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MAYIA EXCLUSIVE RESORT & SPA

NANA PRINCESS SUITES VILLAS & SPA ATLANTICA DREAMS RESORT & SPA

GEORGE HATZIMARKOS Governor of the South Aegean Region

ALEXANDROS VASSILIKOS President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

YIANNIS A. RETSOS President of the Greek Tourism Confederation

GRIGORIS TASIOS President of the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation

ANDONIS V. CAMBOURAKIS President of the Rodos Hotel Association

ELENA KOUNTOURA Minister of Tourism


Lindos Imperial Resort & Spa

Lindos Village Hotel

Lindos Imperial Suites Lindos Royal Hotel LINDOS HOTELS GROUP

LUXURIOUS BEACH HOTELS & RESORTS

Lindos Imperial Resort & Spa imperial@lindoshotels.com 22440 29200

Lindos Village Hotel village@lindoshotels.com 22440 32000 www.lindoshotels.com

Lindos Royal Hotel royal@lindoshotels.com 22440 32000


Atrium Prestige

Atrium Palace

Atrium Platinum


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Elena Kountoura Minister of Tourism

Greece has emerged as an attractive 365-day destination, with a rich offering in unique thematic experiences, that make her a top choice globally for tourism and travel. Through our tourism policy, we relaunched Greece in the global tourism market, focusing on the authenticity, the diversity and the high quality, by extending the season, introducing new Greek destinations and developing new thematic tourism products. We increased air connectivity with our traditional but also new European and long-haul markets that we opened, and we attracted new investments, making Greece the best business opportunity n the Med and Europe in its dynamically growing tourism sector. Despite the adverse conditions we faced, we increased inbound tourism by 25 per cent between 2015-2017, last year breaking the barrier of 30 million international visitors including cruise arrivals, a number triple the country’s population, and achieving an all-time record in revenues and all tourism figures. The tourism growth we mobilized was reflected in the private tourism sector’ increased turnover and profitability, but also supported several other productive sectors of the Greek economy to grow, such as transportation, retail, agriculture, construction and real estate. We braced for a new all-time record in 2018. International arrivals increased by almost 15 per cent and by 17 per cent in tourism revenue in the first seven months. Bookings continue very strong for the autumn and winter months, and we expect to exceed our target of 32 million international visitors by the end of the year. This impressive performance demonstrates that our target to become a year-round destination is being gradually materialized, and Greece has been commended by UNWTO, WTTC and other global institutions and agencies as a showcase country for its exemplary tourism growth and best practices in tourism. Sustainable tourism growth is at the heart of our policy. To this end we develop and promote all the authentic aspects of Greece that our visitors experience in our popular but also newly emerging destinations in all 13 Regions of our country. Greece has immense history and a cultural legacy of global radiance, home to 18 UNESCO heritage sites and hundreds of museums, and a contemporary culture, with spectacular year-round festivals, shows and events. We also promote our religious and pilgrimage treasures, outdoor activities in our unspoiled diverse nature, health and wellness, and the Greek gastronomy in both the mainland and the islands. Of course, Greece is one of the world’s most preferred sea & sun destinations, with fantastic beaches, it’s unique light, and a more than 100 island destinations to choose from, ideal for cruising, yachting, diving, and luxury vacation. Athens and Thessaloniki have emerged as increasingly popular city break and short-break destinations year-round, that we motivate our visitors to enjoy, combining leisure, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and daily cruises to nearby islands. Ahead of bookings for 2019, for we continue with dynamic promotion and our awarded world-wide campaign as a 365-day destination, to showcase the best Greece can offer and to become the most wanted vacation destination for families, couples, seniors, groups and all segments of travelers. Entering a new era, we invest heavily in our tourism sector’s digital transformation and innovation, that will sustain dynamic tourism growth in the years to come. On the occasion of the World Travel Market and this edition, we invite you to explore the charm of our newly offered experiences and destinations across Greece, this small piece of paradise on earth.

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Alexandros Vassilikos President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

In 2018 over 32 million travelers selected Greece as their chosen destination making it yet another successful year for the country’s tourism industry. The United Kingdom remains one of the largest and most important markets that Greece attracts. Our aim is to utilize this success as the stepping-stone towards higher goals and standards. Indeed the trust which the UK market has so far shown Greece and the subsequent relationship which has been cultivated over the years between our countries, allows us today to hope for and work towards an even more solid and fruitful rapport in the coming years. Greece offers state-of-the art hotel infrastructures that are constantly being improved on so as to provide the highest possible standard of services to its visitors, while forever maintaining the warmth and spirit of Greek traditional hospitality. Also, it is a destination that is rich in culture, history and natural diversity that can be enjoyed by our UK guests 365 days a year in a safe and carefree climate. Greece as we all know has undergone difficult years with the economic crisis but has now turned a page. Tourism is at the forefront of the country’s activities/profile and us Greek hoteliers are preparing for and looking forward to welcoming record breaking numbers of UK visitors in the year 2019.

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Yiannis A. Retsos President of the Greek Tourism Confederation

The Greek tourism sees yet another good year, with about 32 million arrivals expected by the end of 2018, mainly due to its international and outward looking character. Moreover, direct income from inbound tourism over the past eight years, has reached the impressive figure of 100 billion euros. In this context, the UK source market has achieved a significant growth in recent years for Greek tourism and shows an upward trend. During the period 2013-2017, there was an increase of 62.6% of tourist arrivals from Britain. In 2017 alone, there were 3 million visits from UK which is translated into 11% market share of Greece’s inbound tourism, while in 2018 the tourist flows maintained at similar levels. SETE keeps eyes on the UK market, especially as BREXIT time approaches, to ensure that tourist flows will continue unhindered towards their favorite Greek destinations. In the coming years, Greece has all the potential to maintain and further strengthen the country’s position, in ranking with the most popular tourist destinations worldwide. The challenge now is for Greece to maintain its popularity and for businesses to keep up with the new trends. Within this framework, SETE, being an umbrella organization, is taking actions to secure a holistic approach towards sustainable development of destinations, products and services. The objective is to establish an action plan of cooperation and to reinforce backward linkages between sectors (i.e. culture and agriculture) which can lead to the enhancement of the visitor experience. SETE’s participation in the World Travel Market plays a unique role in diffusing the above mentioned efforts, the leading role of Greek tourism and ensuring all key stakeholders that we, the Greek tourism industry, are continuously reinventing ourselves so as to offer to our visitors a world class tourism product.

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Grigoris Tasios President of the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation

Greece makes its first steps towards regularity, after the difficult years of the economic crisis. Greek tourism is emerging as the key factor for this success. We reached arrival numbers records year by year and the British market has a distinctive contribution to these performances. Greek tourism and the British market have a time-tested relationship. Based on the values of trust and good co-operation. We can achieve much more together! By investing together in the dynamic of Greek tourism, like finding and forming even closer ties, even more as opportunities and possibilities for closer cooperation. In the year 2019 we can show how much higher we can go. British market has already chosen its favorite Greek destinations, but there is a whole universe of new places to be discovered and new adventures to be experienced. So we invite and expect with great pleasure our British friends to meet a unique experience under the bright Greek sunlight and to find unique new opportunities for leisure, entertainment, art and culture, and enjoyable activities all over Greece. The mild climate and captivating landscapes of the country can provide exciting experiences all seasons of the year. With modern hotels, upgraded infrastructure, high quality services and excellent gastronomy based on the Mediterranean diet. British visitor is not just another customer for Greek hoteliers, you are our traditional friend, with whom we built during the last decades the tourism miracle of Greece. We will go on together!

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George Hatzimarkos Governor of the South Aegean Region

The South Aegean Region islands, the Cyclades and the Dodecanese where the heart of Greek tourism beats, invite you this year as well for the most beautiful and unforgettable travel experience. Our goal is the continuous improvement and upgrading of our tourist product and the constant effort brings us to the top of the podium every year. Continuing the striking performance of 2016 and 2017, our region's islands in 2018 saw the bulk of travel earnings and the highest rate of overnight stays in the country, according to the recent data provided by the Bank of Greece. It is the Region with the largest number of hotel beds as well as the largest number of 5-star hotels: the South Aegean, that each year is proclaimed national champion in tourism, pillar and feeder of the Greek economy. The above-mentioned figures, which reflect the strong influence of the South Aegean on the total tourist product of our country, are the greatest reward for our Region's strategic choice to work with dedication on tourism, on terms that suit a champion. The possibilities of our islands are inexhaustible. Our aim has been and remains to highlight their uniqueness and we do so by investing in extroversion, having as our central motto Aegean Islands-Like No Other. We work intensively on this using the most modern tools for promoting tourism in our islands as experiential tourism, linking the South Aegean tourist product with culture, sports, gastronomy. We do not remain spectators in the developments; we play a leading role in the development of the local tourism strategy, which is in fact a national tourist strategy considering that the South Aegean, as the national tourist champion with the most important worldwide destination brands of Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes and Kos, holds 40% of the share of the Greek tourism market. We have developed and we are currently implementing an integrated strategic program of tourism promotion for its 50 islands, preserving the unique identity of each one, thus giving the visitor the opportunity to experience the authentic tourism dimension of the 50 different destinations that may be a single geographical complex but they actually constitute 50 different options. We are readapting our ways of approach by adding extra pieces to the puzzle and by including in the discussion the modern needs of constantly growing societies and of visitors who are constantly looking for new experiences and attractive suggestions. With respect towards the millions of our visitors, we continue for the best. The South Aegean is the ideal holiday destination all year round. The Cyclades and the Dodecanese islands are not only about sun and beautiful beaches. They are History. They are Culture. They are the footprints that each place has left along the European and the global historical path. This is a "path" in time that every visitor is worth "walking".

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Andonis V. Cambourakis President of the Rodos Hotel Association

Rhodes, the diamond island of the crystal blue Aegean Sea, with its endless natural and cultural reserved beauty, received four million arrivals at its airport during the first eight months of 2018. Great Britain is steadily among the top countries of origin. However, records exist only to be broken. We believe and actively work so that in 2019, Rhodes finds itself even higher in the preferences of the international market as well as for Rhodes to remain the beloved “QUEEN” in the hearts and minds of our British friends who are planning their vacations here. For us, the hotel owners in Rhodes, it has always been and will always be our main concern to offer all our British friends visiting Rhodes a unique tourist experience. We do our best so that they take the best of memories with them when they leave. So, our invitation to the island is ongoing. For the next holidays you have dreamt of and deserve for yourselves, Rhodes is the right answer!

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AT HEN S | C R E TE | KA ME N A VO U R L A | KOS | R H O DES


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Konstantinos Deriziotis Publisher

Dear British friends, Greece is an established destination, a very friendly and welcoming country, known for its genuine warm hospitality and its excellent weather. Blessed with endless light, it’s a paradise for summer holidays, all kinds of holidays. But have in mind, Greece is so much more! It’s the largest and most diverse complex of islands in the Med and Europe with the longest coastline. And this makes Greece unique. More than 100 islands, each with its own authentic beauty are ready to spoil you with so many choices beyond sea and sun! It’s one of the most desirable destinations for cruises in the Med and Europe. And of course Greece, with its safe crystal-clear blue waters and so many islands so close to each other is a top choice for yachting. Indeed, there are few places in the world where you can access so many different destinations in just one trip and gain so diverse experiences in just a few days. It is not by chance, that Greece is a so popular destination for weddings and honeymoons, for all these special moments in life to share with close family and friends. Very few countries offer the unique experience to ski on the mountain and within 20 minutes drive be at the beach and even swim or dive. This is our Greece! This is yours Greece! Come and enjoy even more of Greece, this small paradise on earth!

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THE KRESTEN ROYAL VILLAS & SPA

KRESTEN PALACE HOTEL

6th klm Kallithea Avenue, GR 85100 Rhodes - Greece Tel: +30 22410 03650, Fax: +30 22410 03651 Email: info@thekrestenroyal.gr

6th klm Kallithea Avenue, GR 85100 Rhodes - Greece Τel.: +30 22410 62714, Fax: +30 22410 65976 Email: info@krestenpalace.gr

www.krestenhotels.gr

www.krestenhotels.gr


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GEORGE HATZIMARKOS Governor of the South Aegean Region

ALEXANDROS VASSILIKOS President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

YIANNIS A. RETSOS President of the Greek Tourism Confederation

GRIGORIS TASIOS President of the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation

ANDONIS V. CAMBOURAKIS President of the Rodos Hotel Association

ELENA KOUNTOURA Minister of Tourism

Money & Tourism Annual Edition W.T.M. 2018 Owner: KAPA SIGMA DELTA S.A. Editor: Konstantinos Deriziotis Marketing: Nicolaos Deriziotis Art Director: Sartorou Vasiliki Headquarters Athens: 8, Sitias Str. & Messologiou Str.,

Elena Kountoura

144 51 Metamorfosi,

Minister of Tourism

Tel: +30 210 211 76 76,

George Hatzimarkos

Fax: +30 210 211 76 77, http://www.money-tourism.gr, e-mail: sec@ksd.gr Salonica Offices: 36, Al. Fleming, 546 42 Salonica, Tel.-Fax: +30 2310 83 35 18 Director: Elen Makridou

Governor of the South Aegean Region

Alexandros Vassilikos President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

Yiannis A. Retsos

President of the Greek Tourism Confederation

Grigoris Tasios

President of the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation

Andonis V. Cambourakis President of the Rodos Hotel Association

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Travelling Business Attica Crete Peloponnisos Ionian Islands Northern Greece South Aegean


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Beleon Group Experience tailor-made Greece & Cyprus with Beleon Group A multifaceted group of companies, operating in travel industry for 15 years now, Beleon Group is one of the current flagships of Greek tourism sector. Our holding started its activity in 2003 focusing during the initial period of its activity on mass tourism to match those times tendencies of the local market. However the rapid development of Greek travel industry and its transition to individual tourism model affected also our approach to the business, and these days Beleon Group offers exclusively tailor-made services both in leisure and MICE spheres.

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Beleon Group’s collection • Beleon Tours Travel Company organizes individual and group holidays in Greece; • Luxury Travel DMC runs both in Greece and Cyprus creating truly tailor-made vacations and planning MICE events of any type and level of complexity; moreover Luxury Travel DMC supervises all operations of Beleon Group; • The passion of Wedding in Greece are the organization of all kind of bridal ceremonies and festivities. Among the primary activities of Beleon Group are creation of fully customized nonstandard tours and luxury vacations in style, planning and holding business and incentive events, organization of


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weddings and celebrations as well as transfer services on exclusive means of transport. Sustainability and continues development is what really make us different, because from year to year we manage to surprise our partners with novelties without loss of quality. Here are our main achievements over the past year: • Entering Cypriot travel market in 2017, in 2018 we succeed to increase our 5* Deluxe Hotel collection at this Mediterranean destination by 50%; • For the third consecutive year we attain high growth rates of room nights sales in 5* Luxury Hotel brands situated in Greece: 14% growth in 2017-2018 (as of 12th of October 2018), 33% growth in 2016-2017, 92% growth in 2015-2016; • Concierge service, a new luxurious travel option in our collection introduced in 2017, has been enriched with a big number of offers in 2018; • In 2017 Beleon Tours honored as “Greece’s Leading Travel Agen-

cy” at World Travel Awards, while this year we kept our position in frames of this prestigious award and got the gold in “Greece’s Leading DMC” nomination; • Beleon Group also honored at Diamonds of the Greek Economy Awards 2018 for its significant input to the growth of Greek economy; • And the last but not the least, in 2018 Beleon Group celebrates its jubilee – 15-years of successful operation in travel industry. Our story of success is quite simple: hard work, ongoing development and the most important factor which is by the way our credo – reliability! You are welcome to experience it personally choosing Beleon Group as your reliable partner in Greece & Cyprus. ATHENS – THESSALONIKI – MOSCOW – ST. PETERSBURG – RHODES – CRETE – HALKIDIKI – CORFU – LIMASSOL

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BUSINESS

Celestyal Cruises As one of the major home-porting cruise line in Greece and the preeminent cruise line serving the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean, part of the company’s mission is to make a significant contribution to the country’s economy. The company brings tourists to smaller destinations where their expenditures are powerful fiscal infusions for local economies. The destination is the foundation of the company’s philosophy. Its itineraries differ from other cruise lines because Celestyal Cruises blends marquee destinations with “off-the-beaten-path” ports of call: the company is dedicated to true cultural immersion, so its passengers can truly discover the Aegean and have authentic, lifetime experiences everywhere they visit, even during off-season months such as March, April, October and November. Celestyal Cruises’ extended seasons are a first step toward the company’s goal of sailing yearround Aegean cruises. Celestyal Cruises operates two mid-sized vessels, each one cozy enough so its crews can provide genuine and highly-personalized service to each passenger. In 2018, Celestyal Cruises introduced a 7-Day itinerary, the Idyllic Aegean, which is offering one of the best

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value-for-money vacation experiences in the Mediterranean. This cruise spends overnights in Mykonos and Santorini, with calls at Athens (Piraeus), Milos, Crete, Kusadasi and disembarkation in Piraeus. The addition of Milos to its itineraries and the inclusion of overnight stays in Mykonos and Santorini are the result of the company’s ongoing interaction with its passengers to find out exactly what they want Celestyal Cruises itineraries to offer – it turns out passengers want more time at the two most popular destinations in the Aegean, Mykonos and Santorini, so they can enjoy the legendary nightlife of Mykonos and the unparalleled beauty of Santorini. The 2018 7-Day Idyllic Aegean, like every one of the company’s cruises, features the Celestyal Cruises All-Inclusive drink package, all meals onboard, entertainment, selected shore excursions, port and service charges, and gratuities. The Celestyal Cruises All-Inclusive offer is just one of many reasons the company has been repeatedly recognized for offering passengers a true premium experience and outstanding personalized serviced at an excellent value-for-money all inclusive price.


Fraport Greece The Company

Mission, Vision & Goals

Fraport Greece was created in 2015 and is responsible for main-

Fraport Greece will enhance the airports’ international competitiveness by the optimization of operational processes, the modernization and upgrade of the airports’ infrastructure and the continuous training of employees.

taining, operating, managing, upgrading and developing 14 regional airports in Greece over a period of 40 years. The operational transfer of the airports to Fraport Greece took place on April 11th, 2017. The headquarters in Athens employ more than 150 people. In addition, another 400 people are employed at the 14 airports. The shareholders of Fraport Greece are Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide, the Copelouzos Group and Marguerite the 2020 European Fund.

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Development Works Fraport Greece will invest a minimum of 415million euros for development works until 2021. Fraport Greece’s major development works to be implemented during the first four years of the concession period include building five


new passenger terminals – at the airports in Thessaloniki, Kerkira (Corfu), Kefalonia, Kos, and Mytilene (Lesvos). 5 terminals (Aktion, Skiathos, Mykonos, Samos and Santorini) will be refurbished and expanded, while 4 terminals (Zakynthos, Chania, Rhodes and Kavala) will be remodeled. 15 runways will also be refurbished. This will result in an increase of 100,000 m2 in terminal size at the 14 airports, reaching a combined total 300,000 m2.

Key features • Passenger Traffic: approx. 27,5 million passengers annually (2017) • Scope: upgrading, operating and continuously developing all airports.

• A 1.234 billion euros concession fee has been paid to the Greek State • Initial capex of at least €415 million until 2021 • Annual Fixed Concession fee of €23 million payable to the Greek State • Annual Variable Concession Fee of an average 28.5% of operational profit payable to the Greek State (after the completion of the investment programme) • Annual per-passenger Levy of ≈ €1 (approx. € 13 million in 2017) per departing passenger, for the funding of the airport regulator, other state operated airports and PSO routes payable to the Greek State

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BUSINESS

Chnaris Hotel Management, Development & Consulting Chnaris Hotel Management, Development & Consulting S.A. is a man-

During the next few years, the company continues establishing agree-

agement – Hotel Consulting Company, which started its operation on

ments with a number of different hotels in Crete, thus reaching 2012,

the 10th of February 2006, having as its main goal the Hotels’ Manage-

when it signs with the five-star CHC Athina Palace Resort & Spa in Her-

ment & the Rent of Tourist Facilities, as well as the provision of Hotel

aklion, Crete as well as with the five-star CHC Rimondi Grand Resort &

Management integrated services. The innovation is that these services are also available separately, always according to the demands and needs of its partners – hotel owners. The general Director and Founder of Chnaris Hotel Management, Development & Consulting, Zacharias A. Chnaris, as well as the Administrative

Spa in Rethymnon, Crete in 2013. In 2013, CHC Athina Palace Resort & Spa, under the Chnaris Hotel Management, Development & Consulting S.A. management is listed among the first 30 most profitable enterprises in Greece.

Team of the company are executives, who have possession of mastery

It should be mentioned, at this point, that the company’s initial goal was

and lots of experience in the Tourism Industry. Their multiannual experi-

only the prefecture of Crete but then, the company declares its decision

ence in the application of the most modern methods of organization and

to expand to other Greek destinations too.

administration constitutes guarantee only for positively-desirable results.

In 2014, having signed contracts with the four-star Dion Palace and the

Company’s History

four-star Olympian Bay, Chnaris Hotel Management, Development & Consulting S.A. expands its activities in Pieria too.

In 2006, the Chnaris Hotel Management, Development & Consulting

In the same year, the company signs a contract with the five-star Costa

S.A. signs the first management contract with the CHC Galini Sea View

Lindia Hotel and the three-star Montemar Hotel in Rhodes, thus launch-

Hotel, a five-star hotel in Chania. Under the company’s contribution, the hotel soon becomes a luxury unit with excellent and high-quality amenities and services, being rewarded by various renowned tourism institutions every year. In 2008, the company signs with the five star CHC Sea Side Resort &

ing its expansion towards a variety of Greek destinations. In 2015 the company continues its expansion by signing with 3 more 5* luxury hotels in Crete, the Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel in Elounda, the CHC Elysium Boutique Hotel in Analipsis and the CHC

Spa, located in Heraklion, Crete, which very soon becomes internation-

Cretan Pearl Resort & Spa in Akrotiri, Chania.

ally recognized for providing its guests with high-quality and value for

The company’s future plans are not only to continue its expansion

money accommodation, as it always takes into account the guests’ vari-

throughout Greece as well as abroad but also to establish a General

ous needs and requirements, thus totally satisfying their expectations.

Tourism Agency so that it may help its partners-hotels.

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Η “Chnaris Hotel Management, Consul ng και S.A.2006 ” είναι μιατην Εταιρεία Management – Σύμβουλος Ξενοδοχειακών Επιχειρήσεων, που ξεκίνησε που ξεκίνησε τιςπουεργασίες ξεκίνησε τις εργασίες τηςτιςDevelopment τηνεργασίες της 10ητην Φεβρουαρίου 10η της&την Φεβρουαρίου 10η2006 Φεβρουαρίου έχει καισκοπό 2006 έχει και σκοπό “Διαχείριση έχειτηνσκοπό “Διαχείριση την Ξενοδοχειακών “Διαχείριση Ξενοδοχειακών Ξενοδοχειακών Μονάδων” Μονάδων” την Μονάδων” “Ενοικίαση την “Ενοικίαση την “Ενοικίαση που ξεκίνησε τις εργασίες της καθώς τηνΜονάδων” 10ηεπίσης, Φεβρουαρίου καιπαροχή έχει σκοπό την “Διαχείριση Ξενοδοχειακών Μονάδων” “Ενοικίαση Ξενοδοχειακών Ξενοδοχειακών Ξενοδοχειακών Μονάδων” Μονάδων” καθώς επίσης, την καθώς παροχή επίσης, την2006 παροχή ολοκληρωμένων την ολοκληρωμένων ολοκληρωμένων υπηρεσιών υπηρεσιών “Hotel υπηρεσιών Management” “Hotel Management” “Hotel σεManagement” ξενοδοχειακές σε ξενοδοχειακές σετηνκαι ξενοδοχειακές και και τουριστικές τουριστικές επιχειρήσεις, τουριστικές επιχειρήσεις, μεεπιχειρήσεις, τηνεπίσης, καινοτομία με την καινοτομία με την ότιπαροχή οικαινοτομία υπηρεσίες ότιολοκληρωμένων οι υπηρεσίες ότιαυτές οι υπηρεσίες διατίθενται αυτέςυπηρεσιών διατίθενται αυτές επίσης διατίθενται και επίσης μεμονωμένες και επίσης μεμονωμένες καισύμφωνα μεμονωμένες σύμφωνα πάντασύμφωνα μεπάντα τις ανάγκες τις ανάγκες των με τις ανάγκες των των Ξενοδοχειακών Μονάδων” καθώς την “Hotel Management” σε ξενοδοχειακές καιμεπάντα ξενοδόχων-συνεργατών ξενοδόχων-συνεργατών ξενοδόχων-συνεργατών της. της.ότι οι υπηρεσίες αυτές διατίθενται επίσης και μεμονωμένες σύμφωνα πάντα με τις ανάγκες των τουριστικές επιχειρήσεις, μετης.την καινοτομία ξενοδόχων-συνεργατών της.

Ο ΓενικόςΟ Γενικός Διευθυντής Ο Διευθυντής Γενικός καιΔιευθυντής Ιδρυτής και Ιδρυτής τηςκαι “Chnaris Ιδρυτής της “Chnaris Hotel της Management, “Chnaris Hotel Management, HotelDevelopment Management, Development &Development Consul& Consul ng S.A.&“Consul ngΖαχαρίας S.A.“ngΖαχαρίας Α.S.A.Χνάρης, “ Ζαχαρίας Α. Χνάρης, καθώςΑ. Χνάρης, και καθώς η Διοικητική καικαθώς η Διοικητική και η Διοικητική Ομάδα Ομάδα της εταιρίας της Ομάδα εταιρίας είναι της στελέχη εταιρίας είναι στελέχη με είναι αναγνωρισμένο στελέχη με αναγνωρισμένο με αναγνωρισμένο παρελθόν παρελθόν και παρόν παρελθόν και στην παρόν και Τουριστική στην παρόν Τουριστική στην Αγορά. Τουριστική Αγορά. Η πολυετή Η Αγορά. πολυετή εμπειρία Η πολυετή εμπειρία που διαθέτουν εμπειρία που διαθέτουν που στην διαθέτουν στην Ο Γενικός Διευθυντής και Ιδρυτής της “Chnaris Hotel Management, Development & Consul ng S.A.“ Ζαχαρίας Α. Χνάρης, καθώς και η Διοικητικήστην εφαρμογή των πλέον εφαρμογή τωνσύγχρονων πλέον τωνσύγχρονων πλέον σύγχρονων μεθόδων οργάνωσης μεθόδων οργάνωσης και οργάνωσης διοίκησης, καικαιδιοίκησης, αποτελεί και διοίκησης, αποτελεί εγγύηση αποτελεί εγγύηση μόνο Αγορά. γιαεγγύηση μόνο θετικά γιαΗμόνο –θετικά επιθυμητά για–θετικά επιθυμητά αποτελέσματα. – επιθυμητά αποτελέσματα. αποτελέσματα. Ομάδαεφαρμογή της εταιρίας είναι στελέχη μεμεθόδων αναγνωρισμένο παρελθόν παρόν στην Τουριστική πολυετή εμπειρία που διαθέτουν στην

εφαρμογή των πλέον σύγχρονων μεθόδων καιότικαιδιοίκησης, αποτελεί εγγύηση μόνοποιότητα, για θετικά – επιθυμητά αποτελέσματα. Αυτό που Αυτόχαρακτηρίζει πουΑυτόχαρακτηρίζει πουτηνχαρακτηρίζει εταιρεία την εταιρεία είναι τηνοργάνωσης ότιεταιρεία είναι δεσμεύεται ότιείναι δεσμεύεται δεσμεύεται εγγυάται και εγγυάται άριστη και εγγυάται άριστη ποιότητα, ποιότητα, άριστη ολοκληρωμένη ολοκληρωμένη ολοκληρωμένη ικανοποίηση ικανοποίηση ικανοποίηση πελάτη,πελάτη, αύξησηπελάτη, αύξηση εσόδωναύξηση εσόδων και μεγιστοποίηση εσόδων και μεγιστοποίηση και μεγιστοποίηση κέρδουςκέρδους για τουςκέρδους γιαξενοδόχους. τουςγιαξενοδόχους. τους ξενοδόχους.

Αυτό που χαρακτηρίζει την εταιρεία είναι ότι δεσμεύεται και εγγυάται άριστη ποιότητα, ολοκληρωμένη ικανοποίηση πελάτη,"Είμαστε αύξηση εσόδων καιπουμεγιστοποίηση κέρδους γιαΗ τους "Είμαστε αυτό που "Είμαστε αυτόκάνουμε αυτό κάνουμε κατ'πουεπανάληψη. κάνουμε κατ' επανάληψη. κατ'Η Αριστεία επανάληψη. Αριστεία τότε,ξενοδόχους. Ηδεν Αριστεία τότε, είναιδενμια τότε, είναι πράξη δενμιαείναι αλλά πράξημιασυνήθεια" αλλά πράξησυνήθεια" αλλά συνήθεια" Αριστοτέλης Αριστοτέλης (384Αριστοτέλης π.χ.(384 - 322π.χ.π.χ.) (384 - 322π.χ.π.χ.)- 322 π.χ.)

"Είμαστε αυτό που κάνουμε κατ' επανάληψη. Η Αριστεία τότε, δεν είναι μια πράξη αλλά συνήθεια" Αριστοτέλης (384 π.χ. - 322 π.χ.)

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Pure Hellenic Foods PURE HELLENIC FOODS seeks to encompass all that is Hellenic and Pure, a task launched with our county’s star product: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, with many other Hellenic traditional and authentic recipe products to follow. Our philosophy leads us to search for and locate producers who cultivate their olive trees in a friendly to the environment way. The methods used for cultivation and for picking the product are as close to the traditional as possible. The mills that press the olives have to be registered securing that the process does not damage the delicate flavours and does not unbalance the nutritional advantages of a fresh olive oil.

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PURE HELLENIC FOODS line introduces three different categories of Extra Virgin Olive Oil: PHF Premium Extra Virgin olive oil is made from the renowned Koroneiki variety. It is a true representative of the Mediterranean diet, a tasteful and healthy choice for everyone. PHF PDO Kalamata Extra Virgin olive oil, is produced in the geographical zone of the same name. An outstanding choice, with special aroma and flavour. PHF Organic Extra Virgin olive oil, is an exceptional product for which the natural circle of the olive trees is not disturbed and our intervention is as minimum as possible.


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Autohellas S.A. AUTOHELLAS S.A. is the largest Rent a Car company in Greece, according to its financial capacity and the size of the fleet of vehicles it manages. Furthermore, it is the biggest national franchisee of Hertz International in Europe. AUTOHELLAS S.A (HERTZ) operates in Greece for more than 44 years. Since 1978 until today, it constantly holds first place in the car hire field. Hertz - AutoHellas was awarded for two consecutive years, 1998 and 1999, by the travel industry as the best rent a car company in Greece for high standard services rendered (TTG Award). Currently, Hertz fleet has more than 40,000 cars, operating in 8 countries 150 locations of which 40 airports.

Short History The following dates are important landmarks in the history of AUTOHELLAS: 1962 The Company Hertz Hellas was established by Hertz American Express Ltd. 1966 Mr. Th. Vassilakis signs an associated contract with Hertz International, to operate in Crete. The initial fleet of cars consists of 6 Volkswagen Beetle. The company TH. VASSILAKIS SA is established. 1972 The Company expands its presence also in Rhodes. The fleet of the company sums up to 300 cars. 1974 Mr. Th. Vassilakis takes over Hertz Hellas, a subsidiary of Hertz International, renames it AUTOHELLAS S.A and assumes representation of Hertz all over Greece. 1983 AUTOHELLAS is awarded the European Highest Overall Standards Cup by Hertz Europe. 1986 AUTOHELLAS is awarded for the second time the European

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Highest Overall Standards Cup by Hertz Europe. 1989 Hertz introduces the concept of Fleet Management (long term hire and fleet management) in Greece to better meet corporate needs. 1998 Renewal of the franchise agreement with Hertz Corporation for a period of 26 years until 31/12/2023. 1999 AUTOHELLAS becomes a public company and its shares are listed on the Main Market of the Athens Stock Exchange. 2001 Hertz receives for fifth consecutive time the award for the world’s best car rental company. 2003 AUTOHELLAS acquires BEMAL AUTO LTD in Bulgaria, the local Hertz franchisee and importers/distributor of SEAT and AUDI in Bulgaria. 2005 AUTOHELLAS takes over the Hertz franchise in Cyprus. 2007 AUTOHELLAS establishes Autotechnica Fleet Services SRL in Romania. The new company will use the Hertz brand for Operating Leasing. 2010 AUTOHELLAS establishes Autotechnica Serbia D.O.O., a Hertz franchisee for the country of Serbia. The company is operating in both Rent a Car and Operating Leasing sectors. 2011 AUTOHELLAS establishes Autotechnica Montenegro D.O.O., a Hertz franchisee for the country of Montenegro. The company is operating in both Rent a Car and Operating Leasing sectors. 2015 AUTOHELLAS establishes Autotechnica Fleet Services LLC., a Hertz franchisee for the country of Ukraine. The company is operating in both Rent a Car and Operating Leasing sectors. 2016 AUTOHELLAS initiates operations in Croatia post acquisition of ANTERRA DOO, the former national franchisee. The company is operating in Rent a Car sector.


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Mouzenidis Group Mouzenidis Group is the largest tourist group in Greece. Established in 1995 and offers services covering the entire range of tourist activities. It has offices in major Greek tourist destinations and many European countries. Under its umbrella gather a large number of companies, such as • Mouzenidis Travel: Leading Tour Operator in Greece, offers a wide range of services, with branch offices in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The associated tourist offices can benefit from more than 2000 hotels contracted directly. It owns over 120 comfortable buses and offers more than 100 ready-made tour programs including group and individual trips, city breaks etc. • Ellinair: Airline company that carries out 120+ international and domestic flights per week. • Active MICE: Provides conferences, events and corporate travel services with highly trained staff and years of experience. • Wedding Melody: Specialized in organizing wedding events. • Elion Club: VIP department with highly skilled staff and extensive experience in VIP leisure travel. • Grekodom Development: Offers rental, purchase, construction services and management of all types of real estate. • Grekomed: Offers professional medical care, rehabilitation services and wellness programs. • Bomo Club Hotels: Hotel chain with establishments in popular tourist destinations. Offers high quality facilities and services. • CSR Service: Provides services related to aircraft maintenance and freight business. • MBG CS: Offers innovative and comprehensive consulting services

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for all types of business. • Mouzenidis Intour: Engaged in the development and promotion of inbound tourism in Russia, other CIS countries and wherever other Mouzenidis offices are located. • Alpha-Mega: Educational Center which offers specialized counseling for acquiring higher education in Greece. • Solun: Orthodox Pilgrimage Center that specializes in religious pilgrimages for associations, parishes etc. • Grekomania: Trilingual online travel portal. Provides daily travel news, travel guide, business catalogue for tourists and professionals, app and discount card for businesses throughout Greece.


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HotelBrain The multi-awarded, white-flag, independent company, Hotelbrain, is specialized in Hotel Development, Management and Consulting. With a proven track record of nearly two decades, it offers a wide range of personalized services and assists hotel owners to achieve their desired results. It responds to all owners’ needs, providing its innovative and holistic model of hotel management, development and consulting. HotelBrain currently operates hotels in more than 64 destinations, in 10 countries. HotelBrain Capital is the sister company-investment arm of HotelBrain. The aim of HotelBrain Capital is the building of a hotels’ portfolio (through leases, etc.) which, through capital investments, will soon be upgraded, repositioned in the tourism market and will increase their commercial value. HotelBrain Capital has an existing portfolio of 40 hotels throughout Greece aiming to reach the 60 properties over the next 3 years.

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HotelBrain Investments develops hotels and transforms them into “role models” by applying all aspects of its hotel management know-how. Its aim is to make each hotel a perfect example of how the effective and comprehensive hotel management scheme can produce high revenues, substantial profit margins and consequently create added value to properties. HotelBrain International Ltd, the international arm of HotelBrain, is an independent company, a hospitality asset operator, specializing in hotel management, turn-around management and development hands-on advisory, with presence and on-going projects in more than 10 countries: UK, Austria, Italy, Morocco, Cyprus, Serbia, Montenegro, Lebanon and Turkey. The firm carries out the development or redevelopment of hotel projects and operates hotels under management or advisory contracts with a purpose to create brand recogni-


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tion, high gross profit margins and commercial value. Its focus is on “non-branded management” ensuring the flexibility to implement, if necessary, any soft or other international brand (franchise) on the property under management, having first ensured optimum operational standards and building up the brand value of the asset itself. HotelBrain Intl. operates city hotels & summer/winter resorts of moderate sizes and categories and addresses to both institutional investors who are seeking low or no involvement in day to day operations as well as individual owners (e.g. family owned and family run hotels) who have full involvement in the operations of the hotel and are seeking the know-how in optimizing their operating results. HotelBrain Braining Centre is a unique Experiential Centre for addressed to higher education graduates, hotel owners and/or managers as well as people employed in the hospitality and tour-

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ism industry. Moreover, to all those people who are dynamic, ambitious and wish to seek employment opportunities in one of Hotel Brain`s hotels. Awarded four times as “Europe’s Leading Hotel Management Company” by World Travel Awards.


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Aegean Airlines Aegean Airlines, a member of Star Alliance, is Greece’s largest airline providing ever since its inception in 1999 until today, full service, premium quality short and medium haul services. In 2013 AEGEAN acquired Olympic Air; as a result passengers now have increased flight frequencies and connections as well as improved accessibility to Greece’s islands, including some of the most remote ones. Total traffic of both companies reached 13.2m passengers in 2017. The company’s timetable includes a network of 153 destinations, in 44 countries in total. The flights are being performed with one of the youngest fleets in Europe, comprising of 61 aircraft. For 2019, AEGEAN adds 4 new destinations out of Athens: Ibiza, Sarajevo, Valencia and Tunis. In June 2018 AEGEAN signed a Purchase Agreement with Airbus, for the order of up to 42 new generation aircraft of the A320neo family. In 2018 The Company has been honored with the Skytrax World Airline award, as the best European regional airline for the 9th time and best cabin crew in Southern Europe in 2018. Among other distinctions, AEGEAN captured 5th place this year in the world's 20 best airlines list (outside the U.S.) in this year's Readers' Choice Awards survey of Conde Nast Traveler, with more than 429,000 travelers taking part in the survey.

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Tripark.com Part of the Goldair Group of Companies, which is active in the fields of tourism and transportation since 1955, www.tripark.com, provides online travel related services. Tripark.com, other than simply being a new commercial brand, is actually a new project of Goldair Group of companies, towards travelers of the general public, utilizing a modern approach to online travel market. A dream that is quite complex and multi layered, due to the continuous evolving of technology and at the same time, a sincere effort for www.tripark.com to claim its rightful place in your daily travel habits and your heart... The confirmation of this approach came with the creation of a modern site that aims to bring the journey closer to the traveler, with respect to his needs, emphasizing on quality and creativity. All this is accomplished through the wide range of services www.tripark. com plans to offer, the attentive selection of proposals and above

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all, a professional customer service. Designing www.tripark.com, simplicity and easy of navigation were the dominating factors. Internal pages are also designed to provide the information required with the simplest way. The home page operates as a navigation tool directing you to your desired travels. The main feature of services provided on www.tripark.com is travel experience in a modern and economic context. And this target is fulfilled by providing low fare flight tickets and helping the customer to be able to find his preferred flight, easy and quickly, in order to travel with the best possible low price. Our range of airline choices, allows every visitor to choose freely among our travel offers, depending on his desire and his budget. We hope you enjoy browsing through www.tripark.com and we promise to continue to improve and upgrade our services in order to live up to your expectations.


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Attica

The Greek Riviera Frayed coasts, clean, beautiful 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 compose 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

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and since 1834 capital of Greece, is a city with thousands of aspects. Athens is the birthplace of civilisation and it gives each visitor 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 archaeological 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 discovered finds from every period. Finds from the Byzantine period were found in


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The Greek Riviera Ausgefranste Küsten, saubere, wunderschöne Strände, natürliche Häfen und Buchten, Wälder und Ebenen, heilige Felsen mit langer Geschichte.

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 world, in the National Archaeological Museum, in the Museum of Byzantine Art etc. The Parliament is also impressive at the Syntagma Square, but all visitors are attracted by the change of guard in the

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, beneath the Parliament. Downtown, the historical triangle with the old neighbors of Plaka, Thisio, Psiri, 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 ancient circumvallation at the marina of Zeas, one of the biggest marines of the Mediterranean


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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 impressive. 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 Rafti 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

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shores of Saronic Bay to the Corinthian Gulf, it has beautiful villages with clean beaches. 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, Vouliagmeni, Kavouri and Glyfada are considered as the top suburban 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 The ultimate business hub in the centre of Athens Completely renovated with high-tech equipment and an ultra-modern 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 partitioned 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 multipurpose LCD an-nouncement boards, the Matrix system, the top-qua-

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lity 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 Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre Ballroom the ideal choice for the most memorable events!


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Acropolis Suite - Electra Metropolis

Electra Hotels & Resorts Since the first Electra hotel opened back in 1965, Electra Hotels and Resorts’ history has been one of warm, luxurious hospitality services. Operating under the philosophy of traditional Greek hospitality, we aim at creating a comfortable environment full of luxurious details, from which our honored guests can explore Greece’s main cities or the island of Rhodes, one of the country’s most celebrated islands. For half a century, we have hosted more than 7 million discerning travelers in our properties in Athens, Thessaloniki and Rhodes, treating each and every one of them as family. As we embark towards our centennial, we plan to keep on doing just that: creating a sump-

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tuous hospitality experience fit for the 21st century traveler that is still warm and familial – just as you know us to be. In September 2016, the Electra family has welcomed a brand new property in Athens! Inviting and brand new, “Electra Metropolis”, located in the heart of Athens is the place to stay whether you are here for business or pleasure. Modern with a classical twist with 216 modernly equipped rooms and suites and a unique sky-light Atrium at the center of the hotel and an exquisite Roof Garden, “Electra Metropolis” offers you a personalized stay with a modern Greek hospitality approach, based on Electra Hotels & Resorts core values.

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Electra Metropolis Athens 15, Mitropoleos Str. 10557 Athens, Greece T: (+30) 214 1006 200

Electra Palace Athens 18 - 20, N. Nikodimou Str. 105 57 Athens, Greece T: (+30) 210 3370 000

Electra Athens 5, Ermou Str. 105 63 Athens, Greece T: (+30) 210 3378 000

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Electra Palace Thessaloniki 9, Aristotelous Sq. 546 24 Thessaloniki, Greece T: (+30) 2310 294 040

Electra Palace Rhodes Trianta Beach 851 01 Rhodes, Greece T: (+30) 22410 92521


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Grand Resort Lagonissi Escape in a haven of relaxation and grandeur by the azure of the sea, delve in the pleasures of luxury and experience the epitome of indulgence in the dreamiest island-like resort 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 summer resort. 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. Conveniently situated approximately 45 minutes away from the centre of Athens, 22 km from Athens International Airport Elefthe-

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rios Venizelos and 27 km from the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, the resort is the perfect base from which to explore the wonders of the Athenian Riviera. Esteemed guests are welcome to surrender to the pleasures of luxury at the most glorious hotel grounds, embark on the most mouth-watering culinary journeys at the hotel’s 7 exquisite restaurants and 3 bars, experience the epitome or recreation, leisure and entertainment with the series of sports activities and entertainment choices offered by the hotel, revitalize their senses at the ThalaSpa Chenot and organize the most successful events at the stunning venues of the city south suburbs. The hotel’s private grounds stretching along a picturesque 5.2 km coastline of the peninsula with private beaches, unsurpassed facilities and services allow visitors to enjoy a one of a kind holiday experience tailored to their needs and desires. From lear jet to yacht rental services, incentive programs and a stunning collection of private residencies, the Grand Resort Lagonissi intends


Your splendid isolation in Greece An exclusive luxury 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 offers a high level of service, a wealth of facilities and an exquisite choice of 7 award winning restaurants. A perfectly designed sanctuary for those looking for a luxury holiday and private accomodation.

40th km Athens – Sounion Ave, 19010 Lagonissi, Attica, Greece, Tel: +30 22910 76000, Fax: +30 22910 24514 E-mail: grandresort@grandresort.gr, www.grandresort.gr , www.helioshotels.gr


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to spoil its guests with more than a holiday at what is known as the best hotel in Athens.

A taste of luxury From freshly caught fish and seafood, to authentic Greek recipes, Mediterranean dishes, Polynesian cuisine, Italian specialties and mouth-watering sushi rolls, the Grand Resort Lagonissi will sure tantalize the palates of all of its guests. With a great range of restaurants to choose from, set along the shore, within the stylish environs of the resort or right at the waterfront, guests are invited to enjoy an amazing dining experience throughout the day with their family and friends or a romantic candle light dinner under the veil of stars in the most idyllic of settings. Add to that the amazing list of carefully selected wines and treat yourself to a meal that will tickle your taste buds.

A Day to Remember Sprinkled with stardust, weddings, events and celebrations will be engraved in the heart of all esteemed guests for the years to come. The resort enamours newlyweds with its spectacular setting, the

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dreamy ambiance of romance and special wedding packages, inviting them to say “I do” at some of the most spectacular wedding venues in Athens, while nuzzled in a haven of 5 star luxury. The magical views offer the perfect backdrop for celebrations, weddings, receptions, christenings, galas, birthdays and private events for up to 1200 guests that will exceed all expectations.

Seaside Sensual Awakening 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 wellness 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.

Your Story of Success Rightfully recognized and rewarded as one of the best Athens usiness hotels, the resort invites executive travellers to plan the most successful business meetings, corporate events and conference sessions at state-of-the-art venues with upscale amenities and facilities.


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NEW Hotel

Yes! Hotels Contemporary Hospitality YES! Hotels is a first-rate hospitality company dedicated to providing to the discerning guests with “Y”oung “E”nthusiastic “S”eductive experiences. Created in Athens’s prime locations, YES!Hotels are architectural interventions, in constructive dialogue with their surroundings. internationally acclaimed modern art on display. New Hotel, Semiramis, Twentyone, Kefalari Suites and Periscope Hotel make up the YES! Hotels Group.

NEW Hotel 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 creatively re-NEWed to include remnants of the former Olympic Palace Hotel. The interiors are simply outstanding, the unusual custom-made furniture and handmade fixtures making 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 Semiramis was the first YES! Hotel to say YES to bold design, superior luxury and exceptional service. Semiramis is also the visionary brainchild of art patron Dakis Joannou and famed industrial

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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, Semiramis is at the heart of the finest shopping and entertainment venues, also enjoying quick and easy access to the city’s business districts.

Twentyone Twentyone plays with the number 21. Its address is 21 Kolokotroni Street, in Kifissia, an aristocratic Athens suburb, it has 21 guestrooms and hosts an inviting bar-restaurant named “21”. Housed

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in a renovated watermill, the Hotel retains, in its magnificent grey exterior, the mill’s original form and structure set off by the modernist glass façade of the elevator. Minimalism dominates the interior, producing a fluid, authentic and tranquil result. Simplicity balances ideally with luxury and comfort in every detail, meeting the high expectations of both business and leisure travelers. A Twentyone must-see is the specially commissioned, seventy square meters painting by Georgia Sagri, segmented off to the 21 rooms. Each room features a magnified segment of the painting which can be seen in its entirety in the reception- as a miniature.

and lounging around, and views of lush Kefalari Park ensure

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solutions with urban aesthetics. Form, color, and texture create

Kefalari Suites, housed in an elegant 19th century mansion, are all about exclusivity. Eleven suites and two superior rooms provide ample space for business and leisure travelers and their families to experience a new type of hospitality and relaxation. A fantastic rooftop terrace with Jacuzzi, an enchanting garden for breakfast

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that, in Kefalari Suites, all guests have the best seat in the house. Kefalari Suites are, also, conveniently located in Kifissia.

Periscope 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 original mundane building, dating from the 1950s, is now a tribute to clean lines and uncluttered spaces, balancing ergonomic 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.

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Wyndham Grand Athens Wyndham Grand Athens hotel welcomes you, fully renovated, to a new haven of affordable luxury in the center of Athens. Conveniently located right next to Metaxourgeio metro station Wyndham Grand Athens hotel is the ideal starting point to explore every major attraction and significant landmarks within minutes. With 276 rooms and suites in 8 floors, Wyndham Grand Athens hotel offers a wide variety of brand new accommodations to suit single, couple or family needs for business or leisure travelers. In addition to its great locale, Wyndham Grand Athens hotel boasts exceptional Mediterranean and International cuisine dining options to delight your senses. Wyndham Grand Athens is the only one of Athens hotels that offers 360 degree panoramic views of the Acropolis, Lycabettus hill and the Saronic Gulf from its impressive rooftop bar restaurant. Enjoy the breathtaking view with a refreshing cocktail or a delightful meal by

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our magnificent outdoor waterfall swimming pool. The hotel’s spacious interior features 2.500 sq. meters of multi-functional conference and event spaces with a capacity of up to 2000 pax. Combined with state of the art equipment and a well-trained staff, your meetings, gala events or weddings are guaranteed to be a complete success. Free super fast Wi-Fi internet connection in all public areas and rooms accommodate even the most demanding online needs. If you’re seeking rest and relaxation, and even a bit of pampering, our lovely spa center is at your service for facial treatments, full-body massages and much more. Stay fit & healthy in a fully equipped gym and feel rejuvenated with a sauna experience during your stay. We invite you to live the Wyndham Grand experience, indulge in our high quality service to the highest standards of Wyndham Grand Worldwide and become our best “ambassador”.


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Crete 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 beaches, rough canyons, caves, native animals and indigenous plants, long olive and orange groves, villages forgotten 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 Christians, Catholics, Jews and Mussulmans) has left deep “scars” and made remarkable creations. It is worth noticing that in the borders of the city with Acrotiri, 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 Samaria 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 where 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 revolutionary centre during the Turkish occupation and the Prevelis monastery that apart from the monastery it also has

a paradise 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 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 important 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

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churches, the visitor 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 mythical 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

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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, there 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 Cretan and 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 cosmopolitan. One can live in the cities, such as Agios Nikolaos, the capital, with scenic open view to Elounta and Spinaloga, 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.


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Corfu Imperial

Grecotel Hotels & Resorts Grecotel Breaks New Ground in 2018 €42 Million in Investments, 630 New Jobs 5 Spectacular Property Remodels Including Corfu Imperial Grecotel Exclusive Resort Grecotel Hotels & Resorts, the leading luxury hotel collection in Greece, delivers sophisticated lifestyle experiences for travellers in the country’s most beautiful destinations. After 45 years of dynamic presence in the country, Grecotel has grown to support 12 tourist destinations in Greece. Each of Grecotel’s 32 luxury hotels and resorts is a unique architectural experience and a paradise of opulent amenities, gourmet restaurants and elegant details embodying the essence of Greek hospitality. With 12,500 beds, Grecotel Hotels & Resorts accommodate about 320,000 visitors from more than 150 countries every year. The company’s assets also include 15,000 m of coastline, 200 restaurants and bars, 10 conference centres with 60 meeting rooms totalling 11,500 sq m. and 3 thalassotherapy centres totalling 6,500 sq m. Grecotel, Greece’s leading luxury hotel group, has completed a wide investment project exceeding €42 million and creating 630 new jobs. The largest employer of the Greek hotel industry, Grecotel currently has 6,100 employees. In response to the modern needs of luxury tourism, the investment plan includes the remodelling of 5 hotel complexes in 4 of the country’s top tourist destinations. Upgrades have been made

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to 780 guestrooms, 40 dining venues and 155 acres of open-air infrastructure. In particular, the N. Daskalantonakis Group – Grecotel business plan incorporated developments to Corfu Imperial Grecotel Exclusive Resort, Daphnila Bay Dassia Grecotel LUX ME Resort, the new Casa Marron Grecotel All-In Resort (formerly Lakopetra Beach), Pella Beach Grecotel Family Resort and LUX ME Rhodos Managing Director Mari Daskalandonakis said: “The remodelling of Grecotel hotels is continuous. It is a legacy and a precursor to the creation of ‘third generation’ units in Greece, which elevates the country’s tourism product and shields it from the competition. Corfu Imperial Grecotel Exclusive Resort, for example, our flagship property in Corfu, was already a leading hotel; its present day marks the passage into the new era and dominance as an emblematic destination of the highest standards of hospitality and service in the Med.” Grecotel expects a 7% increase in overnight stays compared to the same period last year, according to Daskalandonakis. The company is also investing in the next remodelling cycle of the group’s complexes for the 2019 season.

Grecotel’s Investment in 5 Hotel Complexes Corfu The complete upgrade of Kommeno, a private peninsula of unique natural beauty, results in the renaissance of Corfu Imperial Grecotel Exclusive Resort and Daphnila Bay Dassia Grecotel LUX ME Resort. Radical remodelling of 174 rooms, suites and villas blend into 30 landscaped acres. Upgraded units reflect modern architectural trends


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tailored to the local markets. For spa-goers, the two-storey Elixir Spa now has an indoor swimming pool and a state-of-the-art gym. As an extra touch, Grecotel in Kommeno offers a superb culinary experience in three hotel complexes (including Eva Palace). 26 restaurants and bars in total connect places, people and tastes. Guests are welcome in all Grecotel restaurants across the peninsula, and they can easily travel between all hotels in the Corfu mega resort via luxury sea-shuttle pontoon boats. Michelin-starred chef Thanos Feskos’s award-winning menu at Aristos, transformed from Italian to French cuisine. As well as having one of the most splendid menus in Greece, the restaurant’s outstanding service and beautiful setting provide a dreamy dining experience. The impressive Elixir Spa, offer specialized treatments with Omorovicza, internationally-renowned cosmetics that are exclusive to Greece. All of the facilities that guests desire are here, including a sauna, hammam, indoor pool and state-of-the-art gym. Halkidiki Grecotel boosts the tourist destination of Halkidiki through the complete overhaul of Pella Beach Grecotel Family Resort. The resort features 168 new rooms and 14 bungalows this year. Additional upgrades were made to surrounding area, 2 extra pools, the main restaurant, lounge bar, beach tavern and beach-pool bar. LUX ME Daphnila Bay Dassia

Rhodes LUX ME Rhodos in Kallithea, Rhodes, unveils a regal revamp. Upgrades cover 320 rooms, suites and bungalows as well as new pools totalling 2,000 sq m. Foodies will be spoilt for choice with 8 brand new restaurants and bars comprising 40,000 sq m of outdoor landscape. Peloponnese The reference point for the Peloponnese is Casa Marron Grecotel All-In Resort. This new 5-star resort – born through the expansion of the former Lakopetra Beach (acquired in 1997) – is the largest investment so far in the Achaia region. Along with 200 revamped rooms, the complex offers 10 restaurants and bars across 67 acres of landscaped grounds.

Grecotel by the Numbers After 45 years of dynamic presence in the country, Grecotel showcases 32 luxury hotel complexes supporting 12 destinations in Greece. With 12,500 beds, Grecotel hotels and resorts accommodate about 320,000 visitors from more than 150 countries every year. The company’s assets also include 15,000 m of coastline, 200 restaurants and bars, 10 conference centres with 60 meeting rooms totalling 11,500 sq m. and 3 thalassotherapy centres totalling 6,500 sq m. grecotel.com.

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Aquila Elounda Village

Aquila Hotels & Resorts A legendary myth of luxury and pleasure

A blissful vacation experience

Aquila Rithymna Beach welcomes you to enjoy a seafront paradise, offering an enchanting magical scenery and utmost relaxation. The lavish bungalows, suites and villas present a perfect balance of traditional Cretan style and luxury.

A gem in the city of Rethymno, the Aquila Porto Rethymno combines natural beauty and vibrant culture in a superb setting. All guestrooms are recently renovated equipped with contemporary amenities, elegant furniture and state-of-the-art facilities.

Μoments of business & pleasure

Romantic hideaway for two

Aquila Atlantis Hotel is the perfect venue for all kinds of meetings and social events perfectly located in the heart of Heraklion city. It is open all year round giving its guests the opportunity to socialize with a wide range of activities within or beyond the hotel’s premises.

Surrounded by crystal-clear water of the Mirabello bay, the Aquila Elounda Village offers an isolated sanctuary for couples. A recent restyling is also inspired by the classical elegance of exterior Cretan architecture, blend in natural tones and stone paving.

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Adelianos Kampos, P.O. Box 181, Rethymno 741 00, Crete, Greece Tel: (+30) 28310 74040 Fax: (+30) 28310 71249 E-mail: info@aquilahotels.com


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Creta Maris Beach Resort Creta Maris Beach Resort with a capacity of 680 rooms, has been originally launched in 1975 and is situated next to Hersonissos, just 25 minutes (24km) from the Heraklion Airport. A blend of tradition and luxury together on a beautiful beach with crystal clear waters where guests can experience the authentic Cretan hospitality. Creta Maris, a small village with quaint twisting paths, small piazzas filled with the scents and colors of a wide variety of trees and flowers, is a unique combination of Aegean Architecture, Cretan hospitality, green oriented environment, and high quality All Inclusive services. Creta Maris Beach Resort is located in front of a Blue Flag awarded beach offering: • 680 rooms, suites, & Bungalows • 2 main restaurants, • 4 thematic restaurants, • 7 bars, • 6 outdoor & 1 indoor swimming pool, • 6 children’s swimming pools, • Open-Air Cinema “Cine Creta Maris,” • Creta Maris Waterpark, • Gym (free of charge) & Fitness Center (extra charge)

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• Hammam Spa, • Asterias Children’s Club (4 to 11 years), • Teenagers’ Club (12 to 15 years from July to August) • Internet Corner, High Speed Wi-Fi in all rooms and common areas, • 2 Tennis courts, Mini Soccer Court, • 1 Theater and many areas for outdoor and indoor activities for children and adults! At Creta Maris, the choices for fun, entertainment, sport activities, but also relaxation, exercising, and beauty are endless!

An Exclusive Waterpark Adventure! A 4.000 m² Water Park will start its operation from May 2019. It will include top-of-the-range water slides (5 fast slides), Aquatower Pool with more than 50 water games in almost a 500 m² paddling pool and a multi-level play structure including waterfalls, jets, slides and a water volcano for children, waterfalls and adventurous towers, Spay Action Zone and seating areas and a bar. Note: The Water Park is part of the in the All-Inclusive services. Creta Maris is a member of Metaxas Group of Companies S.A..


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Cyan group of hotels Sitia Beach City Resort & Spa Sitia Beach City Resort & Spa has been awarded for 2016 with the HolidayCheck Award! Open all year round, Sitia Beach City Resort & Spa, the only 5-star hotel in Sitia, is located on a private sandy beach along the bay of Sitia and just 300 meters from the city centre. During the day you can enjoy swimming and sunbathing either in the pools or on the

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beach. The hotel is waiting to welcome you with Cretan Hospitality. The hotel has 162 rooms in an authentic building architecture on four floors, surrounded by flowers and greenery. Our main restaurant offers a big variety of culinary delights, including Greek specialties and cooked-to-order daily specials. In only 5 minutes’ walk you will reach the center of Sitia city, the marina, the shops and taverns. The area surrounding the resort is suitable for beautiful walks, swimming, cycling, trekking and jogging. The main bus station is roughly 300 m away but there is a bus stop directly in front of the hotel with a regular bus service connecting to the Vai Palm Forest, Zakros Palace and other villages and attractions nearby. The hotel is only 1.5 km away from Sitia Airport “Vitsentzos Kornaros” and 120 km from Heraklion Airport ‘Nikos Kazantzakis’. Sitia is a town situated in the far east of Crete, in the prefecture of Lasithi. It is located east of Agios Nikolaos and north east of Ierapetra, in a region unspoiled by mass tourism. For the digerati, free fast Internet and ubiquitous wi-fi access is included.


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Cyan group of hotels Santa Marina Beach Resort Santa Marina Beach Resort is located directly on the long sandy beach of Amoudara, in the center of Crete. While in our spacious pool area our guests, young and old alike, can enjoy all-day sportings activities and entertainment, you will find rest and relaxation in the wide-area gardens or on the gently sloping beach. The 208 rooms, bungalows and suites in the three-storey main building and the 4 bungalow complexes offer all the comforts necessary for a memorable vacation. Our restaurant offers a huge variety of culinary delights, including Greek specialties and cooked-to-order daily specials. In front of the hotel you find the lively village of Amoudara, inviting you for an evening stroll with its numerous souvenir shops, bars, restaurants and taverns. The bus stop directly in front of the hotel has a regular service connecting you to the center of Heraklion, the capital of Crete, which is only 5 km away. The transfer time from Heraklion airport is only 20 minutes, so you will quickly arrive at Santa Marina Beach Resort . We are located centrally between East and West Crete, so the hotel is a

convenient and central starting point for many interesting excursions across the spectacular island of Crete, with its exciting history and Cretan culture. For the digerati, free fast Internet in all public areas available!

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Cyan group of hotels Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa has been awarded the HolidayCheck Award for 2018! With 336 rooms, bungalows and suites that make up the five-storey main building and 3 bungalow complexes Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa offers all the comforts necessary for a memorable vacation. The hotel is located directly on the long and sandy beach of Amoudara. In its lush gardens you will find peace and relaxation, while in the spacious pools and on the beach, young and old alike can enjoy all-day sports activities and entertainment. For the digerati, free fast Internet and ubiquitous wi-fi access is included. The hotel’s main restaurant offers a huge variety of culinary delights, including Greek specialties and cooked-to-order daily specials, while at the three a la carte specialty restaurants

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you can enjoy traditional Cretan, Asian and Italian cuisines. Furthermore, the area surrounding the resort is integrated into the national park of Almyros and offers the opportunity for beautiful walks, hiking and jogging. The lively village of Amoudara with souvenir shops, bars, restaurants and tavernas is only a 15’ walk away whilst the local bus stops directly outside the hotel and offers a regular service connecting you to the center of Heraklion which is only 7 km away. The transfer time from Heraklion airport is only 30 minutes, so you will quickly arrive at Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa. Located centrally between East and West Crete, the hotel is also a convenient launching pad for many interesting excursions across the spectacular island of Crete, with its exciting history and culture.


Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa Amoudara - Heraklion, Crete Greece

Sitia Beach City Resort & Spa Sitia, Crete Greece

Santa Marina Beach Resort Amoudara - Heraklion, Crete Greece

E-mail: reservations@apollonia.gr Tel.: +30 2814 266000 www.apollonia.gr

E-mail: sitiabeach@cyanhotels.com Tel.: +30 28434 40300 www.sitiabeach.com

E-mail: santamarina@apollonia.gr Tel.: +30 2814 261300 www.santamarinahotel.gr


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Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas Elounda Bay Palace Accommodation 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-carte Restaurant: Gourmet • Argonaut Seaside Restaurant: Grills for lunch & Italian Cuisine for Dinner • Blue Lagoon by Mistura: japanese - peruvian cuisine by the water’s edge • Sushi Bar • 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 outdoor 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 soccer • 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 Amphitheater for cul-

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tural 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 140 persons • Auxiliary rooms of various sizes located adjacent to the conference area • Pre-function spaces

Conference Suites MARS, VENUS & ILIOS, HERMES


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Daios Cove Resort & Luxury Villas Near the town of Agios Nikolaos, yet on the secluded beach of

complex, also, further features luxury villas which offer high-

Vathi, Daios Cove Resort and Luxury Villas enjoy an exclusive

end exclusive services to guests.

elegant and serene location. In a private cove amidst blue skies,

Mixing business with pleasure, the complex, offers a range of

a crescent of sand and the calm of the Mediterranean, Daios

conferencing facilities, including two ballrooms, six meeting

Cove is regarded as the ultimate 5 star beach resort in Crete

rooms, an exhibition space and an outdoor events area over-

Island.

looking the sea.

Daios Cove Resort and Luxury Villas offers more than lavish

Furthermore, at Daios guests may enjoy a range of facilities in-

surroundings and a 5-star holiday experience. It’s the unique

cluding three restaurants and bars, one sea water swimming

atmosphere that has to be experienced and enjoyed. It’s a mood.

pool with amazing views to the private cove, two indoor pools

It’s afeeling.

with fresh sea water, watersports centre, fitness centre, tennis

This charming luxury accommodation in Crete features a variety

courts. Or they can relax in the Spa, enjoying the breathtaking

of luxury rooms and luxury suites with sea view, luxury rooms

sea views into the indoor infinity pool. Of course they can enjoy

and luxury suites with sea view, some with their own sea wa-

the wide array of attractions in this beautiful location, taking ad-

ter pools, designed by the prestigious firm 3SK Stylianidis. The

vantage of the car rental and the limo services of the hotel.

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Giannoulis Hotels & Resorts Built on the waves so to speak, on some of Crete’s most beautiful beaches, hidden within quiet and unchanged Cretan villages or on well known cosmopolitan resorts, designed by multi award-winning architectural companies, harmoniously blending modern aesthetic with traditional Cretan architecture, combining local building materials such as wood, stone and marble with simple modern forms and offering the highest levels of services and comforts, GIANNOULIS HOTELS AND RESORTS are the ultimate dream holiday destination.

unbelievable view to the Gulf of Chania and with dramatic Spatha

Santa Marina Beach

The luxurious choice. With several massage, beauty and spa treat-

peninsula sunsets.

Santa Marina Plaza The boutique diamond. At Santa Marina Plaza Luxury Boutique Hotel you are the focus of our care.

Cavo Spada Luxury Resort and Spa

The all-time classic. Set on Chania’s most cosmopolitan beach, with white sand and clear blue waters.

ments in a peaceful and luxurious environment.

Grand Bay Beach Resort

The secret of the Libyan. Next to the southern most city of Europe,

The family getaway. Located in a traditional fishing village with an

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Almyra Hotel and Village the bride of the Libyan and on the seafront.


Welcome to an experience where moments last longer...

Chania, Crete 73100, Greece, T.+30 28240 22640, +30 28240 22620, F.+30 28240 83386, E. info@giannoulishotels.com www.giannoulishotels.com


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ARINA BEACH & BUNGALOWS

P. SAPOUNAKIS S.A Group of Hotels The company owns and operates high quality Resort Hotels and a

hospitality, brings luxury, romance and world-class services together

Water Park in Crete.It offers class hospitality and holiday experiences

to ensure an unforgettable holiday. Our rich culture and traditions

to families, couples and other guests travelling for leisure or busi-

become part of your experience. Have an authentic experience with

ness. Its facilities include hotel rooms, spas, meeting rooms, restau-

the option of choosing between our Bed & Breakfast, Half-Board or

rants, extensive tennis facilities(Lyttos Beach Tennis Academy) and

All-Inclusive packages. (www.ikarosbeach.gr)

a water park (Star Beach Water Park). (www.starbeachnresorts.gr)

LYTTOS BEACH 4* (Analipsi) IKAROS BEACH (Malia)

Lyttos Beach is a fabulous mosaic created by sun, sea, sand, unparal-

A 5* Resort in Malia. Steeping in the warmth of Cretan traditions and

leled views, athleticism, fun and games, relaxation, fine International

IKAROS BEACH

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LYTTOS BEACH 4*

& Greek cuisine. Whether traveling for leisure or sports, guests can

crystal-clear waters of Cretan sea. Consisting of one Main Building

relax and enjoy in Lyttos Beach with 350 m sandy beach, 10 different

with additional wings and bungalows, the resort offers 240 rooms

style swimming pools and a new waterpark.

all sea view. (www.arinabeach.gr)

To unwind one can indulge in a wide range of luxury spa & beauty treatments. All types of rooms and suites with or without pool (all recent renovated elegantly), offer a choice of accommodation options. (www.lyttosbeach.gr)

STAR BEACH VILLAGE & WATER PARK (Hersonisos) Star Beach Village & Water Park is a 4* Resort, located in Hersonissos-Crete and consists of 325 recently renovated and fully equipped

ARINA BEACH & BUNGALOWS (Kokkini Hani)

rooms. It is a family hotel which has 5 different room types, 8 swimming pools, gym, 3 all inclusive Restaurants and 5 Bars. The resort

Arina Beach Hotel & Bungalows – 4*. A beach front hotel in Kokkini

hosts the Star beach water park which is one of the first and most

Chani, ideal for couples and families. Hotel is set in beautiful gar-

famous seaside fun parks in Europe.

dens, dotted with palms and colorful flowers overlooking the stunning

(/www.starbeachvillage.gr)

IKAROS BEACH

STAR BEACH VILLAGE & WATER PARK

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Whether traveling for leisure or sports, guests can relax and enjoy in Lyttos Beach, 350 m sandy beach, 10 different style swimming pools and a new waterpark, surrounded by magnificent tropical gardens. For those guests looking to engage in sports, 27 outdoor Tennis courts, 4 Padel, Golf 3 PAR, Beach volley, Beach tennis, Basketball, Football 5X5, Bike center and a modern Gym are available. Modern indoor and outdoor sports facilities, superb access to local amenities such as the direct sea side location and the outdoor facilities for a wide range of activities, make Lyttos Beach a top-class sports resort.

We are experienced in accommodating and catering sports groups, through continuing to host major international camps, meetings and conferences in our property, with a choice to host a sports programme. Our strategic location at the city of Hersonissos and the availability of worldclass facilities, combined with a professional service, make Lyttos Beach the ideal choice to host a sports programme.


Malia-Crete-Greece

GR 700 07, Tel: +30 28970 31268-9, Fax: +30 28970 31341 Email: reservations@ikarosvillage.gr

Hersonissos, Crete, Greece

GR – 70014, Tel: + 30 28970 29050, Fax: + 30 28970 29555 E-mail: info@lyttosbeach.gr

Hersonissos - Crete - Greece

Themistokleous 5, GR 70014, Tel: +30 28970 29351, Fax: +30 28970 22981 Email: info@starbeachvillage.gr

SAPOUNAKIS S.A.


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Cook’s Club Hersonissos Crete At the hotspot of Hersonissos Crete, the first Cook’s Club opened its doors in June 2018 and is the latest addition to the portfolio of the emerging hotel management company Zeus Hotels. Cook’s Club is an “out of the box” 4 star hotel designed for the new generation of travelers who want fun, casual holidays with great food and drink in a great-looking space, where holiday time is spent with like-minded people accompanied by the perfect soundtrack. This adult’s only hotel features 140 stripped-back and stylish rooms that are designed for couples and groups of friends and a central pool that acts as the hub for the hotel bringing together guests for relaxing and celebrating. The Cantina is a casual dining space offering the best of the world’s street food alongside local favorites to cre-

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ate an ever-changing menu, from healthy vegan delights to hearty wholesome treats. The cocktails at the Captain’s Cook bar combine the freshest ingredients with premium spirits from a menu designed by a top Berlinbased bartender while the DJs provide the soundtrack to the day and night. Cook’s Club features a well-appointed spa with an indoor pool cherry - picked beauty and wellness treatments and a modern fully equipped gym. Not to be missed is the unique Fun Lab where ordinary becomes extraordinary! VR stations to escape from reality, a Rage Room with multiple weapons to blow off steam, a Private Disco and Escape Rooms for extra fun. An extraordinary holiday experience designed for the new generation.


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Nana Beach All Inclusive Resort Nana Beach all inclusive resort located 25 kilometers in the east of Heraklion International Airport, in the area of Hersonissos, which is well known for its mild climate throughout the year. It combines uniquely the Cretan architecture with the facilities of a luxury hotel. Nana Beach all inclusive 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 • Hairdryer • Digital telephone system • TVmusic • Air conditioning • Central heating • Refrigerator • Safety deposit box • 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 Beach all inclusive resort offers a great variety of restaurants and bars for your best service and conveniece. The restaurants and

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bars testing traditional and international cuisine, as well as national and international alcoholic drinks. Nana Beach all inclusive resort offers numerous facilities to its guests such as four beautifully arranged swimming pools: • One main pool • One relaxing jacuzzi • One swimming-pool jacuzzi • Two children’s pools • One children’s waterpark • A small heated indoor swimming-pool. The hotel also offers: Open-art fitness-club • Teen Club • Sauna • Turkish bath • Bridge Room • Childrens playground • Games Room • Diving center • Giant Chess • A small Church • TV room with SAT • Open-air amplitheater • Conference Lounge • Internet Center • Parking. The experienced animation team of Nana Beach all inclusive 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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Nana Princess Suites, Villas & Spa The Nana Princess resort brings a truly outstanding new hospitality experience to Greece and the magnificent island of Crete with its plethora of lavish 5* amenities and seamless tailor-made 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, detoxifying steam rooms or restorative spas designed by the award winning Italian company, StarPool. In addition, the latest cutting 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, Mediterranean flavours and International trends in all three venues, with delectable à la carte dinner menus. The ultra-modern Spa & Wellness Centre occupies its own space 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 themselves in a very discreet environment where holistic therapies go hand in hand with ultramodern technology. Beauty treatments and hairdressing services by our skilled team ensure that each visitor is left feeling perfectly pampered and genuinely rejuvenated. 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 intriguing exhibits and are free to simply admire them or purchase what takes their fancy.

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PRESENTATION • CRETE | KOS | RHODES

Mitsis Summer Palace in Kos, opening up to the Mediterranean Sea

Mitsis Hotels Exceeding expectations

In Kos, Mitsis Summer Palace Beach Hotel is opening up to the

Greece’s largest privately owned hotel chain and a pioneer in the

Mediterranean Sea, revealing its exquisite elevated site. The main

tourism industry for over 40 years, Mitsis Hotels has embarked

pool is redesigned to look out towards the view in a sleek, elegant

on a large investment plan, creating an unprecedented restorati-

terraced arrangement that maximizes views from sun loungers

on success story. Following the amazing 2018 restorations at Mit-

out over infinity edged pools, while adjacent lies a new Mediter-

sis Norida, Rinela, Rodos Village, Rodos Maris and Sofitel Athens

ranean Restaurant that once again opens up to the magnificent

Airport, Mitsis Hotels is redesigning a number of its venues for

views as a relaxed all day destination. Mitsis Blue Domes Resort

2019, driven by the latest luxury travel trends and the commit-

& Spa is livened up with a variety of pool experiences for the

ment to serve the experiential needs of the international traveler.

guest, including private plunge pools and shared pools in cur-

Amazing makeover of Mitsis Rodos Village rooms

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Mitsis Summer Palace in Kos, Mediterranean Restaurant

ved organic forms, seamlessly blending in with the surrounding

on, a number of sharing pools are added, the beach restaurant is

vegetation.

completely redesigned as an all-day social spot, while access to the beach seafront is completely unobstructed, in a plan shaped

In Crete, Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort is empowering its family-fri-

around hotel openness and visitor freedom.

endly personality with a fun animated space for younger and older kids to enjoy during their stay, a Water land with Healthy Kitchen Bar, including kid’s pool with fresh water, Play land and waterslides, all in a cocoon-like space for the kids to roam freely. Finally, in Rhodes, Mitsis Rodos Village is extending its classy in-

All aforementioned projects are harmoniously incorporated in the surrounding natural environment and local architectural style, abiding by Mitsis Hotels’ comprehensive energy, water and raw materials conservation program and falling into the group’s

teriors renovation from the social to the private space, ensuring

green growth strategy, sustainability practices and local commu-

an unforgettable stay to its guests in its brand new comfortab-

nity development philosophy. Mitsis Hotels have been awarded

le rooms. Mitsis Rodos Maris is entirely revamping its outdoor

with the eco-labels Green Key and Blue Flag, as well as the in-

and social areas using water as a key lively element. The hotel’s

ternationally recognized Travelife for Hotels & Accommodations

environs are enriched with long water paths and rich vegetati-

Gold Certification.

Overview of Mitsis Rinela Play land in Crete

Detail of Mitsis Rinela Play land in Crete

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Rethymno Mare Royal Rethymno mare royal is a 5 star hotel situated in scaleta, 11 km away from rethymno and 65 km from heraklion. And 64 km from chania. Scaleta is a small village with hotels, restaurants, taverns, bars and shops. The organized beach with changing cabins, douches etc, can be reached through a tunnel and lift just 100 m. From the hotel. There is a regular bus service from the hotel to the cities of rethymnon, chania and heraklion. Rethymno mare royal is certified for following h.A.C.C.P. Procedures & from the foundation for enviromental education(fee) with the green key eco label and we do local label. Rethymno mare royal consists of 56 superior rooms, junior suites & 1bedroom suites. Occupancy possibilities: superior rooms up to 2 adults and a baby cot, junior suites up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, 1bedroom

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suites up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. All units are luxuriously furnished, have bathroom, toilet, balcony, music in bedroom and bathroom, telephone with a direct line in bedroom and bathroom, hairdryer, sat-tv with flat screen, individual air condition, heating, safe, refrigerator, bathrobes, slippers, tea & coffee making facilities and upon arrival mineral water and fruits (free of charge).

Rethymno mare royal hotel offers: • Bar-cafeteria artemis (a/c), with nice veranda and panoramic view. • Spacious lounge and a tv & video room (with a/c). • Two conference rooms (fully air-conditioned) ariadne with capacity of 120 persons & pasiphae for 180 persons.


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• A big swimming pool for adults (fresh water). • A swimming pool for children • children’s playground. • Children’s animation • children’s buffet • mini club (from 4 years old). • Snack pool bar apollo. • Pool bar poseidon. • Beach bar anemos. • Room service at extra charge. • The restaurant dionyssos (a/c) provides an enriched buffet for breakfast lunch and dinner in buffet with cretan (local) specialities & live cooking. • With thematic nights such as italian, greek, b.B.Q. Buffet with cretan (local) specialities ,early breakfast & late breakfast. • Tennis court free of charge. • Billiard table (on extra charge). • Sun beds & umbrellas at the pool, table-tennis, darts, volleyball, water polo, air-gun shooting, boccia, archery, aerobics, water gym (free of charge). • Daily animation program, including greek evenings & cretan folklore nights (with live music and dancers), bbq, pool/beach parties,

shows & games. • Sun beds and umbrellas are available on the beach free of charge. • Beach towel service is available with deposit. • Open air theatre for 600 persons. • Mini spa with massage studio. • Air-conditioned mini market (daily newspaper, stamps, tobacco, etc.). • Jewellery shop (with a/c). • Wi-fi free access in public areas of the hotel.

Special highlight Thematic cretan restaurant, apart the restaurant “DIONYSSOS”, our chef will prepare delicious dishes from cretan cuisine at our restaurant “jasmine” guests can visit at least once during their stay. ( At no extra charges ). For all inclusive customers drinks are included. Our “all inclusive” services are valid until the last minute on the daparture date.

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Peloponnese 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. Peloponnese is cited in the southeast of the Balkan Peninsula and it is connected with main Greece through a lane of land, Isthmos of Corinth, of 5 km. width. Geographically and administratively Peloponnese is separated to the subregions of Corinth, Argolida, Arkadia, Lakonia, Mesinis, Ilia and Achaia. Especially Corinth, which is next to the Corinthian and the Saronic 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.

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Continuing its tour to Argolida, the tourist stays speechless from the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, where the known worldwide festival takes place, as well as from the cosmopolitan summer resorts 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 region 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 were 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,


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with its traditional rock towers. The cave of Diros and the mountain of Taigetos are the gifts of nature for the land of Lakonia, while polls of attraction are Neapoli 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 Revolution 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. Pilos has also an island figure, and one of the most

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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 Zacharo the seaside city filled with pines and olive trees is found. The spa of Kaiafa, the river Alfios known from antiquity, the mediaeval 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 important 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 Diakofto, 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 Peloponnese 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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Aldemar Resorts presents the “Elements” All-In package Aldemar Resorts, one of the leading and most dynamic hotel chains in Greece with 30 years of presence in the international market, is continuously investing in innovative products and ideas and by demonstrating a high level of responsibility towards people, society and the natural environment. Bearing in mind that travelers are looking for a truly luxurious holiday experience focusing on healthy and relaxing services, Aldemar Resorts launched the ‘Elements All-in’ package in the 2017 summer season at the 5* Aldemar Royal Mare (www.aldemarroy-

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almare.gr/), and set new standards in indulgent and wholesome holiday experiences! The recently awarded “Elements All-In” by the prestigious Seven Stars Awards as the most innovative All-inclusive program, is Aldemar’s approach to a “dine around” lifestyle within All-in holidays, focusing on healthy and relaxing vacations. The ‘Elements All-In’ package became so popular by the end of the 2017 summer season at the 5* Aldemar Royal Mare (www.aldemarroyalmare.gr/) in Crete that Aldemar Resorts introduced it to


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their Royal Olympian resort in Skafidia, near Ancient Olympia on Greece’s stunning mainland in the west Peloponnese, for the 2018 summer season. The Elements All – In includes spa treatments at the world class Thalasso centres, fine dining, exciting sporting activities and accommodation at the 5* seaside Aldemar Resorts both renowned for their genuine hospitality and unmatched quality of service. Aldemar Royal Mare and Aldemar Royal Olympian, Aldemar’s luxury resorts, facing the beach front, are favored for their relaxed, intimate and tranquil atmosphere, privacy and attention to detail. Stylish rooms with exterior surroundings full of aromas and colors offer a sense of comfort paired with luxury. The guests can find comfort and relaxation at the designated “Relax Zones”; a calm Zen décor, soft music, hammocks that are spread over the garden, where one

can curl up and read a book while sipping on a nutritious beverage from its pool bar and become one with the natural elements, as they indulge in an all-encompassing holiday experience. Reflecting an exciting world of premium choices, offering sophisticated pleasures on land and water. From deluxe accommodation and Thalasso & Spa treatments and exciting water sports to healthy gourmet food and wine at a choice of themed restaurants, including customized menus, branded alcoholic drinks and cocktails, plus yoga, Pilates, Hamman and sauna fitness programmes with fitness trainers as well as water sports, tennis and squash. The Elements All-In stands out as a Full service package addressing the need for a high end, top quality packaged deal. And people just love it!

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COSTA NAVARINO, PELOPONNESE

Immerse in Greece’s rugged beauty and unspoiled charms at Costa Navarino

When it comes to finding a holiday that will ignite your imagination, look no further than the ancient wonders and unforgettable new experiences of Costa Navarino

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Located in the Greek region of Messinia in southwest Peloponnese, one of the Mediterranean’s most unspoiled seaside landscapes, Costa Navarino introduces a whole new concept to contemporary travel. A prime, sustainable destination, its philosophy is driven by a genuine desire to protect and preserve Messina’s natural beauty and heritage. Home to two luxury five-star hotels, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort and The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, the destination also features two signature golf courses, a 4,000sqm thalassotherapy spa, specially designed facilities for children and a wide array of sports and cultural activities.


EXPERIENCES CONNECTING YOU TO HISTORY, NATURE AND LOCAL LIFE Costa Navarino is the perfect base from which to explore the treasures of the Peloponnese, where nature and history meet. Guests can discover crumbling Mycenaean palaces, UNESCO World Heritage sites and nature reserves home to protected bird and marine life. Or get under the skin of the culture by cooking with locals, enjoying farm-to-fork dining, wine tasting and olive oil sampling. WORLD CLASS GOLF DESTINATION Awarded with the prestigious title of “European Golf Resort of the Year 2017” by the global golf tourism association IAGTO, Costa Navarino is known in golfing circles as one of the finest destinations in the world to tee-off. It currently features two 18-hole courses, The Dunes Course designed by former US Masters Champion and Ryder Cup Captain, Bernhard Langer, and The Bay Course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and will soon be home to another two 18-hole golf courses at Navarino Hills, designed by two-time Masters champion and Ryder Cup legend, José María Olazábal, SPA TREATMENTS BASED ON ANCIENT GREEK REMEDIES For spa lovers, the sprawling 4,000 m2 Anazoe Spa is the perfect sanctuary to lie back and enjoy, while olive-oil signature treatments work their magic on sore muscles. Based on therapies that were inscribed on clay tablets discovered at the nearby Palace of Nestor, treatments range from thalassotherapy, kinesiotherapy, mist showers and herbal saunas. The spa also offers treatments especially designed for young ones. More than just a gateway to a destination, Costa Navarino immerses the guest deeper into it, connecting visitors to local cultures, communities and thriving ecosystems. A singular, transformational, bespoke travel experience that combines adventure, fun, history, nature, wellness and golf in understated luxury of a 130 hectares five-star beach front resort.

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Ionian Islands The unparallel natural beauty, the unique culture, the tradition and of 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 interchange 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 island of Kefalonia is surrounded by endless bays and «lace alike» shores. Since 1757, the capital of Kefalonia and Ithaka Prefecture is Argostoli, an aphitheatrically built city with a spendit 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 these 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 beautiful 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, Makris 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 island of

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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 shores one can find pictoresque little bays and beaches with sand or pebbles. The capital of the island is the beautiful 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 influenced 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 Palaikastritsa, 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 island. 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 Austrian 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. Obviously, the island of Zante presents a landscape full of contrasts. While the most part of the island is mountainous, there are also visual variations with short pine-clad mountains 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 natural habitat of Caretta - Caretta turtle. Furthermore, in the same island we can also find the habitat of Monachus - Monachus 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 reputed churches and pretty squares like the famous «Rouga», or the tiled central square of St Mark, which attracts the lion part of activity. The Mpoxali area, under the castle, can easily charm everyone 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 pictoresque 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 characteristic «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, whereas 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 really 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 continuously, whereas the most famous of them is the island of Skorpios, also known as «the island of Onassis».

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The Ionian Islands A Palette Of Blue Corfu: The Island Break Destination From long weekend to week-long getaway • A perfectly preserved old town with a Venetian-era fortress and an artist’s personality • An island landscape of silky-silver olive groves and stunning coastline • Long favoured by poets, writers and musicians • Renowned for its mouthwatering fare: pastitsada, sofrito,bourdato, mandolato, pergamonto • Its spirit lies in museums modern and classical, its cobbled streets, in every glass of traditional kumquat liqueur • With opulent hotels and a film-set stately architecture, you’ll feel like a star in a period film

Paxi & Antipaxi: Love Nests in the Med Emerald isles with a soft and sophisticated style • Venetian-inspired Corfu is the access point to these two tiny emerald gems • Ionian in miniature: blue-green waters, amazing nature, idyllic coves and personalised romance • A shelter for everyone in love: according to myth, Poseidon created Paxi to live out his romance with Amfitriti • Peacock-blue waters and the whitest of white sand: Orkos on Paxi, Vrika and Voutoumi on Antipaxi • Share the sunset atop the white cliffs at Eremitis • Centuries-old olive trees, gnarled and twisted into unusual shapes

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• Get the full picture by exploring the islands by sea: hidden beaches, the caves of Ahai, and the grotto of Ypapanti

Lefkada: Brimming with Youthful Energy Where stunning beaches are only the start of your holiday • Row upon row of sail masts sway to the rhythm of the wind at the port of Nydri, ready for cast-off • Set sail for delightful hideaways like Meganisi and Kastos or Skorpios (of Onassis fame) • Plunge into the azure paradise of Kathisma, Egremni, Porto Katsiki: beaches of international acclaim • Windsurfing, kitesurfing, paragliding, scuba diving or leisurely stand up paddle boarding • And when you’re done in the water, there’s horseback riding, mountain biking or trekking around the island • If you’re not already at a beach bar, a cocktail in hande Med

Kefalonia: A Culinary Masterpiece Let the food experts tell your story of Kefalonia’s unique gastronomy • Spectacular beaches and waters of all shades of blue and green – Myrtos but also Petani, Skala, Poros, Makri Gialo and Xi • Dig deeper and discover rich vegetation, a fertile land that creates small miracles • Cheeses (creamy feta, Kefalotiri and Kefalograviera) and savoury pies . World-famous olives and olive oil, wine and fruit and vegetables bursting with life


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• A soup of mixed beans (bourbourelia), rabbit stew, bread slices with oregano (riganada) and aliada, a potato and garlic purée • And the tserepa, a portable oven made of grey clay and goat’s hair, still used in villages • Discover delicious Robola, the flagship grape variety of Kefalonia, and the art of small-scale wine-making • Don’t forget to bring home a box of mandoles, naturally dyed-red sugared almonds

Ithaca: A Spiritual Homecoming Homeric self-discovery on an isle in perfect balance • Symbolic of the sweet homeland that Odysseus and everyone since has searched for • Beautiful beaches, tiny villages, flavours that give generously • Fjord-like Vathi, greeting all guests with shops, museums and hotels both comely and stylish • But hearts beat strongest for the bay of Kioni, first viewed by sailboat • Stone homes with patios brimming with flowers, little coffee shops and restaurants with tables on the water • Follow hiking trails and discover hidden ruins and stunning sea views • Or hire a boat and discover your own secluded

• Walk on to the castle, camouflaged by greenery, where the Venetians reigned over the island capital • Visit a winery and be introduced to the Ionian grape varietals • Explore a handful of the 40+ villages (Louha, Gouri, Kampi, Anafonitria, Volimes) to complete your insight into island life

Meganisi And Beyond: Island Hopping across the Ionian Blues Tiny, welcoming, beautiful and unexplored • Light winds, calm waters, endless sheltered coves and archipelago made for sailing. The modern marinas of Lefkada • The modern marinas of Lefkada and Corfu are your starting point • From Lefkada: Meganisi, laidback life and a secret of yachtsmen. Kalamos, where hikers enjoy a dramatic landscape of high peaks and steep slopes leading to the sea. And Kastos, where fresh fish are trawled daily • From Corfu: Head to the Diapontia islands, three small exotic islands off the northwest coast of Corfu. Othoni is the where Nymph Kalypso held Odysseus. Nowadays it is known for its beaches and remarkable sea caves • Erikousa is mostly flat, perfect for exploring with children. And Mathraki is the smallest isle: three square kilometres of paradise!

Zante: Behind The Scenes The full story of Zakynthos reveals a wealth of natural wonder • The iconic Shipwreck Beach (Navagio) is the star image of Zakynthos, but the full story extends across 123km of coastline dotted with hidden beaches and coves • Sandy in the south, rugged in the west, and the stunning Blue Caves to the east • Beaches chosen as the nesting site of the protected Caretta Caretta sea turtle • From town, stroll through Bokhali, 2km from the centre, and admire the panoramic view of the harbour and the Bay of Lagana

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Zante Hospitality Group Zante Hospitality Group, with a long standing reputation if the

sed Zakynthian Hospitality, provide exceptional personalized ser-

hospitality industry, owns and man-ages the Zante Park Resort &

vices, refined gastronomic choices and a wide range of leisure

Spa and Galaxy Beach Resort, two of the most prestigious hotels

activities.

operating in the Ionian Island of Zakynthos, as well as XT Travel Services, a leading Travel Agen-cy in Athens. The Zante Park Resort & Spa and Galaxy Beach Resort, both BW Premier Collection Hotels, are located at one of the most attractive

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 pri-

beaches of Zakynthos, with captivating views of the infinite blue

vate pool option, ambient public areas and lush outdoor grounds,

of the Ionian Sea.

Conference & Banqueting fa-cilities, Fitness Center, as well as

The Resorts, renowned for their distinctive luxury and unsurpas-

Wellness & Spa.

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Hospitality meets 5* experience

A PIECE OF OASIS

A PIECE OF PARADISE

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


Mayor Hotels & Resorts Our minds collect thousands of images throughout our lives. Some of them stimulate feelings that make us smile, tremble, dream, fall in love. These are the images composing our most incredible memories. That’s why in Mayor Hotels and Resorts we don’t just create images. We create feelings you can take back home. Either you seek for family happiness or pure romance, tension or serenity, Mayor Hotels and Resorts is the perfect place to be. For us, every visitor is unique and our goal is to make their dream trip come true. Our group consists of four diverse units, specially designed to satisfy every type of vacation. The meaning of family holidays is being redefined at Mayor Pelekas Monastery and Mayor Capo Di Corfu. Each one with its own individual identity, our hotels hold all those things you want to experience with your

loved ones. In our two adults-only hotels, romance and elegance take the leading role. Mayor La Grotta Verde Grand Resort (+16) and Mayor Mon Repos Palace “Art Hotel” (+18) promise to enhance every moment with your special one and your friends. The sophisticated hospitality, the top-notch services and activities, along with the inspiring culinary choices form the perfect scenery for your vacation. Dedicated to offer an integrated hospitality experience, we create the feelings that will eventually become your future memories. Situated in ideal locations around Corfu, Mayor Hotels & Resorts welcomes you to a world of exquisite style and exceptional design, superb tailor-made services for families or adults, and modern entertainment & wellness facilities; A world where you are truly free to feel!

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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 deep-rooted 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 administrational 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 Naoussa» 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 Thessaloniki Perfecture. The city of Thessaloniki, also known as «The bride of Thermaikos Gulf», is Perfecture’s Capital, it is considered as «The Co-Capital» of Greece and, at the same time, it is aknowledged

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as one of most important ports in Greece. The famous «White Tower» is considered as the city’s «trademark». While in Thessaloniki, one can visit St. Dimitrios church, lots of interesting museums and of course «Rotonda», 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 characterized as «historic land» by Ministry of Culture. Also known tourism resorts in the same area cities such as Kassandra,

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 landscape 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 Perfecture, a city which overlooks the whole macedonian valley. Passing to Pierias Perfecture, the «scenary» is formed by Kilometres of sandy coastlines, Olympus Mount which is the higher mountain of Grecce and, according to Greek mythology, 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 Macedonia 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 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 mountains 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 modern 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 habitat 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 special 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 between East and West, as well as a «bridge» of communication 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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Ikos Resorts From the magnificent Halkidiki peninsula to the verdant Ionian coastline of Corfu and the wonders of Kos island in the Aegean, awardwinning Ikos Resorts are reimagining the luxury all-inclusive beach holiday in Greece. A personalised and premium quality of service awaits guests as they are welcomed into a world of style, mouthwatering flavours and luxury living.

Ikos Olivia Ikos Olivia is an incredible resort. Set in 22 acres of evergreen landscape, this unique property is surrounded by immaculate lawns and olive trees leading to a stunning 450 metre long beach. Ikos Olivia offers spacious guest rooms, suites overlooking the sparkling Aegean Sea, while the luxury one and two-bedroom suites of the lowrise bungalows with their groomed private gardens and exclusive deluxe area are the epitome of style and comfort. Four themed a la carte restaurants complemented by the Flavors buffet restaurant offer a world of culinary delights while the exceptional Dine-Out concept takes guest to the coastal village of Gerakini and a choice of specially selected restaurants, at no extra cost. Guests can also choose from five superb bars some of them indoors or nestled in the lavish gardens. The hotel offers for the accommodation of its customers 142 bedrooms and junior suites together with 149 private bungalow suites. Τhe resort is located 35 minutes from Thessaloniki international airport.

Ikos Oceania Overlooking the crystal blue Aegean, the luxurious Ikos Oceania is located 30 minutes from Thessaloniki international airport. The highlight of this stunning setting is the 350m long natural sandy beach, fringed by pines, olive groves and cypress trees. Dispersed amongst

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the 15 acres of well groomed gardens, the spacious, elegant guest rooms and suites offer panoramic sea views with Mount Olympus in the background. The hotel offers four a la carte restaurants and a variety of bars indoors or in the lavish gardens. For the accommodation of its customers the hotel offers a total of 290 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, all fully renovated in 2017. Elegant, luxurious and yet always understated, a stay at the Ikos Oceania is an experience to relish.

Ikos Dassia In a verdant area of 25 acres, on top of the sea, the luxurious Ikos Dassia, which opened in May 2018, is the ideal offer for unforgettable holidays on the world-famous island of Corfu. Τhe hotel offers 411 luxurious rooms, suites and villas. Spacious balconies, private gardens and individual pools add the touches that make every stay, very special. Embracing the award-winning Infinite Lifestyle concept, an unforgettable experience awaits guests as cuisine, service and style are taken to exceptional new heights.


Ikos Aria

A Dodecanese star rises on Kos island

Contemporary style meets traditional hospitality at Ikos Aria An exciting new resort is all set to open its doors on the island of Kos in May 2019. Extending over 47 acres, Ikos Aria will welcome guests at Kefalos Beach on the island’s beautiful southwest coast. With more than 370 stunning rooms and suites, it will offer an exceptional breadth of facilities including private beach, indoor and outdoor pools, and luxurious spa facilities. Ikos Aria promises to be a truly individual destination, one that reflects those elements making Kos and the Dodecanese so very special; beguiling beauty, fascinating culture and warm hospitality. It is the latest addition to the Ikos portfolio of exclusive European resorts, distinguished by its award-winning Infinite Lifestyle offering, which is redefining the luxury all-inclusive holiday.

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Sani Resort A special place where nature and man exist in harmony. A family-

galleries, designer shops and more coffee places than anywhere

owned ecological reserve stretching across 1,000 acres, with endless

else in the EU. The theatres and coffee shops are thronged with stu-

golden beaches enchantingly framed by the crystal clear waters of the

dents -this being the biggest university town in the Balkans; the walk

Aegean and the magnificent pine forests of the Kassandra peninsula.

along the shore of the Thermaikos gulf is maybe the best positive

Sani Resort will exceed your expectations in every way. A serene set-

vibration you will ever get and the ambience of the city and its people

ting where you can enjoy nature and relish luxury and comfort. And

the most intense you have ever felt. A week mixing the crystal clear

where there’s always something new to enjoy.

beaches of Sani in Kassandra, the nature of Sithonia and a touch of

Sani Resort at a glance

the Thessaloniki City experience gives you the Aegean’s answer to Ibiza. And for those really in the mood for meditation and complete

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relaxation you could round off your stay in one of the monasteries of

SANI BEACH, SANI CLUB, PORTO SANI, SANI ASTERIAS SUITES,

nearby Mount Athos.

SANI DUNES • 1000-acre Private Estate • Ecological Reserve -Pine Forests -Bird

Dining and Entertainment

Sanctuary • 7 km White Sandy Beaches • Aegean Sea with EU -Blue

• A community of 23 restaurants, ranging from gourmet restaurants

Flag • Private Yacht Marina with Shopping Piazza • Dine Around 23

to traditional tavernas and ouzeris, live with colors, scents, flavors and

Restaurants • Entertainment Team,16 Bars • Sports -Watersports

music from Greece and around the world. • A Dine-Around program

-Diving Centre • 5 Beauty & Wellness Centres • Children ’s Mini -Clubs

allowing half-board guests to enjoy their meals at most restaurants

and Mini -Olympics • Sani Festival and Art Gallery • Suite Class and

throughout the resort, some at extra charge. • A gastronomic festival,

Repeaters Club • Event Resort • Corporate Events (Meetings, Incen-

created using imagination, fresh local produce and quality wines. •

tives, Conferences & Private Events, Weddings, Engagements, Parties)

Creations by talented chefs and impeccable service by the waiters. •

The Sani Resort is situated on the magnificent Kassandra peninsula,

Greek, Asian & Italian theme nights in the Poseidon Restaurant at the

the first of the three beach-fringed peninsulas of Halkidiki. Sani over-

Sani Beach Hotel and in the Olympos Restaurant at the Sani Beach

looks Mount Olympus, is close to the glorious but unspoiled beaches

Club with magnificent views of the sea. • “Pasta Fiesta” in the Arte-

of the Sithonia peninsula, as well as to one of the most beautiful cities

mis Restaurant and Greek Barbeques in the Lagoon Brasserie, on

of the European Community.

the “island” of the lagoon style pools, in Porto Sani Village (weather

The second city of Greece and the capital of Macedonia, Thessaloni-

permitting). • Vegetarian dishes and children ’s menus. • An oppor-

ki, 45 minutes drive away from Sani Resort, is packed with theatres,

tunity to relax in beautiful settings, designed to blend perfectly into

clubs, an International Film Festival, two contemporary art museums,

the Mediterranean environment. • Private-dining service at the Sani

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Asterias Suites: guests may request a romantic candle-light dinner

Cafes, Patisserie and Night Club, throughout the Sani Resort and the

under the stars, in the privacy of their suite terrace or garden, with

Sani Marina, each providing its own unique atmosphere. • Bars with

views of the Aegean Sea or the private yacht marina. • An innovative

breathtaking views of the private yacht marina, or the lagoon style

menu by the Michelin-starred chef Ettore Botrini, at Fresco Restau-

pools or the Aegean Sea and Mount Olympus. • Bars offering special

rant, while the Beach House offers a refined ambience and impec-

cocktails, premium beverages, and a large selection of wine, beer,

cable service right on the beach front.

snacks & salads. • Bars introducing bands and talented musicians

The Restaurants

performing live Greek, Latin, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Ethnic or Classical music.

SANI DUNES: • Fresco Restaurant • Beach House Restaurant • The

The Bars

Market Restaurant

SANI DUNES: Fresco Wine Bar

SANI BEACH: • Poseidon Main Restaurant • Dolphins Pool Res­tau­rant

SANI BEACH: • Zephyros Bar • Dolphins Pool Bar • Nautilus Night

SANI CLUB: • Olympos Main Restaurant • Ouzerie • Bras­se­rie

Club • Ammos Beach Bar • Bousoulas Beach Bar

PORTO SANI: • Artemis Main Restauran, • Lagoon Brasserie • Byb-

PORTO SANI: • Sea Breeze Bar

los a la carte Restau­rant

SANI ASTERIAS SUITES: • Water Bar

SANI MARINA: • Psaroyannos Ouzerie • Alexis Taverna • Bosporos

SANI CLUB: • Apollo Bar • Pool Snack Bar • Hercules Dancing Bar

Grill House • Macaronissimo Italian restaurant • Macaroni Italian Tra-

SANI MARINA: • Art Café • Mojito Bar • Creperie • Patisserie

toria • All day Restaurant • Tomata Restaurant SANI ASTERIAS SUITES: • Water Restaurant

Corporate & Private

• The Entertainment Team at the Sani Beach Hotel and Sani Beach

• Corporate events: meetings, incentives, conferences, product launch-

Club delivers fun group activities during the day like Boccia, Syrtaki

es, seminars. • Private events: weddings, engagement receptions,

Lessons, Bird Watching, Volleyball, Water Basket, Aqua Aerobics,

birthday parties, entertaining and imaginatively organized parties for

Darts, Stretching, Quizzes, Table Tennis and many more fun games*-

children. • Only 45 minutes / 80 km from the international airport of

all guests throughout the resort are entitled to participate. • Tailor

Thessaloniki. • Organization of your clients’ transfers by bus, taxi, lim-

made individual programs for guests in Porto Sani Village and the

ousine, yacht or even by helicopter. • Over 800 guest rooms -from

Sani Asterias Suites, including wine tasting, excursions to Mount

simple garden-or seaview-guest rooms to VIP suites with Jacuzzi

Athos, jeep safaris, visits to traditional markets and villages, open-air

or private pool or private garden with direct access to the beach. • 9

Greek cooking lessons, visit to Thessaloniki. • Shows and musicals/

conference & event rooms with a capacity of 20 to 700 delegates &

live stage performances at the Dolphins Pool Theatre and the Nautilus

guests. • Efficient, courteous, multilingual personnel. • State-of-the-

Night Club in the Sani Beach Hotel, as well as the Amphitheatre of the

art audiovisual equipment, sound systems and lighting.• Specialized

Sani Beach Club. • Sunset cruises & beach parties at the Bousoulas

menus tailored to your needs, bountiful buffets or elegant plate service

Beach Bar*, including oriental nights. • 16 Bars -Beach Bars, Pool Bars,

dinners, created by our executive chefs - including children’s menus.

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Porto Carras Grand Resort On the western coast of Sithonia, Halkidiki’s central peninsula, sur-

movement therapy in heated sea water, a relaxation room, mani-

rounded by the rising slopes of Mt. Meliton and the expansive blue

cure, pedicure and a hair salon with a view to the sea. The Sithonia

of Toroneos Gulf, amidst 1,763 hectares of enchantingly verdant

spa is also a relaxation oasis in an area of 2.275 sq.m., with an indoor

landscape and along 9 km of sandy beach punctuated by 25 pristine

pool with sea water, a thalassotherapy pool, a sauna and a steam

coves, lies the one and only Porto Carras Grand Resort. The most

bath. There are also 11 specially designed rooms of therapy, offer-

complete and ubique resort in Greece, nine times awarded by Condé

ing the best therapies of the Elemis and face treatments of Gerovital,

Nast Traveller, Porto Carras features two 5 star Hotels, an impos-

a gym with Cybex equipment and a view to the lagoons, manicure,

ing world-class Villa, a luxurious Casino and two Thalassotherapy

pedicure and a hair salon.

& Spa Centers. Furthermore, an international-standard 18-hole Golf course, the largest and best equipped Conference Hall in Northern

Conferences & Events

Greece, a Horse Riding Academy, a Tennis Club with 9 courts, a Diving

Famous around the globe for its ideal location, conference capaci-

Center, a Nautical Club, plus Greece’s largest organic vineyard. The

ties and impeccable service, Porto Carras Grand Resort, with18 con-

resort also features 3 helipads, 2 waterways and a 315- berth Marina.

ference rooms, one of which can host up to 2,500 people, with the capability of conducting large conferences for up to a total of 6,500

Facilities:

Thalassothterapy & Spa

delegates, is one of the few in Greece specializing in international conferences of large expectations. Proud host of the 2003 European Union Leaders Summit Meeting, Porto Carras Grand Resort provides

A magical world of rejuvenation and relaxation is awaiting you at

the infrastructure and high level security of an International Conven-

the Thalassotherapy & Spa centers of the Porto Carras Grand Resort

tion Center with the allure of a unique resort.

hotels, which are the biggest in South-eastern Europe. The Meliton Spa offers 4.700sq.m. of luxury with an indoor pool with warm sea

Casino Porto Carras

water, a thalassotherapy pool with jet, a pool with high concentra-

If you are looking for endless entertainment and intense moments

tion on salt, a Jacuzzi, 6 hydro massage, a sauna, a hammam, a light

during your holidays, then the Casino Porto Carras is the absolute

rain shower, water springs, 2 fitness centres with Cybex equipment

destination. In an area that combines the New Orleans atmosphere

and a view to the Marina, 27 rooms and a VIP spa suite that offers a

with luxury, you may indulge yourselves in the ultimate gaming

wide range of therapies of Elemis, movement therapy and hydro-

experience as well as special privileges! Try your luck at our 277

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Slot Machines, six American Roulettes, eight Touch bet Roulettes,

pendent Certification Body, EQA Hellas. Furthermore the area sur-

seven Blackjack tables, three Caribbean Stud poker two Mini Punto

rounding the marina gives quality and entertainment a new meaning.

Banco and 14 Texas Holdem Poker Games. Visitors wishing privacy and VIP services may play in the Privé, which is an especially atmo-

Domaine Porto Carras

spheric area with two American Roulettes, three Blackjack tables,

Domaine Porto Carras features the largest Greek vineyards with

a Poker, a Mini Punto Banco and two Texas Holdem Poker. At the

total area 4.750 acres. The history began in the late 1960s with a

Casino Porto Carras your nights will be unforgettable and if you are

purpose to mark a turning point for the Greek wine industry. In the

lucky, you will win a lot!

hilly landscape of the western side of Sithonia peninsula there are

Porto Carras Golf

28 selective varieties organically growing under exceptional climate and ecological conditions. These conditions allow the Asyrtiko, Athiri,

The Perfect Golf Destination…

Malagouzia, Sauvignon Blanc and Rhoditis varieties to produce the

18 holes of international-standard golfing pleasure.Ideal for play-

highest quality white wines. Among the red wines, the famed Greek

ers of all levels. Mediterranean climate all year round. State-of-the

Limnio variety, stands out accompanied by the cosmopolitan vari-

art, fully equipped facilities. A plethora of services and activities for

eties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. Porto

every desire.Live every golfer’s dream at Porto Carras Grand Resort!

Carras wines with the PDO mark of originality are vinified with skill

Porto Carras Marina

and care within the winery’s state-of-the-art facilities by experienced oenologists. Eighteen selective labels, more than 80 distinctions in

Porto Carras Marina is located on the western side of the penin-

wine industry and a unique history are the facts that underline the

sula of Sithonia, Halkidiki, and is part of the luxurious Porto Carras

superiority of the Domaine Porto Carras!

Grand Resort. It is only 120 km away from the International Airport of Thessaloniki (SKG), 65 nautical miles from the port as well as from Skiathos and Skopelos, 32 nautical miles from the Holy Mount of Athos and 11 nautical miles from the harbour of Porto Koufo. In addition it contains a fuel station, a boatyard for boat repairs and a dry docking area. The Porto Carras Μarina is the only private marina in Greece, with a capacity of accommodating 315 vessels of up to 55m in length and it is 5.5m deep. Every year it is awarded with the Blue Flag for its crystal clear waters and for its contribution to the protection of the environment. It is also certified with the ISO 9001:2000 by the inde-

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Makryammos Bungalows - Resort Hotel Μakryammos Bungalows Resort Hotel operates each year from

waters and fine sand, or walk along beautiful gardens enjoying the

the end of April until the middle of October, more than four decades.

rise of the summer moon over the sea.

The 30 acre four star beach resort is built on a pine covered hillside

The main building houses the reception, lobby area, with free wi-fi

fronting the magnificent white sandy beach of Makryammos. The

and sat TV, the main restaurant “Dioskouri” and the bar “Nymphes”.

village of Thassos lies just 2km away.

Having settled on your private beach umbrella, you may have a swim

The resort consist of a main building and 206 rooms all built in a low

on the sea, or use our sweet water pool, you may enjoy a cocktail

rise bungalow style. The bungalows have local traditional architec-

at four different bars, or try out Mediterranean cuisine at our beach

tural elements and have balconies that face the Aegean sea.

front tavern. You may also play tennis, beach volley or basketball.

Makryammos Bungalows offer superb hospitality, fine Greek cuisine

The hotel has parking areas for guests’ cars, so you can park your

and the opportunity to relax on a world famous beach with emerald

vehicle in one of the designated areas located nearest your bungalow.

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Τhassos 64004 Greece, Tel: (+ 30) 25930 22101, Fax: (+ 30) 25930 22761, E-mail: info@makryammos-hotel.gr www.makryammos-hotel.gr


PRESENTATION • SKIATHOS

The Skiathos Palace Ηotel Welcome to... the five star view! The Skiathos Palace Hotel is built on a hillside, overlooking “Maratha” beach and one of the most widely known beaches in Europe, the famous “Koukounaries” beach (both beaches are awarded with the “Blue Flag”). Situated only 10kms from Skiathos Town and set in a pine forest at the north-west corner of the island, the hotel’s pool and restaurant areas are offering views so spectacular that they will take your breath away! The hotel has 249 rooms and 9 suites, all with air-condition, private bathroom, satellite TV, telephone, 3-channel music, mini-bar and balcony. The new Modern, Superior & Executive floors, recently renovated, can satisfy the most discerned traveller.

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Skiathos Palace Hotel offers many facilities such as 24-hours reception, safe deposit boxes, currency exchange, swimming pool, tennis court, indoor-lounge bar, poolside snack-bar, room service, mini market, car/motorbike rental office, Wi-Fi access, children’s playground, baby sitting, massage & courtesy room, laundry service & parking. At the beautiful beach of Koukounaries under the hotel, all water sports are available. The hotel offers indoors and outdoors dining. The main restaurant serves American breakfast and the best of European and Greek cuisine. At the roof top grill restaurant “The White View” you can enjoy the magnificent panoramic view and taste the famous greek “taverna style”, with delicious barbecue, other local dishes and exceptional sea food. For relaxation and sunbathing, guests may choose between the large outdoor fresh-water pool and the famous “Koukounaries” beach or the peaceful “Maratha” beach, which is organized by the hotel. The hotel’s conference and banqueting facilities are ideal for those who want to combine fun and relaxation of a resort with creative, organized conferences. The five conference rooms are located on the premises of the Skiathos Palace Hotel and can be equipped with all technical requirements. The hotel is constantly renewing its services and it was awarded the international certificates ISO 9001:2008 (hotel services), ISO 14001:2004 (System of Environmental Management), ISO 22000:2005 (System of Food Safety Management) and the eco-labels “Green Key” and “Travelife”. You are invited to enjoy the exceptional standards of hospitality and service for which Skiathos Palace Hotel is noted: Management and team of highly trained professionals will be delighted to satisfy your every wish.


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TRAVEL

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

Cyclades 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 decades 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 Mediterranean 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 tradition 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, Seri-

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fos, 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 magazine: “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 white 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 museum of the pre-historic Thira, with plant fossils, the Belonio cultural 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 traditional dorps with the distinguishable houses. One of the islands, a symbol of the international jet set is Myconos, 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, picturesque 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 harmony 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 entertainment and leisure facilities. Apart from the casino and the


nightclubs, during the year theatrical and cinema shows, cultural events etc. take place

Dodecanese Quite islands, far away from tourism reality, they still preserve traditions and folkways, while at the same time they are cosmopolitan with a European air. The Dodecanese. Rhodes, Kos, Astipalea, Karpathos, Kalimnos, Kasos, Kastelorizo, Lipsi, Leros, Nisiros, Patmos, 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 certain 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 island 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 rebuild after the catastro-

phic 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 beaches. For example, in Kardamena the bathers will enjoy the sun and the sea, as well as in Mastihari, Tigaki, Marmari and somewhere else.

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The Kresten Royal Villas & Spa and Kresten Palace Hotel The Kresten Royal Villas & Spa The luxurious newly builded The Kresten Royal Villas & Spa, stands majestically on the magnificent Kallithea sloping hillside by the sea offering transpire great class, impeccable taste in seductive and stunning sea views of the Aegean, lies an ancient quarry site, (from which stone for the fortification of the City was excavated during the ancient and medieval ages), for unique privacy and relaxation. Everything composes an unforgettable picture. Aesthetically premises, breathtaking nature, warm and kind hearted people with a tradition of excellence in service, dedicated to your well being. Is situated 5,5 km from the famous UNESCO world heritage monument, medieval old town of Rhodes and within walking distance from the recently restored Kallithea Mineral Springs. Kresten Royal Villas & Spa offers 191 Double rooms, 11 Junior Suites, 7 Suites, 40 Villa Junior

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Suites with swimming pool and 7 Royal Suites with swimming pool. In every room you can find: • Satellite TV • Telephone • Fridge • Safety deposit Box • Internet connection through Ethernet During your stay you will be surrounded by our state of the art Sport facilities, the newest machinery in our Gym and our variety of pools. You can take a look at our in-Hotel store or you can relax at our spa. • 1 external Pool with Sea Water • 2 external Pools with Sweet Water • 1 Children’s Pool • 1 Indoor Pool (Heated) • Tennis Courts • Football Court 5x5 • Basketball / Volleyball Court • Gym • Spa (Not Included In the All Inclusive) • Super Market Meetings The Convention Centre, “Golden Hall” is an autonomous building with its own separate entrance and lobby, seats 500 participants and it is equipped with state of the art simultaneous translation facilities as well as divisible smaller meeting rooms, a business center, VIP lounge, press room and a bistro styled coffee shop, makes it ideal destination, for incentive groups. Spa Mediterranean Spa gives you the opportunity to indulge yourself with using its exclusive natural products, and unforgettable service. A wellness center with fully equipped gymnasium and Spa with steam bath, sauna, different massage - wellness treatment rooms and an indoor Pool, shall be at your service. Dining There is a famous Greek phrase, “I agapi pernaei apo to stomachi” which means that love is getting bigger and stronger from good


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Food, and we are ready to offer you a wide variety of choices, top quality and the spirit of the Greek service. Our Food and beverage program was made with our guest’s satisfaction in mind. Get your day started with our enlarged American buffet breakfast in the main restaurant “Athina”. If you are not feeling for an early wake up start or just want something more take a look at our buffet filled with salads, sandwiches, a variety of ice creams and pastry at “Porta di Mare” pool restaurant. After 12:00 the buffet gets more interesting with the addition of cold and warm appetizers as well as a choice of main courses from Greek & International cuisine. Just half an hour later in the main restaurant “Athina” will open its doors to offer you an enlarged lunch buffet as well as show cooking. From 16:00 in our pool restaurant “Porta di Mare” a buffet with variety of Salads, snacks & sandwiches, as well as fruits, pastries and various flavors of ice cream will remain for your pleasure until half an hour before our dinner in our main restaurant “Athina” from 18:30. Dinner at the Main Restaurant with warm and cold appetizers, salad buffet and a large variety of cold and warm choices of main courses from Greek & International cuisine, as well as Show Cooking. 19.00 - 22.00 hrs: The “Porta di Mare” theme restaurant, offers an a la carte dinner by the sea front, in open air surroundings or 19.00 - 22.00 hrs: The “Teatro” theme restaurant, shall take you to a journey to Italy’s traditional grandmother’s recipes. In case you missed your dinner or enjoyed our beautiful island during the afternoon, from 22:30 and for one hour light snacks will be present at our lounge bar “Horizon”. While During the day there are many choices of places where you can choose something to drink, during their operation times, our bar outlets “Horizon” & “Bella Vista” Bar are waiting to serve you drinks and cocktails.

traditional Rhodian architecture surrounded by 60.000 m2 extensions. Kresten Palace offers 285 rooms in total with last renovation time the winter of 2007-09. All rooms include private facilities, balconies or terraces with magnificent view, a direct dial telephone, Satellite TV with music channels, mini fridge, safety deposit box, hair dryer and air-conditioning (June - September). A variety of facilities, animation, and entertainment are at your disposal during your stay. Kresten Palace as being a part of The Kresten Hotels offers you an excellent Food & Beverage Program based on Half - Board Basis, Bed & Breakfast Basis or Full Board Basis instead of the All - Inclusive experience that our “Sister” Hotel The Kresten Royal Villas & Spa has to offer. During your stay at Kresten Palace Hotel you can taste our gastronomic proposals & cocktails at: • “Olympia” Main Restaurant • “Red” Main Bar • Pool Restaurant & Bar Kresten Palace can combine the leisure of your group, the facilities of your meetings, the events for your company’s personnel pleasure and relations bonding. The conference center has to offer everything that you might need for a successful meeting or event.

Kresten Palace Hotel The 4 stars Kresten Palace Hotel built in modern style combined with

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Amada Colossos Resort The island of Rhodes now has a new hotel destination that aims to redefine the concept of an “ Luxury Ultra all-inclusive” hotel experience for couples and families in a fantastic location on the beach, in beautiful Kallithea, Rhodes. Amada Colossos Resort located in an area that is famous for its stunning natural beauty, splendid beaches and crystal-clear waters, offers a spectacular view of the Aegean Sea. It is located on a magnificent 430-meter long sandy beach, with exclusive access to hotel guests. The high-end Resort features 699 rooms with 17 different types, ranging from luxurious double/triple rooms and family studios to suites with breathtaking sea view and 5 unique private villas that combine comfort, luxury, high technology and top quality. The five (5) villas have a private pool with jacuzzi, direct access to the beach

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and a view of the deep blue of the Aegean. Their lay-out ensures the necessary privacy of the residents. Amada Colossos Resort provides the “right zone for everyone”. The adults zone, where guests can relax & dining in a quiet environment, as well as the family zone where guests can spend time with their children and enjoy various activities like the water park with five water slides & pools with activities depending on the child’s age. The Luxury Ultra all-inclusive Resort offers modern facilities. The 16 amazing F&B Outlets, Wellness Spa, Gym, 2 Kid’s Club, Amphitheatre and a tennis court are just some of the leisure activities on offer, covering every requirement and need for memorable holiday experience.


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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 quartercentury of its inception and development into a uniquely combined holiday and business complex. Having within its premises the International Convention, large recognised 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 selected the Rodos Palace for their business meetings or holiday escapes.

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

Politics • Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos II • Constantine Stefanopoulos • 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 • Demis Roussos • Liv Ullmann • Adan Kasogi • Anatoly Karpov • Robert Maxwell • Milva

The world of Entertainment (National) • Mikis Theodorakis • Aliki Vougiouklaki • Maria Farantouri • Leonidas Kavakos • Petros Gaitanos • Alkistis Protopsalti • Yiannis Parios • Lakis Lazopoulos • Antonis Vardis • Eleftheria Arvanitaki

Architecture 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 & Associates Interior Designers.

Interior Design Initially decorated by the famous American hotel designer Maurice Bailey, who during his career created 50 top hotels and private 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.

Accommmodation Guest rooms: 785 Luxurious guest rooms including: 20th Storey Tower (last year of renovation: 2001), 357 Standard rooms, 24 Junior suites, 5 Presidential suites. Executive VIP Wing: 172 Executive 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

halls ranging in size from 20-1300 persons the Center can support events of varying size and complexity. Having 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 throughout the center includes: Three independent infrared simultaneous interpretation systems (Brahler for 8,7 and 3 languages) with cordless translation receivers, ISDN network for teleconferencing, on line Internet connection with autonomous web server, in-house conference channel and PA system.

Convention Center With over 500 conferences and numerous exhibitions held in its premises and attended by Heads of State, Nobel laureates, innovative businessmen, renowned artists and scientists. With a total combined capacity of 4.000 delegates in 20 ergonomically designed multi-use

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Lindos Hotels Group Lindos Hotels Group is a luxurious Greek hotel chain located on the Island of Rhodes. Three perfectly positioned beachfront hotels, with over 900 rooms, owned and run by the Minettos family. The hotels combine the exclusivity of 5 star facilities with the familiar touch of a local family. The three properties are located in Kiotari and Vlycha within close distance to historical Lindos, a top tourist destination of the Island of Rhodes. Lindos Imperial Resort & Spa, Lindos Royal Hotels & Lindos Village Hotel make up the Lindos Hotels Group.

Lindos Imperial Resort The beautiful Lindos Imperial Resort is located a short distance from Glystra Beach and the old fishing village of Kiotari, next to the beautiful pebble beach of Kiotari Bay and approximately 65 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 accommodation. Lindos Imperial at a glance 426 Rooms and family rooms. In rooms facilities includes air condition, direct dial phone, safe, mini fridge, radio, hair dryer, balcony or terrace, etc. 3 Outdoor and 1 indoor fresh water swimming pools 2 Children’s pools-playground Aqua park 4 Restaurants, 4 bars, night club/disco

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Spa-fitness centers-hydro massage 3 Tennis courts, basketball courts, mini football, beach volley Amphitheaters (500 seats) Conference rooms Games room Mini market

Lindos Village Hotel The stunning Lindos Village Hotel, an adults only hotel, is located a short distance from Lindos and approximately 55 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 hotel is an extravagant portrait of a traditional 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.


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Lindos Village Hotel at a glance 1 Outdoor pool 5x5 Football Tennis courts, basketball courts, Volley Souvenir-Jewelry Shops 24 Hour reception 2 Restaurants 2 Bars Theme A la Carte Restaurant Ampitheatre (450 seats) Currency exchange Multilingual animation teams Guest relations Mini market

Lindos Royal Hotel Lindos Royal hotel, a family all inclusive hotel, is a fascinating picture of classic Rhodes colonial style architecture, a host of columns and spectacular arches make up the extravagant exterior. The property is built overlooking the small bay of Vlicha and enjoys cascading views stretching as far as the eye can see over the emerald waters. Luxury 4 star accommodation centered around style and indulgence.

The inviting rooms at the Lindos Royal accommodate your every need, preference and budget. Each room, from standard and comfort rooms to sumptuous suites are spacious, quiet and superbly appointed. Lindos Royal Hotel at a glance Aqua Slides 1 Childrens pool 3 Outdoor pools 5x5 Football Tennis court, basketball court, Volley Souvenir-Jewelry Shops Mini club (6 to 12 years) 24 Hour reception 2 Restaurants 2 Bars Theme A la Carte Restaurant Ampitheatre (450 Seats) Currency exchange Grassed playground Night club (Village Hotel) Multilingual animation teams Guest relations Mini market

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Lindos Blu Luxury Hotel & Suites Lindos Mare Hotel A significant number of international awards confirm the reputation that Lindos Blu Hotel & Suites is one of the best boutique hotels in Rhodes and Greece. Perched regally on a hillside, Lindos Blu Hotel & Suites is the first adults-only hotel in the cosmopolitan island of Rhodes, guaranteeing unimpeded relaxation. Stunning views, impeccable service and otherworldly elegance create an ideal setting for complete rejuvenation. 70 guestrooms, suites, villas and two floor maisonettes with impressive views to the Aegean Sea, are deliberately designed to offer a unique holiday experience. Enjoy a romantic getaway in contemporary-design surroundings, with attentive services and high-quality facilities.

Allow yourselves to enjoy an unforgettable stay in rooms that are tailor-made to meet your needs. Feel free to oversleep on the king size beds in the modern and spacious Double rooms. If you wish to enjoy the sun in an external Jacuzzi, the Double Deluxe rooms are ideal for you. Sip some Nespresso coffee in the sitting room of a Junior Suite, with beautiful views of the Aegean Sea, or choose a room with a Sharing Pool, for some late evening swimming. For a more exclusive stay on any special occasions, a Villa or Maisonette with a private pool and Jacuzzi would be the dream place for your holiday. Spacious areas, chic luxury, and a touch of privacy, provide the perfect scenery for a romantic getaway

Indulge Five Senses Inspire your senses at the 5 Senses Gourmet Restaurant, dining in a divine setting under the starlight. Immerse yourself in a gastronomic journey of fusion creative cuisine with a Mediterranean touch. Smeraldo A la carte Restaurant Start your day with a freshly-made orange juice and a choice from the lavish breakfast buffet of Smeraldo Restaurant. Order your eggs, omelets or waffles and have them prepared the way you prefer. At the Smeraldo you can also enjoy light snacks during the day, a fine lunch a la carte or dinner with a fine selection from the creative Greek-Mediterranean buffet. Luna Rossa Lounge Bar The Luna Rossa Lounge Bar is a popular rendezvous point for the

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tunning views, impeccable service and otherworldly elegance create an ideal setting for complete rejuvenation. 70 guestrooms and villas with impressive views to the Aegean Sea, are deliberately designed to offer a unique holiday experience.

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85107 Vlicha Lindos, Rhodes, Greece, Tel.: +30 22440 32110, Fax: +30 22440 32111, Email: info@lindosblu.gr

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guests of the hotel wishing to enjoy a pre- or after-dinner drink. In a contemporary setting, choose from a fine selection of vintage wines, champagne, and refreshing cocktails, accompanied by smooth tunes and chill out atmosphere. Allegro Pool Bar For guests preferring to linger poolside, the Allegro Pool Bar offers cool and refreshing cocktails while sunbathing. For an energy boost, try a light lunch or a salad by the infinity pool. 24hrs Room Service In case you prefer relaxing in the room all day long, you can have a snack, a few drinks or even a fine dinner any time you wish, thanks to the 24hrs room service of the Lindos Blu. Enjoy the comfort and the splendid views of your room while indulging in the delicacies of our menu.

Body and Mind Gym Want to stay fit throughout your holiday? The fully equipped gym of Lindos Blu offers the chance of working out, while enjoying panoramic views of the Vlicha Gulf. Sauna, steam bath and an indoors heated swimming pool will be absolutely relaxing you after a hard workout program. The use of the gym, steam bath and sauna is free of charge for all our guests. The Spa & Health Club Try a rejuvenating experience for the body and the soul in our Spa & Health Club. Choose form a refreshing menu of holistic and traditional treatments conducted by highly skilled therapists, using cutting-edge spa technology. Hot stone massage, Reiki, Thai massage, facial treatments and many more offer spirited experiences to bring about lasting rejuvenation. Services Furthermore, at Lindos Blu Hotel & Suites guests may enjoy a range of services including: One outdoor heated swimming pool, One sun

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jacuzzi terrace, Sun terrace, Jewelry store, Mini market/Newsstand Laundry/Dry cleaning service, 24 hrs room service, Rent a car, Water sports (privately-run company), Twice daily maid service, 24-Hour Front Desk, 24-Hour Concierge Desk, WI-FI Internet, Multilingual Staff, Laundry/Valet Service, Smoke Detectors, Luggage Storage.

Lindos Mare Hotel Lindos Mare boutique hotel is built on many different levels on a sunkissed hillside with panoramic views of beautiful Vliha Bay, only 2,5 kilometers from the picturesque village of Lindos. The hotel located next to Lindos Blu and tour operators mentioned to this as a 4+ stars hotel. Recent renovations to all areas of Hotel Lindos Mare, together with impeccable service and excellent cuisine, create an atmosphere of discrete luxury and tranquility in which to enjoy the perfect leisurely holiday. A variety of rooms and suites totally refurnished with large verandas and amazing views, decorated in warm colors and equipped with all modern facilities are designed to offer a comfortable and memorable stay. New deluxe panoramic guestrooms, some with a semi-private pool, were added to the hotel.


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DISCOVER THE JOY OF TRAVEL AT APOLLO HOTELS At APOLLO HOTELS, 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.

SENTIDO APOLLO BLUE Faliraki, 85105 Rhodes, Greece Tel: +30 22410 85000 Email: info.apolloblue@sentidohotels.com

APOLLO BEACH Faliraki, 85105 Rhodes, Greece Tel: +30 22410 85513, 085535 Email: apollorh@otenet.gr


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Sentido Apollo Blue & Apollo Beach Hotel The 5* SENTIDO Apollo Blue and Apollo Beach Hotel are located on the impressive Faliraki beach on the island of Rhodes.

Sentido Apollo Blue The SENTIDO Apollo Blue 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 architecture and the breathtaking sea views but also the excellent cuisine and the warm Greek hospitality count in favour of a holiday in the SENTIDO Apollo Blue hotel.

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Experience SENTIDO Apollo Blue by 5 senses SMELL the delicate Jasmine blossoms blending with the distinctive fragrant of thyme and other local herbs, in the alleys 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 approaches to


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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 standing 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

Apollo Beach Hotel 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 Afandou 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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Atrium Hotels Three luxurious hotel complexes, each possessing its own style, harmoniously positioned in the natural environment, make up Atrium Hotels, which is a top choice for hundreds of travelers every year. Atrium Palace is an oasis of luxury.  Atrium Platinum is a city hotel with the charm of a resort while Atrium Prestige is the absolute resort to luxury.  

Atrium Platinum Atrium Platinum Luxury Resort Hotel & Spa possesses the essence of premium accommodation by the sea with its specially equipped interior and exterior spaces, inviting travelers to meet a paradise of recreation, well- being and perfect hospitality. Based on the exceptional location on the beach of Ixia, the spectacular decoration and the plentiful choices for food, entertainment and event planning, Atrium Platinum, in Rhodes, is reasonably considered a world- class hotel, offering a wide range of exclusive, unique experiences to share with one’s family, the beloved ones, friends or mate.

Atrium Palace Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas is like a fairy tale five-star hotel promising an unforgettable stay in the rooms, suites and luxurious villas by the sea. Its exclusive services, the impressively designed exterior areas, the gardens, the swimming pools, the luxurious restaurants, bars, conference halls as well as the stateof- the- art Spa of this unique resort will impress visitors from the fist moment they arrive.

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This luxurious resort, in the traditional village of Kalathos, has double rooms, suites and private villas. They all make up a beautiful complex together with the swimming pools, the paths and the gardens that connect them, whereas the view to the Mediterranean from everywhere is really imposing.

Atrium Prestige Atrium Prestige is a luxurious five- star hotel of impressive architecture in Rhodes. Its amazing aesthetics, the emerald waters, the luxurious atmosphere and the state-of-the-art AnaNeosis Thalasso Spa will make up the magical “recipe” of summer holidays in Rhodes, the island of the Knights. The wonderful, relaxing atmosphere, the elegant decoration, the spacious sunlit rooms and the exclusive services are only some of the advantages of Atrium Prestige Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas. In combination with the unexplored beach of Lachania, they will constitute the frame of the most beautiful holidays ever.


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Lindian Village Hotel in Rhodes presents Escaping South Festival! The first festival in the world that celebrates the special culture of the South parts of countries around the world was organised in October 2018 by Lindian Village Hotel in South Rhodes. The Escaping South Festival is an initiative and action taken by Lindian Village and is aimed to highlighting the particularities and special traits that unite and connect the South areas of all countries in the world. Focused on gastronomy and art in all its expressions, the Festival aspires to become a worldwide ambassador for the cultures of the South. Starting in October 2018, when it was held for the first time, the Escaping South Festival is managed to become an annual one-week (6-day) event. All events under the Festival took place at the areas of the Lindian Village hotel. It was a discourse between the south parts of three countries, the Souths of Rhodes, Italy and France. The structure of the Festival consisted of three celebrated south areas of Rhodes, France & Italy, presented through several events lasting for two days. The events varied and included gastronomy, namely food and beverages, arts, namely visual arts and music, theatrical plays, shows, happenings, etc., and tradition, namely culture and customs. Guest chefs, artists,

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musicians from all parts of the globe were invited for six days to present, promote and diffuse the culture of the South of their countries. Famous chefs working at the best restaurants in the world, decorated with Michelin stars, had been invited to take care of the culinary part of the Festival. The degustation menus were attended by guests chefs Thanos Feskos (South Rhodes), Allesandra Rousso (South Italy), Paul Burgalieres (South France). The artistic events are held under the #Rest@rt Contemporary Art Platform. Lindian Village is a five-star hotel located in South Rhodes. The highlevel services it provides in combination with its Mediterranean architecture rank it among the model facilities on the island. The decoration of the lobby and the rooms follows the Aegean Sea style. In the suites, deep blue and dazzling white join their forces to create an ideal refuge. All the suites have their own garden, private pool and enough space for sunbathing, providing isolation and luxury close to nature. The rooms offer similar aesthetics, with magnificent terraces facing bright green gardens. In the Lindian Village you will find everything you need without having to leave the resort at all.. Five restaurants and three bars are at your disposal for a unique gastronomic experience, such as the Greek Restaurant Gourmet for authentic tastes, the Fish & Oyster restaurant for totally fresh seafood dishes under the stars or the Thai restaurant for exotic Asian-Thai delights. Of course, a luxurious resort like the Lindian Village could not be without a spa that will provide moments of total relaxation, water sports and perfect installations for business events. The hotel has been operating with great success for four years now the “Experience Greece”, a programme of activities aimed to offering authentic experiences of local character to the participants.


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Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa The all new Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa, member of H Hotels Collection, is situated in Kiotari, in the southern part of Rhodes. With modern facilities, offering guests a variety of luxurious services, our hotel is ideal for those who seek truly memorable holidays. Blending harmoniously with the beautiful landscape, the hotel has a total of 44 spacious state of the art rooms many of which with Jacuzzis & private pools. The State of the Art Spa facilities, the sandy beach, the magnificent view & the unique hospitality will guarantee the idyllic location for quiet and relaxing holidays. The rooms are divided into deluxe rooms for single or double occupancy, superior deluxe rooms for single or double occupancy, junior

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suites with private pool & superior junior suites, mediterranean suites with private pool and executive suites with private pool. All the rooms and suites are designed to satisfy the varied individual needs of every guest that seek a five star boutique hotel experience in Rhodes. Staying in Boutique 5, you can enjoy room facilities such as high quality king size bed, morning espresso from your in-room espresso machine, private terrace, walk-in closet, 24/7 room service, private pool and twice a day maid service. Indulge in complimentary bath amenities from the French designer Thierry Mugler, thick bathrobes and slippers. Each room has its own minibar, plasma-screen TV, DVD player, radio, air conditioning, and high-speed Wi-Fi connection.


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Food & Beverage division

From the spa facilities where you can relish a spa treatment, to the

Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa hosts Impressions A’ La Carte restaurant and Sketch rar, where you will experience exquisite culinary options and inspired cocktails, with exceptional service set in an elegant sea view environment. As in every other aspect, this luxury hotel can promise a high standard cuisine, using excellent quality products of local Rhodian origin. The wine list has been carefully selected in order to represent the very best of the Greek and international vineries.

fully equipped fitness center, to the beauty treatment salon, in Bou-

Bliss Spa

conferences, conventions, meetings or incentive programs, giving

In “Bliss” Spa at the Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa you can experience a complete range of recreational and revitalizing services. We treat body & soul and provide you with the ultimate relaxation experience you can find in a five star hotel.

tique 5 Hotel & Spa we will indulge all your senses.

Meetings & Events Boutique 5 welcomes opportunities for hosting conferences and incentives in the island of Rhodes. The multi - purpose conference room Chorus, is designed to meet the high standard criteria of any kind of professional event, such as priority to your comfort and requests. Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa, offering five star accommodation and top quality cuisine, is the prefect venue for providing an incentives program to your managing team or your highly appreciated customers.

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Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa An exclusive premium all-inclusive luxury resort in Rhodes that leaves no wish unfulfilled! Embraced by the Aegean Sea and set on the idyllictranquil area of Kiotari in South Rhodes, the iconic Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa embodies the spirit of a premium all-inclusive escape exceeding the highest expectations. Created to fulfill the desires of passionate luxury travelers, this newlybuilt beach hotel offers upscale accommodation, personalised service and an extraordinary range of leisure and recreational facilities in an inspiring setting, exclusively designed for couples and adults. Unique gastronomical concepts and supreme drinking options are matched with high-end spapampering, and a quenching pool and beach setting, enticing guests to live the ultimate holiday experience in one of the finest adults only resorts in Rhodes Island, Greece. The hotel offers a variety of rooms, ranging from deluxe room and bungalows, junior & premier suites with sea view to Mayia suite with private pool sea view.

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Facilities & services • 24-Hour Reception / Front Desk • Airport / Port Transfer Service • Bar • Bar Restaurant • Beach Sunbeds & Umbrellas • Beach Towels • Bell-Boy Service • Car Rental • Concierge • Daily Maid Service • Doctor (upon request) • Fax & Photocopy Service • Free Transfer from/to Airport (for certain room types) • Gym • Hammam • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool • Laundry & Ironing Service • Lobby Lounge • Massage • Pool Bar • Pool Snack Bar • Pool Sunbeds & Umbrellas • Pool Towels • Restaurant • Room Service • Safe Deposit Box • Satelite TV • Sauna • Snack Bar • Spa • Swimming Pool (Fresh Water) • Table Tennis • Tennis Court • Toilets for people with special needs • Turn down service • Water Sports • Wi-Fi Internet Access


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Rodos Princess Beach Hotel The Rodos Princess Beach Hotel is located next to the beach in Kiotari, a natural and unspoiled area in the south of Rhodes island, Greece. The hotel is ideal for those who seek quiet and relaxing holidays while it offers the facilities and services of a four-star hotel. It is located 15 km from Lindos with its famous Acropolis, 5 km from the traditional village Asclepio and 54 km from Rhodes town. The hotel is served by taxis and public bus transportation on a regular basis. There is also a rent a car and motorbike office within the hotel.

International cuisine. (Such as: Greek Night, Italian Cuisine and Fish

Accommodation

Main Restaurant.

The hotel has in total 372 rooms. Room Facilities: • Fully air conditioned from 01 June to 30 September • Heating in the beginning of April according to weather conditions • Balcony or Terrace • Hair Dryer • Bathroom with bathtubs - shower combination • Direct dial Telephone • Mini Bar • Satellite TV with international channels & in-house music channel The Rodos Princess is a modern four-star hotel and operates as an Ultra AllInclusive Hotel. It is ideal for couples and families who seek a very friendly atmosphere and a relaxing holiday. Lindos with its famous Acropolis is located at 15 km, the traditional village of Asklipion at 5 km and Rhodes town at 54 km.

Meals MAIN RESTAURANT «DIONYSOS»: All meals are served in a buffet style. Every night, guests have the chance to taste specialties from

specialties) CHILDREN’S RESTAURANT: A separate restaurant for children with a variety of meals such as: 3 appetizers, 3 main courses, salads, dessert, ice cream, etc. During meals a team of our staff especially trained for children’s entertainment supervises the children at the restaurant. POOL TAVERN «VENUS»: All guests have the possibility to have their lunch as well as dinner at the Pool Tavern «VENUS» instead of the BEACH SNACK RESTAURANT «DIOGENIS»: All guests have the possibility to have snacks at the Beach Snack Restaurant «DIOGENIS». This includes: sandwiches, club sandwiches, pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, fruit of the season, etc., drinks such as refreshments, juices, beer, red and white wine, water.

Minibar Mini bar in every room free of charge with beer, mineral water and soft drinks. The mini bar is re-filled every second day. BeachTowels Beach towels are provided free of charge through the reception. Please use the ‘towel’-card given at the reception desk. For further information please contact the reception. Roomservice 24 hour room service

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Princess Andriana Resort & Spa The Brand new 5 Star all Inclusive hotel of H Hotels Collection, Princess Andriana Resort & Spa is situated in Kiotari, in the southern part of the island of Rhodes next to the beach. With modern facilities and state of the art design, the hotel is ideal for both families and couples who seek truly memorable holidays. The famous Lindos with its ancient Acropolis is just 15 km away and Rhodes town 54 km away. The Hotel has a total of 537 rooms which can satisfy every type of guest, plenty of swimming pools both public and private and modern Spa facilities. The rooms are divided into double rooms for single use, double rooms, honeymoon rooms with private pool, family rooms with

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balcony, family rooms with terrace and a sharing pool, junior suites with balcony, junior suites with terrace and a private pool, superior suites and executive suites. The majority of the double rooms, the superior suites and the executive suites are located in the main building. Some of the double rooms, the honeymoon rooms, all the family rooms and the junior suites are in the bungalow-style buildings. Double Rooms feature: Bathtubs/shower, mini bar, WC, safe deposit box, hairdryer, international direct dial phone, A/C Individual, radio and satellite channels, balcony/terrace, flat screen, king size bed, tea and coffee facilities.Honeymoon Rooms feature all the above facilities plus private pool.


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Family Rooms feature all the above facilities plus sliding doors that provide optical separation between parents and children, 2 sofa beds, sharing pool (superior family rooms only), double sinks. Junior Suites feature all the above facilities plus king size bed, bathrobe and slippers, private pool (superior junior suites), pen plan living room, 2 flat screen TVs, double sinks, turndown service. Executive Suites and Superior Suites feature all the above facilities plus bathroom with bubble bath (jacuzzi), king size bed, bathrobe and sleepers, private espresso machine, bath amenities, separate living room (executive suites), open plan living room (superior suites).

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room up to 200 pax, a wellness & beauty spa with fully equipped

All meals are served in buffet style at the main restaurant Medallion.

ner time: 1. A taste of Italy. 2. Traditional Greek Cuisine. A la carte restaurant Moonlight operating only at dinner time and offering Mediterranean cuisine. A Variety of light meals and snacks are served at the all day restaurant and bar which is located close to the main pool. Full buffet with plenty of gastronomic choices can be found in the beach restaurant. The hotel offers an amphitheater for up to 500 people, a conference gymnasium and fitness center, sauna, hamam and jacuzzi.

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Lindos Princess Beach Hotel Lindos Princess Beach Hotel, a premier brand new 4-star resort hotel in the kingdom of the Sun God, on the island of Rhodes, opened its doors on June 29, 2002. The Hotel, which is ideal for leisure and recreation, is set within 140 acres direct at the beautiful, quite sandy beach of Lardos village, 50 km from the city of Rhodes and 5 km from cosmopolitan Lindos. It has in total 575 rooms. Lindos Princess Beach Hotel has an exciting and varied range of dining experience at the main restaurant and at the other 3 «a la carte». With many sports activities, entertainment and much more to offer, the Lindos Princess Beach Hotel gives you an adventure and relaxation you’d rather live.

The comfort you’d rather enjoy Lindos Princess Beach Hotel has in total 575 rooms, all with private balconies or verandas with sea, garden and pools views.

Accommodation: • Total rooms 575

Room Facilities: • Fully air conditioned with individual control / Heating • Balcony or Terrace • Rooms with Connecting Doors • Hair Dryer • Bathroom with bathtubs – shower combination • Direct dial Telephone • Refrigerator - Mini Bar • Satellite TV with international channels & Radio in-house music channels The Luxury Executive Suites, are especially designed to fulfill higher standards of our customers’ needs. Private verandas with sun decks, variable table, living room with couch, fully furnished office room with a separate telephone line, and Internet access. The bedroom is equipped with a king size bed and the bathroom with Jaccuzzi dubble bath.

Conference & Banqueting facilities 1 Meeting room «EYRIDIKI» is capable of accommodating up to 150 people and 1 Conference (multi user) room «CLIO» with natural lighting, full equipment and large terrace for coffee breaks, offers comfortable meeting and banqueting facilities for up to 400 people.

The flavours you’d rather try Restaurants and Bars... Here is an exciting and varied range of dining experience at the Hotel’s Main restaurant and the other 3 «a la carte» restaurants. Theme restaurants by the outdoor swimming pools. The «Spondi» restaurant serves fabulous breakfast for the beginning of the day whilst for Lunch and Dinner a great food items selection in a buffet style, with show cookings is on offer. The 3 «ala carte» theme-restaurants, by the pools offer fusion of glorious Greek and Mediterranean flavours, and also vegetarian cuisine for vegetarians. At the

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Main-bar «Dionysos», the breathtaking panoramic view at the bar veranda with its overlook to the entire Hotel property is a «must» for relaxing moments together with the flavourable exotic cocktails. The «Aegean» Pool Bar is the ideal place for a long cool drink, situated at the pool environment. The «Aeolos» Beach Snack Bar, offers a wide range of snacks and refreshing drinks during a «hot» day, under the shadow of the recently-constructed pergola.

• Tennis: Tarten tennis courts with floodlight.

The adventure and the relaxation you’d rather live Entertainment...

• Health Club: Fully equipped Fitness room with Jacuzzi bubble

A team of professional entertainers organize a variety of activities including: • Morning and Aqua gym • Aerobics • Table tennis • Beach volleyball • Water polo • Children games • Mini disco for children and evening shows. Live music by the Hotel’s band, folklore dancing and professional shows presented at the Amphitheater. Various theme nights with relevant decoration and atmosphere.

Sports facilities In the Hotel:

• Watersports: Pedaloes, Canoes, Water ski, Banana and Ring boat. (Canoe and windsurfing are free of diarge, according to availability and anly with a license) • Swimming Pools: 2 large outdoor pools and one indoor fresh water pool. 2 separate Children paddling pools. • Beach: Beach volleyball. bath, Massage, Sauna and the Turkish bath «Hamam». (with charge) • Others: Mini soccer (5 x 5), basketball. In the area: • Rhodes Golf Course 35 km from the Hotel.

Guest services • Children’s Club, baby cots, highchairs, buggies, children’s menu. (with charge) • Money exchange service • Car and motor rental • Internet Corner (with charge) • Mini Shopping center within the Hotel housing, a variety of shops selling jewelry, leather and opticals. • Super Market • Parking facilities

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Princess Sun Hotel The Princess Sun Hotel is located in Kiotari, South Rhodes, Greece. It is built on a small hill offering excellent sea view and also a splendid pine-tree forest view. The sandy beach of our filial hotel, the Rodos Princess, is located approximately 800 meters from the Princess Sun Hotel. The hotel has in total 214 rooms

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Mastichari, 85302 Kos, Greece • Tel: +30 22420 58900 • Fax: +30 22420 41574 E-mail: neptunehotels@neptune.gr Websites: www.neptune.gr • www.neptuneconference.gr • www.neptunewedding.gr


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Neptune Hotels Resort, Convention Centre & Spa Neptune Hotels Resort, Convention Centre & Spa is a 5-star hotel in the island of Kos. Neptune Hotels is located 8 km away from the international airport of Kos, 18 km from the town of Kos and 5 km from the picturesque village of Mastihari. The complex offers luxurious facilities and first-class accommodation in its main building as well as in the surrounding bungalow units, complimented by the traditional Greek hospitality. Four restaurants, seven bars, four outdoor pools, a modern conference centre, various sports facilities, professional child care, diversified evening entertainment as well as the relaxing ambience of the Neptune Spa reflect the high level of comfort and service at Neptune Hotels. The hotel offers 569 rooms, suites and apartments (one or two bedrooms), all individually styled to create their very own charm

and ambience guarantee ultimate comfort. The magnificent views to the beautifully tended, landscaped gardens and the Aegean Sea from the balconies and terraces will convince you of the exceptional ambience of the resort.

Restaurants Dining is a memorable experience at Neptune Hotels. Neptune’s main restaurant, located in the main building, offers a rich American breakfast buffet and an international dinner buffet of the highest quality. Upon request special health and diet food will be provided. For children, the restaurants offer a special children’s buffet. Enjoy excellent service inside the restaurant as well as on our two spacious terraces. The a la carte restaurant Proteas is the hidden persuasion of the senses - exquisite cuisine, a wide selection of excellent wines, an intimate atmosphere and a fantastic view. The Osteria, an Italian Restaurant, is the ideal place to enjoy fine Italian cuisine close to the beach. In the Taverna we serve traditional Greek delicacies for lunch and dinner, with the authentic ambience of an elegant yet casual environment.

Bars The Palace Bar is located in the lobby offering a variety of drinks for all tastes throughout the day and evening. At the Vienna Bar you can enjoy intimate talks, listen to some good music or just dance. The Apollon Theatre Bar is the meeting point right at the heart of the theatre. A place to enjoy fascinating shows and theatre plays in the evening.

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Odysseus Beach Bar situated above the surf station just a few steps form the sea. This is the place to savour a cocktail, snack, coffee or soft drink. The Troja Beach Bar is designed like a Trojan horse and located close to the Village pool. The perfect relaxation spot to enjoy a snack or a drink with the blue sea as a unique backdrop. Enjoy a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or an exotic cocktail at the Olympic Pool Bar. To satisfy your little cravings, snacks are also available. The Kafenio is the perfect spot to indulge in a traditional coffee, frappe and cake in the authentic setting of a Greek cafe.

ing 6 or 550 participants, the Neptune Conference Centre offers the

Conference Centre

Nestled in the heart of the resort is the Neptune Spa, a peaceful

The modern Conference Centre of Neptune Hotels provides a calm environment for efficient and focused work sessions to create a perfect balance between business and leisure. The Conference Centre’s convention and event facilities comprise three large separate convention rooms and 18 smaller break-out meeting rooms that can be combined to meet your requirements. Whatever type of event you are planning, whether you are host-

appropriate solution and is the ideal venue. Its varied facilities can host small events and meetings, as well as international conventions and product launches for up to 1500 delegates. The technical equipment is state-of-the-art and guarantees an efficient work environment you can rely on. Neptune Hotels is the perfect choice for the organisation of extraordinary, unforgettable and unique events!

Neptune Spa sanctuary of 1.600 m², where you are given the undivided attention you deserve (entrance for guests older than 16 years). In Neptune’s Cosmetic and Massage Area, holistic and innovative treatments are as much for the mind and spirit as they are to treat your face and body. Our dedicated Spa professionals will pamper you with the quality products of Cinq Monde, whether you indulge in a massage, a facial or body treatment or a pedicure.

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Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa

Avra Hotels Collection AVRA Hotels Collection focuses on hands-on execution to continually create added value to your hotel business. Our group of experienced professionals has a proven track record among all segments of the hotel, resort and travel destination industry. We provide personalized hospitality management services, tailored to the individual requirements of each property along with a brand new, user friendly booking engine that enables the customer to directly choose & reserve the required services.

Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa The 5-star Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa is situated on the island of Hippocrates in a privileged seaside location, just 5 km. away from Kos Town. Experience the generous Greek hospitality in one of the 337 rooms

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and suites. Choose your ideal room with a shared or private swimming pool or the private Jacuzzi and relax with your gaze turned to the Aegean Sea, the pool or the colorful landscape of the gardens. Enjoy at our restaurants a feast of Mediterranean flavors and international dishes that satisfy even the most discerning palate. Discover the pleasure of relaxation at our Spa facilities. Indulge yourself in our sauna, indoor pool or hammam and enjoy our massage and body and facial treatments. Numerous sport activities and special facilities, such as the climbing wall, water sports and 5x5 soccer fields, as well as our specially designed space for our little friends offer entertainment and fun to the whole family. Organise your professional or personal event and our professional staff with years of experience will be by your side to offer expertise and advice always based on your desires.

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Anavadia Hotel

Come to discover the unique staying experience at Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa!

Hermes Hotel Welcome to Hermes Hotel, where our customers & sense of hospitality come first. Hermes Hotel, situated on the coastal line of Mirabello bay, in Agios Nikolaos gives you the opportunity to enjoy endless views of the Cretan Sea and swim in its crystal blue waters. Just a heartbeat from the popular city of Agios Nikolaos, it is your ideal starting point to discover the island of Crete. An island rich in history, traditions & breathtaking landscapes. Our aim is to provide the genuine Cretan hospitality, making our guests feel at home and more than that, feel unique. This timeless tradition we cherish & share with you, hoping to make it known to every part of the world. In our 211 rooms and 6 suites, along with every single facility & service we are able to provide we are dedicated in offering you this timeless tradition of hospice and let you carry it to all parts of the world.

Coral Hotel Located on the coastal line of Agios Nikolaos, Coral offers you unlim-

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ited view of the Cretan sea and an easy access to the Blue Flag awarded beach of the town. Our family ran hotel is your ideal choice for an authentic feeling of the Cretan Summer. Meet with us and discuss your choices on outdoor activities, sea sports, romantic getaways, daily excursions or local festivals! The Cretan culture is rich and full of history and we are here for you to help you start your discovery. Our premises offer you comfortable, friendly, clean & relaxing accommodation along with home made Cretan delicacies & a bright smile to start your day. Feel at home!

Anavadia Hotel The Anavadia Hotel is located at one of the most picturesque resorts of Rhodes Island, Kolymbia, only a few kilometers away from Faliraki. It is an elegant place for your vacations, with big and spacious rooms making it a pleasant stay for couples, small families or for vacations with friends seeking peace and quiet. Our hotels rooms are divided in two blocks, one of the blocks is next to the reception and between the two pools that the hotel is providing, the other block of rooms the Relax area is perfect for a vacation to relax with renovated modern rooms.

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Kipriotis Hotels & Kos International Convention Centre Located on the north-east coast of the island of Kos with magnificent views of the Aegean Sea and breathtaking surroundings, the 6 jewels of Kipriotis Company, consisting of 5 luxury hotels and the largest autonomous convention centre in Greece, offer a great hospitality experience that can tempt even the most demanding visitors. Kipriotis Hotels is a family owned company founded in 1984 by George Kipriotis. With business activities including 5 hotel complexes in Kos and 1 in Rhodes as well as Kos International Convention Centre, George Kipriotis was pioneer in the development of the hospitality and tourism industry of the Dodecanese islands in Greece. Kipriotis’ properties on the island consist of two 5***** hotels and three 4**** hotels with a total capacity of 4.000 beds and are found in Psalidi - Kos, all in a radius of 300m from each other. Build next

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to the beach front, all hotels offer modern, functional and spacious accommodation, are privileged with magnificent views of the Aegean Sea and are surrounded by beautifully tended gardens and a wide range of excellent sport and leisure facilities, including entertainment. In addition to the 5 luxury properties on the island of Kos, Kipriotis Company also owns the Kos International Convention Centre, the largest autonomous convention centre in the Mediterranean. Kipriotis Company focused on providing the best proposition with regards to both holiday and business activities and the Kos International Convention Centre with total capacity of 5.500 persons was built in 1999.

Kos International Convention Centre The globally known Kos International Convention Centre is an impres-


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sive 3 level modern building, situated directly adjacent to Kipriotis Village - the biggest hotel of the Kipriotis group - and only a breath away from the remaining 4 Kipriotis Hotels. KICC is one of the most luxurious Convention Centers offering the latest in meeting technology. High standard materials, modern ideas and excellent space design were adopted and applied in order to achieve maximum comfort, prestige and splendor that will make your meeting, conference or convention special! With excellent infrastructure, designed and built with the conference market needs in mind, Kos International Convention Centre (KICC) offers state of the art conference facilities and is justifiably placed on the top of the list as one of the best Convention Centers in the Mediterranean. More specifically Kos International Convention Centre (KICC): • Is the only Convention Centre that can host in the same building and operate at the same time -in parallel- 20 meeting rooms. • Is the only Convention Centre with completely autonomous catering facilities that can cater for more than 2.000 people.

• Is the only Convention Centre supported by accommodation facilities of 1.450 guestrooms next to it. As one of the most important Convention Centers in Greece and abroad, with state of the art infrastructure and more than a decade of experience in the organization and execution of multiple, highly important Meetings and Conferences, we don’t only promise but guarantee the success of any event that really wants to make a difference!

Kipriotis Panorama Conference Facilities In addition to KICC and within a radius of 300m, Kipriotis Hotels has one more convention centre located within Kipriotis Panorama Hotel. This is a luxurious conference venue of 10 meeting rooms/1.500 pax total capacity within a 5 star property. Panorama Conference facilities can be used independently or in cooperation with Kos International Convention Centre in case of big size events. In total, the capacity of both conference centers adds up to 40 meeting and breakout rooms that can host 7.000 delegates. Furthermore KICC provides 3000 m2 of exhibition space.

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Caravia Beach Hotel & Bungalows Discover the art of summer enjoy, swim, relax Situated on an endless horizon, this stunning hotel is idyllically spread on a Blue Flag awarded beach, set in beautiful green gardens with views of breath-taking sunsets. This is the ideal resort for a relaxing holiday filled with sun, to enjoy and remember with those you love! Caravia Beach Hotel & Bungalows is located in the area of Marmari, that is literally in the centre of the island, 20 minutes away from the airport and the city port. This 4 star hotel is situated in 25 hectares of lush green gardens and adjacent to a Natura reserve, it offers contemporary classical elegance in beautifully landscaped gardens, coupled with exquisite food and generous hospitality. Guests can enjoy stylishly decorated rooms, spacious alfresco decks, inviting swimming pools, all this coupled with personalized service and attention to detail. Among amenities provided to our guests, are free of charge WiFi, sun beds and beach towels. The new additions of the ultra-modern 5 star swim-up Junior Suites, dedicated to adults only (16+), swap pure & minimal aesthetics with Greek architectural elements. Situated in close proximity to the main building of Caravia Beach Hotel & Bungalows, the Junior Suites are a cluster of separate townhouses, with a ground floor or first floor option, designed around a shared lagoon style pool that will take you from terrace to pool in seconds. The ambient Máina Gastro Bar, is a new Mediterranean ά la carte restaurant that takes centre stage in the new complex, with a menu designed both for the guests’ wellness & pleasure, including a wide

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range of dishes designed to cover a wide range of dietary preferences. Discover the true taste of summer with the impressive dishes of Máina Gastro Bar made with care from the best, locally sourced ingredients, for a unique gastronomic journey in Greek modern cuisine. In the state of the art relaxing settings of Anassa Spa Wellness Center you can indulge in all kinds of treatments and therapies. Here you will be pampered in a tranquil and soothing setting where you can choose from a selection of beauty and care treatments for your skin, hair and body. The wellness area has a traditional sauna, a calming indoor pool area and a fully equipped state of the art gym. Our young guests will be able to spend endless hours of fun in the new Mini Club area that is complete with a Water Park and new playground. These facilities are dedicated to meet the needs of parents with young children, allowing them the luxury of relaxing, knowing that their children are amused. Even if you have to mix business with pleasure, the fully equipped S. Fanourakis Conference Centre is the ideal venue for small and medium size conferences, and business gatherings. Spend your days sunbathing or swimming on the kilometer long sandy beach or leisurely lounging by the fantastic pools. Here you can choose from numerous indoor and outdoor activities, in the new tennis and basketball courts, which will keep you vigorous and rejuvenated. Restore your well being by strolling in our wonderful gardens and discover a unique palm tree forest situated within the resort. Enjoy the sun, swim in the sea and relax, discovering the art of summer at Caravia Beach Hotel & Bungalows, Marmari - Kos


Discover the art of summer enjoy | swim | relax

Caravia Beach Hotel & Bungalows Marmari - Kos, 85300 Tel: +30 22420 41291 | email: info@caraviabeach.gr www.caraviabeach.gr


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Blue Lagoon Group 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 brand new luxury adults only hotel Blue Lagoon 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,

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junior suites with or without Jacuzzi or private pool and executive 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 weddings 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 international 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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Atlantica Hotels & Resorts Atlantica Hotels & Resorts is a leading company in the hospitality industry, offering Hotels within Cyprus, Greece, & Egypt. Atlantica Hotels & Resorts is an exceptional group of hotels for today’s business and leisure travelers, combining modern and contemporary design, and serving the needs of every customer through a variety of product hotels. Atlantica Hotels & Resorts was established in 1980 with the opening of the first Atlantica Hotel in Limassol, Cyprus. Since then, the Atlantica Group has grown into a hotel chain currently operating 48 hotels across Cyprus, Greece and Egypt. Terms such as personal service and attention to detail have become synonymous with Atlantica. With a wealth of experience and an enviable reputation for quality of service, Atlantica Hotels & Resorts, wherever located, are able to guarantee customer satisfaction and value for money holidays.

Atlantica has set itself apart as an innovator in the hospitality industry by providing standard services that others consider to be added extras. The company’s most important asset, the staff, continues to remain the focus of the development process. The Group’s customer focused approach, is based on attracting, retaining and deepening customer relationships. Customer trust is Atlantica’s most valuable business asset and the foundation for its future growth. Maximizing the value of customer relationship at every Atlantica Hotels & Resort, is essential to the company’s long term success. Atlantica Hotels & Resorts is the only Cypriot Hospitality company, member of the largest tourist Organisation in the world, TUI Group, which operates in Cyprus, Greece and Egypt with 48 hotels.

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Atlantica Porto Bello Hotels A true feeling of warmth and style from the minute you enter Atlantica Porto Bello Hotels are owned by Konstantinos J. Paterakis and sit in a hideaway spot on the southeast coast of Kos, 9km away from Kos Hippocrates International Airport. It’s a peaceful location and ideal for those wanting to switch off. The livelier resort of Kardamena is just 3km away where you will find a full variety of bars, restaurants and shops. Atlantica Porto Bello Royal, is a cosmopolitan 5* All- Inclusive resort which has been carefully designed to allow every holidaymaker the change to unwind within an elegant environment. Built in 2004, the Hotel is made in a modern, Mediterranean design with a total of 400 luxury rooms and suites and stylish interiors. Most of the rooms offer spacious living and surround the twenty- four amazing swimming pools. Double rooms with garden or sea view, swim-up rooms with private pool, royal and junior suites, and maisonettes. All rooms are fully furnished with internet access in all rooms and hotel areas. The hotel offers a magnifi-

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cent spa with a huge indoor pool, hair salon, fully equipped fitness room, tennis and basketball court, beach volley, children’s club, water sports, shops, conference room, full day time and evening entertainment. Focal point for this luxurious hotel is the variety of the dining options from a traditional Greek tavern to Italian and Asian delights and a Gelateria, offering a taste of the intercontinental flavors for the sweet tooth. Atlantica Porto Bello Beach, is a family 4* All- inclusive resort. Build in 1989, the hotel is a real treat for all the family including Aquatica Water park which has been ranked in the top 25 waterparks in Europe. With a total of 305 rooms and a private marina, the large pool takes centre spot at the hotel and there are four different restaurants and three bars to enjoy. And if that’s not enough then there is a variety of day time and evening entertainment, children’s club, a tennis and basketball court, beach volley and watersports, a wonderful spa where you can spend your holiday.


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Kardamena Kos, Gr-85302 T: (+30) 22420 92101-4 E: reservations_porto_bello_royal@atlanticahotels.com W: www.atlanticahotels.com

Kardamena Kos, Gr- 853302 T: (+30) 22420 91217 E: info@aquatica.gr W: www.aquatica.gr

Kardamena Kos, Gr-85302 T: (+30) 22420 91217 E: reservations_porto_bello_beach@atlanticahotels.com W: www.atlanticahotels.com


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Kos Aktis Art Hotel Kos Aktis Art Hotel (former Xenia of Kos) is a luxurious art hotel in the most privileged, historical and commercial location on Kos Island. Including 36 rooms and 6 junior suites, all overlooking the Aegean, Kos Aktis Art Hotel is a city hotel located in the heart of Kos town, offering stunning views in a cozy atmosphere. Minimal decoration, shades of blue in every aspect and details literally filled with wood and glass. All rooms follow the same decorative line, with glass balconies being the highlight of the your stay. In-room facilities include air condition, telephone, mini bar, satellite TV, hairdryer, magnifying mirror, trouser press, safety box, free wireless internet and coffee / tea amenities. Room service is available from 8:00 a.m. to 23.00. The perfect positioning appoints each and every room a breathtaking view of the Aegean. Kos Aktis Art hotel also features a cozy restaurant café bar (H2O),

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a mini gym, a meeting room with a capacity of 10 persons and a 24-hour reception. Our aim is offering a social inclusive hotel. Impeccable quality has always been a priority, while our contemporary ambiance attracts not only individual travelers but also business travelers. H2O restaurant café bar delivers a charming marriage of Greek traditional cuisine with international flavors and offers choices such as gluten free, vegetarian, low calories, low cost, sugar free, suitable for diabetics etc, making Η2Ο a solid option for every guest. The breakfast buffet offered in H2O, is prepared under the specifications of the program «Greek breakfast», of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, which aims to the promotion of Greece’s regional gastronomic wealth. Kos Aktis Art Hotel (and H2O Bar - Restaurant), remains open all year round and has established itself as one of the most popular destinations in the city center.


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Kos Hotel Junior Suites Operating all year round, Kos Hotel Junior Suites has warmly embraced its guests offering pleasant accommodation and genuine Greek hospitality. Being the first privately owned hotel on the island of Kos, Kos Hotel Junior Suites has been a operating since 1967. It is ideally situated in the heart of Kos Island, opposite the Marina of Kos, facing the Aegean Sea and only a few minutes’ walk from Kos town. Kos Hotel Junior Suites features 66 fully equipped rooms / apartments. Kos Hotel Junior Suites includes facilities such as a modern, fully equipped fitness and wellness center (Body ‘n’ Soul Gym & Spa), where guests have the opportunity to rejuvenate their body and mind, from head to toe. Group classes, such as pilates, yoga, tae bo, zumba etc., are also available, almost all year round. The spa therapists are trained to provide complete relaxation, beauty treatments, massage therapies, sauna and Haman services. As for your hands and feet, a nail salon is available to take care of your manicure and pedicure, during your holidays.

Being one of the few hotels in the city center with its own pool, Kos Hotel Junior Suites offers both the sea and pool, right at your feet. A kid’s pool is also available for our little guests, while others may swim, sunbathe or enjoy snacks and refreshments by the pool. The conference room is often used by the global business and scientific community for various events and can responsibly host occasions of all kind, successfully hosting 120 people in a theatrical set up. Kos Hotel Junior Suites offers a 24 hour reception, WiFi access in public areas and sea view rooms - apartments. Room amenities include separate bedroom & living room areas, a fully equipped kitchen, a marble bathroom, hair dryer, air conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi access, safety boxes & ironing facilities. Offering a certified by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels breakfast buffet, Kos Hotel recently joined the program «Greek Breakfast», using Greek products and regional recipes with an aim to highligh Greece’s rich gastronomic wealth.

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Patmos Aktis Suites & Spa Hotel Five star facilities, surrounded by the natural environment of Grikos bay, positioned in the blessed Island of Patmos. Patmos Aktis Suites and Spa Hotel is a 5-star hotel in Patmos Island, situated only a few steps from the one of the most fascinating beaches of Patmos Island, Grikos Bay. Patmos Aktis is a luxurious boutique hotel offering deluxe rooms, maisonettes, lavish suites with private pools, exclusive spa facilities, a spectacular award-winning restaurant (Apocalypsis) and a bar in a unique seafront setting (Theion Bar). Considered perhaps the most ideally located hotel in one of the most significant inter-

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national religious destinations, the sacred island of the Apocalypse, its guests can enjoy a contemporary serene atmosphere, where romance and tranquility prevail. Patmos Aktis Suites and Spa Hotel provides a great bend of contemporary and traditional aspects, inspired by the unspoiled architecture of Patmos Island. Patmos Aktis Suites & Spa is in total alliance with the surrounding physical environment, with each of the 56 rooms and suites positioned only a few steps from the beach. In-room facilities include Wi-Fi, minibar, LCD TV screens both in bedroom and living room, telephone, safety poxes, ironing facilities, amenities, shared or private pool, balconies, sea view.


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The Anasa Wellness & Spa exclusive facilities complete the tranquil ambiance and promise to revitalize your body and soul, offering treatments inspired from the Middle East. Anasa Wellness & Spa facilities are up to date with the latest trends of body treatments and include facilities such as hair salon, spa manicure & pedicure, bio-sauna, hamam, luxury body treatments, hot stones massage, couples’ treatments, variety of massage techniques, fitness room, experience shower, rasul, indoor pool, make-up artists. The awarded with a golden chef’s cap award restaurant «Apocalypsis», offers Greek creative cuisine, using fresh regional ingredients, while successfully combining international tastes with Mediterranean flavors. The breakfast buffet is certified by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and prepared under the specifications of the program «Greek breakfast», using regional products from Greece, with an aim to promote Greek gastronomy. In Theion sea bar, guests and visitors may enjoy the scenic view of Grikos bay, while enjoying

drinks and cocktails in a restful atmosphere, gazing the mysterious rock «Petra» or «Kalikatsou», for locals. In this picturesque scenery, professional event planners provide absolutely tailor-made services, devoting their undivided attention and dedicated assistance to plan any special occasion, in order to ensure that these memorable moments will constitute an unforgettable experience for our guests. Patmos Aktis Suites & Spa conference center is the ideal choice for those who consider organizing or planning business meetings in Patmos. The hotel is appointed with technical equipment, suitable to support all kinds of events, from a corporate incentive of 10 to a high management conference of 200. For any social or cultural event, the qualified personnel will support and assist from the very first step to the farewell of the participants. Our vision is to offer supreme services in an outstanding voyage, adding your vacations the appropriate proportion of quality and tradition.

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Kenshō Boutique Hotel & Suites A unique «design boutique hotel», the multi-awarded hotel Kenshō is a hidden treasure that awaits to be revealed in the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos. With an innovative way, Kenshō combines the Mykonian tradition with the natural wealth of the island through a minimalistic and elegant approach. The authentic designer furniture and high – quality services provided, offer a memorable accommodation experience to guests. The natural stone with the aged wood blends smoothly with the Aegean architecture, recalling memories of tradition. For all the 25 luxurious rooms, 10 suites and 2 villas, attention to detail is a trademark for each room. Sharing the same architectural philosophy, but with a different decorative concept, the 37 “art spaces” tell their own story. Kenshō embraces all your senses through a complete awak-

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ening experience from the moment of your arrival. Guests can enjoy an exceptional gastronomic experience at Kenshō Fine Dining Restaurant located at the roof garden, overlooking at Ornos Bay. The music and signature cocktails at Kenshō Bar come to conclude a beautiful evening. The guests can experience moment of rejuvenation and well-being at the Kenshō Spa area. For absolute relaxation the spa area offers Jacuzzi, Hammam, a variety of massage treatments and spa rituals to choose from, and a fitness area with the latest gym equipment. Kenshō Boutique Hotel & Suites is here to offer a totally new experience to the visitors of Mykonos. Through the simplicity and elegance, Kenshō promises the experience that awakes all the senses.


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