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2016 Holy Spirit Monday Holiday: The Greeks Opt for Halkidiki

Halkidiki leads the top 10 destinations preferred by the Greeks for the upcoming Holy Spirit Monday holiday, according to data from Trivago.

Halkidiki Beaches Take the Lead with Most Blue Flags in Greece

Fifty-two of Greece’s 430 beaches awarded for their quality are located in the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) said recently, demonstrating the region’s commitment to “responsible tourism”.

Miraggio Marina & Spa Splendor Takes Halkidiki by Storm

Whether it’s the state-of-the-art marina or the top-notch hospitality, the Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort in Halkidiki, is opening its doors on May 27 with a big bang.

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.

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.

Thessaloniki and Halkidiki Expect Rise in Russian Arrivals this Season

Tourism professionals from the Northern Greek cities of Thessaloniki and Halkidiki predict a rise in arrivals of Russian visitors to Greece this year.

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.

Sani Gourmet 2016 to Serve ‘Tastes of the Future’ by Top-notch Chefs

Some of the biggest new names in gastronomy are getting ready to show off their skills at the Sani Gourmet food festival in Halkidiki.

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...

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).

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.

Grekland Panorama: Stockholm Gets Ready to Welcome Third Greek Expo

The third edition of the Grekland Panorama, the exclusive travel fair for Greece and Cyprus in Stockholm, Sweden, is expected to attract even more Scandinavians than last year's event which had seen visitor numbers reach some 11,000.

EMITT 2016: Thessaloniki Hoteliers Show Best to Turkish Travel Agents

Aiming to attract more Turkish tourists to Thessaloniki this year, the northern city's hotel association examined ways to expand partnerships with travel agencies in Turkey during this year's East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT, which ran January 28-31 in...

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.

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...

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.

HolidayCheck Award 2016: 48 Greek Hotels Selected as Winners

A total of 48 Greek hotels were among the 681 most popular hotels worldwide recently honored with the tourism audience prize HolidayCheck Award 2016.

Oaktree Joins Greece’s Sani – Ikos Venture

LA-based assets management firm Oaktree has joined Sani SA and Ikos SA, both running luxury hotel units in the Halkidiki peninsula, forming a new venture in tourism which aims to expand both brands individually and invest in related projects across Greece.

HATTA Awards Best Travel Agency Brochures, Websites at Philoxenia Expo

For the 25th year, the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) honored the best travel agency brochures and websites during the 31st International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia held November 12-15.

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.