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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.

Greece Keeps High Guest Satisfaction Rating in July Despite Capital Controls

Greek hotels received a high guest satisfaction rating in July, despite the uncertainty in the country due to capital controls at the time.

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.

Greece’s ‘Rent a Room’ Market Takes a Fall

The August 15 Dormition of the Virgin Mary holiday is the peak season for Greek holidaymakers to travel, but this year the number has dropped by 20 percent.

Which August 15 Holiday Destinations Did Greeks Search for Most?

Hotel comparison website Trivago recently released data on the most popular destinations searched online by Greeks for the August 15 holiday.

Greek Destinations That the Germans, French, Italians and Brits Love This Year

The Germans choose the Aegean islands, the French and Italians love Crete and the Brits are heading to the islands of the Ionian this summer.

Travel Channel to Show the World the ‘Tourism Experience’ of Central Macedonia, Greece

Greek destinations of the Region of Central Macedonia will “travel” around the world via international broadcaster Travel Channel.

‘Blogtrotters’ Set Social Media Abuzz for Thessaloniki, Mount Olympus & Halkidiki

Thessaloniki and Mount Olympus instantly became trending topics on social media once the "Blogtrotters 2015" event kicked off on Wednesday.

Blogtrotters 2015: Thessaloniki, Halkidiki and Mt. Olympus Get Ready to Go Viral

A select group of 45 international travel, lifestyle and urban bloggers are taking part in the "Blogtrotters 2015" annual event in Greece to experience Thessaloniki, Halkidiki and Mount Olympus and tell the world all about it!

The French Say ‘Le petit paradis, Halkidiki!’

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

Visitors Satisfied with the ‘Filoxenia’ of Greek Hotels in May

Holidaymakers were satisfied with the Greek filoxenia (hospitality) offered by hotels in Greece last month, according to a poll of visitor satisfaction in May.

Greece Guests Gratified, Customer Satisfaction Index Up

Greek hotels, the quality of services and the hospitality offered are winning over more visitors as demonstrated by the high guest satisfaction index for April 2015 compared to rival destinations.

Greek Destinations Included Among Best Gay Honeymoon Spots in the World

Three Greek destinations are included among the best honeymoon spots in the world for gay travellers.

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.

Porto Carras Marks Spring with XTERRA-powered 2nd Half Marathon

XTERRA Greece invites runners, amateurs and professionals, to join in the sporting fun on May 30-31 for the 2nd Porto Carras Half Marathon Spring to take place in Halkidiki, northern Greece.

Ellinair Adds Greece Links, Ups Flights, Offers Competitive Fares

Greek carrier Ellinair announced its boosted summer 2015 program with new connections between Greek destinations and hubs abroad, greater flight frequency, competitive prices, and for the first time, six new domestic links.

Greece Slips to Third in the World on ‘Blue Flag’ Beaches List

Greece this year slipped one place to third spot on the Blue Flag quality award list after Spain and Turkey. In total, 395 beaches and 9 marinas in Greece have received the prestigious "Blue Flag" recognition.

Doors Open at Ikos Olivia in Halkidiki

From May 1, Ikos Resorts counts a brand new hotel in its portfolio with the Ikos Olivia in northern Greece.