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Central Macedonia Seeks to Diversify Tourism Product

Central Macedonia tourism stakeholders are examining ways to diversify the tourism product and extend the season through synergies and innovation.

Kalamata Seminar Casts Spotlight on Messinian Gastronomy, Products

The unique flavors and products of the Greek region of Messinia were presented at a seminar on local gastronomy, held in Kalamata by the Constantakopoulos Foundation.

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.

Mouzenidis Welcomes Relic of St Silouan the Athonite in Thessaloniki

As part of Mouzenidis Group’s efforts to strengthen ties with Russia and Belarus, the company’s president Boris Mouzenidis welcomed the relic of St Silouan the Athonite at Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport last week.

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 Culinary Treats Tantalize Russian President Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin may have recently visited Greece to do lots of talking but he also had time to indulge in some of the finest Greek cuisine served at the Porto Carras Grand Resort while visiting the autonomous monastic community of Mount Athos.

Putin Greece Visit Boosts Ties, Opens Deals

Multi-level cooperation in energy, science, technology and tourism, investments in the private and public sectors (infrastructure, ports, mining, pharmaceutical, agri-food) as well as politics topped the agenda of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s weekend visit to Athens, which...

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”.

Aristotle’s Tomb Comes to Light?

Greece may be commemorating 2,400 years since Aristotle’s birth but it seems there’s more to celebrate as a Greek archaeologist revealed recently that he had found the great philosopher’s tomb.

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.

Month-long ‘Kouzina’ Event Brings Halkidiki’s Edible Wonders to the Table

Greek chef Dina Nikolaou joins 18 local and five European colleagues to present 29 culinary evenings as part of the Mount Athos Area Organization’s “Kouzina” event, which kicked off in the Halkidiki peninsula on May 15.

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.

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.

Greece’s Athos Area Promotes Honeymoon Travel in Sofia

Promoting the Athos region as a prime wedding/honeymoon destination topped the Mount Athos Area Organization’s agenda this week during the Balkanica Wedding Expo, which took place in Sofia.

Athos Summer Lures Dutch Travellers

As part of its ongoing promotional strategy and in efforts to attract Dutch tourists to the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece, the Mount Athos Area Organization presented this week “Athos Summer” at the annual Vakantiebeurs show in Utrecht, Netherlands.

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.

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.

UNESCO’s World Heritage List Includes 17 Greek Monuments

UNESCO's latest update of the World Heritage List refers to 981 properties... 17 of those properties are Greek.
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