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Xanthi Ready to Host Conference on Alternative Tourism and Sustainability

The Greek city of Xanthi will host the American Farm School's 1st International Business Conference focused on the interconnection of alternative tourism and sustainability.

Xanthi’s ‘Old Town Festival’ Revives Local Cultural Heritage

The old city of Xanthi, one of the best preserved traditional settlements in Greece, will host its annual “Old Town Festival” between September 1 and 10.

Xanthi to Attempt World’s Biggest ‘Carioca’ Sweet Guinness Record

In a bid to gain entry into the Guinness Book of World Records, the Chamber of Commerce of Xanthi, in northeastern Greece, has announced it will create the biggest “carioca” sweet.

Macedonia-Thrace Region Troubled With Drop in Tourism, To Refocus Promotional Strategy

In efforts to revive dwindling tourist interest, the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace has decided to place tourism at the center of its development strategy with the aim to “rebrand” the wider location as a "tourist destination of excellence”.

Fam Trip to East Macedonia-Thrace Impresses

The Region of East Macedonia-Thrace, northeastern Greece, completed a six-day fam trip for media and tour agents as part of the European Territorial Cooperation Program 2007-2013 between Greece and Bulgaria.

Tourists Invited To Discover “Secret Greece”

Greece will promote its lesser-known destinations - such as Xanthi, Monemvasia, Olympia, Lakonia, Messinia and Delphi - to markets abroad through specially designed publications, guides and advertisements.
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Xanthi – Discover The City With A Thousand Colors

A visit to the northeastern Greek city of Xanthi, located in the region of East Macedonia and Thrace, was not only an experience but an eye-opener. The locals refer to Xanthi as "the city with a thousand colors" and it is obvious why since the city represents diversity and...
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TURSAB: Xanthi Has Treasures But Lacks Infrastructure

“Maybe it is my fault that as a professional I did not know Xanthi, but Xanthi is also to blame as the destination is not promoted in Turkey,” the representative of TURSAB for the European side, Aziz Ciga, said recently while speaking at a conference held by the Chamber of Xanthi.
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Xanthi’s Tourism Potential To Be Presented At Conference

The religious, tourism and cultural values of Xanthi, northeastern Greece, and the diversity of the region in general, will be highlighted at a two-day conference held by the Chamber of Xanthi on Monday, 13 May.
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Bulgarian Elections 2013: Where Bulgarian Citizens Can Vote In Greece

Bulgarian citizens in Greece who want to vote in the upcoming 12 May 2013 elections for the 42nd National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria must submit applications to the Bulgarian Embassy in Athens and the Consulate General of Bulgaria in Thessaloniki by April 11 2013.
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East Macedonia-Thrace Region Strengthens Tourism Ties With Romania

"Our Romanian friends now have the chance to come to our area in just a few hours and enjoy great hospitality via our new avenues of communication to Drama, Xanthi and Evros through Bulgaria where the roads are very modern now and continue to improve," the vice governor of the...

Philoxenia 2009 Hangs On Strong

The 25th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, held together with the hotel furnishing exhibition Hotelia, saw trade visitors increase this year by some 28 percent compared to last year's exhibition as 4,782 trade visitors were counted, the exhibition's organizer Helexpo said.

Prospects For Conference Tourism

The conference tourism market is aware of the global financial crisis, but manages to minimize its effects to a large extent, was the conclusion of the 5th Pan-Hellenic Conference for Business and Conference Tourism in Thessaloniki. The Hellenic Association of Professional...

Rodopi Mountains Unexploited

Many cross-border cultural resources in the Rodopi Mountains that remain unexploited to date could lead to numerous positive results in the fields of economy and tourism, according to a recent study by the Regional Department of Thrace of the Technical Chamber of Greece.

Egnatia Odos Links Northern Greece

A program contract was signed recently in Xanthi for the tourism development of the Egnatia Odos motorway and approved by 11 prefectural councils of Thrace, Macedonia and Epirus.

Fish Tourism Initiative Taken

The Municipality of Avdiron (south of Xanthi) organized its first fish tourism conference and implemented the first pilot program of fish tourism in Greece within the framework of the “Fish Tourism” plan.

Guides Undergo Training as Mountain Specialists

Visitors interested in exploring Greece's mountains now have properly trained official guides, all of which have followed months of training through vocational programs.