abroad.

UK’s Celebrity Traveler Simon Reeve Gives Greece a Go on BBC Series

The incredible encounters of popular UK traveler Simon Reeve in Greece for the filming of his latest documentary have taken the international press by storm with the BBC presenter taking a closer look at Greek reality and telling the world it’s a country of exotic extremes.

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 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.

Russian Tourists Keen on Athos Wine and Religious Tourism

Religious tourism and enotourism were at the center of the Mount Athos Area Organization’s latest promotional efforts during the 22nd Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition (MITT) held in Russia, last week.

Kountoura Discusses Events for “Year of Russia in Greece” and “Year of Greece in Russia” in 2016

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met today with Russian Deputy Minister of Culture Alla Manilova in Moscow to further advance ties between Greece and Russia.

Halkidiki Flavors Take Center Stage at the Acropolis Museum

In efforts to promote local products and introduce the region as a prime gastronomy destination, Halkidiki authorities organized “Halkidikis Gefseis” (Tastes of Halkidiki) recently at the Acropolis Museum restaurant in Athens.

Greece’s Mt. Athos Area Boasts its Beaches to Draw Scandinavian Tourists to Halkidiki

As part of its ongoing promotional strategy and in efforts to attract even more Scandinavian tourists to the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece, the Mount Athos Area Organization presents “The 61 Best Beaches” as the best reason to visit the region.

Greek, World Chefs Join Forces to Celebrate Mt. Athos Cuisine at ‘Kouzina’

Greek chef Dina Nikolaou, 18 local chefs and five European colleagues will bring their culinary skills to the table for a month of events dedicated to the products and cuisine of the Mount Athos region in northern Greece.

Greece’s Mount Athos Region Does More to Attract British Tourists

In efforts to attract even more tourists to the Chalkidiki peninsula in northern Greece, the Mount Athos Area Organization arranged meetings with major tourist industry players on the sidelines of the World Travel Market (WTM) in London earlier this month.

“Mount Athos Area Kouzina” Culinary Days Kick Off In Greece

Culinary days have launched in the Athos region in Halkidiki aiming to promote local production and products in order to establish the area as a destination for thematic travelers.

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.