Χρημα & Τουρισμός - English Edition - Money & Tourism 2022

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GRIGORIS TASIOS President of Hellenic Hotel Federation ANDONIS V. CAMBOURAKIS Mayor of Rhodes SOFIA ZACHARAKI Deputy Minister of Tourism ALEXANDROS VASSILIKOS President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

Sofia Zacharaki

Deputy Minister of Tourism

GIn a global environment where the rule of uncer tainty and fear increasingly prevails, one excep tionary case can definitely stand out: the case of Greek tourism.

In the aftermath of a 2-year-long pandemic trial, combined in 2022 with an energy and inflationary crisis and the Russian invasion in Ukraine, Greek tourism goes against the tide, provi ding quality vacations for out guests, as well as a safe haven for investors and a boost for the Greek economy.

And though the year has not reached this conclusion, the data allow us to confidently say that Greek tourism has surpassed all expectations.

In both June and July, tourist income has exceeded that of the equivalent months of 2019 - the record year for Greek tourism. Tourist income from Britain alone rose by 25% in July. And the very fact that our benchmark is 2019 and not 2021, speaks volu mes about this year’s success.

In August, airline arrivals surpassed those of 2019, and Septem ber followed a similar trend.

Greece both increased spending per visitor, and is poised to achieve its goal for the extension of the tourist period well beyond the summer months, which is greatly contributing to the viability of its tourist product and market. This success has had a profound impact in terms of overall growth. Greece achieved a spectacular 7.5% GDP increase in the first half of the year, in addition to an 8.3 increase in 2021. This has dramatically improved the forecast for the Greek economy, a fact highlighted by the Chair of Rockfeller International Ruchir Sharma in his recent FT article, where Greece was included as one the ‘7 economic wonders of a worried world’. Yet, this year’s success is not the limit of our ambition. We are determined to face the challenges and seize the opportunities of the future. Our three principles for Greece’s future tourism development are quality-balance-sustainability.

To achieve that, we are prioritizing alternative and thematic forms of tourism such as gastronomy and agrotourism, diving, mountain and wellness tourism, which are at the forefront of our resilience and recovery post-pandemi. program. The government is also launching a large game infrastructure program to meet the needs of local communities as well as expanding base of our guests.

We are also fundamentally upgrading and expanding our tourism education, which is the key for the future, with a new tourism academy, renewed curricula, more specializations, ex panded training opportunities, and the massive upskilling and reskilling program. Sustainability will be the driving force and at the very center of our efforts for our new 10-year strategy as well as our campaigns that will be running all year round. Greek tourism has proven both its resilience and excellence in the most trying of circumstances. There are tough challenges ahead. But we have both the plan and the determination to overcome them. And in this regard, this year’s World Travel Market is both a celebration of the resilience of tourism and a manifestation of its potential. Its motto ‘Reconnect -Rebuild-Renovate’ is more poignant than ever, as an increasingly globalized tourist market is preparing for the opportunities of the next decade. And from Greece, the message is loud and clear: tourism is back, and it is poised to rise even further. Our aim is to enhance this rise, basing it on sound and sustainable foundations.

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Stavros Arnaoutakis

Governor of the Region of Crete

Just before the completion of another successful tou rism season the Region of Crete continues its efforts to support the dynamic sector of the local economy, that is tourism. Thus, we prove in practice that when we join forces and develop collaborations the results are absolutely encouraging.

For the past two years we have fought the battle successfully because we have worked together, everyone in their own area of expertise. The state, the local government, the social partners, the scientific community, the workers, the citizens, all met in common ways to ensure public health, but also to limit the economic and social impact of the pandemic.

After the previous successful promotional campaign, the Region of Crete has presented its new tourism promotion strategy, with a timeframe in 2023. With the central messa ge “Sense the authentic” we are implementing a tourism campaign that invites the potential visitor to discover everything that composes the unique tourist experience of Crete. The campaign urges him to “feel”, to use all his senses to experience the hospitality offered by the locals and the professionals of tourism, through the passion and love for their work, but also through their innate moral obligation to offer the “best” and, most importantly, the most genuine to their visitors.

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Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou

Governor of the Ionian Islands Region

Former Vice-President of the European Parliament

Ionian Islands, a charming destination for all seasons and senses

The Ionian Islands in Western Greece, a small archipel ago between Greece and Italy, constitute an exceptional insular region and a unique visiting experience.

There are many reasons to discover the treasures of Ionian Is lands at any given time. All the islands, whether large – Kerkyra (Corfu), Paxi, Zakynthos (Zante), Kefalonia, Lefkada, Ithaki – or small – Meganisi, Kalamos, Kastos, Othoni, Erikousa, Mathraki –are part of a dream-like tourist destination.

They are unique locations which combine spectacular mild climate nature and cultural identity with deep historical roots and monuments, that leave their mark to any visitor. These di verse islands combine the Greek spirit with the Venetian, French and English historical influence. You can enjoy the wonderful sea and beaches, quiet or lively ambience, cosmopolitan life or authentic traditional villages. During your stay you will also discover the friendly character of habitants high-level artistic events and unforgettable culinary creations. We are waiting for you.

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Panagiotis Nikas

Governor of the Peloponnese Region

The Peloponnese of nature, of mythology, of histo rical antiquity, of the Byzantium, the Peloponnese of the Greek Insurrection, the Peloponnese the land of gods and heroes, but also the land of the people of daily labor...

The place where the Olympic Games were born, where Mycenae, Argos, Sparta, Pylos, Corinth thrived, where Epidaurus even today is an awe-inspiring site, where the castles of Mystras and Monemvasia still whisper secrets from other times, where in the serene centuries-old monasteries, some hidden in the beautiful landscape, the human soul come closer to the divine.

The Peloponnese generously offers a lot of excitement to the visitor, whether he is looking for adventure in nature -hiking trails, climbing sites, diving in the endless blue surrounding the island of Pelops- or seeking relaxation and entertainment in a modern, cosmopolitan environment… Visitor must be prepared for the cultural treasures he will en counter, in countless archaeological sites -many of them hos ting quality events during the summer- and also in museums, Byzantine monuments, Venetian and Frankish castles..

Is the Peloponnese an island? Is it part of the land of the Europe an continent? Does Europe ends here? Or, maybe it starts here?

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Alexandros Kahrimanis

Governor of Epirus

Epirus is one of the most popular and rising tourist destinations in Greece.

It is a welcoming, easily accessible and safe place making it a choice for many British visitors today. What is special about Epirus is that it provides a wide range of options to every visitor throughout the year, as it combines the sea with the mountain, the enchanting and crystal-clear beaches with the exceptional mountain landscapes, the cultural

and historical monuments with the local gastronomy. Every visitor will enjoy unique and unforgettable experiences in Epirus. This is verified by those who have visited Epirus in increasing numbers in recent years.

The Region of Epirus invites all British citizens to include our region in their travel plans so as to discover a region with many “hidden secrets” and unlimited possibilities.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

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Nektarios Farmakis

Governor of Western Greece

Western Greece is the birthplace of the Olympic Games, but also a place of univer sal and timeless values, easily accessible both from Athens and - by boat - from Italy, offering all the delightful contrasts that Greece can provi de. Miles of wonderful beaches, beautiful mountain ranges, unique gastronomic delights and much more. Do not miss the experience of Western Greece. Visit Ancient

Olympia, the cradle of Olympism, the center of Patras, the beautiful and picturesque Nafpaktos, the largest lake in Gre ece, Trichonida. Take a tour in the forest of Foloi, the moun tains of Kalavryta and Aitoloakarnania and enjoy traditional local products and the unique hospitality of the people who still perceive tourists as their guests and hosts. We promise you wonderful days and nights in a place that awakens all of your senses...

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Kyriakos Kotsoglou

Vice Governor of Crete for Tourism & e-Governance

Our dear guests, I am sure that every time you watch the presentation of a destination, island or not, you hear from its representatives that it is endowed with outstanding natural beauty, carries the most important history, has the most creative cuisine and has hospitality in its DNA. So, why do we say that Crete is a mustsee destination and we really believe that Crete stands out? For all these reasons, but also for all its thematic architecture

which, in addition to its thousands of small and large beaches, has next to them the highest and most beautiful mountains, wonderful routes, gorges and ravines, lakes and caves, inland and coastline, in the bustling and luxurious north and the exciting and unexplored south. But above all, we Cretans are different because we see with your own eyes and we feel you are family, on the island where something is always happening and invites you to discover it, as you have always done and we welcome you to continue like this…

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Anna Kalogeropoulou

Vice - Governor for Tourism

Dear visitor, the Peloponnese undoubtedly is one of the most beautiful areas in Greece. Its interesting geomorphology, the evergreen nature, the ideal climate and its deeply-rooted historical past make it a real earthly paradise. It is by no accident that 5 out of 17 Greek monuments listed by UNESCO are located in the Peloponnese. Specifically, these monuments are Mycenae, Tiryntha, Mystra, Epidaurus and Apollo Epicurius. The infra strucrure and transportation networks available an which are constantly expanding, have created ideal conditions of access and accommodation for all tourists. This mosaic also includes cultural and sports events which attract traditions and adven ture lovers.

Because of its location, its size, its infrastructure and the unex ploited tourism attractions including great wines, the Pelo ponnese, hit the least by Covid-19, could be the next upcoming destination in the Mediterranean and in the tourism portfolio of Greece through continued, focused marketing. After the Co vid-19 crisis, visitors will likely prefer less popular and crowded destinations. It could be a great opportunity for the region to develop very sustainable wine tourism and wine industry, while it will help wineries to promote themselves as safe and Covid-free, a “brand” that will help them sell their products worldwide while attracting visitors.

The formation and promotion of “Food and Drink” is a criti cal element in the offer of integrated and specialized tourist experiences and can contribute to the increase of local tourism income and, above all, to strengthen the engagement of visitors with the locality. In the Peloponnese, these elements do not simply serve our senses! They are a crucial element of our very identity and existence and are accompanied by a narrative that includes the new, the old, places and people.”

Furthermore, Destinations that are less known, yet equally attractive, should be promoted as safe and Covid-free and be gradually integrated amongst other well-known and sought destinations. The Region of Peloponnese will be implementing a program entitled: “Promotion of thematic types of tourism in the region of Peloponnese,” with this prospect in mind.

This year, the visit of tourist professionals of Germany and top tourism journalists creates prospects of pointing out all the comparative advantages of our country and especially of the re gion of the Peloponnese, concerning one of our most important market sectors over time.

Despite the difficult conditions created by the pandemic, the willpower of the European Company (Societas Europaea) to wards traveling, in combinations with the never-ending love for Greece, made it possible to carry out the real-time Event in the Peloponnese this year.

It is a vote of confidence in our country as well as in the Pelo ponnese region, which not only is a very promising and uplifting tourist destination “beyond the obvious,” but it is also an area with significant culture, history, and natural beauty, modern and traditional quality accommodation and ongoing tourism infrastructure.

The challenge for us, the Prefecture and Local Communities, will be to offer prospective tourists genuine hospitality and quality services, unique experiences and pleasant accommodations, as well as to make a great impression regarding the authenticity of the destination.

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Nikolaos Korovesis

◆ Vice - Governor of Culture and Tourism of the Region of Western Greece

The long history and the challenging Region of Western Greece have made it a remarkable destination for both domestic and international visitors. We‘re now leading the way using tools that highlight the land of the Olympic Flame targeting every discerning market. With its comparative advantages in Sus tainable Tourism, Gastronomy, Entertainment and Religious Tourism, the Olympic Land is a perfect experience for every visitor. On our side, we innovate with activities that highlight these strengths, participating in International Exhibitions and

opening communication channels with new markets. We take active part in the international trends for the development of thematic tourism. We carry out targeted quality campaigns with the aim of highlighting all the quality characteristics that have been governing the region of Western Greece over the years. The new brand name that now accompanies the Region aims at achieving this goal. The Land of Olympia „Olympian Land“ is now obtaining the identity it deserves based on the values and ideals that have been governing us throughout the centuries.

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Andonis V. Cambourakis

Mayor of Rhodes

In 2022 Rhodes rose to the top of Greece’s tourist destinations and the British market highly contributed to this success. At times full of challenges, success is built with insight, preparedness and determination. Such characteristics are constantly confirmed in the close relationship of cooperation and trust between Rhodes and the British market.

Rhodes is an island with worldwide reputation. It has unique natural beauty, rich history, modern infrastructure and offers a multitude of options: impressive archaeological and medie val monuments, countless beaches, activities in nature, water

sports, walks and markets, but also distinctive tastes as it has a unique culinary tradition. At the same time, we are promo ting large-scale actions aiming at making Rhodes a pioneering model of sustainable tourism development on a global level. With this confidence that such success gives us, we continue with optimism for the next year as well. Our presence in the World Travel Market marks the effort to reach new levels in 2023, always with a smile, courtesy and quality of service to the guests who honor us with their choice. The invitation to our British friends is ongoing to either discover or relive the unique experience of Rhodesian hospitality.

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Alexandros Vassilikos

President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

Filoxenia (Hospitality) is Greece: its unique natural be auty, its history, its culture and the tradition of Xenios Dias which has been preserved unchanged over time.

With classical monuments as well as with modern artistic creations. With unique culinary experiences and versatile entertainment. And it not just that; it is also safe and reliable, as was proved during the pandemic adventure and we are proud as we have received international credit for the contribution of Greece to the tourism restart. These characteristics make Greece one of the leading global desti nations, as it proved in 2022. With the UK market playing a leading role in this year’s success as well, confirming a timeless relations hip, founded on the values of trust and good cooperation. We can build the next day on this solid foundation by further strengthening our collaborative relationship with the UK market and multiplying opportunities and possibilities for mutual benefits for both countries.

Towards this direction, we constantly upgrade the quality of our hotel product and it is typical that every year we invest 1 billion

euros in the renovation and upgrading of our hotel units. At the same time, the increase in tourism investments in Greece and the placing of major international brands on the country’s tourist map is proof of confidence in the great potential of Greek hospitality in the years to come, providing options 365 days a year. We also consistently strive to be a “smart destination for smart visitors”. Modern technology allows visitors to seek a “personali zed experience” tailored to their needs and interests. Our goal is ongoing innovation and the use of new technologies so that easily, quickly and simply each of our potential visitors can compose the experience they want to live in Greece in their own way.

World Travel Market marks, like every year, the start of prepara tions for Greek tourism ahead of the new season. This is always an ideal opportunity to invite our friends from the UK to meet with the unique travel experience that only Greece can offer them!

Warm congratulations on the 18th special annual English edition of MONEY & TOURISM, which has become an institution and journalistically highlights the Greek representation in the World Travel Market.

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Grigoris Tasios

Great Britain steadily remains one of the top mar kets for Greek tourism. And there is good reason for that.

First of all, there is a deep-rooted relationship of trust that has been built over the years, which withstands even large-scale shocks. That is exactly why we firmly believe that all the conditions are in place to achieve much more in the years to come.

Greece is a global destination with unparalleled natural beauty, inexhaustible historical wealth, monuments of incomparable aesthetics, unique experiences of entertainment and fun. In addition, it has state-of-the-art hotel infrastructure which is constantly upgraded in order to provide high quality services, and the warmth of traditional Greek hospitality.

Tourism plays a leading role in the life of the country, as the

2022 season has proved. The big bet is to be welcoming our Bri tish friends 365 days a year, whether in popular and well-loved Greek destinations, or in new destinations worth discovering for British visitors in all seasons, throughout Greece and of a wide range: from luxury tourism to rare travel experiences and from culinary delights to cycling or diving tourism.

Any time throughout the year, even on a single day, every British visitor to Greece can experience such different and distinct emotions that create a unique and unforgettable experience.

And all this in a modern, European country, friendly to new technologies and safe.

We remain certain that this year’s WTM will mark, despite the challenges of the times, another successful year of cooperation.

Investing together, working in an organized and intelligent way, it is up to us to make 2023 a landmark year!

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Michalis Vlatakis

President of the Association of Tourist and Travel Agents of Crete

Dear All, The Association of Tourist and Travel Agents of Crete, that I have the honor to represent, is the driver of almost all our Tourism action through its members. Over the last challenging years of the pandemic, our Association took the lead and gave its fight for the survival of the industry. Crete was shielded and coped with adversities setting the example for all other Tourism destinations in the country, crying out everywhere that we are here, to welcome you safely and to offer you the unique Cretan hospitality.

The pandemic is unfortunately followed by soaring prices and in flation; however, our long-standing resilience will find a solution again, through the diversity of offered services to cover customers of different financial standings, because the Sun, our Sea, the be autiful Nature of Crete, our unique historical places, and certainly our ‘tsikoudia’, drink we generously offer to every guest, will never be influenced by any wave of soaring prices and inflation. So we invite you next year, the year of strict choices in terms of travel and holiday options, to visit “Value for Money’ Crete and you won’t regret it.

On behalf of the Tourism Operators of Crete

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Constantinos Deriziotis

Aparticularly successful year for Greek Tourism, but also for the United Kingdom, is closing in a few days.

The coronavirus, the war in Ukraine, the looming recession and the increase in the cost of living, have not had any effect on the desire of British tourists to travel. And of course one of the most preferred destinations was Greece.

After two years without travelling and without an outlet to the blue vastness of the sea, this year Greece has been the

magical destination for tourists from all over the world, who enjoyed the islands and the mainland, the unique beauty of the Greek seas, the blue coasts, the rivers surrounded by natural beauty the lakes, mountains and archaeological sites, which take us centuries back, as well as gastronomy, pure products, and the unique Greek hospitality. 2023 is right ahead.

Greece is even more ready, even safer, even more attractive awaiting you to offer unique relaxation and enjoyment. We look forward to welcoming you!

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The Largest Hotelier In Greece

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Sofia Zacharaki

Deputy Minister of Tourism Stavros Arnaoutakis

Governor of the Region of Crete Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou

Governor of the Ionian Islands RegionFormer Vice-President of the European Parliament

Panagiotis Nikas

Governor of the Region of Peloponnese Alexandros Kahrimanis Governor of Epirus Nektarios Farmakis

Governor of the Region of Western Greece Kyriakos Kotsoglou

Vice Governor of Crete for Tourism & e-Governance

Anna Kalogeropoulou

Vice - Governor for Tourism Nikolaos Korovesis

Vice - Governor of Culture and Tourism of the Region of Western Greece Andonis V. Cambourakis

Mayor of Rhodes

Alexandros Vassilikos

President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Grigoris Tasios

President of the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation

Michalis Vlatakis

President of the Tourism Operators of Crete


Business Attica

Ionian Islands

Northern Greece

Western Greece Crete


Epirus South Aegean

34 Money & Tourism GRIGORIS TASIOS President of Hellenic Hotel Federation ANDONIS V. CAMBOURAKIS Mayor of Rhodes SOFIA ZACHARAKI Deputy Minister of Tourism ALEXANDROS VASSILIKOS President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels [ INDEX]
Leoforos Konstantinou Karamanli 195 16673 Voula Greece T: +30 210 8980 837 | F: +30 210 8980 836 info@hotelbrain.com www.hotelbrain.com
Properties & Destinations

CapsuleT accelerator once again along with GNTO at WTM 2022

In this article words don’t count that much. The numbers will prove the work, the actions, and the effectiveness that CapsuleT Travel Hospitality Accelerator has on the Greek tourism sector.

To begin with, CapsuleT is the only Greek accelerator that focuses exclusively on the development and growth of travel tech startups - a proud initiative of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels - that has been awarded in a European level. In 2022, the accelerator managed to distinguish itself both in Greece through the honorary award at the “Tourism Awards 2022“ and abroad by winning the 1st place at the South Europe Startup Awards (SESA) 2022 as the Best Accelerator in the region.

Having the mission to continuously offer high value and im pactful programs by which startups have access to infor

mation, education, visibility, and networking opportunities, CapsuleT has helped through its programs - both through the Idea Platform and the Accelerator - 70 teams/startups with 174 founders who have adjusted their offerings (39 pivots out of 70 teams), carry out over 240 pilot projects in hotels and others tourism businesses, gain 345 new collaborators and more than 880 new b2b clients from the tourism market.

In terms of the content and programs implemented, Capsu le T has successfully concluded 3 Idea Platform programs and 4 acceleration cycles while at the moment running the 5th cycle - all free of charge to the startups joining them. There have been more than 400 hours of training for business/digital skills, over 1,250 hours of mentoring and consulting by the mentors specifically chosen from the tou rism and hospitality community, participation in 10 Greek and international exhibitions/forums and more than 1,350

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The Greek awarded accelerator joins the GNTO pavilion together with 6 Greek travel tech startups.

on-site and virtual meetings between experts from the in dustry and startups.

With the vision to build an innovative travel ecosystem by of fering opportunities to create startups with a global perspec tive and impact, CapsuleT until now has been cooperated with: Elevate Greece, an initiative of the Greek Government which aims to map startups and support their development, GNTO and the Greek Ministry of Tourism by participating in national outreach actions to represent the Greek travel tech ecosystem both locally and abroad, the European Space Agency by orga nizing events to discuss and promote new ideas/solutions for the tourism industry by using new space related technologies, and initiatives such as the Greek Fintech Hub as a founding member together with the National Bank of Greece, Endeavor Greece, Onassis Foundation, National & Kapodistrian Univer sity of Athens and Athens University of Economics & Busi

ness. It is about an initiative which has the aim of promoting innovation, sharing know-how and wider cooperation among fintech related technologies and cross-industries. Moreover, CapsuleT ‘ s special collaborations and co-hosted events are organized with academia in Greece & Universities from abroad such as the University of Piraeus, Alba Business School, Bern University of Applied Sciences, London Business School, RSM Business School and more.


After a successful collaboration during the ITB Berlin 2021 and WTM London 2021, Greek startups both community part ners and winners of the 4th cycle of CapsuleT acceleration program will be participating at the WTM London 2022 as co-exhibitors at the GNTO pavilion. Before meeting them all in person find more about their products and services below.

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In Clio Muse Tours we help travelers explore attractions, museums and cities with more than 500 self-guided audio tours in 23 countries. Through our plat form, tourism & culture professionals can easily create their own self-guided tours, using our award-winning storytelling methodology. Tours are then distributed through the biggest online travel agencies globally for travelers to experience through our mobile app or any browser. By the end of 2022, we’ll have served more than 100K travelers around the world, for attractions in Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and many more.


Kleesto is the Destination Management Software helping tourism companies optimize their opera tions and revenue management by building and digitalizing travel ecosystems. The industry is still in the “analog” ERA. 67% of the companies manage their reservations through emails and multiple calendars. Additionally, 40% check their

customers against printed lists. All of these create error-pro ne and time-consuming flows. Most importantly, though, the travel industry is not yet connected easily. kleesto provides digital infrastructures to enable digitalization & automation of daily operations. It aids the creation of local travel ecosys tems through tour operators’ tools and contributes to these ecosystems’ growth.


Triparound is a guest experience platform that helps travel professionals promote, upsell, and manage their ancillary offerings, whether offered directly by the business or through external partnerships. By making experiences and services bookable online hoteliers and va cation rental companies increase guest spending, drive effi ciency with simplified operations, automate communications, and generate real-time reporting. Triparound unlocks hidden revenue streams while capturing valuable information about sales trends and preferences, leading to customer loyalty. Capture revenue and increase efficiency like never before without sacrificing personal touch and quality of service.

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’Unlimited Adrenaline is the largest marketplace for Outdoor Activities and Adventure Trips in Greece with over 400 partnerships and 2000 experiences! With our vast knowledge of the Greek outdoors, we are the go-to partner for any traveler, travel agency, company when organizing alternative activities, tailor-made trips, and team building events in Greece. There is no need any more to se arch for different providers and experiences in Greece! Find everything in one place! With our digital solutions Unlimited Adrenaline is the only portal you need, and a one-stop shop for any adventure trip.


Vivestia is an online Booking and Meta search Platform for Luxury Vacation Rentals based on Virtual Reality Tours. Vivestia, utilizing cutting-edge VR technology and innovative 3D Scan techniques, aims to help you identify the right vacation accommodation. As a platform, it aims to reduce the risk of online choice by enabling users to explore each accommodation in VR from their personal device. In

addition, it offers the possibility of direct booking. Vivestia displays luxury villas, 4* & 5* hotels, boutique hotels while it intends to be the universal platform for displaying luxury VR models in Europe by showcasing also yachts, cruise ships and wedding venues.


Welcome Pickups is a travel tech startup that has turned simple airport pickups into value-driven travel experiences. As the company conti nues to grow and scale its operations, Welcome Pickups is quickly becoming a global category leader for in-des tination travel services. Some relative numbers are given below: (a) One of the highest-rated global transportation companies with a rating of 4.9/5 stars, (b) 94 destinations in 46 countries with a goal to reach 400 by 2024, (c) 26 des tinations have been launched in 2022, (d) Over 2,000 travel partners including 1,000 hotels, numerous vacation rentals, and travel agents, adding 50+ new ones every month, (e) Over 1 million happy travelers every year.

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This journey started in May 1999 operating in the Greek area. Today, as the largest Greek Airline company in the country and a member of the Star Alliance, the emphasis is on high quality services, both in human resources and on a material level, on short and medium-haul flights.

Following the acquisition of Olympic Air in 2013, as the largest Greek effort that has ever taken place in the field of air trans port, the company is steadily investing in the development of our domestic and international network, strengthening tou rism with new routes and increasing seats, covering the entire country, with special care for the sensitive zone of the des tinations near the borders of Greece. At the same time, the re is ongoing contribution to the further upgrading of Greek tourism and the Greek economy.

As a result of the above, in 2019 AEGEAN transported almost 15 million passengers. AEGEAN is consistently being classified as one of Europe’s most successful Airlines and voted by passen gers among the best in terms of service and comfort. In 2022, AE GEAN was awarded for the eleventh year in a row and the twelfth time in the last 13 years the title of “the best regional airline in

Europe”, by the Skytrax World Airline Awards. Also named the 2nd Best Regional Company in the World, it consistently maintains a top ten position in Europe for its cabin crew. The 2022 program includes a network of 160 destinations, 31 domestic and 129 in ternational in 44 countries. Flights are carried out with one of the newest fleets in Europe, consisting of 65 aircraft, while by the end of 2022 the company will have 68 aircraft.


To transport passengers safely, always offering a high level of service at all stages of the journey, with an extensive network of routes that connects every corner of our country, as well as Greece to overseas destinations.


To operate responsibly by developing the market and the employees as well as supporting the company’s partners and local communities.

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Athens International Airport

Athens International Airport S.A. (AIA) was established in 1996 as a Public-Private Partnership with a 50-year conces sion agreement. Ratified initially by Greek Law 2338/95 and at a later stage by Law 4594/2019 , the concession agreement grants the right to use the airport site for the purpose of the “design, financing, construction, completion, commissi oning, maintenance, operation, management and develop ment of the airport”. AIA is a privately managed company, with the Greek State holding 55% of shares, while the private shareholders collectively hold 45%.

AIA is a pioneer international Public-Private Partnership, being the first major greenfield airport with the participati on of the private sector. The cost for the development of the airport was financed mainly from bank loans - with European Investment Bank being the major lender, while the remaining funding was provided through private shareholders equity

and EU and Greek State grants.

With a corporate goal to create sustainable value to all stake holders by offering value-for money services, AIA has a suc cessful developmental strategy, in both its aeronautical and non-aeronautical sectors. Offering one of the most advanced incentive and marketing support schemes, AIA ensures the sus tainability and development of domestic, regional and interna tional traffic, working closely with home carriers and internati onal carriers, legacy airlines and LCCs. In the non-aeronautical sector, AIA boasts advanced and extensive development initia tives from the high-quality consumer-related products offered at its commercial terminals, to its real estate assets. AIA’s IT & Telecommunications system and business activities are stellar examples of technological and business expertise. True to its industry, AIA exports the company’s pioneering know-how to aviation partners around the world.

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AIA’s competitive advantages can be summarised as follows:

• 24-hour operations from two independent runways and ample airside and terminal capacity

• No delays on the ground or in the air

• State-of-the-art technology and equipment

• Highest standards in safety and security

• Efficient transfers offering a seamless and pleasant expe rience

• Advanced cargo facilities operating on a 24-hour basis at dedicated, bonded terminals

• Opportunities for new routes

• Attractive incentive schemes for the airlines

As a responsible company, AIA follows a balanced, stakehol der-focused approach, in accordance with the international standards and best practices. AIA’s corporate responsibility perspectives are defined in the areas of airport operator, corporate citizenship, environmental and employer respon sibility.

Thanks to its value-for-money services, Athens International Airport has earned numerous international awards and dis tinctions. Today, it forms a unique entrepreneurial entity of economic and social development in the Attica region. The airport community employs over 16,000 people and hosts approximately 370 companies, making it one of the largest

employment engines in Greece. In fact, a relevant study by the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research publis hed in 2019, showed that AIA contributes to the national and local economy by 4.4% of the GDP.

As a result, AIA has managed to record a healthy financi al performance since 2001 and has delivered financial and non-financial value to all stakeholders involved. Although the airport has been impacted by the sovereign financial crisis, the company has addressed the market challenges. It protects its financial performance without jeopardising the quality of its services and safe and secure operations. As a result, AIA continues to deliver substantial value to all sta keholders and the Greek Economy and will remain an asset with a positive outlook for the future.

During September 2022, the airport’s passenger traffic amounted to 2.58 million, below the respective 2019 levels by 3.9%. Domestic passengers reached and slightly exceeded the 2019 volumes by 1.5%, while international air travellers presented a single-digit decline of 6.3% vs 2019.

Overall, during the first nine months of 2022, the airport’s passenger traffic totalled 17.3 million, below the respective 2019 levels by 13.6%. Analytically, domestic passengers lag ged behind the 2019 levels by 7.4% and international passen gers by 16.3%, respectively.


Autohellas Hertz

Autohellas Hertz, is the largest official Hertz International franchisee, representing Hertz, Thrifty and Dollar renting brands across South Europe. The company has a presence of more than 50 years in the Greek market, and is also present in Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia and Ukraine through subsidiaries. The service portfolio in cludes Renting, Leasing, Flexible/Mini Leasing and integ rated maintenance and repair services. Owning the largest (more than 48,000 cars), most up-to-date and diverse fleet of vehicles, in a network of more than 100 locations and 51 airports, Autohellas Hertz delivers integrated, innovative solutions that cover every customer’s need. In addition, the company is the exclusive partner of the national carrier air line of Greece, AEGEAN AIRLINES, driving multiple synergies for their customers.


Committed to excellence and with a customer-centric approach, Autohellas Hertz offers a wide range of rental services, specially designed to meet the different needs of its customers. With the youngest fleet of vehicles in the market, including everything from city or family cars and Vans to electric scooters, with the most extended network of rental locations all over Greece, and with exclusive col laborations with major national airlines, Hertz is the best choice for car rentals.

The services include:

• Car rentals

• Eco-friendly fleet

• Van rentals

• Fly and Drive loyalty programs

• Company rentals

• Rentals with a driver

• Used car sales


Autohellas was the first to introduce Operating Leasing in Gre ece in 1989, under the Hertz brand. Since then, it has been dedicated to offering the best corporate fleet management services to its customers, while reducing handling and operati onal costs. Thanks to its assets and rich experience, Autohellas Hertz is an expert in this field ensuring:

• Handling of the company fleet cars with outmost care, secu ring fleet safety on the road.

• Quick and flexible solutions to any issue that arises.

• Highly trained and experienced staff tailoring pro grams to customer needs, always putting customer sa tisfaction first.

The company offers Leasing services to individuals and profes sionals. Everyone can benefit from the advantages that leasing services offer, the convenience of mobility without having to deal with anything but monthly payment and the car refueling / charging.

For the immediate and effective servicing of its customers’ needs, Autohellas Hertz maintains 7 integrated state-of-the art facilities (body & tire shop and garage) and more than 100 service points in Greece.


Autohellas Hertz recently introduced a submission based rental program, which offers an unprecedented level of fle xibility along with a number of exclusive benefits. Flex drive,

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is an innovative, unique mobility solution that meets the needs of today’s customers who shy away from long-term commitments. All you have to do is to pick the car model that you like and meets your needs and leave the rest to Autohellas Hertz.

The program offers:

• Wide range of cars

• Immediate availability

• Fixed monthly rate and carefree rental

• Upgrade car model during the car rental period

• Buy the car at a special price

• Free car check & wash once a month in one of the Company garages


Autohellas Hertz is a pioneer in car rental services aiming to satisfy the its customers’ evolving needs. Since 2019 the company offers “Green” mobility solutions for both shortterm (Electric Rent) and long-term rental (Electric Lease). Presently, it supports the future of automobility with the biggest and most diverse electric car fleet in the market.

Electric cars ensure a sustainable and eco-friendly attitude, combined with innovative design and style, advanced tech nology, and a unique driving experience. Renting an electric car from Autohellas Hertz can be a first step into a ‘greener’, more fascinating lifestyle.


Autohellas Hertz provides exclusive chauffeur services for tho se who want to move around with comfort, safety and style. The company has a team of professional drivers, ready to pro vide the best service and experience, with precision, confiden tiality and with excellent knowledge of the route indicated by its customers, anywhere in Greece.


Autohellas Hertz offers a wide range of luxury cars, ranging from convertible to luxury mini buses, that will meet the needs of the most demanding driver, wanting to drive with comfort, safety and style!

The solution for all mobility needs can be found at Hertz.gr

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El Greco Tours

El Greco was set up in 1979 in Chania, Crete. With its headquarters in Crete, El Greco group of companies, is an independent and privately owned travel organization with a wide presence in Athens and mainland, the Aegean and Ionian islands and in Cyprus. Our multinational team can cover all aspects of the tour operating business and is also able to consult, to customise and to create “à la carte” programs, accor ding to the needs of each Tour Operator or any other kind of tourism specialist, who is choosing to entrust our reliable services.

The company has a very open-minded approach to new ways of conducting business and implementing improvements in our services and work practices. We take pride in our ability to adjust in response to the needs and business require

ments of our customers.

We are not afraid to invest in new markets or open new des tinations, by providing special support to our partners.

Our mission is to provide safe and unique holiday destina tions and proposals for our customers. Our consistent de dication to the pursuit of excellence in everything we do, earned the reputation of “top value for money” in all our services and products we offer. Investing in technology is one of our main concerns, to keep up with the continuous development of the online bookings business and with other changes in the market. Regularly updated with tech updates and add ons our systems are ready to handshake with any reservation software, either th rough extracting / importing reservation lists in Excel format or through XML or various APIs.

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Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises was formed in 2014 to create a wider experi ence throughout Greece and beyond. Operating from Athens - the beating heart of the ancient world and gateway to ex ploring the magical Aegean - Celestyal Cruises has continued to build its global recognition as the number one choice for destination cruising the Greece Islands and the Eastern Me diterranean, with over 100,000 guests enjoying handpicked highlights and hideaway itineraries each year.

Celestyal believes that the key to success lies in the overri ding desire to create meaningful travel experiences for ever yone. By putting the experiential needs of guests first, and combining that with a rich regional expertise as the original Greek cruise specialist, we take great pride in being able to deliver a truly authentic, hospitable experience, where we literally always go the extra nautical mile. We see each destination we visit as an opportunity to see so mewhere new and discover something new about ourselves. It’s the real reason to explore more and create memories to last a lifetime - for guests and crew alike. Cruising with Ce

lestyal is a shared and deeply rewarding experience and no two days are ever the same, but each is just as memorable. We believe that in everything we do, and everywhere we go we should stir the senses while exploring new places. It’s an opportunity to visit incredible destinations, while at the same time taking our guests to a place inside that they can call their own. And it’s equally so onboard. We are focussed on how our cruises make our guests feel. Guests often say that our Greek passion to please in everything we do is what makes their vacations so special. Whether it’s the unique format of the 3 or 4 night cruises, or the longer 7, 14 or more, our highly experienced international crew bring an individual character and flavor to enjoying life at sea. The boutique, mid-sized ships lend themselves per fectly to a more intimate experience, where our guests can feel completely at home in capturing an attentive sense of the golden age of travel, where nothing is too much trouble and everything is provided to help them make the most of the experience.

◆ Authentic, Eclectic, Unique


We are the number one choice for travellers to the Greek Islands and the perfect partner to compliment land tour programmes with durations ranging from 3 to 19 nights. Find out more celestyal.com Celestyal Cruises Best Cruise Line for Service GREEK ISLANDS | CYPRUS | EGYPT | ISRAEL | TURKEY


Avis is one of the world’s largest car rental providers dedicated to expanding on-demand mobility solutions and personalizing the customer experience. With a wide network of 80 car rental stations, a modern fleet that exceeds 43,000 vehicles and 500 specialized employees, Avis responds to all customer needs in the Car Rental sector, as well as in the Leasing and Used Car Sales sectors. Today, Avis is one of the largest companies that operate in Greece since 1960, with assets exceeding €600 mil lion in value, while the annual turnover exceeds €200 million

and EBITDA exceeds €100 million. Avis is the national master franchisee of Avis Budget Group that is globally active in 180 countries with more than 11.000 car rental stations, serving more than ten million customers annually.

For over 60 years, Avis has put customers at the heart of everything they do. They go the extra mile, offering ultimate flexibility and convenience, to meet the high expectations of sophisticated car enthusiasts.

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AVIS ◆ Moving Mobility

The brand-new “Goldair Handling Lounge”

We welcome our guests to a stylish space

The brand-new “Goldair Handling Lounge” at Athens Inter national Airport “El. Venizelos” at the Extra Schengen Area, gives a fresh, quality and luxury dimension prior to your flight departure. It offers every contemporary traveler, pleasurable free time at the airport, with high quality services, that impart value to every moment. With a relaxing, tasteful, and enter taining approach, we welcome our guests to a stylish space with elegant aesthetics. The “Goldair Handling Lounge” offers a wide variety of hot and cold dishes, tasty snacks, and de

licious desserts, all inspired by Greek gastronomy. The menu also contains a long list of hot and cold beverages, premi um drinks, as well as wines from renowned Greek producers. Furthermore, our guests have the opportunity to feel sparkling clean at our lounge as our brand-new premium showers offer a comfortable and clean area to get fresh before flight. This service includes a shower kit with luxury “Olive Era” amenities and slippers. Additional provided services include: free Inter net access (WiFi), satellite TV and prayer room.


Hotelbrain Group

HotelBrain Group is the largest hotelier in Greece in number of properties and destinations.

HotelBrain Group has expanded to over 160 hotels in Gre ece - now established its presence as the largest hospitality group by hotel units in Greece. Dynamic, diverse and results -focused, HotelBrain Group –recognized as the leading hotel management company in Southeastern Europe– also provides comprehensive services for the hospitality industry; from ho tel development and management advisory services to selec

ted investments while being dedicated to leaving a positive mark on the Greek hotel sector.

HotelBrain Group is the dominant hub that all hospitality re presentatives can trust. As the largest hotelier in Greece, the HotelBrain Group aims to enhance travelers’ lives by offering vacation experiences of a highly diversified hotel portfolio all over Greece.

From start to finish, from budding brands to established names, HotelBrain Group provides comprehensive solutions

The largest hotelier in Greece ◆ Over 90 leased hotel establishments, 35+ destinations


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• Constant Development • Embracing Innovation • Acting with Integrity • Guaranteeing Trust • Community Care

| Cyclades

Mr & Mrs White Santorini,

Old Castle Oia, Oia

Thermes Luxury Villas &

Manos Small World,

Mill Houses Elegant Suites,

Thera Mare, Perivolos

Notos There & Spa,

Anamar Santorini,

Livin Mykonos,

My Mykonos,

Anamar Blu, Ornos



Mare Vista, Batsi

Andros Holiday, Gavrio

Paradise Art Hotel, Chora



Anamar Kea Boutique Hotel,

Sunrise Accommodation, Naoussa

Polos Hotel Paros, Parikia


Radisson Blu Euphoria

Penelope Village, Kalo

Mr & Mrs White Mykonos,


Favie Suzanne,

Favie Oxygen,

Mr & Mrs White Tinos,

High Mill Paros,

Mr & Mrs White Paros, Naoussa

Mrs Armelina, Naoussa

San Antonio Summer House, Piso Livadi

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Oia •
Spa, Megalochori •
Firostefani •
Firostefani •
Vlychada •
Monolithos Mykonos | Cyclades •
Resort, Kalo Livadi •
Livadi •
Chora •
Chora •
Koundouros Tinos | Cyclades •
Chora •
Chora •
Agios Ioannis Paros | Cyclades •
Parikia •
Naxos |
• Sun & Moon Villas & Suites, Naxos Syros | Cyclades • Sunrise Beach Suites, Manna Lasithi, Ierapetra | Crete • Villea Village, Ierapetra Lasithi, Elounda | Crete • Elounda Orama, Elounda • Elounda Krini, Elounda Heraklion | Crete • Anastasia Hotel, Stalida • Magia Village Resort, Chersonissos • Sunny Resort, Chersonissos Rethymno | Crete • Rimondi Estate • Palazzo Rimondi • Petradi Beach Hotel • Olympic Palladium • Aqua Marina Rethymno Living Chania, Kolymvari | Crete • Aphea Village • Mrs Chryssana Chania, Daratsos | Crete • Anais Suites, Kato Daratso • Anais Holiday, Kato Daratso • Anais Summer, Kato Daratso • Flamingos Hotel, Kato Daratso Chania, Maleme | Crete • Carisa Maleme Piraeus | Attica • Gallery Suites & Residences Poros | Attica • Xenia Poros Image Hotel Kalamos | Attica • Calamos Beach Family Club Hotel, Agioi Apostoloi

North Evia | Evia

Miradouro Seafront


Evia | Evia

Amarynthos Resort, Galazia Nera,


Palmariva Beach Hotel, Eretria Palairos | Aetolia-Acarnania

Thalassa Hotel & Spa Corfu | Ionian Islands

Ariti Grand Hotel Corfu, Kanoni

Rebecca’s Village, Sidari, Karousades

Mr & Mrs White Corfu, Acharavi

| Ionian Islands

Kefalonia Bay Palace, Agia

| Ionian Islands

Anamar Zante Hotel, Argassi

Paxoi | Ionian Islands

Torri e Merli, Lakka

Anassa Mare Villas & Residences, Lakka Patmos | Dodecanese

Anamar Patmos, Skala

| Dodecanese

All Senses Nautica Blue, Fanes

All Senses Ocean Blue, Kremasti

Cathrin Hotel, Faliraki

Oasis Hotel, Afantou

Asterias Bay Hotel, Theologos

Summer Dream, Theologos

Margaret Hotel, Kremasti Kos | Dodecanese

Aegean Blu Hotel, Lampi

Ammos Resort, Mastihari

Aegean View Aqua Resort

Kipriotis Maris Suites

Kipriotis Hippocrates Hotel


Pieria | North Greece

Olympian Bay Grand Resort, Leptokarya

Olympios Zeus Hotel & Bungalows, Plaka


North Greece

Antigon Urban Chic Hotel, Thessaloniki


North Greece

Bianco Olympico Beach Resort, Vatopedi, Sithonia


North Greece

Ilio Mare Resort, Thassos

Maranton Beach Hotel, Thassos

Atrium Hotel, Thassos

Kamari Beach Hotel, Thassos


North Greece

King Maron Hotel & Spa, Maroneia

Roxani Country House Resort, Maroneia

Efimia Zante
• Kipriotis Village Resort • Kipriotis Aqualand Hotel • Kipriotis Panorama Hotel & Suites Gytheio | Peloponnese • 100 Rizes Seaside Resort • Belle Helene Hotel Mani | Peloponnese • Lalloudes Seaside Accommodation Monemvasia | Peloponnese • Akra Morea Hotel & Residences • Douka Seafront Residence Skiathos | Sporades Islands • Radisson Resort Plaza Skiathos, Kanapitsa • Skiathos Living, Skiathos • Anamar Skiathos, Aghios Georgios
| Sporades Islands • Milia Bay Hotel, Alonnisos

Noisis Development Consultants S.A.

NOISIS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS S.A. was established in 1998 with the purpose of providing specialized consulting ser vices to companies and organizations in the Private and Public Sector. Today, NOISIS S.A. has a network of offices situated in Athens, Thessaloniki and Western Macedonia and holds a leading position in the Consulting Services sector, based on its clientele and approved investment project.

The services provided by NOISIS DEVELOPMENT CONSUL TANTS S.A. cover the entire range of business solutions, with a particular emphasis in the sectors of Financing and Inves tment Project Management, Strategic and Business Plans, Business Organization, as well as providing services to the Public Sector.

NOISIS S.A. has extensive experience and expertise in placing investments in Development Law, having successfully manage a significant number of proposals in the fields of manufactu ring, Logistics, hotel business, renewable energy, production software, broadband infrastructure, etc. contributing signifi cantly to the rise of business in Greek territory.



TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas, the leading Certification and Technical Inspection Organization in Greece, has been operating in our country for almost 30 years. Building on the TÜV AUSTRIA Group`s 150 years of expertise, the company provides, over all Greece, groundbreaking services in the form of Technical Audits, Inspections and Certifications, while promoting life long-education, through TÜV AUSTRIA Academy-its educati onal Organization. Walking the path of growth, the company constantly im proves its services by investing in innovation while forming strong collaborations of added value. Therefore, TÜV AUSTRIA

Hellas recently joined forces with ACTA and Food Allergens Labs providing advanced services in the fields of certification of professional qualifications and food safety. Recognizing Tourism as a fundamental pillar of the Greek economy the company has developed numerous services that respond to new needs and trends, while enhancing compe titiveness. Today, more than 4.000 companies that operate in the sector choose TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas as a reliable partner in their continuous improvement process. Applying more than 30 specialized certification schemes and standards, TÜV AUS TRIA creates value for the Greek Tourism.

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TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas Τ: +30 210 5220920 | F: +30 210 5203990 | E: info@tuvaustriahellas.gr www.tuvaustriahellas.gr TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas, the leading Certification and Technical Inspection Organization in Greece, has been operating in our country for almost 30 years. Building on the TÜV AUSTRIA Group`s 150 years of expertise, the company provides, overall Greece, groundbreaking services in the form of Technical Audits, Inspections and Certifications, while promoting lifelong-education, through TÜV AUSTRIA Academy- its educational Organization. Today, the company provides numerous innovative services for all sectors of the Greek economy, actively contributing to businesses’ continuous improvement.
Certification is a


The Greek Riviera

Frayed coasts, clean, bea utiful beaches, natural harbors and bays, forests and plains, sacred rocks with a long history.

Lacy shores, seas clean as a whistle, scenic beaches, natural coves and voes, forests and plains, holy rocks with a great historical past. These and a lot more com pose the image of the Attica land. The landscape alternations, the modern substructures and the potential of alternative activities are the advantages of Attica as a tourist destination. These important advantages have styled fairly Attica as the “Greek Riviera”. Athens, capital of Attica and since 1834 capital of Greece, is a city with thous ands of aspects.

Athens is the birthplace of civilisation and it gives each visi tor the opportunity to travel into time. The magic travel with destination past begins from the holy rock of Acropolis, one of the most glorious monuments of the world and Parthenon, with its marvelous Caryatides. It continues to the archaeolo gical site of Pnika, where Ecclesia convened, one of the first democratic corps in the world, to the Agora (Athens’s Ancient Market), with the impressive Temple of Hephaestus and the Stoa of Attalos, to the Theatre of Herodes Atticus, which is now used as a spectacular venue and finally to the Cemetery Keramikos.

The city of Athens is a hypaethral museum, given that in every place of the city the archaeological excavations have disco vered finds from every period. Finds from the Byzantine peri od were found in the city, as well as in the wider area. More specifically, in Plaka there are some of the most ancient Byzantine monuments of Athens. The museums of the city are full of the archaeological treasure of Athens, such as the museum of Acropolis, one of the best museums in the wor ld, in the National Archaeological Museum, in the Museum of Byzantine Art etc.

The Parliament is also impressive at the Syntagma Square, but

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all visitors are attracted by the change of guard in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, beneath the Parliament. Downtown, the historical triangle with the old neighbors of Plaka, Thisio, Psi ri, the open-air market of Monastiraki and the archaeological sites, attracts hundreds of visitors each day.

At the Syntagma Square, where the main station of metro is situated, one can find the “heart” of the trade in life of the city, which extends to Kolonaki, one of the most famous areas Of Athens filled with trade life, nightlife and culture.

Piraeus is half an hour away from the centre of Athens, the first port of Greece. Piraeus is a city that has nothing to be jealous of Athens. It is famous for its ouzeri restaurants and its fish taverns next to the sea, in the areas of Mikrolimano, Freatida and Piraiki.

The archaeological treasure of the city is inexhaustible. One of the most remarkable monuments is the mark of the an cient circumvallation at the marina of Zeas, one of the biggest marines of the Mediterranean today and along the shores of Piraiki. Furthermore, the finds of an ancient theatre of the 2nd century in Pasalimani and the Public Theatre is also impressi ve. It’s a neo-classical building in the centre of the town. The region of Attica is divided in the East, West, North and South.

In the East coast, the seaside areas of Vravrona and Porto Raf ti attract hundreds of visitors during the summer time, as well as Rafina, the second important port of Attica. Also, Oropos is a famous resort area.

West Attica, which extends from the shores of Saronic Bay to the Corinthian Gulf, it has beautiful villages with clean be aches. Agioi Theodori, Kineta, Alepohori, Porto Germeno are some of these villages. North Attica extends to the roots of the mountains Parnitha and Penteli, which are remarkable “lungs” of oxygen. The areas of Kifisia, Ekali, Nea Erithrea and Drosia, are green and some of the most benefited areas of Attica, as Penteli and Parnitha.

South Attica, with the beautiful beaches is one of the most expensive areas of the region Especially, Varkiza, Voula, Vou liagmeni, Kavouri and Glyfada are considered as the top sub urban areas. Sounio, with the Temple of Poseidon, which is one of the most beautiful temples of antiquity, the amazing sunset and the clean sea, is a famous resort area. The islands of Argosaronic Bay are included in the region of Attica, very close from Athens. In the cosmopolitan Spetses, Hydra, Poros, Salamina, Aigina, Agistri, Methana one can enjoy weekend journeys and sallies with boats.

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Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre


Completely renovated with high-tech equipment and an ultra-mo dern look, the new Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre Ballroom is an 895m2 (9633ft2) space, available to host any type of event, from top conferences and important processional meetings to unique social gatherings. Whether as a single, open-plan area or parti tioned in smaller rooms, the Ballroom is a versatile space that can be easily transformed to meet the requirements of any event. The video wall, the ceiling projectors in every room, the multi purpose LCD an-nouncement boards, the Matrix system, the

top-quality sound and lighting equipment, as well as the cable and wireless mobile phone charging stations, are proof of the available cutting-edge technology, which provides solutions and meets even the most demanding requirements.

Using LED technology, especially in the foyer area, we can offer different combina-tions of intensity and color (through a dimmer) for a variety of lighting scenarios.

The brand-new equipment, combined with the fresh take on all things culinary and the hotel’s highly trained staff, make the Crow ne Plaza Athens City Centre Ballroom the ideal choice for the most memorable events!

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The Grand Peninsula of the Athenian Riviera

Nuzzled in a 72-acre private peninsula in the Athenian Riviera with stunning views to the Saronic Gulf, the 5 star Grand Resort Lagonissi exceeds all expectations of a luxury sea front sum mer resort. 20 minutes from Athens International Airport, 50 minutes from the vibrant and historical city center and 30 minutes from shop ping Malls the resorts is the perfect place from which to “ex plore” the wonders of the Athenian Riviera and Greece capital. Grand Resort Lagonissi is a dreamy island like resort in the south suburbs of Athens with exceptional sea view rooms and sea front bungalows, private pools and private beaches, upscale hotel facilities, scrumptious dining choices, holistic spa and wellness treatments. Renowned as one of the best luxury beach resorts near Athens, the Grand Resort Lagonissi

takes summer holidays to a whole new level of indulgence. Against the magical backdrop of the sea and the dreamy en virons of the athenian riviera, guests are welcome to embark on a culinary journey of ¬avours and aromas from the depths of the mediterranean to the lands of the far east at the hotel’s exquisi te restaurants and bars (CAPTAIN’S HOUSE - Fuse Mediterranean Cuisine, GALAZIA AKTI -Cretan Cuisine, OUZERI AEGEON - Fresh Fish & Seafood with Live Music, KOHYLIA Polynesian - Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar, MEDITERRANEO - Mediterranean Cuisine, APHRODITE - Breakfast Buffet Restaurant & LA PISCINA – Snacks, LA VERANDA - Lounge Bar & Finger Food & VEGHERA- Night club). The resort has some of the most exceptional meeting venues in the south suburbs of athens [Cosmos Ballroom, Uranus Ter race, Zeus, Ballroom Foyer, Conference Rooms (Hector, Achilles,

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Your splendid is a in Greece

An exclusive resort set in 72 acres of a lush green private peninsula with numerous idyllically spread magical sandy coves and encircled by the blue waters of the Aegean sea. The award-winning resort, extends its natural beauty in its design and o ers a high level of service, a wealth of facilities and an exquisite choice of 7 awarded restaurants. A perfectly designed sanctuary for those looking for a luxury holiday and private accommodation.

40th km Athens - Sounion Ave, 19010, Lagonissi, Attica, Grrece

40th km Athens - Sounion Ave, 19010, Lagonissi, Attica, Grrece

Tel: +30 22910 76000, Fax: +30 22910 24514

Tel: +30 22910 76000, Fax: +30 22910 24514

E-mail: grandresort@grandresort.gr www.lagonissiresort.gr, www.helioshotels.gr

E-mail: grandresort@grandresort.gr www.lagonissiresort.gr, www.helioshotels.gr

Sprinkled with stardust, weddings, events and celebrations are engraved in the heart of all. Τhe newlyweds choose the resortbfor εxchange eternal vows on the dazzling shores of the athenian riviera and celebrate the most important day of their life against the backdrop of the azure sea and a dreamy ambiance of romance.

Aiming to meet the challenges of modern life, the stressful way of living, the unhealthy lifestyle choices and lack of physical activities, Thalaspa Chenot offers a holistic well ness program through an amazing range of spa therapies, hydrobiontology sessions, aesthetic and beauty treatments as well as bio-light meals that will bring the mind, body and spirit into full alignment.

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we live every day with a passion for quality and service to cater to the needs of all our guests.

we live every day with a passion for quality and service to cater to the needs of all our guests.


A truly memorable holiday is what we offer.

A truly memorable holiday is what we offer.

we live every day with a passion for quality and service to cater to the needs of all our guests.

A truly memorable holiday is what we offer.



Faliraki, 85105 Rhodes, Greece

Faliraki, 85105 Rhodes, Greece


Tel: +30 22410 85000

Tel: +30 22410 85000

Faliraki, 85105 Rhodes, Greece

Email: info@apolloblue.gr

Email: info@apolloblue.gr

Tel: +30 22410 85000

Email: info@apolloblue.gr



Faliraki, 85105 Rhodes, Greece

Faliraki, 85105 Rhodes, Greece


Tel: +30 22410 85513, 085535

Tel: +30 22410 85513, 085535

Faliraki, 85105 Rhodes, Greece

Email: apollorh@otenet.gr

Tel: +30 22410 85513, 085535

Email: apollorh@otenet.gr

Email: apollorh@otenet.gr

Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

Located opposite Syntagma Square as well as within walking distance of exclusive shopping areas and museums, Hotel Grande Bretagne enjoys the ideal location in the city centre. This eight story 19th-century building exudes wealth and refi nement from the first impression, while it has been repeatedly awarded by significant international communities.

With meticulous attention to detail, the 320 rooms and suites marry charming old-world elegance with state-of-the-art faci lities whereas the 61 suites enjoy additional benefits including personalised Butler Service. Guests can indulge themselves within the multi-awarded GB Spa as well as experience the utmost dining service within the following available restaurants: The GB Roof Garden Restaurant & Bar is ideal for a romantic rooftop meal, while the Winter Garden is renowned for its weekend brunch, the afternoon tea and live music nights. Guests can also enjoy wine tasting in the Wine Library. The GB Pool Bar offers healthy snack options whilst the Alexander’s Bar makes guests want to linger over a classic cocktail or exquisite cognac. Finally, the Alexander’s Cigar Lounge, offers a relaxed setting to enjoy fine wines, premium

cigars, cognacs and liquors with friendly and discreet service. Hotel Grande Bretagne is the ultimate choice for refined bu siness meetings and lavish social events. Featuring over 1,100 square meters of exquisite function space, the hotel offers the Grand Ballroom, Golden Room, Royal Room, Athenian Hall and its smaller meeting rooms: Boardroom, Churchill’s, Chairman’s, Diplomat’s, and the Executive Room.

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The Acropolis and the milestone of Parthenon are located within walking distance of 1.0 km from the Hotel Grande Bre tagne. Plaka is the old historical neighborhood of Athens clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis. The “Monastiraki Flea Market” is the place where unique antiques and indigenous gifts can be bought as well as the place where the utmost hand-made selection of sou venirs can be observed.

It would be a miss not to mention that within easy walking distance are also the Ancient Agora, the Lycabettus Hill, and the Original Olympic Stadium.

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HP Hotels & Restaurants

Enjoy the finest of Greek Hospitality

Two hotels, two apartments, a restaurant with an amazing view and a bistrot are the apotheosis of hospitality right next to the Acropolis. Experience a warm hospitality in one of the most privileged locations in the Center of Athens.

Herodion Hotel is more than accommodation and doesn’t pro vide only a room to stay. It’s a place where timeless elegance and contemporary design meet the rich historical heritage of Athens. The hotel has been hosting guests from all over the world for the last 47 years.

Philippos Hotel: The guests of our hotel live a remarkable ex perience in a city that celebrates its rich past in every way. The cosy and chic ambiance of the interiors is enhanced with contemporary elements while our premium services give to accommodation a new meaning.

Point-a: At the 5th floor of Herodion hotel, you can find an urban paradise of unique allure and live the gastronomy ex

perience at the top.

Atrium: is a wonderful greenhouse full of light that operates all year long. A remarkably inviting space with sofas, a fire-pla ce, a classic 360o bar made from walnut wood and tables.

Gargaretta: The name of one of the oldest neighborhoods of Athens, which tends to be forgotten with the passage of time. If you are looking for an inspiring and entertaining bistrot, you are in the right place.

Apartments: Residential hospitality the new step: The Acro polis View Residence and the Herodion Family Apartment are the new additions under this Hospitality Group’s umbrella that underline the Group‘s forward-looking philosophy and embra ce the needs of modern travelers. Large, independent spaces where one can enjoy privacy but also the exclusive services of the Herodion Hotel: from breakfast and Jacuzzi, laundry and room service to priority for reservations at Point-A.

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Herodion Lobby Acropolis View Residence Atrium Greek Bistrot
Your “home” under the Acropolis. T: +30 214 4025700 | herodion@herodion.gr | www.herodion.gr Point-a Herodion Acropolis View RoomPhilippos Hotel

Island Athens Riviera

Panas Group has set the entertainment and hospitality style and trends for the past 32 years.

The history of Panas Sophisticated Hospitality begins many years ago with Island, a club restaurant, which in a very short time period, managed to become well known both in Greece and abroad. Island Club Restaurant was the first of its kind that emphasized in culinary quality and introduced quality cocktails from experienced mixologists.

The emblematic ‘Island’, built in the heart of Athens Riviera, has been repeatedly reported in the foreign press and is the ideal destination for VIPs and celebrities visiting our country. The Island premises also include seven event venues and 3

private villas; the Residence, the Gallery, the Privé, the Private House, the C-lounge, the Grand Ciel and Escape that cons titute Island Art and Taste, the ideal destination for private or corporate events. Apart from that, three of the venues contain beautiful villas with unique decoration and rare art pieces that offer guests 5-star facilities and services.

In 2015 Panas Group undertook, with great success, the revival of the historic Zonars, now called Athénée in the center of Athens. The group also consists of the Pallas’s theatre Foyer with oneof-a-kind art deco vintage furniture and an impressive bar.

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Titania Hotel Athens

Titania Hotel in the heart of Athens, inspires travelers to connect with the historical & commercial center of Athens. With splendid views to the Acropolis & Lycabettus hills, as well as the port of Piraeus. Its privileged location allows you to explore the famous city of Athens, within walking distance. Easily connected with all ancient sites, such as the Acropolis, old town “Plaka”, Museums, theaters, fashion districts, Athenian Riviera and more, through public transportation, as the Metro stations Panepistimio and Omonia are just 300 meters. 385 comfort rooms & suites designed to meet the needs of our guests, offering urban and panoramic views over the city. Under ground parking facilities for 250 cars. Conference & Event venues, featuring in total over 1.000 square meters space, Europa Hall with natural daylight and Ouranos Hall on the 10th floor with balcony and stunning views to the Acropolis. Lobby Café, located on the lobby level offers a barista freshly brewed coffee, and a nice selection of drinks and snacks. The perfect place to use as a meeting point, a workplace, an office or just a nice place to

visit and hang out. Olive Garden bar & restaurant on the roof top offers a welcome respite from the driven, fast-paced energy of the capital. Stunning views, overlooking the Acropolis and an exciting menu of Greek comfort cuisine, signature cocktails and truly genuine hospitality. An ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate and indulge

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SET IN THE HEART OF ATHENS, is the perfect home base for both business and leisure travellers. Welcoming guests to the capital since 1976, we are located between Syntagma & Omonia squares and surrounded by the best Athens has to offer. With our very own bar & restaurant Olive Garden on the roof top and the splendid views over the Acropolis, Titania Hotel is the perfect choice for an outstanding stay right in the heart of Athens


YES! Hotels

◆ Contemporary Luxury Hospitality

By bringing luxury, indulgence, exquisite design and architec ture under the same umbrella and bringing local traditions and authentic culture with high-end technological advancements and modern comforts, YES! Hotels Group, (member of Design Hotels) introduces a new era in hospitality at the most enviable locations. Our mission is to exceed our esteemed guests’ ex pectations with art-sharp “Y” oung, “E” nthusiastic, “S” eductive options and experiences in an environment of high aesthetics.

NEW Hotel, Virtuoso Preferred Partner

NEW Hotel in Athens city is the first ever hotel project of the award-winning designer duo, Fernando and Humberto Campana. The result is an intriguing 79-room establishment, where every public space and every floor has been creati vely re-NEW-ed to include remnants of the former Olympic Palace Hotel. The interiors are simply outstanding, the un

usual custom-made furniture and handmade fixtures ma king guests feel that they live and breathe in a major art installation.

NEW Hotel is located on 16, Filellinon Str., 200 meters from Constitution Square and within walking distance from the city’s main attractions.


Semiramis, the first Design Hotel in Greece, is the visionary brainchild of art patron Dakis Joannou and is designed by the famed industrial designer Karim Rashid. In this exclusive 51 room hotel, where art blends with modern hotel technology, and functionality exudes style, the educated business or leisure traveler will feel “at home”.

Located in the affluent and leafy suburb of Kifissia, Semira mis is at the heart of the finest shopping and entertainment

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venues, also enjoying quick and easy access to the city’s business districts.


Periscope is a modern, minimalist and award-winning for its architectural, design, hotel, right at the heart of Kolonaki, the oldest and most exclusive neighborhood in Athens city. The ori ginal mundane building, dating from the 1950s, is now a tribute to clean lines and uncluttered spaces, balancing ergonomic so lutions with urban aesthetics. Form, color, and texture create a feeling of order and tranquility. Periscope’s 22 guestrooms and public spaces boast specially commissioned art on the theme of a periscope observing and recording the buzzing metropolis. Situated in the coveted Haritos Street, number 22, Periscope is just a 10 minutes’ walk from Syntagma square.

YES! Hotels Group, Owned by Donkey Hotels & Resorts

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Athens Capital Hotel -MGallery Collection

Starting in September 2020, the Athens Capital Hotel-MGallery Collection welcomes Greek and foreign visitors at the junction of Panepistimiou and Kriezotou streets, presenting the refined aesthetics of the MGallery hotels in the heart of Athens. The hotel of Syntagma Square carries its guests on a journey into the world of hospitality, gastronomy and Art, welcoming a new era in the Athenian way of life.

The Athens Capital Hotel-MGallery Collection features timeless aesthetics and re-fined decoration characterize. As visitors discover the hotel areas, they travel across important stations in the modern history of the capital, while its high level, perso nal-ized services guarantee an unforgettable stay in one of his 177 rooms and suites. The admiration for the cultural heritage of the country is pervasive in the hotel with its suites dedica ted to great Greek personalities. Maria Callas and Melina Mer

kouri combine the arty character of the hotel with the love for feminine nature which is deeply rooted in the philosophy of the MGallery Hotel Collection, while Odysseas Elyt-is and Ma nos Hadjidakis express their passion for every form of art. The Presidential Suite of Athens Capital Hotel - MGallery, on the ninth floor, with its impressive ter-race and panoramic views of Athens and Lycabettus Hill stands out.

Gastronomy has a leading role in the Athens Capital Hotel-MGallery Collection with the experienced and renowned chef Dimitris Boutsalis creating special flavors all day long. Starting from the Galerie Café at the junction of Panepistimiou and Kriezotou streets, visitors can enjoy refined food suggestions, high quality drinks and wine la-bels, but also signature cocktails at the new meeting point of the city premium cafe.

The MFlavours restaurant hosts impressive Greek cuisine pro

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posals, with dishes that boost the Mediterranean flavors. For a relaxing drink and a unique lunch or dinner with a 360° view of atmospheric Athens, visit the Mappemonde Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, on the tenth floor of Athens Capital Hotel - MGallery, which is the ultimate destination for meetings with a spec-tacular view of Athens from above! Art is an integral part of the overall experience in the Athens Capital Hotel-MGallery Collection. One of the most important works of the Greek sculptor Georgios Lappas, the Mappemon de, is accommodated on the tenth floor of the hotel, while the approxi-mately 3,000 figures that make it up run through all the floors in the atrium of the hotel. A significant part of the hotel collection is also located in the Galerie Café but also in all public spaces featuring works by recognized and up-and-coming Greek art-ists, such as Giannis Moralis, Giannis Adamakos, Spyros Vas

siliou, Demosthenes Kokkinidis, Panagiotis Tetsis, Eugenios Spat haris, Stefanos Nanopoulos, (NANO), Giannos Stanopoulos Tasos Chonias, Christos Baloukos and Christoforos Balabanidis, and Vangelis Choursoglou, who, inspired by the Iconic Object of the ho-tel created small sculptures combining the traditional motif of Akrokeramos with the aesthetics and technique of street art.

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Ionian Islands

The unparallel natural beauty, the unique culture, the tradition and of course the special musical culture are the particular characteristics that make Ionian Sea islands to stand out from any other part of Greece.

Kefalonia is the bigest island of Ionian complex, as far as the strech of land is concerned. The interch ange among different types of landscape is really unique, since the alpine scenery of Ainos, where the only type of black spruce grows and breeds of wild horses live , is harmoniously combined with warm, crystal clear seas. In the broader area of Ainos, one can find the «Drogarati» cage with its stalactites, as well as Melissani lake. Of course, the is land of Kefalonia is surrounded by endless bays and «lace ali ke» shores. Since 1757, the capital of Kefalonia and Ithaka Pre fecture is Argostoli, an aphitheatrically built city with a spen dit view to Koutavos lake sea. The city is island’s commercial and administrational center, whereas at the same time, it is a modern city with nice old style mansions and a significant historic and cultural tradition. The most pictoresque village of Kefalonia it may be Fiscardo, as it’s a little fishing village with narrow streets and old, traditionally built and therefore preserved houses. On the other hand, Lixouri is among the se cities of the island that carry a great significance. In this city, one can find Iakovatios and Petritsios Libraries, in which worth mentioning collections of vestments and rare books are kept, as well as The Philarmonic School. Sami is a beau tiful town and Poros is one of the island’s main ports. As for the beaches of Kefalonia, those are certainly numerous and outstanding. To mention just a few among the prettiest and globally reputed, we could name the beaches of Mirtos, Mak ris and Platis Gialos, Spartia, Lourdas, Skala, Poros, Antisamos, Xi and Petanoi. The island of Corfu is the administrational basis of the whole Ionian Islands Territory. Being also known as «the is land of Faiaks» according to Homer’s Odyssey, Corfu stands out, mostly because of its cultural identity. The island is situated in the «mouth» of Adriatic Sea, opposite to north west Greek coasts, from which the island’s northern part is separated by a 2,5 Klms width channel. In Corfu’s sho res one can find pictoresque little bays and beaches with sand or pebbles. The capital of the island is the beauti

ful city of Corfu, unanimously aknowledged as one of the prettiest cities in Greece, a city built on a narrow strip of land. In this city one can spot disparate elements, as well as the remnants of different cultures that have influen ced the island. There are vast squares, such as the famous «Spianada» square, as well as narrow, cobbled little roads, the well known «kantounia», where the italian influence is more than obvious. To the west of Corfu city is Palaikastrit sa, a little «heaven on earth» and Aggelokastro, a Byzintine fortress of 13th century, whereas to the north of the city there is «Kanoni», one of the most famous spots on the is land. A narrow strip of land leads to Vlaxerna convent, from where one can catch a boat and visit Pontikonissi. Opposite to that, on the side of Gastourion hill, there is the unique Achillion, which used to be the summer residence of Aust rian Empress Elisabeth, more known as «Sissy».

Being called through the centuries, even from the period of the Venetian rule, as «The Levante’s Flower», Zante is one characteristic case of island where rare natural beauty meets the unique ecological significance, along with the history and the rich cultural and artistic tradition. Obvi ously, the island of Zante presents a landscape full of con trasts. While the most part of the island is mountainous, there are also visual variations with short pine-clad moun

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tains and fertile valleys. However, Zante is globallly known mostly from its emerald and crystal clear seas, as well as its unique ecosystem. It is widely known that in the south coast of Zante there is one of the most important natu ral habitat of Caretta - Caretta turtle. Furthermore, in the same island we can also find the habitat of MonachusMonachus turtle, a species which can be found mostly in the southwest coasts of the island. The aristocratic city of Zante is the capital of the island, a city built on the southeastern side with really impressive mansions, well re puted churches and pretty squares like the famous «Rou ga», or the tiled central square of St Mark, which attracts the lion part of activity.

The Mpoxali area, under the castle, can easily charm ever yone with its little, quiet streets and its old houses with the characteristic «bougarinia». Of course, apart from the city, Zante’s visitors are also attracted by the island’s pictores que villages with their tiled streets and the little tavernas, where one can taste original Zante cuisine. Of cousrse, one of the most well known touristic attractions of Zante is the famous «shipwreck» in the west part of Zante, abandoned in the middle of the sandy beach and surrounded by steep rocks. It is also known that on Zante’s sandy beaches there are many other touristic resorts, such as Laganas, Argasi,

Gerakas, Porto Zoro, Vassilikos, Tsilivis, Alikes and Alikanas. When we talk about Lefkada, we can not help pondering about quiet or cosmopolitan beaches with «golden» sand, seashores under the impressive shadow of high and steep rocks, serene bays, hospitable ports to every boat, crystal clear waters and other, equally beautiful images. Lefkada is surrounded by unique sandy beaches with their characteri stic «dove egg» shaped grains of sand, as Lefkada’s famous poet Aggelos Sikelianos had put it. The island is connected to the rest part of the country through a floating bridge of continuous circulation, a fact that ensures the benefit of an easy access. In the city of Lefkada, there is one of the larger and most modern sea marinas in Europe, whe reas the island is also known for its lake sea, which is an aquatic habitat for rare breeds of birds. Apart from the city of Lefkada, also reputed parts of the island are Ligia, a re ally busy village, Agios Nikitas, a traditional fishing village, Nikiana, an ideal place for surfing fans, Perigiali, a village crowded with tourists with astonishing beaches, as well as Vassiliki, the center of the southern part of the island, with its sandy beaches. It is also worth mentioning that around Lefkada there are little and big islands developping conti nuously, whereas the most famous of them is the island of Skorpios, also known as «the island of Onassis».

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Charalambos Voulgaris

President of the Corfu Hotel Association

Dear Travelers,

As President of the Corfu Hotel Association I would like to share with you the latest updates of one of the top island destinations of the Mediterranean! Corfu is a landmark in Greek tourism combi ning amazing beaches and beautiful landscapes with a unique cultural vibe. Everything from our UNESCO world Heritage old city to our gastronomy and warm hospitality is here to offer our visitors authentic experiences. The last few years Corfu has

seen a surge in hotel investments with world brands positio ning themselves in the island and with the majority of existing hotels carrying renovation works and adding new services. With the fully refurbished Corfu airport, with the addition of two new marinas and construction already started in another two, with one of the largest Greek Cruise-ship Ports and with a plan to make our businesses and our island more sustainable, Corfu looks into the future and invites you all to join us. Our goal to offer an unforgettable journey to all our guests has began!

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Flya Fine Dining


Flya is a pioneering fine dining experience where Greek tradi tion and Corfiot culinary heritage meet the passion to create the best. The menu features a strong micro-producer sourced ingredient philosophy, where the respect for raw materials & the environment serves as the foundation.

Our restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with unique menus that highlight quality local produce with sustainable practices, creating a balance between raw materials and fla vors intensity.


Flya restaurant, is the embodiment of Corfiot contemporary,

gastronomic excellence. Our vision is to create a restaurant that transforms our guest’s culinary experience into an exci ting journey through Mediterranean taste, texture and fasci nating ingredients.


Spiros Agious is Flya’s head chef, multi awarded with more than 20 years working experience. Spiros has created a menu with a distinct character that originates in Corfiot-Mediterra nean cuisine with emphasis in Greek, high quality ingredients sourced from selected, Greek micro producers. Along with his experienced and enthusiastic brigade, offer unique tastes and introduces Flya’s guests to Corfiot and Mediterranean cuisine.

The Olivar Suites, all day - fine dining experience in Corfu

Christina Tetradi

President of Laganas-Zakynthos Hotels Association

Zakynthos is an ideal destination for holiday ma kers of every age group, combining tourism with culture, absolute relaxation with cosmopolitan life and a number of activities and alternative tourism choices that can satisfy everyone, for a very enjoyable vacation!

The visitor to the island may easily:

• Explore the magnificent beaches and seascapes of the island, the famous “Shipwreck” and the Blue Caves

• Swim with the Caretta-caretta sea turtle and the Mo nahus-monahus seal, two protected animal species that use the island’s beaches as habitat.

• Feel the cultural wealth and history

• Admire the numerous products of the Zakynthian Art, as well as monuments from various historical periods, like St. Dionisios’ cathedral, old churches and chapels around the island, or other sightseeings of historical significance, like

Strani Hill, where Greece’s National Anthem was written.

• Visit the picturesque villages, surrounded by the wonderful Zakyn thian Nature, where many old traditions of Zakynthos survive.

• Listen to “kantades” or “arekies”, the traditional music of Zakynthos.

• Taste the island’s excellent cuisine, the fine local wines and some the special products like cheese, olive oil, raisins, “mandolato” and “pasteli”.

Traveling to Zakynthos is extremely easy, as the island is ser viced by an international airport, with many daily flights from all over Europe, as well as Athens and mainland Greece. There is frequent ferry-boat connection to mainland Greece via Killini port (280 km from Athens) and itineraries to Kefalo nia and ferry connection to Italy.

The tourism infrastructure in Zakynthos is extensive, with many hotels, bungalows, villas, studios in every class and price range.

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Zante Hospitality Group

Zante Hospitality Group, with a long standing reputation in the hospitality industry, owns and manages the Zante Park Resort & Spa and Galaxy Beach Resort, two of the most prestigious hotels operating in the Ionian Island of Zakynthos, as well as XT Travel Services, a leading Travel Agency in Athens.

The Zante Park Resort & Spa and Galaxy Beach Resort, both BW Premier Collection Hotels, are located at one of the most attractive beaches of Zakynthos, with captivating views of the infinite blue of the Ionian Sea.

The Resorts, renowned for their distinctive luxury and

unsurpassed Zakynthian Hospitality, provide exceptional personalized services, refined gastronomic choices and a wide range of leisure activities.

The Zante Park Resort & Spa and Galaxy Beach Resort, offer high standards of hospitality and an extensive accommodation selection, featuring stylish Deluxe Rooms and Suites, some with a private pool option, ambient public areas and lush outdoor grounds, Conference & Banqueting facilities, Fitness Center, as well as Wellness & Spa.

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A PIECE OF OASIS XT TRAVEL SERVICES: Omirou St 1, Nea Smirni – Athens, Greece | www.xttravelservices.gr | email: xttravel@xttravelservices.gr | tel.: +30 210 9343468 ZANTE PARK RESORT & SPA: Laganas – Zakynthos, Greece | www.zanteparkhotels.gr | email: zantepark@zanteparkhotels.gr | tel. : +30 26950 52310 GALAXY BEACH RESORT: Laganas – Zakynthos, Greece | www.galaxybeachresort.gr | email: galaxyhotel@zhg.gr | tel. : +30 26950 51171

Crystal Waters Lefkada

Crystal Waters Lefkada opened its doors in 2018 to become the go-to place for those seeking something out of the ordinary in Lefkada island. This Luxury Island Retreat occupies a lovingly selected plot in the desirable location of Nikiana village. It is situated at the foot of the scenic Skaros Mountain, with lush greenery on one side and the deep blue sea on the other. It is the perfect base for leisure guests to discover the spec tacular island of Lefkada and its world-famous beaches.

Crystal Waters Lefkada is designed to stand the test of time, it welcomes its surroundings and embraces its location and connection to the water. Hospitality from the heart, zestful island architecture and a genuine community feeling are lovingly injected into this unique property’s DNA. The result remains sensitive to the environs while fusing a calming and minimal approach that elevates the hospitality experience. Offering 146 luxury rooms and suites with a unique layout, original decoration, and a handpicked selection of top-qua lity materials, minimal, elegantly designed modern spaces provide a comfortable, relaxed ambience and high-profile, superior hospitality.

Conveniently situated alongside the main pools, the Emerald Restaurant and the Duende Restaurant offer a wide range of tempting local and Mediterranean specialties in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Sample delectable, nutritious dis hes of the famous Greek cuisine in a space with subtle earthy decor and soft lighting that will tantalize your taste buds.

At Crystal Waters Lefkada, the connection with the water is profound. Guests can book their room or suite with their private pool to enjoy at their leisure. The property also fea tures three stunning public pools scattered throughout the resort. Enjoy a tranquil pool or a pool surrounded by exten sive services such as restaurants, swim-up pool bar, luxury pool cabanas, and cozy sitting areas. Strengthen your body and mind while staying in a serene environment and experience our newly build outdoor gym and yoga area as well as our spa.

Inspiring design and architecture, ambient lighting, aesthetic poolside settings, the dramatic mountain vista backdrop, and a gentle bohemian mood work together to achieve an elevated cosmopolitan experience.

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… a place where we don’t divide landscape, architecture, and crystal waters; to us, they are one… Crystal Waters Lefkada Nikiana, 31100 Lefkada Island, Greece Telephone: +30 2645072383, e-mail: info@crystalwaters.gr www.crystalwaters.gr/ Crystal Waters Lefkada / crystalwaterslefkada

Northern Greece

Being a «melting - pot» of disparate cultures as early as the ancient years, appearing as a realy «endowed» land in every way and possessing a really deeprooted history and a unique natural wealth, Northern Greece charms every visitor, as it provides them generously with plenty of opportunities to wonder in the real depths of history and tradition.

The journey to Northern Greece begins in Macedonia and it is completed in the bordering Thrace. From an admi nistrational point of view, Macedonia is divided to three parts, Central, Western and Eastern Macedonia. In Central Macedonia, the first area in every visitor’s itinerary is Imathia Perfecture, in which «Seli» and «Pigadia of Naous sa» Ski Centers can be found. Apart from these two Centers, Aliakmona’s Valley, some bushy green mountains and the well known Vergina Archeological Site lure each visitor. Veria is the capital of Imathia Perfecture, a city spread out in the foot of Vermion mountain. Among other worth visiting cities, one could point out Naoussa, an overwhelmingly green city. One of the most well known Perfectures of Greece is Thessa loniki Perfecture. The city of Thessaloniki, also known as «The bride of Thermaikos Gulf», is Perfecture’s Capital, it is consi dered as «The Co-Capital» of Greece and, at the same time, it is aknowledged as one of most important ports in Greece. The famous «White Tower» is considered as the city’s «tra demark». While in Thessaloniki, one can visit St. Dimitrios church, lots of interesting museums and of course «Roton da», a monument dated around 300 p.d., as well as Galerios Arch. Really close to Thessaloniki, one could find Chalkidiki, one of the most beautiful places in the whole greek territory, an «endowed» land in any way. Chalkidiki area is formed by three thin, pine-clad peninsulas with 550.000 metres of sea shores. In this area, one can visit ancient cities, prehistoric cages, Byzintine convents, modern seaside towns, elements of the greater «puzzle picture» of Chalkidiki land. The city of Poligyros is the capital of Chalkidiki Perfecture, a city spread out in an amphitheatrical shape, on the foot of Cholomontas mountain. Nearby, one could find Arnaia, an area characte rized as «historic land» by Ministry of Culture. Also known tourism resorts in the same area cities such as Kassand ra, Kallithea, Nea Moudania, Nea Kallikratia, Ouranoupolis and Ammouliani. Of course, well known at a global basis is

«Mount Athos» or the «Garden of Virgin Mary» as it is often called in Greece, a well respected monastic state, in which entrance is denied to women. Doirani lake, Axios river and the whole bushy green landsca pe are some of the advantages of Kilkis Perfecture. Capital of this Perfecture is the city of Kilkis, a beautiful city built on the foot of St George’s hill. As for the neighbouring Perfecture of Pella, the whole area is characterized by its inexhaustible natural and cultural wealth. Edessa is the capital of this Per fecture, a city which overlooks the whole macedonian valley. Passing to Pierias Perfecture, the «scenary» is formed by Ki lometres of sandy coastlines, Olympus Mount which is the higher mountain of Grecce and, according to Greek mytho logy, it was also the formal residence of 12 Gods. The capital of this Perfecture is Katerini, a city built between Olympus Mount and Pieria Mountains. When it comes to Western Ma cedonia part, the first Perfecture to came across is that of Grevena. The rich flora, the unspoiled forests, the National Preserve of Pindos Mountains with its well known «Valia Kalnta», as well as the water sources and waterfalls create a unique nutural ensemble. The city of Grevena is the capital of the Perfecture, a city situated at tha same spot with the ancient city of Elimaia. The city of Kastoria, a city spread out

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along the banks of the homonym lake, is the capital of the homonym Perfecture. Kozani Perfecture is also considered as one of the most «endowed» lands of Macedonia. The whole «picture» is composed by a complex of mountains and lake shore areas. The city of Kozani is the capital of this Perfecture, a city with old styled mansions. In Florina Perfecture, the landscape is often said «magic». Little and Big Prespa, the twin lake area wich is considered one of the most important aquatic habitat in Greece, the traditional village of Nymphaion, as well as the picturesque island St Achillios, create a unique «scenary». The city of Florina is the capital of the Perfecture. Going far east, we reach Drama Perfecture. The high moun tains is Perfecture’s main characteristic, with «Falakro» mount being the leading one, considering that it’s the mount where the homonym Ski Center is situated. Kavala Perfecture combines brillianlty mountain with sea related delights. The city of Kavala is the capital of this Perfecture and is a mo dern city with interesting night life. The cities of Philippoi, a very important city from an archeological point of view and Chrysoupolis, attract hundreds of visitors every year.

The Perfecture of Serres is really famous for its aquatic hab itat in Kerkini lake, the Lailia forest, the hot springs in Nigrita,

as well as the ancient city of Amphipolis. The city of Serres is the capital of the Perfecture.

The mosques in the turkish neighbourhood add a very speci al characteristic to the city. Worth visiting places are, among others, Alistrati with its famous gorge of Aggitis, Amphipolis, Nigrita with its thermal sources and Sidirokastro, next to the fertile valley of Strymonas river.

Thrace have always been considered as a crossing point bet ween East and West, as well as a «bridge» of communicati on between Europe and the Balkan area. The first Perfecture to meet during one’s course to Thrace is Xanthi. The city of Xanthi is the capital of this Perfecture, a city with a clock tower as a «trademark». Passing on Rodopi Perfecture, every visitor is amazed by this peaceful co-existance of Orthodox Christians, Pomaks and Muslims of turkish origin.

Komotini is the capital of Perfecture, a city that is considered as the «heart» of Greek Thrace.

The capital of the homonym Perfecture is Alexandroupolis, a city with an astonishing lighthouse as a «trademark». In Soufli, one can learn everything about the different stages of silk processing. In Evros Perfecture we can also find the «proud» island of Samothraki, standing in the northeastern corner of Aegian Sea.

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More and more of our British friends

are discovering the beauty and uniqueness of Halkidiki year after year. It is a steadily growing destination for the UK market and the increase in the number of flights to Macedonia Airport has contributed to this growth.

The cosmopolitan Kassandra, the enchanting Sithonia and the paradise-like area before Athos, create unique experiences for every visitor and it is by no coincidence that Halkidiki received the award „Greece‘s Leading Mainland Destination 2021“ based on the general satisfaction index (GRI) of international desti nations in the „sun and sea“ model. Halkidiki also offers all the delights of Mediterranean cuisine: extra virgin olive oil, cheese, aromatic herbs, honey, wine and tsipouro from local wineries as well as fresh fish and local meat. It has been classified as a culinary destination for visi tors who value quality and authentic taste. At the same time, Halkidiki has a unique cultural reserve to display: it is the birthplace of Aristotle, the most globally re cognizable Greek philosopher of classical antiquity. It has also got great museums, ancient and Byzantine monuments, as well as beautiful traditional settlements worth visiting on tours.

Mount Athos is another unique site, with monasteries exis ting there for over a thousand years, constituting a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mount Athos has also been visited repea tedly by His Majesty Charles III, King of the United Kingdom.

At times full of challenges, success is built with courage and effort. We, the hoteliers of Halkidiki, invest every year in renovating our units and upgrading our services. At the same time, the destination attracts large tourist investments that constantly enrich our product.

The Tourist Organization of Halkidiki has a presence this year again at WTM2022 where the heart of world tourism beats. Our goal is to highlight the uniqueness of Halkidiki, attract more and better quality visitors and extend the season. Tourism is of utmost importance to the local economy and that is why it is a priority to fully support it in order to achieve even higher goals.

We therefore look forward to welcoming our British friends again in 2023 and we are ready to win over their hearts and minds in the holidays they are planning.

Warm congratulations to the 18th Special Edition of „Money - Tourism“ which actively communicates our invitation to the beautiful and always welcoming Halkidiki.

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Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki

Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki offers an exclusive experience for both business and leisure travellers, combining high-quality facilities with outstanding service. In this hotel the guests make themself at home in our spaci ous and comfortable guestrooms, enjoy authentic Greek spe cialties, and have fun in the largest Casino in the Balkans, or unwind at the outdoor pool between meetings. The hotel offers 152 guestrooms including 34 suites, with garden and pool views and an 1,200-square-metre outdoor swimming pool which is available between May and October and a fully equipped Fitness Centre, which features cardio and exercise rooms, steam rooms, saunas and cold plunge pools, two floodlit tennis courts, an air-conditioned squash court, a heated indoor pool and whirlpool. Also, the Harmonia Spa, a unique spa designed to provide a retreat stressed city schedule, offers a traditional and luxuri

ous selection of spa experiences together with the latest face and body techniques.

Twenty four hours a day seven days a week, Regency Casino provides its guests, with an array of gaming options that is unrivalled in Europe, ranging from the-state-of-the-art of slots to traditional table games such as American roulette, black jack, punto banco, and poker. Τhe most vivid entertainment moments in one of the biggest casinos in Europe!

The Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki invites guests to enjoy the very best of authentic Greek cuisine, the freshest seafood, some of Thessaloniki’s best nightlife and a host of appetising light meals and snacks at its trio of stylish and popular Thessaloniki restaurants: Ambrosia, Oceana and the Lobby Lounge. Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki offers a wide range of conference and event facilities such as expertise and experience to ensure that every wedding day will be a truly memorable event.

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forward to a new challenge!

PHILOXENIA is the annual tourism exhibition that since 1985, its first organization, till today, outlines the profile of the tou rism business in the country maintaining its strong brand name through the years. It is organized every November at the International Exhibition & Conference Center of Thessa loniki and constitutes a very strong meeting point of the tou rism in Greece. Based on the new conditions in the tourism market, PHILOXENIA adapts to the new data, coordinated with the needs of the professionals as well as of the travelers, and contributes to the promotion of destinations and their high level services.

The three-day tourism event is attended by companies and organizations from all over the tourism spectrum (Greek and international tourist destinations, hotels, travel agencies, travel agents, specialized press and media), as well as by

selected invited buyers - hosted buyers - from the target countries for the industry. Enriched with interesting thematic presentations, workshops, and targeted conference events, Philoxenia is a dynamic „tool“ that contributes substantially to the development of Greek tourism. As it happens every year, PHILOXENIA 2022 will host about 120 renowned tourism professionals from abroad in the most well-organized b2b tourism exhibition program in the wider region of Southeastern Europe. Through the scheduled mee tings, exhibitors have the chance to promote their products to international markets, which would be very difficult and expensive in different circumstances. This program is the re sult of the international connections and collaborations of HELEXPO, and it is running under the supervision of the Exhi bition Research Institute and under the auspices of GNTO.

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Aglaida Apartments

very essence of Pelion

Given only one day at Pelion, you’d better spend it at Aglai da Apartments. It is in the core of Pelion overall concept of life. Starting with the name, Aglaea or Aglaida was one of the Charites [kʰáritɛs]) or Graces in Greek mythology. They were the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity, goodwill, and fertility. Her name means „Shining“, “Bright”, and “Outstanding”. In Aglaida Apartments, every moment you experience the whole of Pelion. You stare the Aegean blue having a smell of the pine trees. You take a bite of the delicious food noticing the outstanding architecture of the building. You enjoy your balcony breathtaking view while we set the fire for you. We are in the green, over the blue. Aglaida Apartments is loca ted at Tsagarada/Pelion - at the bottom of the mountain slo pe, at the top of the cliff over the Aegean. Tsagarada’s beach is at walking distance, beaches at Fakistra and Mylopotamos

are only 3-4 km away. Everything is available for your all-star convenience. Aglaida apartments has 33 spaceous one or two room apartments and suites. Every apartment is fully air-con ditioned and has kitchen, mini-bar, salon, dinner table and fireplace.

Along with what you expect, we serve Greek Breakfast, tradi tional Greek local products like yoghurt, honey, marmalades, omelets and many more. Our restaurant is a great meeting point with Greek cuisine, serving food you will love. We advise, encourage, and support our quests to go out, to make the most out of their stay at Pelion. Go swimming, diving, skiing, horse riding, mountain hiking, do visit places, churches, beaches, bars and restaurants.

Any time, year round, come straight to the core of Pelion life experience. And come again…

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Hotel & Spa Resort

Α utopian ode to luxury vacations occurring in a divine geta way, perfectly developed for business and leisure wanderers. The beachfront property features an enthralling multiplicity of amenities to make your stay a memorable one. Harmonically settled like an oasis for every adventurous guest, this unpar alleled heaven on Agios Ioannis sandy beach is the quintes sence of upscale and refined hospitality. AMMOA Luxury Hotel & Spa Resort of the Zeus International group offers one-of-akind hospitality services through the accommodation at one of its 179 guestrooms and bungalows, some of them with he ated private pool. The hotel is located on the beach of Agios Ioannis, famous for its shallow, crystal emerald waters and one of the most beautiful in Chalkidiki, makes AMMOA Luxury Hotel & Spa Resort the place to be. Apart from the luxury of its

accommodations, it guarantees a unique culinary experience to its guests through the 3 restaurants and 2 bars that are an active part of the complex, promising a delicious journey worth to remember. Residents indulge in the services provi ded by one of the biggest Spa & Fitness center of Chalkidiki and walk the path towards inner balance or succumb to the trusted hands of highly qualified professionals and take pleasure from a soothing massage and body-facial treatments. AMMOA Luxury Hotel & Spa Resort is the perfect destination whatever the purpose might be. With its capacity to host events and conferences for more than 2000 delegates, AMMOA Luxury Hotel & Spa Resort is indeed the only choice for those in pursuit of the perfect venue for


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Epirus manages to be a one-of-a-kind destination: an enviable combination of cultures and traditions, with a natural environment unique in Greece, and it never fails to surprise and delight its visitors. Epirus is located in the north-west corner of Greece and is an ideal travel destination all year round.

Epirus is the part of the world that combines ever ything. In a very short time, you can be transported from the top of the highest mountain to the green waters of magnificent beach in Parga or Igoumenitsa; you can admire the modern architecture in Ioannina,as well as the traditional nobility in Metsovo;you can engage in intense ac tivities and enjoy the peaceful tranquility. Epirus lies in the northwest of Greece. The country itself is part of the Balkan region, yet it reaches as far as the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. This is the most mountainous region of the Greek peninsula, here in southeastern corner of Europe, the southernmost part of the Balkan Peninsula. The Pindos moun tain range, its tallest peak reaching a height of 2,600 meters, forms a natural border and at the same time is the area through which the region connects to the rest of the country. To the north of the administrative region of Epirus lies the border with Alba nia, to the east lie the regions of Macedonia and Thessaly, and to the south it reaches as far as the Ambracian Gulf and the bor

der with the region of Aitoloakarnania. To the west is the Ionian Sea and its seven islands. The administrative region consists of the Prefecture of Ioannina, its administrative centre being the city of Ioannina, the Prefecture of Arta (the city of Arta being the administrative centre), the Prefecture of Preveza (its administ rative centre being the city of same name, Preveza), and lastly Thesprotia, the centre of which is the city of Igoumenitsa. The capital city of the administrative region is Ioannina, located in the northwest. The region covers an area of 9,203 square kilome ters, approximately 6.7% of the total land area of Greece. Its po pulation numbers some 336,392 inhabitants. Its geomorphology is primarily characterised by mountainous terrain and abundant surface waters. The result is that this particular region is especi ally beautiful, with a richly diverse flora and fauna. The Epirus region contains two of the ten largest national parks in Greece: the Vikos-Aoos National Park and the Pindos National Park (Valia Kalda), as well as important wetland reserves such as Lake Pamvotida and the Kalamas and Ambracian Deltas, which have been declared vulnerable areas and are part of the Pan-Eu ropean Ecological Network Natura 2000. It is a virgin natural ha bitat, one of contrasts, harmoniously combining the wild beauty of green mountains with the calm blues of the sea. It is covered for the most part by large mountains with towering peaks. Shel tering among them lie forests and valleys, large and small, lakes, rivers, ravines, gorges, and springs gushing with crystal-clear wa ter. Lush vegetation and a variety of fauna complete the wild and beautiful whole. At the same time, some of the most entrancing beaches can be found along the extensive coastline of the Ionian Sea and the Ambracian Gulf. Protection and preservation of the natural environment and the many species that can call it home

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is of critical importance.

The establishment of protected zones in the region, with the founding of the Northern Pindos National Park, the Tzoumerka National Park and the creation of the management authorities of Lake Pamvotis, Kalamas, and the Amvrakikos Wetlands, has the aim of instilling new awareness. In particular, their objective is the preservation and proper management of these rare biotopes and the species of flora and fauna native to the region, as well as instituting processes and measures to ensure the harmonious coexistence between humans and nature.

Regional Unit of Preveza

An area with ancient establishments, impressive landscape di versity, cute coastal villages, serene esplanades. The Regional Unit of Preveza and its towns and villages combine everything that is needed in order to thrill every visitor!

After the desolation of Ancient Nikopolis, the city of Preveza, es tablished in the 12th century, takes over as the new administrati ve and financial center of Thesprotia. Today, with its picturesque alleys, the wonderful walk along the Amvrakikos, its neoclassical buildings and its fascinating cultural events is considered an es sential stop on your ride around the Epirus Riviera.

The amphitheatrically built “Nymph of Epirus” town of Parga is just a short ride away from Preveza and is one of the must-see’s of the area. Some of the reasons that make a visit worthwhile are the Castle, standing imposingly at the highest point of the town, the Island of Panagia with the chapel, the beautiful alleys and the paved promenade by the sea, as well as for the nearby Val tos, Kryoneri and Lychnos with their distinct crystal clear waters. During your getaway in the Regional Unit of Preveza, a stopover

in the village of Kamarina should not be skipped, above which prevails the rock from where the Souliotisses (the heroic women of Souli) fell; there lies the monument dedicated to the Soulio tisses in Zalongo as well. For those of you who have a soft spot for the Nature and the adventure, the village of Gliki is the ide al starting point for the exploration of river Acheron, while the coastal settlements of Ammoudia and Kastrosykia will charm you with the hypnotizing sea breeze of the Ionian Sea.

Regional Unit of Arta

The Regional Unit of Arta is the southeastern edge of Epirus. 70% of its mountainous terrain are harmoniously elevated mountain peaks with countless spring waters, plains, rivers such as Arach thos, Louros and Acheloos, fertile valleys with citrus crops, whi le the wetland of Amvrakikos is the seaside. In between all the above are villages and towns built in the past centuries by Artini ans who learned how to live with Nature, worship and respect it. The city of Arta is the capital of the Regional Unit of Arta, a city built on the ruins of glorious Ancient Amvrakia, monuments of which can still be found today in the city center. The famous sto ne bridge of Arta, the Monastery of Parigoritissa, as well as Skou fa Street with its market are some of the many attractions of the city. Make Arta your first stop on your road trip around the area!

Of the 30 villages in the Tzoumerka mountains, most belong to Arta. Vourgareli in the southern part of the mountain range, built at 800m near Acheloos, has one of the most picturesque squares and stunning views to the steep slopes. Melissourgi is another favorite village for every visitor, while Agnanda is a capital vil lage of Tzoumerka, with many running waters that gush directly from mountain springs such as Krya Vrysi, Goura and Karoula.

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Theodoriana is the village with the most spring waters in Greece and one of the most significant villages in eastern Tzoumerka. Regional Unit of Ioannina

The Regional Unit of Ioannina is the largest of the four in surface area and population. Its capital is, of course, Ioannina, a city with a significant cultural depth, landscapes of huge natural beauty and an active young population which is the heart and soul of the city. See the Island of Ioannina, wander on the cobbled al leys, Kallari Street and Pargis Square and let the road take you to Its Kale, with the stunning view to Lake Pamvotida. After a full walk around Ioannina, it is time to explore the villages and the rest of the fascinating settlements of the regional unit.

The Zagorohoria are 46 villages with traditional architecture nestled in steep slopes and hillsides between Ioannina, Metsovo and Konitsa and among forests, stone bridges, scattered on the foothills of Mt. Tymfi and next to the 2 National Parks of Epirus. The name “Zagorohoria” is of Slavic origin and means “behind the mountains”. Discover Monodendri with the breathtaking view to Vikos Gorge, the village of Aristi built on the riverbed of Voi domatis, the impressive Mikro (small) and Megalo (great) Papigo under the “Towers of Astraka” rocks, Vovousa in the heart of the “Warm Valley” Valia Calda and Zitsa with its longstanding tradi tion in the white wines.

What could we possibly say about Metsovo! This govern ment-declared “traditional settlement” is a mountain town nest led at an altitude of 1,160m, with an attractive background that includes the “Metsovites” (people of Metsovo) of Vlach origin, renowned woodcarvers and their works throughout Greece and the Balkans. Metsovo–the name derives from Slavic “mecka” and “ovo” meaning the “village of the bear”, has a long history with benefactors, namely Evangelos Averoff, as well as a tradition in wine with the most mountainous vineyards in Greece and its seal of approval, that of..the bear brown!

At the northern end of the regional unit and between the moun

tains of Grammos, Tymfi and Smolikas lie the Mastorohoria, 27 settlements in Konitsa, built devoutly with stone and wood by the famous Epirus stone craftsmen. Take a tour around Pyrsoyi anni, Vourbiani, Plikati, Drosopigi, and Ayia Paraskevi.

On the lush green slopes of North Tzoumerka, the villages with traditional architecture will astound you. Pramanda, sheltered on the foot of the Strongoula peak is the epitome of Epirus au thenticity, while the nearby villages of Syrrako and Kalarrytes are mountainous destinations ideal for any season of the year. Hiking the easy trail that connects these two villages is a unique experience in itself!

Regional Unit of Thesprotia

The Regional Unit of Thesprotia is characterized by a long and beautiful coastline, but at the same time its mountainous areas are famous for the traditional air they exude. Igoumenitsa is a small coastal town and the largest port connecting Greece with Italy and the Balkan countries of the Adriatic Sea. Sivota, one of the most famous summer resorts of the main land Riviera, is a picturesque seaside village built in an idyllic landscape dominated by deep greenery, with hills surrounding a magnificent bay, islets and beaches with green waters. Say ada at the northwestern tip of Thesprotia is a village next to the Ionian Sea with cobbled streets, threshing floors, churches and archaeological sites such as the Tower of Sayada and Stro vili, while Filiates is located between the river Kalama and the Greek-Albanian border, with the ancient city of Titani, the Mo nastery of Gyromeri, the folklore museum of Tsamantas and the traditional settlements of Plaisio and Finiki nearby. Paramythia is a village amphitheatrically nestled at the foot of Mount Koryla and overlooks the fertile plain, while the seaside Perdika with its vast olive groves and deep blue coasts every night looks out at the lights of Corfu that shine from afar. Worth a visit is of course Souli, a mountain village similar to a fortress where the brave Souliotes warriors rebelled against Ali Pasha.

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Mast Hotels & Resorts

Mast Hotels & Resorts owns, develops and leases hotels in Greece, currently at Preveza and Parga destinations.


Enjoy 5* beachfront premium accommodation, with over a hundred rooms and suites located in individual and bunga low-style buildings scattered around our verdant gardens, amid centuries-old olive trees and a wealth of local flora.


Boutique 4-star hotel in the heart of Valtos of Parga with a tranquil ambience. Fantastic spacious rooms and suites with kitchenette and balcony or terrace. There is a beautiful pool where you can enjoy your breakfast


A chic boutique establishment with an astonishing neoclassical façade, stylish interiors and beautiful pool, ideally located in the historic & commercial centre of Preveza. If you are up for a swim,

beautiful Kyani Akti beach is just a nine-minute walk away.


Just renovated modern establishment ideally located in the very heart of Preveza, right next to the city’s historical center and shopping district.

Mast Hotels & Resorts| www.masthotels.gr | I. Kalou | 48 100 Preveza | Greece

Western Greece A unique destination

Three regions with a long history, Achaia, Ilia and Aitoloakarnania, constitute Western Greece, a land of uplifting light & dazzling colours.

Western Greece is an ideal summer holiday des tination for young and old alike. The destina tion has numerous beach with safe, shallow waters and multitude of attractions to excite young and fertile imaginations. The Kourouta, Arkoudi with the fine sand, the sandy Sa miko beach or the vast stretch of sumptuous shoreline from Zacharo all the way to Kaiafas in the Land of Olym pia οr perhaps Kalogria, Platanos, Lakopetra in the the land of Achaia Land, maybe the sandy beach of Louros, the picturesque Mytikas, Vathiavali with the sapphire wa ters in the land of Aitoloakarnania, it really is impossible to choose beach.

The Historic Past Archaeological sites in incomparable locations, historic walls and seafront castles, picturesque monasteries and museums of vast cultural importance: Western Greece tea

ches Greek history once again with its rich religious and cultural heritage.

Admire Hermes by Praxiteles, an ode to beauty in the sta tue form in the Archaeological Museum of Olympia and af ter the artistry comes the ingenuity of the ancient Greeks in the Museum of Ancient Greek Technology in Katakolo. A collection of exhibits in Messolonghi city museum, remin ding us all of the struggle and the sacrifice in the name of freedom by its people, can easily move any visitor to tears. Finally, there are also exhibits of great historical value in the Archaeological Museum of Aigio.

Achaia The vivid land

Achaia is a mosaic of natural habitats, seas, mountains, picturesque villages and modern cities with a long history. Patra, a Gateway in Western Greece to the Mediterranean, carries you away with its frenzied pace, just like the beau tiful Aigio.

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At Achaia the historical town of Kalavryta is inextricably bound to the time of the Nazi occupation of Greece and at the Sacri ficial Ground, a huge cross stands as a reminder of the events. There the famous Monastery of Agia Lavra, which is dedi cated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, is umbilically connected with the beginning of the revolution of 1821. A unique experience you can’t possibly miss is a ride on the little train of the famous rack-and-pinion railway. For 120 years it has offered its passengers a slice of old world enchantment, ploughing its well-worn route though the Vouraikos gorge.

The construction of the bridge of Rio-Antirio is a tremen dous feat. It’s one of the largest suspension bridges in the world, it is the face of modern Greece, a beacon to the creative, pioneering spirit and the cooperation.

Ilia: The land of Olympic Games

In the valley of the Alfios, at the foot of Kronios hill, at Ilia is the Ancient land of Olympia, the most glorious sanctum of the ancient world, stands as an international symbol of humanity. It was here that the Olympic Games were born in honour of Zeus and were accompanied by the sacred truce that signalled a pause in hostilities between cities. The message of noble emulation and peace is preserved even today by this holy place and delivered through the Olympic Flame to every corner of the earth. Kyllini is the gateway to the Ionian, a rapturous synthesis of sea, sand and history.

Hills with olive and lemon trees, exotic beaches, magical sunsets, trawlers leaving the port for the catch of the day and a rich historical and cultural heritage are proudly on display. With every sort of accommodation available, from ultra-luxurious hotels to camp sites, Kyllini guarantees comfortable organized holidays for families, couples and groups of friends those seeking exciting excursions or just precious moments of tranquillity.

Aitoloakarnania: The land of discovery

Aitoloakarnania is a magical place which speaks volumes of history and culture and makes an ideal excursion des tination for those seeking plenty of enthralling sights and experiences.

Messolonghi is a city to inspire heroes. Some of the most momentous events of the 1821 Revolution against the Ot toman occupation occurred here. Nafpaktos with the Ve netian Castle invites you to get to know it and its immedi ate surrounds and then make it a springboard for exciting experiences at sea, in nearby mountain villages and on rambles through its luxuriant nature.

Agrinio is one of the largest cities in Western Greece, an active financial and commercial centre, a living city. Ho wever, a tour of the surrounding area, with the city as your starting point, will come as a pleasant surprise, sin ce it reveals a diverse, stunningly beautiful landscape, archaeological sites and religious monuments of special significance.

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Aldemar Resorts

For more than 30 years, Aldemar Resorts provides hospitality excellence and 5-star experiences and welcomes travelers from around the world. By combining Greek authenticity and international standards, Aldemar Resorts develops concepts, products and services that create and offer added value. In novation in practices and products is always an objective, but what characterizes the company the most is its focus on a core set of values: accountability, adaptability and re sponsibility.

Aldemar Resorts owns 4 beachfront resorts in 2 strategic destinations: Heraklion, Crete and Olympia, West Pelopon nese along with 2 Conference Centers and 1 Thalassotherapy & Spa Center.

Throughout its long operation, Aldemar Resorts demonstrates high level of responsibility towards people, society and the environment, and is recognized as one of the most dynamic

and socially responsible businesses of the Greek hospitality industry. The company has received numerous prestigious awards and distinctions, for its commitment to quality and excellence and its dedication to sustainability. This dedica tion begun in 1997 when Aldemar Resorts introduced its first Corporate Social Responsibility program (named as Mare Ver de – today is called CARE) becoming in this way the first com pany to launch such a program in the Greek tourism industry. Aldemar resorts are situated in unique locations that enjoy magnificent sea views and a sense of freedom. Either in Pe loponnese (Olympian Village and Royal Olympian) or in Crete (Knossos Royal and Knossos Villas) visitors enjoy luxurious services with an emphasis on personal service, as well as a connection with nature. Every visitor and every expectation may be fulfilled in one of the four Aldemar Resorts, as each of them has a unique identity.


Aldemar Olympian Village is the ultimate family destinati on. A hospitable, seaside, village-style resort near Ancient Olympia that combines the luxury of a five star resort with the pure love for family moments. It promises carefreeness to parents and endless playtime to kids with activities at the long sandy beach and other dedicated areas. Bungalows and suites, surrounded by blooming gardens and dozens of pools form a beautiful kingdom of harmony and luxury in Aldemar Royal Olympian. The relaxing atmosphere, the variety of fine restaurants and the Thalasso & Spa Cen ter promise you a pure touch of wellness and indulgement during holidays.

Aldemar Knossos Royal, the perfect summer getaway, is loca ted at the most mesmerizing spot of Limenas Hersonissou overlooking at the deep blue of the Aegean Sea. The elegant architecture, the iconic palm trees passage, the beautiful

gardens, the sophisticated and spacious rooms, the priva te beach, the breathtaking sunsets and the large swimming pools make all holiday dreams come true. The selection of luxurious Aldemar Knossos Villas is cha racterized by harmony and privacy and is the ideal getaway for those who quest for the absolute relaxation. Easy living combined with exclusivity, superb services and overwhel ming views are offered lavishly.

Spacious and grand, all four Aldemar Resorts harmonically blend in with their verdant natural habitat and the refreshing sea breeze. Facing beautiful sandy beaches, favored for the relaxed and intimate atmosphere, characterized by attention to detail and distinguished for genuine hospitality and un matched quality of service, Aldemar Resorts is the ultimate holiday destination. Choose your favorite resort, enjoy the Aldemar experience.

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In the place where nature and the blue of the sea meet, the visitor has come to Peloponnese, the “island of Pelopas” with the unique beauty.


is cited in the southeast of the Balkan Peninsula and it is connected with main Greece th rough a lane of land, Isthmos of Corinth, of 5 km. width. Geographically and administratively Peloponnese is se parated to the subregions of Corinth, Argolida, Arkadia, Lakonia, Mesinis, Ilia and Achaia. Especially Corinth, which is next to the Corinthian and the Saro nic Gulf, it is differentiated for its archaeological places and its unique combination of nature and sea. Next to the downtown of Corinth, it is situated Loutraki, the city with the international fame and the Casino. Moreover, the visitor has the chance to taste the wines of Nemea, to visit the Loutra of Oraia Eleni, the famous from antiquity Stymfalia Lake, the north Trikala and the nearest snow centre, as well as the National Drimo in Sarantapicho. Continuing its tour to Argolida, the tourist stays speechless from the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, where the known worldwide fes tival takes place, as well as from the cosmopolitan summer re sorts that are extended from Tolo and Drepano to Porto Heli, Costa and Ermioni. Argolida, which is inhabited since the 8th millennium A.D., is known as the centre of Mycenaean civilisation. Mycenae attracts the interest of the visitors with the amazing Pili of Lions and Nauplia, the first Greek capital from 1828 to 1834. In the centre of Peloponnese, it is located Arkadia, the best choice for those who want to visit picturesque sceneries and traditional villages, large landscapes and clean shores. The capital of this re gion is Tripoli, located in the centre of the fertile land of Arkadia and Parnonas around it, with the rich monasteries, the scenic Di mitsana, the industrialized Megalopoli and the historic Astros, lying next to the sea. For those who like ancient civilizations, the ancient areas of Tegea, Mantinia and Orchomenos will attract their interest, as well as Karitaina with the famous Venetician castle, the nautical city of Leonidio, but also the tourist resorts of Vitina and Stemnitsa.

In the subregion of Lakonia, it is situated Sparti, where Doriis we re located since 11th century A.D., by creating there their centre which was developed in a most powerful centre that dominated in Greece after the Peloponnesian war. One can also watch carefully the signs from the Byzantine period and the French occupation. The “dead city” of Mistra looks powerful through the years and her

fame is beyond the local borders. The same things happen with Monemvasia and the legendary Mani, with its traditional rock to wers. The cave of Diros and the mountain of Taigetos are the gifts of nature for the land of Lakonia, while polls of attraction are Ne apoli and Elafonisos.

Continuing to the historic Mesinia, the tourist will meet a region with strong presence through the years, not only from the ancient ones, but also from the recent years, especially in the Revoluti on of ‘21, where it was the centre of the Greek fighters. Kalamata is the glorious capital, famous for its long shores and luxuriant vegetation, while Methoni and Koroni located in the two sides of Mesinia are discriminated thanks to their Cycladic characteristics.

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Pilos has also an island figure, and one of the most seaside and tourist cities is Kiparisia. Westside of Peloponnese, it is located the subregion of Ilia, with Olympia the birthplace of the Olympic games. The tourist will be dazzled from the strong archaeological air of the region, as well as from the temple of the Epicurus Apollo in the sheer Vasses and from Andritsaina, situated in a green hill. The river Neda stands out with its impressive waterfalls and Za charo the seaside city filled with pines and olive trees is found. The spa of Kaiafa, the river Alfios known from antiquity, the me diaeval Katakolo and the Loutra of Kilini are the most spectacular sights of the region.

Finally, Achaia with Patras as a capital city is regarded as an im portant travel connection, as it is connects our country with Italy and Peloponnese with Ionian Islands. The clean and filled with green seashores of Peloponnese steal tourist’s heart at first sight. The beautiful and traditional village of Akrata, the verdant Dia kofto, where the train that begins for Kalavrita, but also Aigio with the great platan that Pausanias reported in his travels, are main features of the region.

Another advantage of the area is Rio, the connection with Pelo ponnese and Sterea Greece and Ipirus, the glorious Kalavrita, the Grand Cave and the legendary Agia Lavra, as well as the famous snow centre of Helmos.

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Capital Luxury Suites

Your home away from home

Capital Luxury Suites is a modern and brand new complex consisting of Suites. Located just a few minutes from the heart of the Old City of Nafplion and designed with elegance in mind.

The Suites are comfortable and each one is inspired from simple and modern design based on the sense of luxury. The complex has spacious indoor and outdoor areas offering comfort to the guests.

Inside the property there is a spacious lounge area where guests can relax enjoying their coffee or soft drinks.

In our facilities there is a central and comfortable swim ming pool (1,40 metres deep) consisting of sea water. Free of charge comfort sun beds are always available for our guests.Everyone in Capital can enjoy their bath or breakfast by the pool area in combine with the pleasant view of our lush garden. Our priority is to offer ultimate comfort and relaxation to our guests in combination of creating memories for a lifetime. Join us for a pleasant and enjoyable experience at the beau tiful city of Nafplion.

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International Olympic Academy Golf Course

Costa Navarino

The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort

W Costa Navarino

Discover the prime sustainable destination in the Mediterranean

Located in Messinia in the southwest Peloponnese, Costa Na varino is one of the last unspoiled yet easily accessible corn ers of the Mediterranean.

The story of Costa Navarino is as old as Greece itself. It is a story of respect, not only for the region’s nature, history and traditions, but also for the local community and visitors. This is a place where friendship can always be found and happi ness is measured by footsteps in the sand. Whether interacting with local people or engaging in cultural activities and outdoor pursuits, guests not only experience the region at first hand but become part of it.

Be part of our story…

Costa Navarino is currently home to a range of 5-star hospita lity offerings. The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort is ideal for couples seeking a distinctive luxury holiday. The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino is the perfect choice for families. While W Costa Navarino has a more vibrant atmosphere suited to groups of friends and the young at heart. As of Summer 2023, Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino will offer guests an ult ra-premium experience with earth-sheltered villas and guest

houses designed for absolute privacy, comfort and tranquility. All guests at the destination have access to 27 fine-dining venues, state-of-the-art sports facilities, world-class spa centers and a wealth of experiences to engage with the re gion’s culture, history and nature. Costa Navarino is now globally recognized as a preeminent golf destination, with four signature 18-hole courses offering contrasting natural landscape and sea views. Opening in Spring 2023, Navarino Agora will offer visitors a contemporary take on the ancient Greek agora. Located right on the Bay of Navarino, the pul sating marketplace will present a fascinating mix of shops, open-air stalls, street food, outdoor cinema, and live events. Costa Navarino is also an upcoming residential destination offering a collection of luxury villas for private ownership. Standing only a few meters from the beach or nestled among verdant olive groves, Navarino Residences are much more than a residential proposition, they are a way of life. Just a 40-minute drive from Kalamata International Airport, Costa Navarino is easily accessible but still remote enough for guests to feel they have escaped to a secluded place where there is so much to discover.

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25, Perikleous Str, Nafplion, 21100 | T: +30 2752 099209 | E: info@capitalnafplio.gr www.capitalnafplio.gr Capital Suites Nafplio @capitalnafplio

Crete, Sense the Authentic

Crossway of the age-long seaways of Mediterranean, birthplace of Zeus (father of the Gods of Olympus) and of Minoan civilisation, one of the oldest ones in Europe, with palace-cities in Knossos, Phaistos, Malia and Zakros. The trip to the island is unforgettable and full of surprises.

Starting from the region of Hania, which is the most western part of the island, the visitor is surprised from the following pictures: endless sandy bea ches, rough canyons, caves, native animals and in digenous plants, long olive and orange groves, villages forgot ten from time, dispersed churches and monasteries, towers and castles.

The old city in Hania attracts the interest of the visitors, which is situated over and around the hill of Kastelli, built in the ruins of the Minoan Kidonia and surrounded by the Venetian Wall and the sea. As a cultural centre, it attracted important scientists, philosophers, poets and artists, whereas during the Venetian and Turkish occupation, the cohabitation of people of different nationality, culture and religion (Orthodox Chris tians, Catholics, Jews and Mussulmans) has left deep “scars” and made remarkable creations. It is worth noticing that in the borders of the city with Acro tiri, there are found the graves of Eleftherios and Sofocles Venizelos. In the under populated mainland of Hania, there are villages, such as Vamos, Kastelli, Milia and Keramia that evidence the simplicity and the distinctiveness of Cretan life and nature, by providing an unforgettable stay, while at the same time in South the area of Fragokastello, one of the most astonishing beaches of Mediterranean amazes with the Venetian castle and the legend of the magical shadows (Drosoulites).

Protected areas from hunting, parks and biotopes (the lake of Agias, Kourna, Gavdos and Gavdopoula islands, Elafonisi), the most magnificent canyon of Europe, the Canyon of Sama ria and more than 1.500 sea caves or not attract visitors, who discover hidden natural beauties, enjoy nature as they have never before and they experience folkways next to real people.

The municipality of Rethimno follows. It is the most alp area of Crete. It is an area with contradictions, with great history and legacy, natural beauty and living traditions. In the centre part of the island and between the mountain of Psiloriti and the White Mountains, there were found archaeological finds, specimens of ancient and recent civilizations, in a land whe re the past changes into present and inspires tomorrow. The tourist can be guided in the nearest places from the capital of Rethymnon (Rethymnon city) with the Fortezza fortress, the Catholic monastery of Agios Fragiskos and the five mosques (Impraim Han mosque, Neratzes, Kara Mousa Pasa, Megali Porta, Veli Pasa mosque).

The Arkadios monastery stands out. It is the most revoluti onary centre during the Turkish occupation and the Prevelis monastery that apart from the monastery it also has a para dise sea. In Anogia, built in Psiloritis, one can visit the cave, where Olympian Zeus was born, according to the Mythology and everyone can enjoy the cool sea in Bali and Agia Galini. Heraklio is a place where surprises succeed one another and the land has unique beauty and contrasts. It is rough and “naked” in some parts, but filled with forests in other ones, with plenty of villages, monasteries, castles, churches on the mountains, ancient stuff and drywalls. Unadulterated from

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the modern life, it combines uniquely the Cretan hospitality and confirms that the most original descendants of Xenias Zeus are still residents of this place. Heraklio is the biggest urban unit and the biggest economic centre and the capital of Crete’s region. It is the birthplace of Dominikos Theotokatos, but also birthplace of an import ant man of letters concerning literary Cretan tradition, Nikos Kazantzakis. In the streets, the squares of the city, the market, the Venetian port, the museums and in the churches, the visi tor will discover a city that through the valuable experience of the past is searching for something new, by offering magic and vitality. In Heraklio, the powers and the expressions of nature gain human characteristics and change into mythi cal characters. Every spring, in the holy mountain of Idis, the father of Gods, Zeus, is reborned. Also, the ecosystems that are growing in the alp parts of Heraklio are of great interest, because they are rich in flora and fauna. Lasithi, the east side of Crete and the most southwestern part of Europe, has a 5.000 years tradition. It extends near endless variform shores and it is situated near desert islands with cedars (Chrisi) and historical monuments (Koufonisi). It has olive groves and vineyards and is lost in canyons, caves and crests. It provides table-lands (Lasithi, Katharo) and natural

creeks (Elounta) for relaxation. One can pray in picturesque little churches, monasteries and in peaks of the mountains. Climbers and ramblers worship it. One can smell the orange trees, the thyme, the sage and the wild flowers. One can also visit the cave Dikeon Andron, where Zeus was born, according to mythology and later he carried beautiful Europe from the shores of Asia. Small and beautiful towns filled with age-old flavors and scents, traditional elements, absolute peace and savage unadulterated scenery with lots of interspersions in vegetation and a large variety of rare species. However, the re is a cosmopolitan air and a vivid nightlife. Lasithi with the endless beaches and the picturesque cities is situated next to the blue and crystal waters of the Northern and Southern Cretan (Libyan) sea. Its seashores vary. Some are sandy, some have white pebbles, some are deserted or filled with phoenixes (Vai) and others are organised or cos mopolitan. One can live in the cities, such as Agios Nikolaos, the capital, with scenic open view to Elounta and Spinalo ga, Sitia with a unique rhythm of life and new experiences and Hierapetra, the southern city of Crete that preserves the atmosphere and the “old-age neighborhood”, combining at the same time new challenges for every visitor.

«Crete Everywhere»

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Nicos Chalkiadakis

DDear visitors,

The post-covid season proved to be an excepti onally good season for Heraklion. Hospitality in the region has always been among the cham pions of the Greek economy. Not only because of its varsity, but mostly because of its diversity and the way it incorpo rates every professional into its business cycle. Heraklion is the largest Hotel community in the country, offering services that rise from a single b&b to a five-star hyper lux property. The airport is the second largest airport after Athens airport in terms of arrivals, with flights coming from every airport in

Britain. Heraklion, is not a simple tourism destination, but one of the strongest cultural destinations with Ancient Knossos as it landmark and main attraction. But that’s old news... It is also a gastronomic paradise, as it is also the center of what we call the Mediterranean cuisine. Olive oil, wine, fresh produce from its soil and unique tastes coming from its sea and mountains make the Cretan gastronomy an attraction of its own. We have been privileged to grow in the unique land of Heraklion and its surroundings villages. We’re mostly blessed with the ability to offer unique hospitality experiences throughout our land. Welcome to Heraklion.

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Heraklion Hotels Association TEL: +30 2810 288108 E-mail:info@heraklion-hotels.gr Website:www.heraklion-hotels.gr

TUI Magic Life Candia Maris

TUI Magic Life Candia Maris is a 5 star, all-inclusive resort, ideal for adults who are keen on fitness & entertainment. Children over 16 years are welcome in TUI Magic Life Candia Maris. The resort is located on Ammoudara Beach, in a short distance from Heraklion city center and the international airport. Its location is perfect for guests who want to discover both the east and west coasts of the island of Crete, the city center, the well-renowned Knossos Palace and the traditional villages of the mainland. Candia Maris is a member of the Metaxa Hospi tality Group and it operates from April to November. The beach-front location, the wide selection of sports faci lities and fitness activities, the party zone and the recently renovated ultra-spacious “Thalasso” Spa are the resort’s

highlights. The 317 elegantly and modern rooms are featu red in warm earthy colors with dark wooden furniture and accentuated with colored decoration details. Some of them come with private gardens with jacuzzi and/or private pools and amazing sea views.


317 rooms, Sandy Beach 400m, 3 Outdoor Pools, 1 Indoor Pool, Fitness Center, Thalasso & Spa, Beauty Center, Massage, Sauna, Thalassotherapy, Steam Room, 3 Restaurants, 2 Snack Points, 3 Bars & Disco, 4 Conference Halls, Football Pitch, Padel Tennis Court, Beach Tennis, Beach Volley, Table Tennis, Shuffleboard, Boccia, Shops

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Creta Maris Resort

A seaside landmark with a rich heritage and a big heart, Creta Maris is synonymous with five-star holidays on Crete and a celebration of this vast and magnificent island’s architecture, cuisine, culture, and nature.

Creta Maris is an award-winning all-inclusive beach resort de signing a new era in its legendary hospitality with an ambitious five-year redevelopment plan starting from 2023. The resort will be offering an unlimited variety of exceptional facilities, enriching activities, and extraordinary experiences for couples, families, exclusive holiday seekers, and celebration travelers, delivered with intuitive Cretan generosity and sincerity.

At Creta Maris, each and every traveller can indulge their spon taneous and curious side. With 680 well-proportioned rooms

and suites, spread across two main buildings and a village-sty le area of whitewashed bungalows, a private blue flag beach, 15 swimming pools, a waterpark and kids club, seven outstan ding restaurants featuring diverse cuisine, three snack bars and ten bars, an open-air cinema, a spa and hammam, a we alth of sports facilities, cultural activities and entertainment, each day brings the possibility of a new adventure. A genuine welcome, fine-tuned over decades. A glorious heri tage, thousands of years in the making. And a lasting commit ment to sustainability, for the future of our island. This is what Creta Maris stands for.

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CORISSIA Hotels & Resort





Boutique Hotel”


Chania Flair is neither a typical city hotel nor a secluded holiday resort. It is the new approach to a relaxing holiday: to feel the pulse of a romantic Venetian harbour town in a exclusive boutique hotel and at the same time enjoy a rege nerating experience on the sandy beach. »




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“Luxurious Privacy”

« Corissia Harmony is our upscale adults only design hotel in Georgioupolis. Embeded within the tranquil, picturesque village, just a minute walk away from the sandy beach, it is an ideal place to regenerate, mingle with the locals and explore the wonderful interior of the island. »


“Scenic Cretan Beauty”

« Corissia Princess is one of the best located hotels on Crete. Embeded within a tranquil, picturesque village, directly next to the sandy beach, it is an ideal place to regenerate, mingle with

the locals and explore the wonderful interior of the island. »


“Inherent Cretan Hospitality”

« Corissia Beach is not yet another secluded beach resort.

Embedded within a tranquil, picturesque village, just a mi nute walk away from the sandy beach, it is an ideal place to regenerate, mingle with the locals and explore the wonderful interior of the island.

We warmly welcome you


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• 12 Destinations in Greece • 1.200 Accommodation Contracts • XML Connection • 550.000 Annual Arriving pax www.cretanholidays.gr Member of K. Badouvas SA – Group of Companies

Cretan Holidays

CRETAN HOLIDAYS, an established brand name in the Greek Tourism industry with 50 years of operation, is active in twel ve major Greek destinations and serving more than 500.000 guests annually.

Our unparalleled experience and extensive expertise in the field, enable us to constantly deliver high level products & services at the most competitive rates. The service portfo lio includes Charter Operation Handling, Hotel Contracting Support, Yield Management, Transfers, Excursions, Groups & Incentives, Shorex, Destination Weddings, Special Interest Tra vel, Car Rental and Representative Services.

The company was established by Konstantinos Badouvas in 1972, when tourism in Crete was still in an early stage and it operated as a one-man business during the first years. With the strategic vision of our founder, his confidence, passion and ambition to grow, we did not only manage to grow rapidly and make Cretan Holidays a success story but simultaneously contributed to developing the Cretan & Greek tourism indust

ry, turning it into one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. The success achieved over the deca des was attributed to the integrity, honesty and a lot of hard work and straightforwardness towards partners, clients, and suppliers. These basic values along with the company’s good reputation allover Greece, equivalent to reliability and profes sionalism, provided a sound basis for the next management to continue the company’s further development, to the level where it is today.

Since 2012, the company gradually started its expansion stra tegy to other main tourist destinations, responding to the needs of its customers and new market requirements. At pre sent our network comprises the destinations Crete, Rhodes, Kos, Karpathos, Corfu, Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Halkidiki/Pieria, Lefkada/Parga, Peloponnese, Samos and Thassos.

Our mission is to offer unparalleled authentic holiday ex periences & professional support to our customers allover Greece, along with innovative technologies and a sustainable

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approach. Inspired by the authentic Cretan Hospitality spirit, the pursuit of excellence in customer service is a daily com mitment for all of us. We always go the extra mile to ensure both our partners and mutual customers get the outstanding personal service they deserve. We honor all our partners, re gardless the size of their business, and always aspire to build long term partnerships based on mutual trust, respect and commitment.

Being future focused, Cretan Holidays embraces change and innovation, always looking for new ways to grow our orga nization and ourselves. We invest in new technologies and infrastructure, which enable us to respond to new market de mands. At the same time, we constantly upgrade our product & service portfolio, and look to expand our activities into new source markets and niche markets.

This year, we are privileged to celebrate our 50th anniversary, an important milestone. We therefore feel extremely proud, reflecting on the long history of the company, and acknowled

ge the substantial contribution of our employees, customers & partners, people who made the company’s success possible. Cretan Holidays is a member of K. Badouvas S.A., a privately owned Group of Companies that operates in multiple seg ments of the travel industry and comprises also the rental car company Autocandia, three hotel properties (Paralos Kosta Mare, Paralos Venus Suites, Paralos Lifestyle Beach) as well as the joint-venture Paralos Hospitality, a recently establis hed hotel management company. All the individual companies complement one another to provide complete and unique solutions for our partners’ operations in Greece. Our partners benefit from key advantages as the synergistic effect of our Group allows us to deliver the highest quality of services at competitive pricing, while retaining personal service that both our partners and mutual customers deserve. We are excited and trust that our timeless passion for tourism will allow us to build further on the solid business foundation we have laid with commitment and respect during the past 50 years.

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Chnaris Hotel Management, Development & Consulting S.A.

Meet one of the leading Hotel Management, Development & Consulting companies in Greece: CHC GROUP has been opera ting in the sector of Tourism since February 2006. It started in Crete and nowadays has successfully expanded in Greece and abroad, leaving a visible professional trace in the demanding sector of the tourist industry. As a hotel management Company, it aims at offering top quali ty hotel management services. It is a tourist organization with dozens of collaborating hotel units, skilled personnel, and ventures with local production organizations, international bodies as well as partnerships in almost all of Europe, to say the least. Its founder, who is also the soul of the Company, is Mr. Zacharias Α. Chnaris. He has always been a person who liked to create. He is a person who serves tourism with loyalty, passion, a vision and imagination. He has been involved in the

field since a very young age, and had the chance to manage many large, luxurious hotel units after completing his acade mic studies in the field. All these years, he has had only one thing in mind: how to make visitors have unforgettable holi days! Holidays that they will remember forever, recall and wish to return again and again. He only wanted to create beautiful memories to all visitors!

This philosophy has been transferred to his partners. The inno vation of is that all these services are provided separately or in combination, so that the hoteliers can fully benefit from them, always according to the demands and needs of each hotel. It is the fact that it offers a whole range of integrated services, separate or combined, adjusted to particularities, needs and demands. It is the fact that it is present in all big tourist events around the world.

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148 Money & Tourism [ KOS] PRESENTATION It is the face that it collaborates with the banks, offers finan cial solutions and makes hotels it operates with sustainable. In conclusion, it is the fact that it is a reliable, dynamic and es sential partner! Main Services • Hotel Management • Hotel Operations & Revenue Management • Hotel Development & Consulting Services • Contracting - Sales & Sales Management • “CHC” Brand Development • Market Research • Executive Chef Consultancy • Yield • Online Reputation management • Quality Management • Mystery Guest • Budgeting • Cost Auditing & Analysis • HACCP – ISO • Pricing • E-Marketing • Reservations management • Registration, Management and Supervision of the B2C channels (Βοοking, Expedia, etc.) • Εxtranet Management • Channel Manager • Human Resources training • Front Office Operation –Reservations – Invoicing • Food & Beverage Integrated Operation • Health and Safety • Technical audit [ CRETE]

Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas

Nestled on the hillside of a secluded bay near Agios Niko laos, Daios Cove effortlessly combines luxury with comfort. Elegant in its simplicity, the architecture of Daios Cove di screetly blends in with the unspoilt natural surroundings offering a selection of luxury rooms, suites and villas.

The luxury beach resort delights with a succulent journey into the gastronomy sphere boasting six dining venues and bars as well as an innovative upscale in-room dining service. The Ocean restaurant menu is meticulously curated by award-win ning Ducasse Conseil as is the children’s menu throughout the resort offering exceptional flavours to the Cove’s younger

guests. A collaboration with Athens-based mixologists, The Clumsies (No.3 in The World’s 50 Best Bars, 2020) translates into inventive cocktails and freshness in a glass. The Cove brings inventive experiences to guests with Culture at the Cove, a series of events in music, gastronomy, mixology and wellness to create the ultimate amalgam of cherished holiday moments. Distinguished virtuosos arrive at the Cove throughout the season to entertain, enlighten and thrill. From the new Ocean restaurant, pool and lounge bar spaces to the Goco Spa and the contemporary minima list Culinary School - every element is carefully considered to create a unique holiday experience.

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Domes Resorts & Reserves Beyond the expected

Domes Resorts & Reserves takes a state-of-the-art approach to hospitality, fully on par with the needs and demands of the contemporary traveler and is considered amongst the fastest growing luxury hospitality groups in Greece, with a number of new projects in its pipeline. Domes Resorts & Reserves offer a five-star-plus service insi de hotels and resorts that are striking and comfortable and deliver curated spaces, signature experiences, events and activities that stimulate and inspire guests to discover, taste, sample and indulge. From this approach, we have been led to reimagine deluxe hospitality in coveted destinations across Greece, with each property boasting its own character, infor med by local nature and culture. All the while, strategic part nerships with world leaders in luxury travel, including Mar riott, The Luxury Collection and Autograph Collection© and Hotel Investment Partners (HIP) evidence adherence to the highest of standards throughout. This year, Domes Resorts & Reserves entered the field of international hotel manage ment, with the management of the emblematic The Lake Spa

Resort in Portugal which has been completely transformed into a Domes Resort, under the new name Domes Lake Algar ve. Moreover, we launched a brand-new signature concept, the “Domes Aulūs” Cool Inclusive at Domes Aulūs Zante and Domes Aulūs Elounda targeting the slow paced, eco-cons cious, unpretentious, lifestyle traveler seeking spiritual sti mulation. Added to this are Domes’ unique sensibilities and signature, impactful concepts. High gastronomy is a passion for the Group, who take pride in recruiting extremely talen ted chefs to create awarded menus based on everything that is local, seasonal, and fascinating. The signature Soma Spa suites combine potent ingredients by renowned brands and proven techniques for relaxation, rejuvenation and beauty, inside immaculate settings or in the privacy of guestrooms and private gardens. Moreover, guests can choose to treat themselves to the Haute Living Selection options, another signature Domes concept which grants extra amenities, con veniences and privileges throughout the resorts and reser ves. Going above and beyond, the Group has invented CORE

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Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection Domes Zeen Chania, a Luxury Collection

– a Conjunction Of Refined Experiences – as a happening, multi-functional space that perfectly fits into each property’s style to deliver areas to socialize, shop, be entertained, eat and drink, discover artwork and experience the best of both worlds – urban and rural. Domes Resorts & Reserves current ly boasts properties in the islands of Crete, Corfu and Zante, as well as the promising Algarve, Portugal, but it continues to identify opportunities to reposition and elevate more re markable hotels and resorts, unlocking their full potential.


With panoramic views of the UNESCO-protected Spinalonga Island, Domes of Elounda is an exclusive boutique beach re sort, comprising a series of suites, villas and residences on a natural sandy beach. This luxurious, family-friendly resort in Greece offers exceptional service, a serene spa and a stretch of Blue Flag sandy beach, as well as plenty of activities. Each suite is uniquely designed in mild earth tones that main

tain a light, airy ambience, featuring spacious verandas and oversized windows. Core Suites feature an impressive sto newall exterior, that perfectly blends with the rugged Cretan landscape. The luxurious Villas and Residences will feel like an elegant home away from home


Domes Noruz Chania is a luxurious Adults-only resort on the island of Crete. It boasts sophisticated boutique accommo dation and extensive wellness facilities in an idyllic beach front setting. This lifestyle resort also hosts vibrant parties and themed nights. The hotel enjoys a prime location, along the secluded sandy beachfront of Agioi Apostoloi. It’s under three miles away from Chania, a city renowned for its au thentic old town, lively culture and mixture of Ottoman and Venetian architecture. In the Haute Living Selection, you’ll also benefit from premium amenities, tailor-made service and access to the exclusive lounge.

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The modernist village is a luxurious, understated boutique re sort in Greece, surrounded by tropical greenery, rising moun tainsides and the Mediterranean Sea. The oasis is particu larly suited to families with engaging activities for children and a handful of places for adults to relax, including garden terraces, an attractive private beach and the outdoor Jungle Spa. Situated on the picturesque west coast of Crete, Domes Zeen is the closest resort to the vibrant city centre of Chania, making it an ideal setting for explorers. The resort’s bespoke architecture is outfitted with rustic woods, natural stone and concrete in earthy tones to create a soothing atmosphere. The guest rooms have handcrafted furniture, lavish sofas and re tractable glass doors that open on to inviting private terraces.


One of the Mediterranean‘s most prestigious adult-only hotels with a history of royal guests. Previously owned by the renowned Onassis family, the intimate boutique hotel is a true Grecian waterfront haven with a beautiful private beach and step-out sea access. You’ll find luxurious rooms, some with Jacuzzis or private pools, and an exquisite level of service. The hotel’s rooms and suites exude understated opulence with neutral tones and glamorous, contemporary furnishings. First-rate facilities range from the luxurious spa to exceptional restaurants run by acclaimed chefs. Set along

the shoreline on the eastern coast of Corfu, the hotel enjoys outstanding views of the Ionian Sea. Away from the crowds, it offers exclusive seclusion and privacy, whilst enjoying a pri vileged position not far from the UNESCO old town of Corfu.


The luxurious Domes of Corfu, Autograph Collection is bor dered by a pine forest and the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea. This modern property provides direct access to a golden sand beach and lies just over ten miles from the cosmopo litan centre of Corfu Town. In resort, there are designated spaces for families and adults, including a family pool, an adult-only pool, a kids’ club and a creche. The Core Spianada is an open-air communal complex in the heart of the resort, complete with shopping outlets, food trucks and contempo rary artwork – and the wellness centre houses a spa, beauty salon and gym. Three appealing restaurants serve Greek-Ita lian and Mediterranean cuisine, and the hotel hosts special wine tasting evenings and seasonal gastronomy workshops.

The hotel’s bohemian-styled rooms and suites are imbued with a sense of serenity. They are decorated in warm earthy tones and enhanced by sustainable natural materials, such as wood, stone and metal.


A retreat to co- exist. Stretching along the picturesque shores

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of Laganas Bay, Domes Aulūs Zante offers a sophisticated yet laid-back atmosphere and the ease of Cool-inclusive. The spacious accommodation, family-friendly areas, four stellar restaurants, a spa and fun-loving activities, will keep everyone happy. Set along the golden sands of Laganas Bay – the most envied beachfront location in Zante and a popu lar nesting ground for loggerhead sea turtles. Each of the rooms, suites and villas are warmly decorated in terracot ta hues, featuring wood textures, rattan weaves and wicker furnishings, inspired by the natural scenery and elements of the island. Doors open onto a private balcony or terrace with inland or sea views you‘ll enjoy additional privileges and exclusive benefits with the ‘Cool Living Selection’ – the hotel within the hotel concept, including access to the Cool Living lounge.


Domes Aulūs Elounda is a stylish, Adults - only resort, offe ring a private, slow paced, eco-conscious retreat. Its 360-de gree views of caldera and Spinalonga Island, consciously sourced all-inclusive dining options and the opportunity to get actively involved with voluntary experiences are just three of the many reasons to choose this beautiful resort. Perched on the hillside above the Mirabello Gulf, a few met res from the secluded natural shingle beach. Gardens plan ted with local herbs run through the hotel and connect the rooms with the main building. All guest rooms are in harm ony with the natural landscape. Enjoy inland or sea views

or opt for an outdoor Jacuzzi, sharing pool or your very own private pool. A ‘Cool Living Selection‘– the hotel within the hotel concept and enjoy additional privileges and exclusive benefits including the Cool-Inclusive Dine Around and access to the Cool living lounge.


Domes Lake Algarve is the luxury brand’s first venture outsi de of Greece. Along with the Domes’ signature focus on style and lifestyle, this resort offers a private saltwater lake – with a range of water sports to boot – and direct access to Falesia Beach. It also houses KiEPOS - the kids’ club, a semi-outdoor spa and award-winning dining options. The resort is sat on the southernmost tip of Portugal, in the Algarve’s trendy town of Vilamoura – home to plenty of fine dining restaurants, chic bars and a marina dotted with superyachts. From the resort, the ruggedly beautiful Falesia Beach is just 300 metres away and Vilamoura’s town centre is under a mile away. The protec ted wetlands of Ria Formosa Natural Park, home to a collection of rare birds, is 10 miles away; Inspired by the island’s traditio nal architecture, whitewashed and cream buildings (some with terracotta roofs) comprise the resort. For those looking for the VVIP experience, the Haute Living Selection accommodation options come with a range of exclusive extras. Explore the la test addition- SORA - A beach bar-restaurant with Traditional Portuguese Seafood Cuisine & snacks for the sunbeds inspired by our Executive Chef. Algarve boho style with the best sunset and the most delicious cocktails in the whole Vilamoura.

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Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas Elounda Bay Palace


Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas 245 deluxe rooms, bungalows, suites and villas among them: 42 villas with private heated pools 9 yachting villas with private heated pools

3 royal villas with private indoor & outdoor heated pools Elounda Bay Palace 262 rooms, bungalows, suites and villas.

Restaurants & Bars

• Artemis & Aretousa Main Restaurant • Dionysos A-la-car te Restaurant: Gourmet • Argonaut Seaside Restaurant: Grills for lunch & Italian Cuisine for Dinner • Blue Lagoon: japanese - peruvian cuisine by the water’s edge • Sushi Bar • Thalassa Restaurant Modern Healthy Cretan - Seafood Cuisine

• Kafenion & Ariadne: Greek traditional specialities • Pool Bars, Lobby Bars with piano • Sail in & Veghera Jetty Bar: All day & night music bar in the middle of the sea.

Recreation & Leisure

• Secluded white sandy beaches, umbrellas & sunbeds • 2 out door seawater pools, indoor heated pool • Extensive gardens with walking paths • Five floodlit Tennis Courts, 3 clay courts

and 2 artificial grass • Volley Ball court • Basket court • Mini so ccer • Table tennis • Health & Fitness Center-Sauna, Aerobic, Gym Room, Hairdresser Salon • Watersports Center, SCUBA diving, sailing, waterskiing • Espace Vitalite Chenot Penthouse Spa • Luxury Cars & Yacht Hire, Limo, Helicopter & Learjet Service • Open Air Amphithea ter for cultural events • In the hotel’s village: Boutiques, Museum of Cretan Art, Chapel • Children’s playground & supervised animation program • Valet parking • Excursions & Air Travel Desk • 24-Hour Room Service • Secretarial & Business Services

Conference Facilities

(Elounda Executive Conference Center)

• APOLLO Conference Room for up to 120 persons • OLOUNDION Amphitheater for up to 600 persons • ZEUS Conference Room for up to 450 persons • CRONOS Conference Room for up to 120 pax • Auxiliary rooms of various sizes located adjacent to the conference area • Pre-function spaces

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GOLDEN Hotels & Resorts

The Group

Our passion for hospitality is our driving force, but also the philosophy of GOLDEN Hotels & Resorts, a group that began its operation as a family business in 1988, with the first hotel, Golden Beach Hotel in Hersonisos, Crete. The vision of the owners was - and still is - to offer their guests high quality holidays, luxurious and comfortable accommodation and an overall experience of what „Cretan Hospitality“ means in its modern version. Thanks to the consistent quality services, the values that govern the business, but above all, its people who are its soul, the expansion to other accommodations was not long in coming. The Group today includes 5 privately owned hotels, SENSEANA Sea Side Resort & Spa, INSULA ALBA Resort & Spa, AKASHA Beach Hotel & Spa, Golden Beach Ho tel as well as KING MINOS RETREAT Resort & Spa. Today, 30 years later, GOLDEN Hotels & Resorts , a constantly growing Group characterized by love for luxury, reliability,

excellence, style and social sensitivity, decides to reposition itself on the map of Greek hospitality as a strong player, with a renewed profile.

The idea behind the Brand

Gold is precious. Anything made of gold has a high value. The jewelry is made of gold. Treasures contain gold items. The word „gold“ also describes the sun. Its reflection in the water in the summer, its light but also its precious entity. Beauty and high value are characterized as precious. GOLDEN Hotels & Resorts have value because they embrace Cretan Hospita lity in a landscape bathed in light, in a pristine nature, with a temperate climate. Crete itself is a manifesto of the great Minoan culture, healthy cuisine and good quality of life, pro sperity, abundance and authentic lifestyle. All these values have been adopted by GOLDEN Hotels & Resorts and their entire philosophy is based on the authentic and the precious.

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The promise

GOLDEN Hotels & Resorts pamper their customers with in comparable Cretan Ηospitality, so they can create memories that will be precious to them throughout their life.

The slogan

Precious moments

The value of moments is defined by how memorable they are, how important they are to the person who experiences them, how often he returns to them and what position they take in the set of important moments of his life. But what defines which moment is important for everyone and why are the moments at GOLDEN Hotels & Resorts precious? The name of the hotels includes luxury as a concept. The architecture and decoration of the hotels has many elements of luxury and high aesthetics. It is about the globally recognized Cretan hospitality that always leaves the visitor with the best im

pressions and memories. The care, the treatment, the food... everything is consistent with the visitor experiencing some of the most beautiful and unforgettable moments of his life, to experience precious moments for him and his family.

The origin

The source of inspiration for the Group‘s logo was the double pelekis or - in Lydian - lavrys. It summarizes the law of action and reaction that exists in nature. The word Lavrys is related to „ploughing“ and from there comes the word labyrinth = house of the Lavryos, a characteristic symbol in Crete from the mythology and history of the Minotaur. The double pele kis as a symbol is found in frescoes and also as a tool during the Minoan period. www.goldenhotels.gr

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Lyttos Beach 5* (Hersonissos)

A 5 star resort that will indulge you in its own private world. Lyttos Beach is a unique mosaic created by sun, sea, sand, sports, fun and games, relaxation, fine cuisine mixed with a welcoming atmosphere.

On one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, Crete - an astonishing resort of 650 rooms, professional tennis courts, countless swimming pools with 3 of them constructed at the Olympic Games dimensions - awaits for you to create your unforgettable holiday memories. In the famous holiday des tination of Hersonissos, the hotel can easily be compared to heavenly scenery. Lose yourself in its world!

Tennis Academy

For all tennis fans that would like to enjoy a good tennis game, and for those who just wish to test their tennis skills, Lyt tos Beach offers 21 tennis courts (12 clay, 9 hard) and 4 pa del courts that will even satisfy the most demanding player. These same courts host ITF professional tournaments every spring and autumn, bringing together athletes from all over the world.

Lyttos Mare 5* (Hersonissos)

Exquisite architecture, top quality hospitality and a family friendly atmosphere will offer you the holidays of your

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dreams. What makes the hotel unique is the all around presence of the element of water. Private and central pools, water fountains and a unique laguna welcome you into the sight and sound of water wherever you turn. An exclusive, family friendly resort that will become your paradise esca pe. Lyttos Mare is located at the sea front area of Anissaras, 5km from Hersonissos town and 20km of Heraklion Inter national Airport.

Ikaros Beach Luxury Resort & Spa 5* (Malia)

Once you wish a holiday escape where you can recharge and rejuvenate your soul, indulge in activities and experience fine cuisine or enjoy a romantic getaway, look for no further than Ikaros Beach Luxury Resort & Spa. Our blissful atmosphere, attentive service, facilities and the combination of tradition, hospitality and the elegance of simplicity is the answer to your dream holiday. Our five-star hotel - steeped in the warmth of Cretan traditions and hospitality - brings luxury, romance

and world-class services together to ensure an unforgettable holiday as our rich culture and unique traditions become part of your experience.

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Arina Beach & Bungalows 4* (Kokkini Hani)

Arina Beach is exactly what you are looking for your next beach escape. The fully renovated Arina Beach will be a spacious hideaway, spread out in 40 acres, steps from the Cretan sea‘s crystal-clear waters, it’s a place to relax and have fun family moments in its brand new water park and feel instantly at ease. The hotel’s location is ideal for daily city visits, explora tion of the local sights and landmarks as well as trips to both sides of the island. Slip into an island home “away from home” the moment you arrive. At Arina Beach, our newly renovated guest rooms and bungalows feature vibrant furniture and fresh colored linens and beddings, creating a breezy island oasis to call home. They are all located just a short stroll from the beach and all 313 rooms as well as bungalows boast views of the sea.

Star Beach Hotel Village & Water Park 4* (Hersonissos)

Star Beach Village is a family resorts with 395 rooms set on the stunning white beaches of Hersonissos with so much to offer. Star Beach Village immerses guests in the culture of the region, the endless sea and sun escapes and the family fun activities throughout the resort. Create unique family moments at Star Beach Water Park, a beachfront area of 4 acres, with water slides, water sports, many restaurants options and family activities.

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A luxury resort offering a complete sensorial holiday expe rience in a unique location featuring 318 upscale rooms and suites (102 of which have a private swimming pool or jetted pool). Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay is an award-win ning luxury resort of the Zeus International group which provides superior services and extraordinary adventures in a masterfully renovated complex encompassed by the verdurous hillsides of Lassithi and the endless blue of the Cretan Sea. Ideally designed for families, couples and event participants, the resort is vivifying the incomparable worth of authentic Cretan hospitality. All suites and bungalows intelligently blend contemporary refinement and serene elegance with the island’s aura. A plethora of culinary offe rings through different types of restaurants and bars guide you in a world of taste. The ethereal Mirabello Spa offers a variety of body and soul

treatments for its guests. Experience an unforgettable mas sage treatment under the olive trees, lying in one of the spa cious outdoor rooms while enjoying the endless blue. Some of the resort’s highlights are the two private sandy beaches, which have been proudly awarded with the “Blue Flag” and the exquisite private marina that can host up to 30 yachts. A splendid open-air gymnastics area with a sports and fitness hub, including ayoga deck, elevates any physical activity. “Spilia” (which means cave in Greek) is a natural cave magically transformed into a wine and cigar cellar to host the most private and unique dinners with a divine sea view. An outdoor cinema located near the sea, with fluffy pillows and comfortable chairs makes evenings even more relaxed under the moonlight. Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay turns a simple luxury holiday into a divine utopia. www.wyndhamgrandmirabello.com

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Nana Golden Beach*****

inclusive resort

Nana Golden Beach all inclusive resort located 25 kilometers in the east of Heraklion International Airport, in the area of Herso nissos, which is well known for its mild climate throughout the year.

It combines uniquely the Cretan architecture with the facilities of a luxury hotel.

The resort is a 5 star hotel with 500 rooms (suites and family rooms) and bungalows. Each room is spacious and comfortable and it is equipped with:

Private bathroom

Air conditioning

Central heating

Balcony or terrace. Most of the rooms have a spectacular view over the endless blue of the Cretan Sea. Moreover, the magnificent gardens surrounding the hotel offer a unique pleasure!!

Nana Golden Beach all inclusive resort offers a great variety of restaurants and bars for your best service and conveniece. The

restaurants and bars testing traditional and international cuisine, as well as national and international alcoholic drinks.

It offers numerous facilities to its guests such as four beautifully arranged swimming pools:

One main pool • One relaxing jacuzzi • One swimming-pool jacuzzi

One children’s waterpark

Two children’s pools

A small heated indoor swimming-pool.

The hotel also offers: Open-art fitness-club

Turkish bath

• Diving center

Bridge Room

Giant Chess

Teen Club • Sauna •

Childrens playground

A small Church

Games Room

TV room with SAT

• Open-air amplitheater

Conference Lounge

Internet Center • Parking.

The experienced animation team of Nana Golden Beach all in clusive resort will help you and your children and guide you on all the activities during the day, so as to make you holidays more enjoyable & pleasant.

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• Hairdryer • Digital telephone system • TV-music •
• Refrigerator • Safety deposit box •

Nana Princess Suites, Villas & Spa

The Nana Princess resort brings a truly outstanding new hospi tality experience to Greece and the magnificent island of Crete with its plethora of lavish 5* amenities and seamless tailor-ma de services, in which every guest receives VIP treatment. Guests can choose from amongst a sumptuous collection of 112 suites and villas, each one uniquely designed in perfect harmony with the natural environment, while meeting the high expectations of today’s modern traveller. Almost all accommodations boast an inviting private pool and spacious outdoor sun area where guests can sit back and take in the breathtaking sea views in uninterrupted privacy.

Some suites and villas also come with revitalizing saunas, deto xifying steam rooms or restorative spas designed by the award winning Italian company, StarPool. In addition, the latest cut ting edge equipment in the private gyms of some of the select suites and villas encourages guests to experience the ultimate workout in sheer privacy, with views of the spectacular Cretan sea to motivate them. Elegant design meets contemporary style in the three concept restaurants of the resort located in the main building, the pool area and the private beach. Guests can choose from a variety of fine dining options inspired by local influences, Mediterra nean flavours and International trends in all three venues, with

delectable à la carte dinner menus. The ultra-modern Spa & Wellness Centre occupies its own spa ce next to the beach and is a unique innovation in wellness hospitality. The Royal Wellness Club and Royal Fitness Club, plus the calming indoor pool, invite guests to indulge themsel ves in a very discreet environment where holistic therapies go hand in hand with ultra-modern technology. Beauty treatments and hairdressing services by our skilled team ensure that each visitor is left feeling perfectly pampered and genuinely reju venated.

Guests can enjoy some sensational shopping therapy in the “Good Life” mini-mall situated in the main building of Nana Princess, where a wide collection of luxury goods and items can be purchased. Whether you are looking for exclusive designer brands or simply want to pick up some snacks or a book, the shopping arcade provides for all of your needs and fancies. Why not purchase some mementos of your stay or a special gift for your loved ones? Guests will also find an art gallery in the main building which exhibits a stimulating display of original works which change on a monthly basis. Guests are very welcome to browse the int riguing exhibits and are free to simply admire them or purchase what takes their fancy.

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Pnoé Breathing Life

Pnoé Breathing Life is a debut hotel, opening on July 1st, 2023, offering an all-new hospitality experience in Crete. With a philosophy centred around wellbeing Pnoé breathes new life into each getaway, captivating the contemporary traveller with its balanced blend of luxury and pure living. A sanctuary of peace working in synergy with its environment, the hotel creates a holistic experience and opens up new horizons for enriching journeys of reflection and connection. Minimalist and spacious, soothing and earthen, Pnoé invites guests to relax in its beautiful suites, instilling calm and vitality. With two restaurants to choose from a stay at Pnoé becomes a celebration of fine flavour while two bars promise to host wonderfully laid-back moments. Moments of uninterrupted bliss await at Pnoé Spa & Wellness Centre, complete with wa terfalls, sauna and hammam, where body and mind unwind with indulgent treatments while fitness lovers encounter their personal haven in the state-of-the-art gym.

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Conscious, Innovative, Committed to People

Amidst the storied backdrop of Greece, a new view is emerging. Defined by a strong unity of heritage and family values, a col lection of hotels by Phāea Resorts presents a glimpse into the soul of a nation. Privately run and supported by a decades-long history, the group’s vision manifests in the shape of four Cretan hotels in which meaningful travel experiences are made. In juxtaposing the old with the new — what was and what will be — these properties are a celebration of both past and present. Here, Phāea’s overarching narrative of a truer, timeless Greece comes to life; a palpable energy that is felt at every level.

A Greek hospitality leader, Phāea Resorts is distinct for its continuous strive to develop new hotel concepts that appeal to international guests seeking responsible travel experien ces. At luxe properties like Cretan Malia Park and Blue Palace, multiple strands of Greek hospitality are tied together with bold ideas and a unique connection to the land. This exciting

dynamic is enhanced by award-winning design, a commitment to sustainability and forward-thinking collaborative projects with locals and the wider Greek community. At present and beyond, Phāea Resorts will forever be a gateway to a timeless Greece and represents a hub of discovery and innovation. For guests, it all adds up to a collection of elevated hotels where like-minded people are brought together to indulge in slow-paced living and sustainable luxury. With innovation, regeneration and consciousness at their core, these stylish spaces are designed to nourish the souls of all those who encounter them. This vision is born from a passion to create memorable moments and singular guest stories that honour creativity, nature and, most importantly, authenticity. www.phaearesorts.com

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South Aegean

The South Aegean region is one of the thirteen administrative regions of Greece. Administration includes the prefectures of Cyclades and Dodecanese.


Some dots in the Greek map, other small and other big, but very important for the civilisation and history, but also for the tourist development of the country, Cyclades, are located for many deca des in the centre of interest and they are a vacation destination for many Greek and foreign tourists.

The Cycladic cultural treasure, one of the most ancient Mediterrane an civilisation, the rare geomorphologic site, that consists of rocky hills, the ”naked” mountains, the golden beaches and the amazing seashores of the 56 islands (Cyclades), the gastronomy. The traditi on in combination with the developed, in some of the islands, hotel and tourist substructure, have discriminated Cyclades as one of the top Greek tourist destinations. Santorini, Myconos, Syros, Andros, Tinos, Dilos, Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Iraklia, Sxinousa, Koufonisia, Keros, Antikeros, Daskalio, Donousa, Amorgos, Folegandros, Sikinos, Ios, Anafi, Kea (or Jia), Kithnos, Kimolos, Milos, Serifos, Sifnos and lots of other small islands, in the centre of Aegean Pelagos offer a unique experience of vacations for all tastes.

Santorini is one of the most popular islands not only in national level, but also in European one. In 2001, the readers of the maga zine: “Travel and Leisure”, which is circulated worldwide, asset of American Express, elected Santorini as the most popular island in Europe. As the ship closes, the visitor is amazed from the whi te houses and the sheer rocks, as they look like they come out from the frothy waves. The history of the island is connected with the history of the volcano, whereas its name was given from the church of Agia Irini (Saint Irene), which is located in Thirasia, a neighbor island.

Capital of Santorini, built with unique way in the rocks is Thira, where it is worth visiting the archaeological museum, the muse um of the pre-historic Thira, with plant fossils, the Belonio cultu ral Centre, with important scripts and historical books. The view of the volcano from Kaldera is cut breathing and the view of the island from Imerovigli is also spectacular, while seeing the tradi tional dorps with the distinguishable houses.

One of the islands, a symbol of the international jet set is Myco nos, which attracts hundreds of visitors every year. It is known for its nightlife and entertainment that provides. However, Myconos is

not only that. There, it is worth visiting the church of Paraportiani and of course, the ”Little Venice”. Famous beaches are Paradise and Super Paradise, where crazy parties take place and they last even for 24 hours. For more quiet places, the beaches of Agios Stefanos and Agios Giannis of Elia are proposed. Syros is the capital and the administrative centre of Cyclades. It met growth, especially at the end of 18th and ion the beginning of the 19th century. The “Lady of Cyclades” as it named with the well-preserved mansion-houses, roads paved with slabs, pictu resque villages and crystal waters impress the visitors at once.

Capital of the island and the first trade port of the country during the last century is Hermoupoli. The European essence of the city is spared everywhere, with the neo-classical buildings and the renovated mansion- buildings, which however, come to a harm ony with the white houses with the blue doors and windows. In Hermoupoli, one should visit the public theatre Apollo, miniature of the opera house in Milan and the church of Agios Nikolaos the rich with the two church towers. Hermoupoli provides a lot of

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entertainment and leisure facilities. Apart from the casino and the nightclubs, during the year theatrical and cinema shows, cultural events etc. take place


Quite islands, far away from tourism reality, they still preserve tra ditions and folkways, while at the same time they are cosmopoli tan with a European air. The Dodecanese. Rhodes, Kos, Astipalea, Karpathos, Kalimnos, Kasos, Kastelorizo, Lipsi, Leros, Nisiros, Pat mos, Simi, Tilos, Halki. They are simply dots in the Greek map. An island complex, so same and at the same time so different, which looks like it is between two worlds, the world of primeval nature and the other one of nightlife.

The Dodecanese offer visitors non-stop experiences and it is cer tain that they will not be bored, not even for a moment. The scenery is rough and steep in some places, but peaceful in others. Sandy beaches follow the rocky beaches with the deserted coves and the steep mountains are the most appropriate places for hiking.

The most famous island of the Dodecanese is Rhodes. One of the most popular islands is Kos, or in other words the is land of Ipokratis. It is the third largest island of the Dodecanese complex, featuring long beaches, crystal seawaters and luxuriant vegetation.

The capital and the main port is the city of Kos, which was re build after the catastrophic earthquake of 1933 from the Italian conquerors.

The entire archaeological sites, which are spread in the city fill with awe every visitor. As the ship moves closer to the port, the Venetian castle and the ruins of the market along the port can amaze the visitors. Also, the platan of Ipokratis and the Turkish mosques are some of the sites of the island.

The city of Kos is a modern city, with vivid nightlife, which is at a peak during summer time. There are a lot of magnificent bea ches. For example, in Kardamena the bathers will enjoy the sun and the sea, as well as in Mastihari, Tigaki, Marmari and some where else.

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Organization for the Promotion of Tourism in Rhodes – PROTOUR

The Organization for the promotion of tourism in Rhodes, has been reborn over the last three years and led by the mayor of Rhodes, Mr. Antonis Kambourakis; it has created and executed a gigantic communication program for the island of Rhodes not only on a European level but also in the global market.

Creation of a new 6-language site with 65,000 words fully up dated on all the activities on the island

Active social media with a specialized promotion and adver tising program targeted to either age groups or countries or regions of countries, depending on the needs and the target audience of 24-hour live messenger so that complaints or questions of the island visitors can be immediately resolved.

Dozens of cooperative advertising in collaboration with tour operators and airlines in old and new target markets. Re-creation of promotion engines for special forms of tourism such as Student Tourism, Religious, Conference, silver and Lu xury Tourism and so on

Contacts to attract film production to the island. Creation of a special program to attract tourism in the low season.

Registrations, promotion, communication, negotiations, pre sentations, the creation of digital material, postings, research of the operation of the tourist market, identification of needs, communication with tour operators and airlines, cooperation with local agencies, and associations of tourism professionals,

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practical assistance in cultural events and their promotion are some of the daily activities and concerns of the PROTOUR team. The main pursuit of the organization is the ongoing promotion of the island and its establishment as one of the top desti nations worldwide.

The promotion of history, culture and special forms of tou rism, in relation to the distinct Rhodian way of life are some of the priorities of PROTOUR. As our executives say every day, Rhodes is a brilliant destina tion that can attract even higher-income visitors, expand its tourist season and highlight not only the luxury hotels but the very luxury of the destination itself and the welcoming face of the people of Rhodes who serve the visitors.

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Manolis Markopoulos

President of the Rhodes Hotel Association

Rhodes was promoted this tourist season as one of the most popular destinations in Greece. The British market considerably contributed to this huge success and this was not accidental. Rhodes, the emerald island in the blue Aegean Sea, with its endless natural and cultural resources, has been a long-standing favorite destination in the minds and hearts of our British friends planning their ho lidays. And that’s the reason why there is an ongoing relations hip of trust, and Rhodes welcomes our British visitors just the way it welcomes good friends.

Based on this steady relationship of trust, we can build the following day. We can reinforce the relationship of Rhodes with the United Kingdom market and multiply the opportunities and potentials for co operations. Rhodes constantly upgrades and enriches its tourist product, with emphasis on sustainable development and the restriction of its ecological footprint in its tourist activities. There are new infrastructures with optimal services of hotel accommodation. So, our invitation to our British friends is ongoing since Rhodes can always offer them, either with nostalgia or discovery a unique travel experience!

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Rhodes Hotel Association 3, Plotarchou Blessa Street 85100 RHODES DODEKANISSOS, GREECE Tel.: +30 22410 74555 - 7 info@exr.gr | www.exr.gr

Amada Colossos Resort

Reimagine All-Flexible Luxury

Amada Colossos Resort treats guests to a new philosophy of luxury holidays on the cosmopolitan island of Rhodes. Ins pired by beautiful sunrises over the Kallithea Bay, the resort offers unbroken views of the Aegean Sea and an exclusive 430m Blue-Flagged beach.

Landscaped to blend in with its Mediterranean environ ment, a dreamy selection of 699 rooms and 17 room types has been designed. From the subtle elegance of fully refur bished guestrooms, decorated with natural materials and modern comforts to spacious suites and villas with a private pool with jacuzzi, a wonderful stay is ensured. Families and couples can look forward to a world of abso lute comfort, the finest locally inspired and international tastes, and free-flowing fun throughout the day. All offered

with the boundless generosity and warmth of the legendary Greek hospitality.

From the thrills and spills of the activity-packed family zones and 5-slide waterpark (with sections for toddlers, children, teens, and adults) to the intimacy of adult-only quarters, every need is being taken care of. The beach is beautifully laid out with sunbeds and gazebos, while an unforgettable culinary experience awaits in the 16 restau rants and bars dotted throughout the resort. For mealtimes, there’s a choice of sumptuous buffet, with a Greek breakfast and kid’s section, and three à-la-carte restaurants – Greek, Italian and Asian. And for those seeking absolute relaxati on, the Amada Wellness Spa offers expert wellness services through a wide choice of body and facial treatments, as well as a sauna, Hammam and Jacuzzi (*operations are subject to the latest COVID-19 Health & Safety regulations).

Two collections, each offering an exquisite level of Ultra All-Inclusive luxury, have been designed to fulfil holiday dreams - Gold and Diamond Ultra All-Inclusive - while an exclusive set of suites is available on Elite Collection bed and breakfast. From a carefree experience in every detail, to a premium level of personalized comfort, Amada Colos sos invites guests to explore a golden world of generosity offered with the friendly rapport of staff ready to make you feel completely at home.

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Apollo Blue Hotel

The 5* Apollo Blue Hotel is an exclusive beach hotel with stylish design.

Reminiscent of ancient Greek architecture, the hotel complex fits naturally into the landscape. Not only the impressive ar chitecture and the breathtaking sea views but also the excel lent cuisine and the warm Greek hospitality count in favour of a holiday in the Apollo Blue hotel.

Experience Apollo Blue by 5 senses

SMELL the delicate Jasmine blossoms blending with the dis tinctive fragrant of thyme and other local herbs, in the al leys of our peaceful garden. TOUCH the smooth as silk golden sand, slipping through your fingers on our enchanting beach

and experience the soft touch of our unique treatments at our Apivita Spa.

TASTE a rich palette of flavors with a distinct local character, at the restaurant where our chefs experiment with new approa ches to traditional recipes, creating superb dishes, using only but the finest ingredients.

LOOK the breathtaking sea views and enjoy the sunset with the magnificent Temple of Apollo at the background, elegantly stan ding in our courtyard and fitting naturally in the landscape. LISTEN to the sound of the sea and the laughter of children laying the finishing touches to a sandcastle, wake up in the morning with the peaceful sound of the wind gently blowing among the tree leaves.

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Apollo Beach Hotel

The 4* Apollo Beach Hotel is a spacious, modern hotel located in Faliraki on the northeast side of the Rhodes. It is only 14km from the main town of the island and 5km from the Af andou Golf course.

Situation on a sandy beach with lush surrounding greenery and flowering plants, this four star accommodation is bound to make your holiday an unforgettable experience.

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Atlantica Hotels & Resorts

Atlantica Hotels & Resorts is a leading company in the hospitality industry, offering hotels across Cyprus, Greece and Egypt. With a wealth of experience, a customer-cen tric approach and an enviable reputation for quality of service, Atlantica Hotels & Resorts are the ultimate choice for today’s business and leisure travellers. By combining modern and contemporary design, and ser ving the needs of every customer through a variety of product hotels and resorts, guests can live the absolute Atlantica experience.

Since established in 1979 with the first hotel opening in Li massol, the Atlantica Group has evolved into a major hotel chain currently operating more than 50 hotels in 10 desti nations touched by the sea. Atlantica Hotels & Resorts is the only Cypriot Hospitality company, member of the lar gest tourist Organisation in the world, the TUI Group.

Product differentiation is the Group’s strength. By under standing the experience that travel guests look for, our tailored and segmented products allow them to experi ence unique and memorable moments in prime locations,

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whether this is an adults-only getaway, a family vacation or a business trip.

After 43 years of experience, customer trust remains Atlantica’s most valuable business asset and the foundation for its future growth. The Group’s customer focused approach and brand expertise are based on attracting, retaining and deepening customer relationships.

Atlantica Hotels & Resorts is committed to continually im proving its service, satisfying current legal requirements, attaining maximum quality level required by its customers,

adding value to its brands and contributing to the commu nities through sustainable development. The aim to impro ve sustainable and environmental performance is based on the efforts to ensure the lowest possible impact to the environment and the society.

The Group’s growth, goals, recognition and awards on a global scale could not be achieved without the company’s most important asset, the team, which continues to remain the focus of the development process.

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As Greece’s largest privately-owned hotel chain, Mitsis Hotels has been a tourism pioneer for over 45 years now, making its own mark on Greece’s tourist industry, driven by a customer-centred philosophy and the promise of an unparalleled holiday experience.

With 19 hotels in its portfolio in Athens, Crete, Kamena Vourla, Kos and Rhodes, the group aspires to stand out as the preferred portfolio of hotels & resorts in Greece offering excellent service, great locations, impeccable facilities, sophisticated dining and a broad spectrum of options.

The Group’s rich hospitality blend consists of a premium collection, all-inclusive, family hotels, city hotels, meetings, social events, spa resorts and wedding hotels.

Always striving for greatness, the Group expands its success story with key investments, refurbishment plans and digital innovation, aiming to offer visitors an elevated experience beyond expectations.

Committed to its responsible operation and the goal of sustainable hospitality, Mitsis Hotels’ holistic CSR programme focuses on Greece’s sustainable tourism development. The Group is distinguished among ‘The Most Sustainable Companies in Greece’ and commits to contributing 5% of its annual net profit to social and philanthropic initiatives.

For its remarkable performance, Mitsis Hotels has been awarded several prizes by local and international tour operators and travel organisations in recognition of the high quality of the services provided, its contribution to upgrading local tourism and its respect for the environment.

Reimagining the meaning of modern luxury and determined to continuously add value to its hospitality services, Mitsis Hotels is passionate about offering the finest of Greek hospitality and a premium quality holiday experience, welcoming 400,000 guests annually to open up in a world of infinite possibilities.

Rodos Palace Luxury Convention Resort

Majestic Rodos Palace, on the historical island of Rhodes, quite simply represents the ultimate in deluxe resort and convention facilities in Greece. Ideally located on a privileged site, extending from a cool green hill down to an idyllic beach. The venue offers a cornucopia of outstanding facilities and services, leisure time activities and comforts. The Rodos Palace Resort and Convention Center, one of the largest of its kind in the Mediterranean, has celebrated a quarter-century of its inception and development into a uniquely combined holiday and business complex. Having within its premises the International Convention, large recogni sed as one of the most complete in the Mediterranean region, Rodos Palace emerges as a meeting and incentive destination par-excellence.

The VIP World

Politicians, actors, singers, artists and top sportsmen have selec ted the Rodos Palace for their business meetings or holiday esca pes.

The decisive features guiding their choice have been: the presti ge of the location, the high standardsΖΤ of accommodation, the personalized service, the effective security, the tranquility and the discretion - wherever and whenever needed.


• Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos II • Constantine Stefanopou los • Chancellor Kohl • Francois Mitterand • Jacques Santer • Lady Margaret Thatcher • Felipe Gonzalez • Rod Lubbers • Kurt Waldheim

• Constantinos Caramanlis • Andreas Papandreou • Rod Lubbers • Anthony Kennedy • Christian Bamard • Theodore Fyodorov • Javier X. Solana • Jose Cutilleiro • Wilfred Martens • Catherine Lalumiere • Prince Sultan El Saoud • lacovos • Dimitris Avramopoulos.

The world of International Entertainment & Business

• Roger Moore • Claudia Cardinale • Neil Sedaka • Simple Minds • Omar Sharif • Telly Savalas

Robert Wagner & Stephanie Powers

Albano & Romina Power

Anatoly Karpov

Demis Roussos

Liv Ullmann

Adan Kasogi

Robert Maxwell • Milva

The world of Entertainment (National)

• Mikis Theodorakis

Aliki Vougiouklaki

Petros Gaitanos

• Lakis Lazopoulos


Alkistis Protopsalti • Yiannis Parios

Maria Farantouri • Leoni das Kavakos

Antonis Vardis

Eleftheria Arvanitaki

From the heart of the complex rises an elegant 20-storey tower

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with luxurious rooms and suites, offering spectacular views of the gardens or the blue Aegean Sea. Adjacent to the Tower stands the 7 storey Executive VIP Wing, fully dedicated to the special needs of business travelers and conference delegates. On the slope of the hill, within well-kept gardens are 14 units with studios, apartments and bungalows. The radical renovation of the 20th Storey Tower and reception areas, completed by the beginning of the year 2001, has been planned and undertaken by renowned Demou & Asso ciates Interior Designers.

Interior Design

Initially decorated by the famous American hotel designer Mau rice Bailey, who during his career created 50 top hotels and pri vate homes of famous personalities such as Conrad Hilton, Kirk Douglas and Loretta Young as well as Palaces including that of the Emperor Shah of Iran. His colossal work is greatly appreciated and much admired around the world.


Guest rooms: 785 Luxurious guest rooms including: 20th Storey Tower (last year of renovation: 2001), 357 Standard rooms, 24 Ju nior suites, 5 Presidential suites. Executive VIP Wing: 172 Execu tive rooms, 7 Corner Executive suites, 1 Royal suite. Apartments, Bungalows complex: 16 Studios, 181 Apartments, 20 Bungalows, 2 Presidential villas

Dining and Entertainment choices on the hotel form an eclectic mix of 6 speciality restaurants including the Gourmet Restaurant “La Rotisserie”, cafes, a delightful Piano Lounge Bar and Disco Club with daily shows, which makes our guest often spoiled for choice

Convention Center

With over 500 conferences and numerous exhibitions held in its premises and attended by Heads of State, Nobel laureates, in novative businessmen, renowned artists and scientists. With a total combined capacity of 4.000 delegates in 20 ergonomically designed multi-use halls ranging in size from 20-1300 persons the Center can support events of varying size and complexity. Ha ving been selected as the official venue for the European union Summit and Western European Union Council of ministers, the Rodos Palace is identified as a prominent choice for rewarding conferences and incentives. • Jupiter Ballroom: Area: 850sq.m.Capacity: 1,300 • Athena Hall: Area: 350sq.m. - Capacity: 350 • Salon des Roses: Area: 480sq.m. - Capacity: 650 • Delphi Amphitheater: Area: 445sq.m. - Theatre Capacity: 600 • Nafsika Hall: Area: 220sq.m. - Capacity:320 • Nefeli Hall: Area: 155sq.m. - Capacity:220 • Apollo Room: Area: 250sq.m. - Capacity: 320 • Executive Syndiacate Rooms: Area: 60sq.m. - Capacity: 60 • Lobbies & Exhibition Areas: Area: 1,400sq.m. (total) - Capacity: 3,000 (total)

Support facilities & services

All meeting areas have their own controls for air-conditioning, lighting and sound, sufficient outlets for 220V/3-phase electricity and standby generator. Advanced technological equipment th roughout the center includes: Three independent infrared simul taneous interpretation systems (Brahler for 8,7 and 3 languages) with cordless translation receivers, ISDN network for teleconfe rencing, on line Internet connection with autonomous web server, in-house conference channel and PA system.


Rhodes Bay Hotel & Elite Suites

On the west coast of Rhodes lies the resort of Ixia the closest resort to Rhodes town. On this beautiful location offering ma jestic sea and sunset views lie the Rhodes Bay & Elite Suites Hotel complex that consist of the Rhodes Bay Hotel & Spa a 5 star resort hotel and Elite Suites an exclusive luxurious boutique hotel!

Rhodes Bay Hotel & Spa offers brand new renovated rooms and suites with modern design and amazing sea or forest views, boasts spacious common areas with 3 swimming pools, delicious cuisine in modern restaurants offering majestic views and excellent friendly services. The hotel has 14 meeting rooms the largerst of which can accommodate 250 people making it

the ideal destination to combine business and pleasure. The Elite Suites is a boutique exclusive hotel offering suites with private pools. It is voted from its guests one of the top 10 hotels in Greece, offering excellent service, gourmet cuisine, world class spa and amazing views. The Hotels’ Spa and Well ness centre is an oasis of relaxation, showcasing 14 treatment rooms, an authentic Hammam, Sauna and a relaxing Jacuzzi. The indoor pool and the fully equipped gym are there to keep you in shape while on holidays. The island’s warm climate, its site and nature together with the impeccable quality in accom modation, dining and service make the Rhodes Bay Hotels the perfect choice when in Rhodes!

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Grecotel – the leading Luxury Hotels & Resorts in Greece

The name of Grecotel is synonymous with quality hotels, per sonalised service, traditional Greek hospitality and a caring concern for the environment and culture of Greece.

Almost four decades since its formation in 1981, Grecotel S.A. is the largest hotel chain in Greece with 40 resort hotels and a total bed capacity of over 17,000 beds.

The Grecotel Hotels & Resorts (4*and 5* hotels) are located in Crete, Corfu, Halkidiki, West Peloponnese, Rhodes, Myko nos, Kos, Athens Riviera, Athens, Larissa, Alexandroupolis. According to Greek market statistics Grecotel S.A. ranks as No. 1 Greek hotel group with 4% of total 5-star, 4-star and 3-star hotel turnover [source ICAP 2019].

The Grecotel Group has been awarded with thousands of national and international distinctions for its excellence and

contribution to tourism, hospitality service, organic cuisine, environmental protection and sustainability, improving local communities and much more.

The Group features four distinctive collections – Boutique, Beach Luxury, Lux Me, and Lifestyle All In Hotels & Resorts. Each of the 40 luxury hotels and resorts has a distinct cha racter, with a strong focus on design, inspired by its stunning surroundings many being close to notable Greek archaeo logical sites. The accommodation caters for every taste and whim: sea view rooms, family suites and bungalows with the option of a private pool and gym, and exclusive villas. The Group excels when it comes to its service culture, always striving to surprise and delight. The warmth of the Grecian hospitality is one of many reasons guests return to a Greco

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tel resort year after year.

Over 6,700 personnel are employed in the Grecotel offices and hotels, making it the most significant employer in the Greek hospitality sector. The Privilege Club loyalty scheme was founded in 1996 as the first hotel loyalty scheme in Gre ece, while it has recently undergone a total relaunch with a world of unique new benefits for its members. Grecotel has won thousands of awards for high-quality ser vices, warm hospitality, a substantial contribution to the upgrading of Greek tourism, social work, conservation initi atives and highlighting the environmental and cultural he ritage of Greece.

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Lindos Hotels

Lindos Hotels is a luxury brand of first-class accommodation resorts located in the southern part of Rhodes island that has been offe ring top quality outstanding holiday experiences to thousands of travelers for many decades. Family owned and operated, staffed with the best professionals on their field, the hotels of Minettos family are a study on luxury, comfort and excellent services.

Lindos Imperial Resort & Spa

The beautiful Lindos Imperial Resort & Spa is located a short distan ce from the old fishing village of Kiotari, next to the beautiful beach of Kiotari and approximately 55 kms from the main airport of Rhodes (Diagoras). Generous outdoor spaces to lounge and relax, epitomize open yet private restfulness, with mesmerizing views of the Aegean Sea. Landscaped gardens and alluring pools alltogether in a resort that emanates elegance and comfort with all the modern first class amenities you could need at your fingertips.

The complex offers luxurious facilities and first class accommo dation.The resort offers 527 Rooms, family rooms and suites. In rooms facilities includes air condition, direct dial phone, safe, mini fridge, radio, hair dryer, balcony or terrace, etc. There are also 4 outdoor and 1 indoor fresh water swimming pools, 2 Chil dren’s pools, 7 restaurants, 4 bars, night club/disco, spa-fitness center, sauna, hydro massage, 2 tennis courts, mini football, beach volley, amphitheater (500 seats), conference room (max.

100 pers.), 7 water slides, mini market.

Lindos Village Resort & Spa

The stunning Lindos Village Resort & Spa, an adults only-All inclusi ve hotel, is located a short distance from Lindos and approximately 45 kms from the main airport of Rhodes (Diagoras). The Village is built alongside a small cove of shallow waters overlooking the picturesque bay of Vlycha.

The Lindos Village Resort & Spa is an extravagant portrait of a tradi tional Greek village, bright white buildings that harmoniously soak up the glorious Greek sun and radiate a warm Mediterranean glow. From every angle the Village boasts unsurpassed awe inspiring views of the deep blue waters of the Aegean sea and the small picturesque bay of Vlicha. The resort offers plenty of facilities such as 1 outdoor pool, tennis court, 24 hour reception, 5 restaurants, 2 bars, fitness room, 1 indoor pool, yoga sessions, aqua aerobic, aqua pilates, etc.

Lindos Royal Resort

Lindos Royal Resort, a family all inclusive hotel, is a fascinating pic ture of classic Rhodes colonial style architecture, a host of columns and spectacular arches make up the extravagant exterior. The pro perty is built overlooking the small bay of Vlicha and enjoys casca ding views stretching as far as the eye can see over the emerald waters. Luxury 5 star accommodation centered around style and

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indulgence. The inviting rooms at the Lindos Royal Resort accom modate your every need, preference and budget. Each room, from standard and comfort rooms to sumptuous suites are spacious, quiet and superbly appointed. The complex offers luxurious facilities: aqua slides, 1 childrens pool, 3 outdoor pools, tennis court, souvenir-jewelry shop, mini club (6 to 12 years), 24 hour reception, 1 main restaurant, 2 bars, 3 theme a la carte restaurants, ampitheatre, beach volley, etc.

Gennadi Grand Resort

Gennadi Grand Resort is a modern and eco-friendly summer retreat that offers a tranquil holiday experience. Gennadi beach was chosen as the perfect spot for Gennadi Grand Resort, a destination that will change the way you view your summer holidays. A peaceful hideaway by the sea surrounded by beautiful gardens with palm trees in total harmony with its surroundings, Gennadi Grand Resort is as beautiful as it is graceful. This eco-friendly resort combines superb rooms and suites with fine dining proposals, entertainment, sports and wellness facilities in an environment of natural seaside beauty. At the same time, great attention was given to the hotel being eco-friendly, making sure that it conserves energy and water without compromising the guests’ experience. The hotel is located on Gennadi beach, perfect for swimming and water sports, near the homonymous picturesque village, on the southeast coast of Rhodes, halfway between the famous traditional village of Lindos and the south end of the island, Prasonisi.

Lindos Grand Resort & Spa

Lindos Grand Resort & Spa is a brand new adult-only destination, located in the quiet bay of Vlycha, close to the traditional village of Lindos. The resort‘s premises were designed in harmony with the environs, and its environmentally friendly character, together with a generous array of outstanding personalized services make Lindos Grand Resort & Spa a unique, one-of-a-kind experience that transcends everything you knew so far of luxurious island holidays. Lindos Grand Resort & Spa was designed to offers flawless services and exquisite facilities. The majority of the Lindos Grand Resort & Spa rooms and suites feature private pools, with spectacular views to the Aegean and an idyllic ambiance that truly highlights a one-of-a-kind summer holiday experience. An experience made for bon vivants, the gastronomic proposals of Lindos Grand Resort & Spa promise a journey into the tastes and flavours of Greece of the mediteranean and the Far East. Powerful recipes, carefully selected ingredients at the top with demanding standards, modern techniques and unmatched inspiration form the basis behind the culinary wonders of Lindos Grand Resort & Spa. Also, in the re sort you can maintain your fitness routine. Starting from our fully equipped, air-conditioned gym at the Spa center, to our engaging selection of exercise sessions such as Yoga, Aqua Pilates or Aqua Aerobics, enjoy your holiday workout at the most welcoming en vironment of our exquisite premises. In addition, during your stay, you can participate in exciting watersports that will get your ad renaline pumping, as well as other appealing sea-related activities, such as fishing and scuba diving.

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H Hotels Collection

More than 27 years ago, the Hatzilazarou family founded the H Hotels Collection with a genuine passion for hospitality and a culture of excellence. Their goal was to offer first-class holiday experiences in luxury resorts in Rhodes, Greece.

The H Hotels Collection strives to provide world-class ex periences for every traveller, whether it‘s a relaxing luxury holiday, a honeymoon, a romantic honeymoon, or an ad venturous family holiday on the beach. Their passion is to provide the finest Greek hospitality and a first class holiday experience for all.

For guests who crave exclusivity and privacy, H Hotels Collec tion has created elegant adults-only hotels in Rhodes with well-designed facilities, gourmet restaurants and highly per sonalised service that will make any holiday escape or ho neymoon an unforgettable experience. The Boutique 5 and Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa are two of our 5-star hotels in Rhodes that cater exclusively to the needs of adults and cou ples. For travellers who love to spend time with their loved ones and at the same time do not want to miss out on a luxurious holiday stay, the Princess Andriana Resort & Spa

is the best option, combining first-class luxury comfort with warming moments of togetherness.

The 4-star Lindos Princess, Rodos Princess and Princess Sun hotels are no exception when it comes to fulfilling guests‘ dreams and desires for a carefree family holiday. Families will have an unforgettable holiday in these friendly environ ments. A paradise for children with endless days of fun and activities, but also the perfect places to create memories to last a lifetime. These 4 star hotels offer an exceptional range of facilities for adults and children. The perfect all-inclusive resort for unforgettable summer holidays in Rhodes. This remarkable collection of 5 and 4 star hotels is the ulti mate choice for a dream luxury holiday in Rhodes. There are so many amenities for guests to enjoy, from refreshing pools and spas to mini clubs for children, lively animation teams and fully organised secluded beaches. As one of the leading hotel groups in Greece, they have put their heart and soul into creating some of the most refined resorts where you can connect with yourself and your loved ones and enjoy a quality holiday time like never before.

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Kresten Royal Euphoria Resort

In a continuation of the vision and great insight of her father Mr. Stathis Krestainitis, his daughter Ms. Eleni Krestainiti, CEO & Managing Director of KRESTEN ROYAL SA, along with her fam ily – her children Foteini & Stathis – are hereby introducing an exceptional concept & uniquely presented on the island of Rhodes - …

“Euphoria” - Soul – Mind – Body –

In an area of 140.000m2, just 5 klms from the city of Rhodes, rests a completely renovated 5 star retreat, with 256 luxuri ous units, suites with private pools, SPA, Convention Center

& exclusive services. The epitome of this new beginning is – the word “EUPHORIA” – a mind relaxing thus peaceful 5 star holiday experience, among our Kresten Royal Team members, meticulously conceived ideas & state of the art facilities.

This new philosophy concept, includes: Total Relaxation – Detox – Nutrition Advising – Holistic Spa Therapies – Wellness Programs – Yoga – Ayurveda – Mediter ranean Diet – Longevity – Safety -Sustainability.

Behold… Kresten Royal Euphoria Resort… a new era… a new direction…

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Sheraton Rhodes Resort

Unveil the legacy of a Rhodian Resort

With its boutique vibe, the resort provides a uniquely strategic gathering place just a few kilometers from the Medieval City of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage site and 8km from Diagoras International Airport.

Radiating a family-inclusive mindset where visitors feel in stantly at home, the resort has a multi-generational quality that sees guests return year-after-year. Generously sized and with a high proportion of interconnecting options, the 401 gue strooms and suites, combine casual ease with Rhodian design. A soft color palette connects with nature through light wood flooring, woven headboards and tree-inspired wallcoverings. Each room comes with comfortable Signature Sheraton bed, framed by floor-to-ceiling windows and limitless sea views. Offering traditional cuisine, Sheraton Rhodes Resort fuses Grecian and cosmopolitan flavors with craftsmanship, ta lent and Aegean views. A shared culinary experience, L’Onda serves authentic Italian dishes in a terrace setting, where the seascape adds to the relaxed atmosphere. Fresh, local produce and homespun flavors are prepared at Thèa Restau rant, while casual, pool-side plates can be enjoyed at Medit teraneo, set within olive grove gardens. Serving buffet dining from morning ‘til late, Castellania Restaurant showcases a

range of flavors from Asian and Middle Eastern through to Mexican, alongside taste theme nights. A popular place to gather and socialize, Knights’ Bar has an attractive reputati on, central to the resort experience. Open throughout the day and late into the night, the venue benefits from its sixth floor location and endless views of both sea and sky. The menu includes Signature cocktails that explore exotic flavors of Eu rope and the Far East, alongside an inspired selection of gins, light bites and snacks. Deep sofas, ambient music and en gaging staff combine to create an easy lounge environment. Healthy competition is encouraged on the outside squash, tennis and basketball courts, while for those looking to train inside, the well-equipped Sheraton Fitness Studio is open 24/7. Sheraton Rhodes Resort is a wonderful place for families of all ages. Our younger guests are always treated specially, with a variety of services and venues dedicated to their requirements – Kid’s Club, children’s pool, various activities organized daily by the hotel’s entertainment team.

The most famous sights and attractions of the island inclu¬ de the Palace of the Grand Masters, Kallithea Sprigs, Seven Springs, Valley of the Butterflies and the Acropolis of Lindos. Don’t miss a daytrip to the picturesque island of Symi!

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The best luxury hotels & villas in Naxos Quality Matters

Looking for a destination that will create unparalleled experiences for your travelers and keep them coming back for more? It’s time to put Naxos firmly on your travel itineraries. Not all Cyclades Islands were created equal, and Naxos beats even the most popular of the Cyclades in many ways: better value for money, many more experi ences and natural spots to discover, impressive historical and cultural richness, excellent gastronomy that’s known all over Greece, and a much more family friendly atmo sphere to offer its guests. Optima delivers on this promise, thanks to a portfolio of properties that will unveil a much more authentic world to its guests. Award-winning Blue-Flag beaches, pictures que towns, historic villages intriguing little museums and a myriad of outdoor activities are all just minutes away

from our properties.

We believe in creating a dreamy accommodation experi ence for our visitors, which is why the minimalist light-co lor décor that carefully introduces local design elements represents the perfect backdrop to take in the beauty of the Cyclades’ largest and greenest island.

Our bouquet of properties includes the 4-star Aegean Palace and the gorgeous Virtu Suites right on the be ach, as well as the Arco Naxos Luxury Apartments in the heart of town, all of which are ideal for more di scerning guests. Those who prefer boutique stays by the beach will also love our ten-room suite apartments on Glaronissi Beach and our 15-key Golden Sand be achside property on the famed Plaka Beach, complete with sumptuous breakfasts and breathtaking views. For

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a more private or semi-private experience, we have se veral other villas that dot the Naxian landscape and that will impress travelers.

Optima insists on training friendly, welcoming staff and offering high-end amenities on their premises. It works with handpicked partners to extend additional experien ces beyond our walls: each hotel can book sailing tours, cooking classes, guided hiking tours, spa treatments, di ving excursions and exclusive dinner reservations for its desks. Thanks to our centralized management, guests at

our private apartments and villas can also reach out to us to book experiences.

Behind all of the activities and accommodation options lies Optima, the hotel management and consulting group that boasts many years of experience. We’re based on Naxos itself to ensure that our standards are never com promised. If you’re a travel and tourism business that wants to deal with a professional hospitality company, reach out to us and we’ll give you access to a remarkable variety of stays on the island that few can provide.

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Konstantina Svynou

of Kos Hotel Association

Kos is an island of exceptional beauty, endless surprises and varied treasures. The island is welcoming over 150.000 visitors on a daily basis during peak periods. The international airport, the harbor and the marina, along with an accurately organized and maintained net of rural transportation, constitute the backbone of the local infrastructure.

The options for the tourists’ stay in Kos are limitless dedicated to reflect the finest qualities of Greek island life and include big or small, luxury or more affordable hotels, rooms, villas and

houses. There are over 270 hotels of a total capacity over 58.000 bed places, with 65% of the relevant capacity being in four and five stars’ facilities.

At Kos’ hotels you can have it all. Stunning location, proximity to town and adjoining beach access, exceptional service and ambiance, superb view to the Aegean Sea, one of a kind charm, architecture and style, combined with the finest cuisine and a soothing retreat for the senses. Our hotels offer a new level of exclusivity to the modern day traveler seeking the highest level of services.

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Α wide range of accommodation units

boutique hotels, all-inclusive resorts, convenient city hotels, cozy family hotels including spa facilities and sports centers, with water parks and water slides. You name it, Kos has it. With such a wide range of accommodation op tions across the Island, Kos is ideal for all, whether travelling as a couple, a family, a single backpacker or a group of friends.

• Gastronomy: an oasis of local products • Wellness: a strong and long-lasting connection to wellness • History: the island where Hippokrates, the fa ther of medical science was born • Conferences: infrastructure and ideal conditions • Outdoor activities: cycling, hiking, surf and kite surf, diving, horse-riding • Yachting: Kos is located in the heart of the Ae gean, one of the most significant sailing destina tions in Europe. Exquisite
Comfort Cosmopolitan, vivid, diverseful and colorful, Kos is undoubtedly a fascinating destination, offering a unique and broad travel experience. KOS island Greece Kos Hotelier Association In Kos hotels’ you can have it all... www.koshotels.gr - e-mail: info@koshotels.gr - T: +30 22420 24955

Caravia Beach Hotel & Bungalows

Discover Tranquility | enjoy | swim | relax

Situated on an endless horizon, this stunning, multi ple awarded hotel, is idyllically spread on a Blue Flag beach, set in beautiful green gardens with views of breath-taking sunsets.

Caravia Beach Hotel & Bungalows is in Marmari, which is literally in the center of Kos, 20 minutes away from the airport and the port.

This newly updated 4plus & 5 star resort is situated in 150k m2 acres of lush green gardens and adjacent to a Natura re serve, offering contemporary, classical elegance, in beautifully landscaped gardens, exquisite food, and generous hospitality.

Whether you are traveling as a family, a couple, or for busi ness, we have the ideal offering for you. From our rooms to our restaurants, bars, and activities we have exactly what you need for your stay.

Families and couples can choose from a wide range of ac commodation of Standard Rooms, Bungalows, Junior Suites, depending on your needs.

The newly renovated Standard Rooms are spacious, modern,

and relaxing. Elegantly decorated they feature all the ameni ties necessary for those who want to enjoy a relaxing family holiday in a standard room environment.

Starting from 2023 fans of our bungalows, our most requested accommodation, will be in for a surprise, as their highly antici pated refurbishment will be concluded, giving you the chance to relax in a spacious, lead back thoughtfully designed retreat.

At Caravia Beach Hotel your culinary experience will be a com bination of international cuisine and authentic Greek gast ronomy. All our chefs, either in the Main Restaurant, Maina Gastro Bar, the Taverna, are committed to making every dish an experience of the senses, be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Among the amenities provided in all our rooms and are free of charge, are WiFi, sun beds and beach towels. Choose to spend your vacation on the amazing kilometer long sandy beach or lounge leisurely by our fantastic pools, while engaging in numerous indoor and outdoor activities, which will keep you vigorous and rejuvenated. Restore your wellbeing with an essential pampering session at

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Anassa Spa & Wellness Center. Focusing on the most elusive of all luxuries – time – Anassa Spa’s signature treatments are designed to engage the senses, giving the mind and body time to openly receive the benefits of each therapy. And for our keep-fit enthusiasts, a well-equipped gymnasium is housed within the Anassa Spa Center allowing you to keep up with your daily fitness regime. Finally, for our business-oriented guests that have to mix bu siness with pleasure, the fully equipped S. Fanourakis confe rence center is the perfect venue for small and medium size conferences, and business gatherings. Endorsed by the biggest tour operators in the industry as well as having received numerous architectural awards, Caravia Be ach Hotel & Bungalows truly has it all. Bear also in mind that safety has always been our top priority, more so for the last seasons, thanks to our strictly implemen ted health protection protocol, ensuing that you can kick back and enjoy some family time, to reflect, relax and appreciate a well-deserved holiday with your loved ones. Your perfect family getaway awaits you at Caravia Beach Ho tel & Bungalows, a 4* plus resort.

Play by day with the family on the pristine, white–sand beach caressed by the crystal-clear Aegean Sea & by night spend your family vacation in comfortable rooms and suites. An array of incredibly exciting and fun activities is available

for kids of every age, including the Water Park, Mini Club, and an exciting Mini Disco.

The popular Junior Club is dedicated to meet the needs of parents with children of all ages, allowing them the luxury of relaxing, knowing that their children are amused.

The all-inclusive package at Caravia Beach Hotel & Bunga lows promises an unforgettable family vacation under the vibrant Kos sun.

Junior Suites – A 5* Adults-only haven

At Caravia Beach Hotel & Bungalows we also understand that some of our guests look forward to quieter holidays in their own space, where they can relax uninterrupted. We have the refore designed the Caravia Beach Junior Suites, a 5* for adults only [15+] area, that includes its own lagoon style shared pools, impressive Maina Gastro Bar (with its premium wine and be verage lists) all-inclusive restaurant with its vast culinary offering, is a must. Those that choose the Junior Suites will also have access to a private beach area that is blessed with seclusion and serenity, so you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the Aegean while bathing in the sun.

You can relax enjoying stylishly decorated rooms, spacious alfresco decks with swim up access, all this coupled with at tentive service and warm Greek hospitality.

Enjoy the sun, swim in the sea, and relax, discovering tranqui lity at Caravia Beach Hotel & Bungalows, Marmari - Kos

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Blue Lagoon Group Greece

Blue Lagoon Group is an evolving top of the line Hospitality Group which operates 7 luxury hotels. Five are located on the beautiful island of Kos and two are in breathtaking Halkidiki. Our latest addition is the new luxury adults only hotel Blue La goon Ocean, in Psalidi on Kos island.

At the Blue Lagoon Group you can expect high quality Hotels & Resorts in some of the most exquisite locations in Greece. We offer luxury accommodation with a broad range of facilities from waterparks and outdoor sports to relaxing spa treatments and professional children’s and adults entertainment. We provide different room types of high standard for every taste; stunning sea view rooms, spacious family rooms with a separate bedroom for the children, swim up rooms and adults only rooms,

junior suites with or without Jacuzzi or private pool and execu tive suites with private pools.

Our hotels are as varied as the wishes of our guests. We offer our hospitality to families, couples, for leisure or business, for wed dings or renewal of your vows. If you are a couple that dreams of hosting your wedding in a venue that stands out from the rest, then one of our hotels would be an excellent choice. Elegant restaurants will surprise you with sophisticated mouth-watering creations and speciality restaurants will entice you with inter national dishes.

The Blue Lagoon Group follows high quality standards while also promoting environmental friendly procedures. We offer first class hospitality and we are here to make your holidays unforgettable.

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Kos Divine Hotel & Suites

Kos Divine Hotel & Suites is located in the center of Kos town, on a privately owned plot of 4.500 sq.m., opposite the marina and just 50 meters from the town‘s beach.

After the radical renovation of the hotel‘s facilities, that will take place from November 2022 to April 2023, Kos Divine Hotel & Suites will be upgraded to the 4+ star category.

After the renovation, the hotel will offer a total of 82 rooms, including 49 luxury suites and 33 luxury double rooms. The hotel will also offer facilities such as:

• Restaurant on the ground floor

• Swimming pool

Spa with beauty services, manicure, pedicure, massage, sauna and Jacuzzi.

Gym of 230 square meters equipped with professional staff

Meeting Room

Roof Garden with snack bar and Jacuzzi

Private Lounge for VIP guests

Commercial Shop

ATM bank

Bicycle/motorbike and car rental service

Laundry service

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Neptune Hotels Resort, Convention Centre & Spa

Neptune Hotels - Resort, Convention Center & Spa is an extensive holiday resort in Kos that blends the character of a Greek village with the atmosphere of a vibrant summer destination. With its stunning location directly on a secluded sandy beach, genuine hospitality, luscious green gardens, and great variety of facilities, it’s the well-deserved escape for your summer holidays! This beachfront resort is perfect for adults and young peo ple who are enthusiastic about sports, offering great food experiences and ample relaxation. It is also ideal for families who are looking for some full-on kids‘ and parents’ fun or just want to enjoy an unforgettable pool & beach holiday in a wonderful beachfront setting. The long stretch of stunning beaches and breathtaking sun sets are reason enough to pack your bags for Neptune Hotels as soon as possible. Neptune Hotels is an amazing resort that has been thoughtfully curated to provide authentic and en gaging travel experiences, catering to the needs of the most demanding travellers.

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www.neptune.gr | Kos Island, Greece Good times and wonderful memories are made here!

Athina Luxury Suites is the place to stay

Situated at the most privileged location of Fira, on the cliffs of the caldera with unlimited views of the famous volcano, the sunset and the whole island, only a few steps away from the centre of Fira, but still with a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, Athina Luxury Suites is the place to stay in Santorini. Fully renovated in 2021 with exclusive materials, minimal design, upgraded services and rich amenities for those who want to enjoy privacy, high class services, comfort and luxury, always with the majestic scenery of Santorini’s caldera from every spot of the hotel.

Athina Luxury Suites consists of three Junior Suites for 2 people each, two Master Loft Suites, loft style for up to 3 people, four De luxe Suites with separate bedroom and living room up to 4 peo ple, two Honeymoon Suites, strictly for couples with heated ja cuzzis on their bal- conies and steam baths inside the room, two Superior Suites with outdoor jacuzzis on their private balconies for 2 people, two Junior Cave Suites with their private balconies and amazing views, one Petit Cave Suite with the large outdoor jacuzzi, ideal for couples, one Cave Suite for up to 4 people with a very large outdoor jacuzzi pool and finally the Grand Cave Suite with the big loft, indoor and outdoor heated jacuzzis for up to 4

people, ideal for families, friends and couples. Finally, the unique and exclusive Royal Suite is actually a 140 square me- ters private villa in the hotel, with a large heated jacuzzi pool on the private balcony, rare and precious pieces of art and furniture for up to 6 people. All our suites are equipped with LCD Sat TVs 32” and 42” (or wider), desk, bluetooth speakers, tablet PCs, free wifi connec tion, telephone, laptop size safe box, mini-bar, ironing facilities, hairdryers, scales, beauty mirrors, fine Guy Laroche linens, towels and bathrobes for every guest, slippers, luxury Hermes or Guer lain cosmetics, pool towels and much more. The large infinity heated swimming pool on the cliff offers a unique experience swimming and enjoying all the view from Oia to Akrotiri, a pool to infinity with a bar in the water open all day until the sunset hours. The room service offers an extended menu with a wide list of drinks and food. Drinks are available 24 hours and our kitchen is open from 11:30 ‘till midnight. The Esperisma Bar-Re staurant which is located in the hotel’s upper balcony is open all day offering the most refreshing signature cocktails, serving some carefully selected dishes combined with a list of fine wines and champagnes especially during the sunset ‘till the late hours.

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Athina Luxury Suites - Fira - Santorini - Greece - Tel +30 2286024910 www.athinasuites.com - info@athinasuites.com - www.theplacetobe.gr Perched on the cliffs of the caldera, this boutique hotel puts you in the most sought-after location in Fira. Just metres away from the vibrant town centre, Athina Luxury Suites immerses guests in tranquility. Breathtaking views, world-class service and exquisite accommodations combine to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Athina Luxury Suites - Fira - Santorini - Greece - Tel +30 2286024910 www.athinasuites.com - info@athinasuites.com - www.theplacetobe.gr Perched on the cliffs of the caldera, this boutique hotel puts you in the most sought-after location in Fira. Just metres away from the vibrant town centre, Athina Luxury Suites immerses guests in tranquility. Breathtaking views, world-class service and exquisite accommodations combine to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience. ...the place to be in Santorini!

Private candlelight dinner options are available on request for special occasions. Just ask for our special menus. The Aphrodite SPA in the hotel offers relaxation massages, treatments, body and face therapies, with a cave aesthetics and relaxed at- mosphe re. Athina Luxury Suites is the ideal location to have your dream wedding ceremony and venue facing an amazingly romantic sce nery or just to enjoy your honeymoon in our special Honeymoon Suites with outdoor jacuzzis. Our joy is to offer leisure and delight and to make the accommodation of every guest personalised, exclusive and unforgettable, emphasis- ing individuality and pri vacy. Our concierge and front desks are 24-hours open, to every demand and request, arranging VIP excursions, transfers, car rentals, yacht rentals, helicopter rides, private dinners and every other need or request for our loyal guests.

Situated at the most privileged location of Fira, on the cliffs of the caldera with unlimited views of the famous volcano, the sunset and the whole island, only a few steps away from the centre of Fira, but still with a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, Athina Luxury Suites is the place to stay in Santorini. Fully renovated in 2019 with exclusive materials, minimal design, upgraded services and rich amenities for those who want to enjoy privacy, high class services, comfort and luxury, always with the majestic scenery of Santorini’s caldera from every spot of the hotel.

Athina Luxury Suites consists of three Junior Suites for 2 people each, two Master Loft Suites, loft style for up to 3 people, four De luxe Suites with separate bedroom and living room up to 4 peo ple, two Honeymoon Suites, strictly for couples with heated ja cuzzis on their bal- conies and steam baths inside the room, two Superior Suites with outdoor jacuzzis on their private balconies for 2 people, two Junior Cave Suites with their private balconies and amazing views, one Petit Cave Suite with the large outdoor jacuzzi, ideal for couples, one Cave Suite for up to 4 people with a very large outdoor jacuzzi pool and finally the Grand Cave Suite with the big loft, indoor and outdoor heated jacuzzis for up to 4

people, ideal for families, friends and couples. Finally, the unique and exclusive Royal Suite is actually a 140 square me- ters private villa in the hotel, with a large heated jacuzzi pool on the private balcony, rare and precious pieces of art and furniture for up to 6 people. All our suites are equipped with LCD Sat TVs 32” and 42” (or wider), desk, bluetooth speakers, tablet PCs, free wifi connec tion, telephone, laptop size safe box, mini-bar, ironing facilities, hairdryers, scales, beauty mirrors, fine Guy Laroche linens, towels and bathrobes for every guest, slippers, luxury Hermes or Guer lain cosmetics, pool towels and much more. The large infinity heated swimming pool on the cliff offers a unique experience swimming and enjoying all the view from Oia to Akrotiri, a pool to infinity with a bar in the water open all day until the sunset hours. The room service offers an extended menu with a wide list of drinks and food. Drinks are available 24 hours and our kitchen is open from 11:30 ‘till midnight. The Esperisma Bar-Re staurant which is located in the hotel’s upper balcony is open all day offering the most refreshing signature cocktails, serving some carefully selected dishes combined with a list of fine wines and champagnes especially during the sunset ‘till the late hours. Private candlelight dinner options are available on request for special occasions. Just ask for our special menus. The Aphrodite SPA in the hotel offers relaxation massages, treatments, body and face therapies, with a cave aesthetics and relaxed at- mosphe re. Athina Luxury Suites is the ideal location to have your dream wedding ceremony and venue facing an amazingly romantic sce nery or just to enjoy your honeymoon in our special Honeymoon Suites with outdoor jacuzzis. Our joy is to offer leisure and delight and to make the accommodation of every guest personalised, exclusive and unforgettable, emphasis- ing individuality and pri vacy. Our concierge and front desks are 24-hours open, to every demand and request, arranging VIP excursions, transfers, car rentals, yacht rentals, helicopter rides, private dinners and every other need or request for our loyal guests.


NOŪS Santorini, the island’s largest resort is ready to welcome you

A new concept on hospitality

The newest member of DONKEY Hotels Group, operated and managed by YES! Hotels, opened this summer in Santorini.

Perfectly aligned with the “Young Enthusiastic Seductive” phi losophy that defines the hospitality concept of YES! Hotels, Santorini’s new gem is defined by art, authentic design icons and attention to premium, personalized services for every guest. This is the essence of NOŪS. Everything that makes Santorini so special in a global scale, its unique history and heritage are to be found in NOŪS.

The powerful, volcanic nature of Santorini is reflected in the decorative details of black “burnt” wood. The woven low vines – so typical of the island – are the inspiration behind the shades, while the three famous beaches, the Red, the Black and the White one define the color palette of earthy shades that dress all areas of the resort. A number of mo dern design icons, signed by some of the most influential designers of our time, can be found in the rooms and the public areas of NOŪS. The resort features an extensive collection of contemporary

works of art by young Greek artists. Inspired by Santorini’s extraordinary history and volcanic nature, the artists have created original items exclusively for NOŪS. The destructive but also regenerative energy of the volcano, which has shaped the island, fuels artistic expression, which becomes a subtle, invisible thread connecting the resort to this mythical land. Gastronomy at NOŪS is based on the culinary traditions of Santorini and the special ingredients that are locally sourced in the island. The quality of the ingredients and the simplicity of the cooking techniques are the pillars on which our menus are built. Tastes and flavors that are part of the Greek collec tive DNA, are presented in a modern, creative way.

At NOŪS everything begins and ends with Santorini. The ar chitecture, the interior design, the gastronomy, they are all so well-rooted in the history and traditions of this unique, mesmerizing place.

Experience Santorini through a new, completely modern con cept of hospitality, where authenticity and uniqueness are of key importance.



Deriving inspiration from the values of authentic hospi tality and the uniqueness of the Cycladic landscape, the first 5* Kenshō Boutique Hotel opened on the beach of Ornos in 2016.

Just a few kilometers away from Mykonos Town, its 10 sui tes and 25 rooms invite guests to an exclusive vacation experience, comprising of high-end gastronomic choices and absolute rejuvenation and wellness moments (every room and every suite has its own hot tub or plunge pool), all set in one of the most beautiful locations on the Island of the Winds.

The interior design in all areas creates a special feeling of “barefoot, bohemian luxury” while all the contemporary fa cilities that today’s discerning traveler looks for, are there. A secluded haven of high aesthetics, wellness oriented, Kenshō Ornos delivers what its name promises: a deeper awakening of all emotions.


Kenshō means enlightenment in Japanese. Ken means see and shō means in nature. So, I would say that Kenshō is all about getting in touch with all your senses and nature. That is why all the material being used in the hotel are natural, like wood and natural stone which coming from Mykonos. Kenshō is a design boutique hotel, firstly, because it as pires the boutique hotel philosophy and every room’s design and decoration are unique, and secondly because all the furniture and the lighting are by famous designers such as Paola Navone, Claudio Bellini, Tom Dixon. Under the bright sun of Mykonos, a unique architectural style was born. Authentic, simple, and timeless, Mykonian archi tecture leaves no room for anything superfluous or unneces sary. With stone and natural wood being its main tools, it has given shape to settlements that are known all over the world

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for their pure minimalism. Kenshō Ornos respects the values of Mykonian architec ture. Nestled in the island’s relief it is fully integrated in the landscape, recalling memories of tradition. The colour palette used, the materials and their textures are all rooted in the his tory of Mykonos. At the same time state-of-the-art technology and original design icons coexist creating a contemporary and serene personal haven where our guests can truly relax. In your room, or in the common areas of the hotel, you will find iconic design object by: Gervasoni

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