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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.

Halkidiki Region Boosts International Presence with New Tourism Promo

In ongoing efforts to promote the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece, as a primary tourism destination, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) launched its latest campaign last week titled “Halkidiki, MIRAGE in the Med”. A comprehensive international campaign, “MIRAGE in...

Tirana-Rhodes Chartered Flight to Open for Summer Season

Albanian travel agencies Jona Travel & Key Tours Agency will launch a weekly charter flight connecting Tirana to Rhodes from late May until October 10.

Sweeping Promo Plan for Lesvos, Corfu and Halkidiki, in the Making

The Greek islands of Lesvos and Corfu, and the Halkidiki peninsula, are at the centre of a comprehensive promotional campaign organized by Eurobank and Marketing Greece.

UK Journalists, Visitors Take ‘Aristotle Trail’ to Halkidiki Wonders

UK journalists, reporters and tour operators had the chance to learn more about the historic “Aristotle Trail” last month, during a presentation at London’s Hellenic Hall of the Aristotle Mountain Experience in the northern Greece region of Halkidiki.

Ikos Oceania in Halkidiki Opens its Doors Following Full Rebrand

The Ikos Oceania in Halkidiki, Greece, officially re-opened and is the first of two new Ikos Resorts properties to open this year.

Greece @ ITB 2015 – Photo Report by GTP

The 49th edition of ITB Berlin, held in March at Messe Berlin in Germany, gave quite a promising outlook for the 2015 tourism season in Greece.

Russian Pre-bookings in Halkidiki Drop

Halkidiki authorities expressed their concern over the significant drop in the number of pre-bookings by Russian tourists this year, following the region’s participation in the 22nd Moscow International Exhibition Travel & Tourism (MITT) held in Russia, earlier this month.

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.

Ikos Resorts Redefines All-Inclusive Concept With Add-Ons and Michelin Starred Chefs

The luxury Ikos Resorts located in the heart of the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece, is aiming to redefine the all-inclusive experience through the launch of its innovative “Infinite Lifestyle” series at its two seaside hotels.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Reach Out to German Market at ITB 2015

History, entertainment, gastronomy and culture are at the center of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association’s ongoing promotional campaign, which it had the chance to present at this year’s ITB 2015 in Berlin earlier this month.

Halkidiki Tourism Organization Does Business at Berlin’s ITB

As part of its ongoing promotional strategy, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) participated in this year’s ITB 2015, which took place in Berlin on March 4-8.