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Foreign TV Productions Focus on Greece in May

Television crews from Russia, France and Belgium are expected to visit Greece in May to film popular and lesser known tourism destinations.

Mouzenidis Holds Grand Opening for Enigma Mall in Halkidiki

The Mouzenidis Group recently inaugurated the Enigma Mall, a shopping center located in the area of Nea Moudania in Halkidiki, northern Greece.

Halkidiki Welcomes New 5-star Hotels and More

The northern Greece region of Halkidiki has attracted investors who have placed over 300 million euros in hospitality projects over the last five years.

Halkidiki Aims to Attract More Italian Visitors in 2017

The Halkidiki Tourism Organization has embarked on a series of promotional activities in the Italian market, aiming to attract more visitors from Italy to Halkidiki this year.

Ikos Oceania Ready for Action After €27m Makeover

Holidays in Halkidiki can’t get any better following a 27-million-euro makeover of Ikos Resorts' very own Ikos Oceania, which opens its doors to guests next month.

Halkidiki Expects More Dutch Tourists in Summer 2017

More Dutch tourists are expected to visit Halkidiki this summer, as early bookings from the Netherlands have already posted a double-digit increase.

Two World Luxury Hotel Awards for Greece’s Porto Carras

The Porto Carras Grand Resort, in the Halkidiki peninsula, northern Greece, just added two more awards to its long list during the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2016 held in Doha, Qatar, last month.

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.

Porto Carras Scoops Five Wins at World Luxury Spa Awards 2016

Porto Carras Grand Resort in Halkidiki won five awards at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2016 held recently at the Grand Hotel Kronenhof Pontresina in Switzerland.

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.