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A N N UA L E D I T I O N F O R W T M 2 013 & CO N F E X 2 014

PANOS LEIVADAS Secretary General Greek National Tourism Organisation

GEORGE A. TSAKIRIS President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

ANDREAS ANDREADIS President of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises

ANDONIS V. CAMBOURAKIS President of the Rodos Hotel Association

OLGA KEFALOGIANNI Minister of Tourism

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Olga Kefalogianni

Minister of Tourism ay by day Greek tourism conquers the posi-

are among the top visitors of the country. They love Greece, they

tion it deserves on the international tourist

are aware of what it has to offer and I reckon that they notice the

map. We carry on with this attempt through

progress Greece is making, which gradually moves beyond the

initiatives, activities and co-coordinated

borders of tourism and extends in other fields as well. WTC is

actions with the various market bodies.

a major tourist event. We are participating as we do every year.

We are focusing on infrastructure, on the qualitative upgrade,

We are in contact with all the tourism-related agents.

on the even higher-standard provision of services and on the

This year, however, there is a difference. We have advanced

development of special forms of tourism.

significantly, we have gained the ground we lost and we are

We highlight the various areas of the country in collaboration with

counting a significant increase in arrivals and revenue. We are

the decentralized administration and we keep in touch with all

certain that Greek tourism is moving on to another era. Today

the big overseas markets, of course. Great Britain has always

we are even more hard-working aiming at the improvement of

been one of the best supporters of Greek tourism. The British

the field and that of the Greek economy.

Panos Leivadas

Secretary General Greek National Tourism Organisation reece is one of the world’s most popular

With caution and thoughtfulness, a necessary strategy for the

tourism destinations and its Brand Identity

years to come is being built. We all have to be pro-active and use

remains among the strongest in the world.

all our strengths and means to add value to the most exposed

Statistics so far, depicting the tourist flow

asset of the Greek Economy, Tourism.

towards Greece, prove that our competitive

GNTO’s participation in WTM 2013, in collaboration with our

advantage, authenticity, is truly invincible.

exceptional co-exhibitors from the Greek tourism private and

Greece’s naturally blessed sceneries, in combination with mod-

public sector, aims to reinforce our reputation to the European

ern tourism infrastructure, attracted millions of tourists in 2013.

and global market and sustain the competitiveness of Greece’s

A lot of “loyal” visitors choose Greece as their holiday destination,

Brand Name. Santorini, celebrating the “Year of Gastrono-

while new friends get enthusiastic and become “repeaters”.

my” and the Region of Attica, will be highlighted in this year’s

The Ministry of Tourism and the Greek National Tourism Orga-

GNTO’s stand.

nization do study all these positive trends that take place in a

As GNTO’s Secretary General, I am committed to the common

volatile economic situation evolving in Europe. Tourism is one

cause and I am honored to be part of a dynamic effort that aims

of the most sensitive sectors, directly correlated with the major

to achieving these goals and upgrade both our Tourism product

social and financial circumstances.

and our Brand Name.

Georgios Tsakiris

President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels 013 was an exceptional year for Greek Tourism.

through several different enriched products, which made their

More than 17 million visitors spent their holidays

stay in the country enjoyable.

in Greece. It is true that our country functioned more

At the same time, our country, in an international tourist envi-

efficiently and consequently it is in a much bet-

ronment of tough competition, offers a particularly upgraded

ter position this year than last year- in terms of

product in terms of services and hotel infrastructure, in an atmo-

tourism- as regards its international image as a

sphere of certainty for the safe and unhindered completion of

tourist attraction. At the same time, everyone in Greece acknowl-

our visitors’ holidays..

edges that tourism is that sector of the economy and an activity

Bearing this in mind, I consider this year to have been an excep-

that can support the national economy and pull the country out

tionally successful tourist year, which creates well-founded hope

of the crisis, which will have a particularly positive effect on the

to all of us for the continuation of a good course in 2014 as well.

tourist product provided.

We expect to be offering our services to even more visitors with

This year Greece offered its visitors significant experiences

the same consistency and steady quality.

Andreas Andreadis

President of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises year ago, our country, then trapped in a dual

4,4%, as far as the tourism GVA is concerned, when the total Greek

pre-election process, was essentially fin-

GVA is increased by 3,9% the same period. Our direct contribution to

ished as part of the Euro zone. The markets

GDP is 8% and if we add the indirect contribution, during 2012, tour-

considered ‘Grexit’ a given fact, the Greek

ism sector contributed to a total 16.5% at GDP and 18.5% to employ-

people looked on in horror, expecting the

ment. Following McKinsey’s “Greece 10 years ahead” report, by

worst, the global community had isolated us, and tourist reserva-

2021, Greece may grow by 59%, adding €49 billion in today’s GVA.

tions had frozen. Riot images were bombarding the international

Tourism sector will contribute with 37% of that growth giving €18

media and Greece had a severe image crisis to deal with. Today,

billion to the total.

the landscape has changed. The 2013 tourism season will appar-

These figures and estimations are making us optimistic that our

ently break all the records reaching 17.5 million international visi-

sector has a great future ahead of us. A future that should have a

tors and € 11.5 billion international receipts.

clear vision and a thorough designed strategy. The key objective

It is a fact that the tourism sector is growing faster than the rest

remains to be able to respond to the necessary levels of safety,

of the Greek economy. According to the World Travel and Tourism

sanitation and services, in order to lay the groundwork for con-

Council, for the last decade we are “traveling” with an increase of

tinuous progress.

Andonis V. Cambourakis

President of the Rodos Hotel Association ear Visitor and Friend,

enced people and professionals in the field, can guarantee that your stay

Greek tourism has its queen and that is Rho-

is going to be truly special and unforgettable.


All this is a really remarkable and economical quality-price relation that

We have been welcoming millions of visitors

makes the beauty and luxury of Rhodes affordable to more and more

from all over the world on this unique island for

friends in the United Kingdom.

many years.

It makes the trip to Rhodes a real opportunity for a unique experience

Our number one visitors are our friends from the United Kingdom and

from every aspect.

they give us the opportunity to give then a warm welcome, to know them in person so well that they call us by our first name. The queen of Greek tourism and the United Kingdom have built a relation-

Dear Visitor and Friend,

ship of trust. Because they all know that their holidays in Rhodes is for us

Visit our island for a unique holiday experience in Rhodes.

a personal bet that we wish to win every year, every single day.

It is going to win your heart.

Every visitor is also a unique friend and we work all year round to make sure

It is going to seduce you. It is going to fascinate you. It is going to capti-

we give him what he desires: the experience of enjoying the queen!

vate you.

The magical scenery, the crystal-blue waters of the Aegean, our rich cul-

It is certain that when the farewell moment comes, you will swear you are

tural heritage, the ultramodern tourist and hotel facilities and the experi-

coming back. The queen is always here, for you!


A N N UA L E D I T I O N F O R W T M 2 013 & CO N F E X 2 014

PANOS LEIVADAS Secretary General Greek National Tourism Organisation

GEORGE A. TSAKIRIS President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

ANDREAS ANDREADIS President of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises

ANDONIS V. CAMBOURAKIS President of the Rodos Hotel Association

OLGA KEFALOGIANNI Minister of Tourism

Live the wedding of your dreams in Rodos



MONEY & TOURISM Annual Edition W.T.M. 2013 & CONFEX 2014 Owner: KAPA SIGMA DELTA S.A. Editor: Konstantinos Deriziotis Marketing: Nicolaos Deriziotis Art Director: Maria Papamavroudis Headquarters Athens: 8, Sitias Str. & Messologiou Str., 144 51 Metamorfosi, Tel: +30 210 211 76 76,

Olga Kefalogianni

Eleftheria Ftaklaki

Minister of Tourism

Deputy Governor of South Aegean Region

Panos Leivadas Secretary General Greek National Tourism Organisation

Spyridon Spyrou Regional Governor of the Ionian Islands

Fax: +30 210 211 76 77,

Georgios Tsakiris



President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

Attica Crete Ionian Islands Northern Greece Peloponnisos South Aegean

e-mail: sec@ksd.gr

Andreas Andreadis

Salonica Offices:

President of the Association of Greek Tourism

36, Al. Fleming, 546 42 Salonica,


Tel.-Fax: +30 2310 83 35 18 Director: Elen Makridou

Andonis V. Cambourakis President of the Rodos Hotel Association


10 years!!! This year’s WTM is a vindication for all the agents of Greek tourism who tried and achieved Greece’s grand comeback - despite the exceptionally unfavorable conditions - as one of the “elite” international tourist destinations. Tourist travelers, among whom the British dominated, honored Greece in 2013 with their preference and therefore decisively contributed to the recovery of Greek tourism. Greek hotel owners outdid themselves by offering particularly highstandard services and unique hospitality to our special guests. 2014 is going to be even better. There are going to be even better services and more unique experiences. Because Greece has been a unique experience since the beginning of time. On the other hand, it has already been 10 years since the first special edition of MONEY & TOURISM for World Travel Market. Ten creative years with ongoing efforts, concerns, sorrows and joys. Our course has been perfectly parallel to that of Greek tourism. We are celebrating our 10th birthday in favorable timing and this is very important. We are expecting you in 2014 for some unforgettable holidays in Greece. You are more than welcome.




acy shores, seas clean as a whis-

Acropolis, one of the most glorious monu-

of the most ancient Byzantine monuments

tle, scenic beaches, natural coves

ments of the world and Parthenon, with its

of Athens. The museums of the city are full

and voes, forests and

marvelous Caryatides. It continues to the

of the archaeological treasure of Athens,

plains, holy rocks with

archaeological site of Pnika, where Eccle-

such as the museum of Acropolis, one

a great historical past. These and a lot more

sia convened, one of the first democratic

of the best museums in the world, in the

compose the image of the Attica land. The

corps in the world, to the Agora (Athens’s

National Archaeological Museum, in the

landscape alternations, the modern sub-

Ancient Market), with the impressive Tem-

Museum of Byzantine Art etc.

structures and the potential of alterna-

ple of Hephaestus and the Stoa of Attalos,

The Parliament is also impressive at the

tive activities are the advantages of Attica

to the Theatre of Herodes Atticus, which

Syntagma Square, but all visitors are

as a tourist destination. These important

is now used as a spectacular venue and

attracted by the change of guard in the

advantages have styled fairly Attica as the

finally to the Cemetery Keramikos.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, beneath

“Greek Riviera”. Athens, capital of Attica

The city of Athens is a hypaethral muse-

the Parliament. Downtown, the historical

and since 1834 capital of Greece, is a city

um, given that in every place of the city the

triangle with the old neighbors of Plaka,

with thousands of aspects.

archaeological excavations have discov-

Thisio, Psiri, the open-air market of Mona-

Athens is the birthplace of civilisation and

ered finds from every period. Finds from

stiraki and the archaeological sites, attracts

it gives each visitor the opportunity to trav-

the Byzantine period were found in the city,

hundreds of visitors each day.

el into time. The magic travel with desti-

as well as in the wider area.

At the Syntagma Square, where the main

nation past begins from the holy rock of

More specifically, in Plaka there are some

station of metro is situated, one can find

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the “heart” of the trade in life of the city,

of the 2nd century in Pasalimani and the

of Kifisia, Ekali, Nea Erithrea and Drosia,

which extends to Kolonaki, one of the most

Public Theatre is also impressive. It’s a

are green and some of the most benefited

famous areas Of Athens filled with trade

neo-classical building in the centre of the

areas of Attica, as Penteli and Parnitha.

life, nightlife and culture.

town. The region of Attica is divided in the

South Attica, with the beautiful beaches

Piraeus is half an hour away from the

East, West, North and South. In the East

is one of the most expensive areas of the

centre of Athens, the first port of Greece.

coast, the seaside areas of Vravrona and

region Especially, Varkiza, Voula, Vouliag-

Piraeus is a city that has nothing to be jeal-

Porto Rafti attract hundreds of visitors dur-

meni, Kavouri and Glyfada are consid-

ous of Athens. It is famous for its ouzeri

ing the summer time, as well as Rafina,

ered as the top suburban areas. Sounio,

restaurants and its fish taverns next to the

the second important port of Attica. Also,

with the Temple of Poseidon, which is one

sea, in the areas of Mikrolimano, Freatida

Oropos is a famous resort area.

of the most beautiful temples of antiq-

and Piraiki.

West Attica, which extends from the shores

uity, the amazing sunset and the clean

The archaeological treasure of the city is

of Saronic Bay to the Corinthian Gulf, it has

sea, is a famous resort area. The islands

inexhaustible. One of the most remarkable

beautiful villages with clean beaches. Agioi

of Argosaronic Bay are included in the

monuments is the mark of the ancient cir-

Theodori, Kineta, Alepohori, Porto Germeno

region of Attica, very close from Athens. In

cumvallation at the marina of Zeas, one of

are some of these villages.

the cosmopolitan Spetses, Hydra, Poros,

the biggest marines of the Mediterranean

North Attica extends to the roots of the

Salamina, Aigina, Agistri, Methana one

today and along the shores of Piraiki. Fur-

mountains Parnitha and Penteli, which are

can enjoy weekend journeys and sallies

thermore, the finds of an ancient theatre

remarkable “lungs” of oxygen. The areas

with boats.

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he Arion, A Luxury Col-

after their restoration, for both their old fans

out amongst Athenian fashionistas and visit-

lection Resort & Spa exhales

as well as the new guests who can’t wait to

ing celebs. Located in the Astir Palace com-

the prestige of the classical

discover them. Each of the 58 fully renovated

plex, our hotel honors a 40-year tradition of

style in combination with the

Arion Resort & Spa bungalows will stun you.

five-star hospitality and superior service.

charm of the contemporary

Enjoy your stay in a luxurious room featuring

This prime location in the heart of the Athe-


breathtaking views and exceptional ameni-

nian Riviera is just 25 kilometers from the

These two dominant elements, the classic

ties at every turn. Sunbathe by your bunga-

international airport and cosmopolitan city

and the modern, are harmonically combined,

low’s private swimming pool and relax with

center of Athens.

exalting it into Attica’s foremost exclusive

your favorite drink on your veranda facing

There you can enjoy all the privileges and

hotel. So what an exclusive hotel is with all

the endless blue. Athens has today its own

services of a modern city while exploring its

these famous people choosing Arion for

Matsuhisa restaurant which opens new tasty

cultural heritage at the Acropolis, Olympic

their stay.

horizons, offering an experience of high gas-

Stadium, and more.The hotel is also conve-

Arion Resort & Spa is the perfect base to

tronomic delight.

nient to the exclusive shopping district and

combine soaking up the sun with soaking

The hip restaurant Matsihisa Athens has

elite shopping spot of Glyfada. Additional

up ancient Greek culture. Sandy beaches,

brought quiet power of Japanese culture

nearby excursions and attractions include

pine tree-covered hills and the clear blue

and the calm of fusion philosophy to the

archaeological temples, Cape Sounio, and

waters of the sea also provide the perfect

gastronomic map of Athens. Matsuhisa is

atmospheric landscapes. If you take a drive

shooting locales and create unique indig-

staging its first year anniversary and what

along the beautiful coastline road of Posido-

enous experiences for the guests.

better to celebrate with the expecting of one

nos, you will pass by the beautiful beaches of

The famous bungalows of Arion Resort & Spa

Michelin star award. The peaceful surround-

Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza.

which always constituted a classical attrac-

ings, coupled with the famous restaurants

Begin an enchanting journey at Arion Resort

tion have in store some wonderful surprises

make Arion Resort & Spa a favourite hang-

& Spa.

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n ultra-modern star,

vate gazebos by the Olympic-sized pool, and

The Westin Athens

other unique facilities and amenities set us

captures the beauty

apart. After its recent complete refurbish-

of an elegant sea-

ment, the hotel today is the favourite spot

side resort. Built

of meeting planners.

rock, this impres-

Heaven is here and has created a unique

sive setting provides a unique landscape.

view, offering the ultimate sense of hospi-

Contemporary lines dominate the interiors

tality. It is an ideal choice throughout the

accented by modern artwork and minimal

year, with services that will please even


the most demanding, balancing between

Spacious guest rooms and suites enjoy

relaxation and elevated vibes.

enchanting views of the Saronic Gulf. Our

The hotel is located at the Astir Palace Resort,

resort is also a world-class business ven-

which is located in the elite area of Athens

ue, made possible by our new concept of

Riviera, Vouliagmeni. This prime location is

service and conference center with state-

just 25 kilometers from the international air-

of-the-art technology.

port and cosmopolitan city center of Athens.

A wide range of exceptional services and

There you can enjoy all the privileges and

facilities are available for both leisure and

services of a modern city while exploring

business travellers. Atmospheric sea view

its cultural heritage at the Acropolis, Olym-

lounges, trendy bars and verandas, fusion

pic Stadium, and more.

and Mediterranean cuisine restaurants, pri-

Find renewal at The Westin Athens at - the

into the

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ultimate destination in the Mediterranean.

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he Crowne Plaza Hotel is located in the heart of Athens Crowne Plaza Hotel Athens in Athens center offers visitors high quality services. Now, after its latest renovation, the hotel satisfies the strict safety specifications of the Crowne Plaza hotel chain. A true jewel for the city of Athens, the Crowne Plaza is the ideal place for business or leisure travelers. For all those seeking for a stylish lodging and impeccable services, Crowne Plaza is the place to be. A sense of elegance and comfort characterizes the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The 193 rooms and suites offer all modern comforts in a stylish and classy ambience. All rooms are spacious, while their furnishing is a mixture of classic and contemporary style in order to make guests feel at home. The Crowne Plaza Hotel also features a fully-equipped, 150 sq. m gym with a sauna, state-of-the-art exercise machines, and a massage area, restaurants and bars located in the main entrance of the hotel, as well as the roof garden offering a view of Lycabettus

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Hill, an open-air swimming pool in the area of the roof garden, (both the swimming pool and the roof garden will operate from July 2008), toilets for persons with kinetic difficulties, and an underground parking area with a capacity of 150 cars. There is also the special VIP Club floor, which has a lounge where you can have your breakfast in a private area with a Lycabettus Hill view, or relax during the day while enjoying beverages and mixed nuts. Guests that stay on the VIP Club floor are provided with immediate check-in. The hotel offers all sort of services, such as 24-hr room service, cable or wireless internet access in all areas of the hotel, 30 minutes free internet access every day for all guests, wireless printing in the business center, and electronic information boards posting details about the events taking place at the hotel, are available. Sound-proofing, emergency exits, exterior safety stairs, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and sprinklers are located in all the hotel areas. Finally, the hotel is installed with a smart building management system, which controls all the sub-systems electronically via 1156 sensors that are placed

throughout the hotel. At the Crowne Plaza Athens restaurant you will have the chance to relax trying new recipes. Visit the spacious and elegantly designed restaurant, with the comfortable seats and the warm colourings and try some of its unique tastes. The restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s buffet offers a great variety of appetizers, salads, as and warm and cold dishes that satisfy all gastronomic demands. The hotel staff is always at your disposal offering an impeccable service. The ultramodern facilities of Crowne Plaza Athens hotel appeal to business travelers and their needs. The hotel has 14 meeting rooms most of which have natural light - with a capacity of 1000 persons and state-of-the-art equipment such as a DVD player, a main console for microphones, an amplifier, a matrix, an electronic stand where the remaining speaking time is written, an electronic sign where the name and logo of the business holding the event is posted, screens that are lowered electronically from the ceiling, as well as portable screens when needed. All conference rooms are made of environmentally-friendly wood and do not require skirting in order to organized events.

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lyfada, Athens, 1967.

ally upgrades and modernizes its 92 rooms

welcoming, cosmopolitan air that is at the

The Congo Palace

is ever apparent within the embrace of the

very core of this hospitable hotel.

opens its welcoming

Congo Palace. Surrender to the calming,

The hotel is just 15 kms from the center of

doors and embarks

one-of-a-kind atmosphere of each room

Athens, 19 kms from Eleftherios Venizelos

on a magical jour-

and enjoy everything it has to offer.

International Airport and 18 kms from the

ney along the «Greek

Bright, well-laid out, spacious, equipped with

port of Pireaus, which are accessible by

Riviera», lively, contemporary, upbeat. The

all the comforts one would expect of a hotel

taxi, bus or the more «eco-friendly» elec-

hotel instantly attracts personalities from

of its category, the rooms reflect the warm,

tric tram.

the international political, art and sports scene, quickly becoming synonymous with finesse in an atmosphere of unparalleled Greek hospitality. In the decades that followed, the Congo Palace Athens, with its strategic location just steps from the dazzling blue of the Saronic Gulf and easy access to the busy heart of the capital, maintains the graciousness of its era within its modern, tastefully renovated spaces that exude warmth and professionalism in an inimitable manner. The glamour of a 4-star hotel that continu-

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The Suite

the special Gustino menu for an enjoyable

business trip, the Novotel

The Novotel suite is a large and well designed

meal. Opening hours: 06:00-24:00

Athèns is designed for nat-

room providing two separate spaces: one as

ural living. This 4 star hotel

a bedroom and one as a living room with a

Clair de Lune

in the centre of Athens is close to

sofa convertible into a bed, a bathroom with

Under the stars. share unforgetable moments

or a family holiday or a

Omonia Square, Larissis station

separate toilet, two flat screen TV’s, mini bar,

on the roof top, around the pool, enjoying

and the National Museum and features

tea & coffee facility, a safe and Wi-Fi inter-

International cuisine. Breathtaking view

spacious, ergonomic rooms for your comfort

net access. Worldwide extensive experi-

to Acropolis and Lycabetus hill. Open Only

and wellbeing. Get down to business with

ence and expertise count: Novotel Athènes

During Summer Season. Opening hours:

internet access and meeting rooms. Relax

has both. The spacious and well equipped


in our modern, open plan bar and restaurant

meeting rooms offer a professional point of

with well balanced Mediterranean cuisine or

view to your meetings, from 10 to 800 per-

NOVagora Bar

at the rooftop bar and restaurant beside the

sons. From breakfast to lunch, dinner or a

Enjoy coffees, drinks and snacks in a mod-

pool. Free onsite parking. Spacious, contem-

tasty little snack, Novotel Athènes provides

ern open space area. “Happy Hour” every

porary in design, and adaptable, the Nova-

a well balanced menu from the à la carte

day from 17:00 to 19:00. Opening hours:

tion room is truly a place for living, perfect

service. Enjoy a relaxing meal in a friendly,


for all your needs.

stylish atmosphere.

The Novation Room


A spacious and modern room with a double

Meditarranean style, healthy and balanced

The ideal scenario for your day in summer. At

bed, sofa convertible into a bed, working area,

cuisine with the creative touch of our Chef.

night relax and lay back into our sofas. Soft

flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi internet connec-

Open Show Kitchen within a modern, spa-

lights, music, cocktails and snacks under

tion, hair dryer, safe and tea/coffee facility.

cious and comfortable environment beside

the stars, with a panoramic view of Athens.

Up to 2 adults and 2 children.

our garden. Our little friends may discover

Opening hours: 09:00-01:00

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Pool Bar Swimming, sunbed, snacks, coffee, drinks.

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based on the exceptional and the exem-

restaurant and Mediterranean style cuisine


plary: luxuriously fitted spaces, first-class

at â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mesoghaiaâ&#x20AC;? restaurant. Panoramic bar

hours: 24 hours

cuisine tailored to your specifications, and

and library bar. 9 meeting rooms for up


dedicated staff.

to 700 people. Fitness centre with indoor

KARAVI: Located on the 9th floor, the Kar-

Business Services in the hotel (Extra

swimming pool.


charge may apply):i8*'*8JSFMFTT*OUFS-



gettable gourmet dishes. Live Piano.


Room(s): 345, Non-smoking rooms: 154




located on the ground floor. Mediterranean



and International specialities are offered



throughout the day.




Conference Facilities



22 Money & Tourism

Business Services in the room (Extra charge may apply): i)JHITQFFEUSBOTNJTTJPOMJOFi3+1MVHi3+1MVH

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he Hotel Grande Bretagne

beauty and wellness treatments.

ed suites, while butlers and staff provide

is a luxurious reflection of

The Hotel Grande Bretagne offers the

unsurpassed service.

Greek hospitality.

best location in Athens with spectacular

All rooms and suites offer the finest

The Grande Bretagne repre-

views to Acropolis and sets a spectac-

appointments: beds are cocoon of pure

sents the essence of hospi-

ular example in the international hotel

comfort with multiple pillows and cloud

tality in Greece for more than

business, offering pure luxury in service

soft douvets, plush bathrobes and slip-

130 years. Since it reopening in 2003, the

and living.

pers the wall-to-wall marble bathrooms

promises of defined excellence have even

This prestigious hotel, reflecting Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

are well designed with fog resistant mir-

been exceeded.

finest history and hospitality, is a per-

rors, quality amenities and lighted mag-

The Hotel was proud to be again host to

fect asset to the legendary hotels of The

nifying mirrors.

the world of sports on the occasion of

Luxury Collection brand within Starwood

All rooms are equipped with cable tele-

the Olympic Games that took place in the

Hotels & Resorts.

vision, voice mail, high-speed internet,

country of origin in 2004.

The Grande Bretagne has reached a new

minibar and wood-paneled wordrobes

For all guests the Hotel Grande Bretagne

era of defined excellence. Your stay with

with in-room safes Precious fabrics, fine

offers a special treat with the impressive

us shall be crowned by every conceiv-

furnishings, and the latest high tech facili-

SPA area, designed to relax and refresh

able amenity and impeccable service.

ties, carefully combined to preserve a

body and spirit. Discerning Travelers from

Luxurious fabrics and restored antiques

perfect harmony.

all over the world are invited to revitalize

personalize our 321 rooms and suites, all

Since its reopening following a radical

their energy in elegant Recreation Areas,

newly renovated.

renovation, the Grande Bretagne proved

dive into the freshness of the indoor and

Distinctly refined residential elegance is

the most popular city hot spot for recep-

outdoor pool or indulge in a wide range of

reflected in each of the 59 well appoint-

tions and meetings of every flavour.

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Money & Tourism 23



n the heart of the old town of Athens

of the ancient district of Plaka.

during office hours. Finally, the hotel offers

and under the shadow of the Acropo-

All rooms have electronic lock, air-condi-

a new modern underground garage with

lis, the Electra Palace hotel unique-

tioning, mini-bar, sound proof windows,

approximately 120 parking spaces.

ly combines the aristocratically and

electronic safe box (lap top size), direct dial

The Electra Palace Hotel is the ideal venue

traditional architecture of Plaka, with

phone in the bedroom and in the bathroom,

foe a successful social or business event.

the luxury of the unique facilities and

data port for internet connection, satellite

Three naturally lit function rooms, “Alkioni”,

services offered by affine star hotel. Addi-

TV with “pay-movie” system, night light,

“Electra” and “Lefkothea” and a specious .

tionally, its ideal location, just three minutes

emergency light connected

walking from Syntagma Square, the Par-

to a power generator, magni-

liament and the business and commercial

fying mirror in the bathroom,

district, is an ideal choice for all travelers.

hair dryer, bath robes, sleep-

The Electra Palace is located 35Km. from

ers and smoke detector. The

“Eleftherios Venizelos” airport of Athens

superior rooms have balco-

and 10 Km. from Piraeus port.

nies with Acropolis view whist

Recently the Electra Palace has been com-

the suites have Jacuzzi bath-

pletely re-constructed, expanded and outfit

tubs and separate showers.

with the most contemporary equipments of

There are three non-smoking

the 21st century. The decoration of the 131

floors, 24 hour room service,

guestrooms, 9 junior suites and 10 suites

laundry and dry cleaning ser-

is classic, in order to match with the clas-

vice on regular and express

sical façade of the hotel and the character

basis and secretarial service

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Holiday Inn Athens is located close to the airport in Attica Avenue Highway, the new rapidly developing business district of Athens. Our hotel is easily accessible from the Athens International Airport and the National Highway, and just a breath away from the suburban railway and the major exhibition centers in Athens. Holiday Inn Athens is undoubtedly the best option for both corporate and leisure travelers when it comes to hotels near Athens Airport. Indeed the Holiday Inn Athens Hotel is one of the most popular hotels in Greece ideal not only for tourists and corporate travellers but also for sports teams, as it is just 10 minutes away from the airport and no more than 12 minutes from the Olympic Athletic Centre of Athens (OAKA). Holiday Inn Athens Hotel offers accommodation in rooms and suites which are created with respect and care to our discerning guests and aiming at satisfying as many of their needs as possible. All the rooms and suites are elegantly furnished and are decorated in shades of blue and brown guaranteeing sheer comfort and a restful stay. The hotel is ideal for tourists,

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executives and athletes. Holiday Inn Athens Hotel is one of the most popular hotels near Athens Airport, where you will discover an intoxicating environment ideal for business and leisure travellers in Athens with a plethora of distinctive amenities and services living up to your expectations. Facilities & SerWJDFTi'SFFUSBOTGFSGSPNUPUIF"UIFOT "JSQPSUi3FBMUJNFGMJHIUJOGPSNBUJPOTDSFFO i#VTJOFTTDFOUFSi$PNQMJNFOUBSZJOUFSOFU access at the business centre for 30 minVUFT GPSHVFTUTPOMZ i$PNQMJNFOUBSZVTF PGUIFHZNBOEUIFTBVOB GPSHVFTUTPOMZ i Complimentary use of the indoor pool and UIFKBDV[[J GPSHVFTUTPOMZ i3PPNTFSWJDF i$PODJFSHFTFSWJDFi&YDIBOHFTFSWJDFi .BTTBHFTFSWJDF VQPOSFRVFTUi(JGUTIPQi $PNQMJNFOUBSZQBSLJOHTQBDFiDPOGFSFODF halls, 5 of which are naturally lit, accommoEBUJPOVQUPQFPQMFi3VCZ3FTUBVSBOUi (PMEFO#BSi"5. 3VCZ3FTUBVSBOUJTBEJTDFSOJOH"UIFOTIPUFM restaurant for unique gastronomic delights. The restaurant serves American buffet breakfast from 05:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. weekdays and from 07:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at weekends. The welcoming and relaxing setting of the restaurant is all lit up with rejuvenating natural day light. Sample a great array of delights in an enriched menu ideal for sumptuous meals

from 13:00 p.m. to 00:00 p.m. in one of the most discerning Athens Greece restaurants. (PMEFO#BSJTBOFMFHBOU"UIFOTIPUFMCBSUP decompress and relax after a long day. The bar is open from 09:00 in the morning until 01:00 at night and lately has turned into a meeting spot for celebrities and corporate executives looking for a relaxing setting for their business appointments. The wide array of drink labels, the helpful and knowledgeable staff are only a few of the many things that makes (PMEFO#BSUIFPQUJNVNDIPJDFGPSDPSQPSBUF meetings and moments of unwinding among other bars in Athens. Our long time experience and personal attention combined with our fully functional conference halls featuring state-of-the-art equipment are the hallmarks for successful conferences, corporate and scientific events in an established conference hotel near to the Athens International Airport Greece. Our hotel stands out among Athens conference hotels in Greece thanks to its elegant naturally lit conference halls installed with seats of ergonomic design and cutting edge technology equipment. The Holiday Inn Athens hotel is the ideal setting to hold a conference, comprises a popular conference hotel near Athens Airport Greece, and is definitely the perfect meeting spot for business executives.

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1966 Mr Th. Vassilakis signs an associated

1999 AUTOHELLAS becomes a public company

the largest Rent a Car

contract with Hertz International, to operatel

and its shares are listed on the Main Market

company in Greece,

in Crete. The initial fleet of cars consists of 6

of the Athens Stock Exchange.

according to its

Volkswagen Beetle. The company TH. VASSI-

2001 Hertz receives for fifth consecutive time

LAKIS SA is established.

the award for the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best car rental com-

and the size of the

1972 The Company expands its presence also


fleet of vehicles it manages. Furthermore, it is

in Rhodes. The fleet of the company sums up


the biggest national franchisee of Hertz Inter-

to 300 cars.

LTD in Bulgaria, the local Hertz franchisee

national in Europe. AUTOHELLAS S.A (HERTZ)

1974 Mr Th. Vassilakis takes over Hertz Hellas,

and importers/distributor of SEAT and AUDI

operates in Greece for more than 44 years.

a subsidiary of Hertz International, renames it

in Bulgaria.

Since 1978 until today, it constantly holds first

AUTOHELLAS S.A and assumes representa-

2005 AUTOHELLAS takes over the Hertz fran-

place in the car hire field. Hertz - AutoHellas

tion of Hertz all over Greece.

chise in Cyprus.

was awarded for two consecutive years, 1998

1983 AUTOHELLAS is awarded the Europe-

2007 AUTOHELLAS establishes Autotechni-

and 1999, by the travel industry as the best

an Highest Overall Standards Cup by Hertz

ca Fleet Services SRL in Romania. The new

rent a car company in Greece for high stan-


company will use the Hertz brand for Oper-

dard services rendered (TTG Award). In 2011,

1986 AUTOHELLAS is awarded for the second

ating Leasing.

Hertz fleet reached over 23,000 cars of event

time the European Highest Overall Standards

2010 AUTOHELLAS establishes Autotechnica

type, operated by 115 locations all over Greece,

Cup by Hertz Europe.

Serbia D.O.O., a Hertz franchisee for the coun-

21 of which are located in airports.

1989 Hertz introduces the concept of Fleet

try of Serbia. The company is operating in both

Management (long term hire and fleet man-

Rent a Car and Operating Leasing sectors.

agement) in Greece to better meet corpo-

2011 AUTOHELLAS establishes Autotech-

The following dates are important landmarks

rate needs.

nica Montenegro D.O.O., a Hertz franchisee

in the history of AUTOHELLAS:

1998 Renewal of the franchise agreement

for the country of Montenegro. The company

1962 The Company Hertz Hellas was estab-

with Hertz Corporation for a period of 26 years

is operating in both Rent a Car and Operating

lished by Hertz American Express Ltd.

until 31/12/2023.

Leasing sectors.

financial capacity

Short History

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Greece Dodecanese - Cyclades, pearls scattered on the azure of the Mediterranean! If you happen to sail the islands of the South Aegean, do you expect to meet the mythical mermaid that is said to plough the crystal clear waters asking if you have met her brother, Alexander the Great? For the waters of the Greek Polynesia, are the jewel of the Mediterranean in all its glory. Cyclades and Dodecanese are a perfect mix of taste and pleasure. You can sift through their ingredients, not to declare which one is the more delicious but to crave more of their mouth-watering delights. With over 150 islands and islets and more than 5000 kilometres of coastline, beaches and whitewashed churches, the south Aegean is paradise for those who seek it. We have a great number of Coves, bays and harbours, for you to Explore, a true cosmopolitan life. Every island, a different choice and only one life to live it. So much to see, so short a life ....waste no time in getting there. Utopia exists!



he South Aegean region is

des as one of the top Greek tourist destina-

is located in Thirasia, a neighbor island.

one of the thirteen admin-

tions. Santorini, Myconos, Syros, Andros,

Capital of Santorini, built with unique way in

istrative regions of Greece.

Tinos, Dilos, Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Irak-

the rocks is Thira, where it is worth visiting

Administration includes the

lia, Sxinousa, Koufonisia, Keros, Antikeros,

the archaeological museum, the museum

prefectures of Cyclades and Dodecanese.

Daskalio, Donousa, Amorgos, Folegandros,

of the pre-historic Thira, with plant fossils,

Sikinos, Ios, Anafi, Kea (or Jia), Kithnos,

the Belonio cultural Centre, with important


Kimolos, Milos, Serifos, Sifnos and lots of

scripts and historical books. The view of the

Some dots in the Greek map, other small and

other small islands, in the centre of Aegean

volcano from Kaldera is cut breathing and

other big, but very important for the civili-

Pelagos offer a unique experience of vaca-

the view of the island from Imerovigli is also

sation and history, but also for the tourist

tions for all tastes.

spectacular, while seeing the traditional

development of the country, Cyclades, are

Santorini is one of the most popular islands

dorps with the distinguishable houses.

located for many decades in the centre of

not only in national level, but also in Euro-

One of the islands, a symbol of the interna-

interest and they are a vacation destination

pean one. In 2001, the readers of the maga-

tional jet set is Myconos, which attracts hun-

for many Greek and foreign tourists.

zine: “Travel and Leisure”, which is circulat-

dreds of visitors every year. It is known for

The Cycladic cultural treasure, one of the

ed worldwide, asset of American Express,

its nightlife and entertainment that provides.

most ancient Mediterranean civilisation, the

elected Santorini as the most popular island

However, Myconos is not only that. There, it

rare geomorphologic site, that consists of

in Europe. As the ship closes, the visitor

is worth visiting the church of Paraportiani

rocky hills, the ”naked” mountains, the gold-

is amazed from the white houses and the

and of course, the ”Little Venice”. Famous

en beaches and the amazing seashores of

sheer rocks, as they look like they come out

beaches are Paradise and Super Paradise,

the 56 islands (Cyclades), the gastronomy.

from the frothy waves. The history of the

where crazy parties take place and they last

The tradition in combination with the devel-

island is connected with the history of the

even for 24 hours. For more quiet places,

oped, in some of the islands, hotel and tour-

volcano, whereas its name was given from

the beaches of Agios Stefanos and Agios

ist substructure, have discriminated Cycla-

the church of Agia Irini (Saint Irene), which

Giannis of Elia are proposed.

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Syros is the capital and the administrative centre of Cyclades. It met growth, especially

events etc. take place

island of the Dodecanese is Rhodes. One of the most popular islands is Kos, or

at the end of 18th and ion the beginning of


the 19th century. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lady of Cycladesâ&#x20AC;? as

Quite islands, far away from tourism reality,

the third largest island of the Dodecanese

it named with the well-preserved mansion-

they still preserve traditions and folkways,

complex, featuring long beaches, crystal

houses, roads paved with slabs, picturesque

while at the same time they are cosmopoli-

seawaters and luxuriant vegetation. The

villages and crystal waters impress the

tan with a European air. The Dodecanese.

capital and the main port is the city of Kos,

visitors at once.

Rhodes, Kos, Astipalea, Karpathos, Kalim-

which was rebuild after the catastrophic

Capital of the island and the first trade port

nos, Kasos, Kastelorizo, Lipsi, Leros, Nisiros,

earthquake of 1933 from the Italian con-

of the country during the last century is Her-

Patmos, Simi, Tilos, Halki. They are simply

querors. The entire archaeological sites,

moupoli. The European essence of the city is

dots in the Greek map. An island complex,

which are spread in the city fill with awe

spared everywhere, with the neo-classical

so same and at the same time so different,

every visitor. As the ship moves closer to

buildings and the renovated mansion- build-

which looks like it is between two worlds,

the port, the Venetian castle and the ruins

ings, which however, come to a harmony

the world of primeval nature and the other

of the market along the port can amaze the

with the white houses with the blue doors

one of nightlife.

visitors. Also, the platan of Ipokratis and the

and windows. In Hermoupoli, one should

The Dodecanese offer visitors non-stop

Turkish mosques are some of the sites of

visit the public theatre Apollo, miniature of

experiences and it is certain that they will not

the island. The city of Kos is a modern city,

the opera house in Milan and the church of

be bored, not even for a moment. The scen-

with vivid nightlife, which is at a peak during

Agios Nikolaos the rich with the two church

ery is rough and steep in some places, but

summer time. There are a lot of magnificent

towers. Hermoupoli provides a lot of enter-

peaceful in others. Sandy beaches follow the

beaches. For example, in Kardamena the

tainment and leisure facilities. Apart from

rocky beaches with the deserted coves and

bathers will enjoy the sun and the sea, as

the casino and the nightclubs, during the

the steep mountains are the most appro-

well as in Mastihari, Tigaki, Marmari and

year theatrical and cinema shows, cultural

priate places for hiking. The most famous

somewhere else.

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in other words the island of Ipokratis. It is

Money & Tourism 29



indos Princess Beach Hotel, a pre-

The comfort youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather enjoy

a separate telephone line, and Internet

mier brand new 4-star resort hotel in

Lindos Princess Beach Hotel has in total 416

access. The bedroom is equipped with a

the kingdom of the Sun God, on the

rooms, all with private balconies or veran-

king size bed and the bathroom with Jac-

island of Rhodes, opened its doors

das with sea, garden and pools views.

cuzzi dubble bath.

on June 29, 2002.


Conference & Banqueting facilities

The Hotel, which is ideal



for leisure and recreation, is set within 140


accommodating up to 150 people and 1

acres direct at the beautiful, quite sandy


Conference (multi user) room ÂŤCLIOÂť with

beach of Lardos village, 50 km from the city

Room Facilities:

natural lighting, full equipment and large

of Rhodes and 5 km from cosmopolitan Lin-


terrace for coffee breaks, offers comfort-

dos. It has in total 416 rooms of which 238


able meeting and banqueting facilities for

double rooms, 55 junior Family rooms, 105


up to 400 people.

Family rooms, 10 Suites with separate bed-


room and 8 Executive Suites. Lindos Prin-


The flavours youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather try

cess Beach Hotel has an exciting and var-

Satellite TV with international channels &

Restaurants and Bars...

ied range of dining experience at the main

Radio in-house music channels

Here is an exciting and varied range of dining

restaurant and at the other 3 ÂŤa la carteÂť.

The Luxury Executive Suites, are espe-


With many sports activities, entertainment

cially designed to fulfill higher standards

and the other 3 ÂŤa la carteÂť restaurants.

and much more to offer, the Lindos Prin-

of our customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; needs. Private verandas

Theme restaurants by the outdoor swim-

cess Beach Hotel gives you an adventure

with sun decks, variable table, living room

ming pools.

and relaxation youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather live.

with couch, fully furnished office room with

The ÂŤSpondiÂť restaurant serves fabulous

30 Money & Tourism

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breakfast for the beginning of the day whilst

rather live

and one indoor fresh water pool. 2 sepa-



rate Children paddling pools.

selection in a buffet style, with show cook-



ings is on offer. The 3 ÂŤala carteÂť theme-res-



taurants, by the pools offer fusion of glorious





na and the Turkish bath ÂŤHamamÂť. (with

vegetarian cuisine for vegetarians.




ning shows. Live music by the Hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s band,


ing panoramic view at the bar veranda with

folklore dancing and professional shows

In the area:

its overlook to the entire Hotel property is



a ÂŤmustÂť for relaxing moments together

theme nights with relevant decoration and


with the flavourable exotic cocktails.



Sports facilities

Guest services

for a long cool drink, situated at the pool

In the Hotel:








wide range of snacks and refreshing drinks



during a ÂŤhotÂť day, under the shadow of the

Banana and Ring boat. (Canoe and windsurf-

ping center within the Hotel housing, a

recently-constructed pergola.

ing are free of diarge, according to avail-

variety of shops selling jewelry, leather

ability and anly with a license)




The adventure and the relaxation youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d

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Money & Tourism 31



he Rodos Princess

Bathroom with bathtubs - shower combi-

at the restaurant.

Beach Hotel is located next to


POOL TAVERN ÂŤVENUSÂť: All guests have

the beach in Kiotari, a natu-


the possibility to have their lunch as well as

ral and unspoiled area in the

house music channel The Rodos Princess is


south of Rhodes island, Greece.

a modern four-star hotel and operates as an


The hotel is ideal for those who

Ultra All-Inclusive Hotel. It is ideal for couples


seek quiet and relaxing holi-

and families who seek a very friendly atmo-

All guests have the possibility to have snacks

days while it offers the facilities and services

sphere and a relaxing holiday. Lindos with


of a four-star hotel. It is located 15 km from

its famous Acropolis is located at 15 km, the

This includes: sandwiches, club sandwiches,

Lindos with its famous Acropolis, 5 km from

traditional village of Asklipion at 5 km and

pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, fruit of

the traditional village Asclepio and 54 km from

Rhodes town at 54 km.

the season, etc., drinks such as refreshments,

Rhodes town. The hotel is served by taxis and


juices, beer, red and white wine, water.

public bus transportation on a regular basis.



There is also a rent a car and motorbike office



within the hotel.

have the chance to taste specialties from Inter-

beer, mineral water and soft drinks. The mini



bar is re-filled every second day.





CHILDRENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S RESTAURANT: A separate res-

Beach towels are provided free of charge


taurant for children with a variety of meals

through the reception. Please use the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;towelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;-


such as: 3 appetizers, 3 main courses, sal-




information please contact the reception.

beginning of April according to weather con-

team of our staff especially trained for chil-



drenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entertainment supervises the children


32 Money & Tourism

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he 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.

34 Money & Tourism

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Lindos Princess, 851 07 Lardos Rhodos, Tel.: +30 22440 29230, Fax: +30 2240 29231, e-mail: info@lindosprincess.com Rodos Princess, 851 09 Kiotari Rhodos, Tel.: +30 22440 47102, Fax: +30 22440 47267, e-mail: info@rodosprincess.com



he Brand new 5 Star all

suites are located in the main building. Some

bathrobe and sleepers, private espresso

Inclusive hotel of H Hotels

of the double rooms, the honeymoon rooms,

machine, bath amenities, separate living

Collection, Princess Andri-

all the family rooms and the junior suites are

room (executive suites), open plan living

ana Resort & Spa is situated

in the bungalow-style buildings.

room (superior suites).

in Kiotari, in the southern

Double Rooms feature: Bathtubs/shower,

part of the island of Rhodes

mini bar, WC, safe deposit box, hairdryer,

Food & Beverage division

next to the beach. With modern facilities and

international direct dial phone, A/C Individu-

All meals are served in buffet style at the

state of the art design, the hotel is ideal for

al, radio and satellite channels, balcony/ter-

main restaurant Medallion.

both families and couples who seek truly

race, flat screen, king size bed, tea and coffee

Twice a week a theme Buffet is proposed to

memorable holidays.

facilities.Honeymoon Rooms feature all the

the guests at the dinner time:

The famous Lindos with its ancient Acropo-

above facilities plus private pool.

1. A taste of Italy.

lis is just 15 km away and Rhodes town 54

Family Rooms feature all the above facilities

2. Traditional Greek Cuisine.

km away. The Hotel has a total of 380 rooms

plus sliding doors that provide optical sepa-

A la carte restaurant Moonlight operating only

which can satisfy every type of guest, plenty

ration between parents and children, 2 sofa

at dinner time and offering Mediterranean

of swimming pools both public and private

beds, sharing pool (superior family rooms

cuisine. A Variety of light meals and snacks

and modern Spa facilities.

only), double sinks.

are served at the all day restaurant and bar

The rooms are divided into double rooms for

Junior Suites feature all the above facilities

which is located close to the main pool.

single use, double rooms, honeymoon rooms

plus king size bed, bathrobe and slippers,

Full buffet with plenty of gastronomic choices

with private pool, family rooms with balcony,

private pool (superior junior suites), pen plan

can be found in the beach restaurant.

family rooms with terrace and a sharing pool,

living room, 2 flat screen TVs, double sinks,

The hotel offers an amphitheater for up to

junior suites with balcony, junior suites with

turndown service.

500 people, a conference room up to 200

terrace and a private pool, superior suites and

Executive Suites and Superior Suites fea-

pax, a wellness & beauty spa with fully

executive suites. The majority of the double

ture all the above facilities plus bathroom

equipped gymnasium and fitness center,

rooms, the superior suites and the executive

with bubble bath (jacuzzi), king size bed,

sauna, hamam and jacuzzi.

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Pefki Lardos, 85109 Rhodes, Greece Tel +30 22440 29230 Fax +30 22440 29231 Email info@lindosprincess.com www.hhotels.gr

Kiotari, 85109 Rhodes, Greece Tel +30 22440 39070 Fax +30 22440 39071 Email info@boutique5.gr




he all new Boutique 5 Hotel

occupancy, junior suites with private pool

Food & Beverage division

& Spa, member of H Hotels

& superior junior suites, mediterranean

Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa hosts Impressions

Collection, is situated in

suites with private pool and executive

A’ La Carte restaurant and Sketch rar,

Kiotari, in the southern

suites with private pool.

where you will experience exquisite

part of Rhodes.

All the rooms and suites are designed

culinary options and inspired cocktails,

With modern facilities,

to satisfy the varied individual needs of

with exceptional service set in an elegant

offering guests a variety of luxurious

every guest that seek a five star boutique

sea view environment.

services, our hotel is ideal for those who

hotel experience in Rhodes.

As in every other aspect, this luxury hotel

seek truly memorable holidays.

Staying in Boutique 5, you can enjoy room

can promise a high standard cuisine, using

Blending harmoniously with the beautiful

facilities such as high quality king size

excellent quality products of local Rhodian

landscape, the hotel has a total of 44

bed, morning espresso from your in-room

origin. The wine list has been carefully

spacious state of the art rooms many of

espresso machine, private terrace, walk-

selected in order to represent the very best

which with Jacuzzis & private pools.

in closet, 24/7 room service, private pool

of the Greek and international vineries.

The State of the Art Spa facilities, the

and twice a day maid service.

sandy beach, the magnificent view &

Indulge in complimentary bath amenities

Bliss Spa

the unique hospitality will guarantee

from the French designer Thierry Mugler,

In “Bliss” Spa at the Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa

the idyllic location for quiet and relaxing

thick bathrobes and slippers.

you can experience a complete range of


Each room has its own minibar,

recreational and revitalizing services. We

The rooms are divided into deluxe rooms

plasma-screen TV, DVD player, radio,

treat body & soul and provide you with the

for single or double occupancy, superior

air conditioning, and high-speed Wi-Fi

ultimate relaxation experience you can find

deluxe rooms for single or double


in a five star hotel.

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From the spa facilities where you can relish a spa treatment, to the fully equipped fitness center, to the beauty treatment salon, in Boutique 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 conferences, conventions, meetings or incentive programs, giving 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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ed 8 km


and service at Neptune Hotels.

vice inside the restaurant as well as on our

Resort, Convention

The hotel offers 570 rooms, suites and apart-

two spacious terraces.

Centre & Spa is a

ments (one or two bedrooms), all individu-

The a la carte restaurant Proteas is the

5-star hotel in the

ally styled to create their very own charm

hidden persuasion of the senses - exqui-

island of Kos. Nep-

and ambience guarantee ultimate com-

site cuisine, a wide selection of excellent

tune Hotels is locat-

fort. The magnificent views to the beauti-

wines, an intimate atmosphere and a fan-

away from the inter-

fully tended, landscaped gardens and the

tastic view.

national airport of Kos, 18 km from the town

Aegean Sea from the balconies and ter-

The Osteria, an Italian Restaurant, is the

of Kos and 5 km from the picturesque vil-

races will convince you of the exceptional

ideal place to enjoy fine Italian cuisine close

lage of Mastihari.

ambience of the resort.

to the beach.

The complex offers luxurious facilities and

In the Taverna we serve traditional Greek

first-class accommodation in its main build-


ing as well as in the surrounding bunga-

Dining is a memorable experience at Nep-

authentic ambience of an elegant yet casu-

low units, complimented by the traditional

tune Hotels.

al environment with live bouzouki music in

Greek hospitality.

Neptuneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main restaurant, located in the

the evening.

Four restaurants, seven bars, four out-

main building, offers a rich American break-

door pools, a modern conference centre,

fast buffet and an international dinner buffet


various sports facilities, professional child

of the highest quality. Upon request special

The Palace Bar is located in the lobby offer-

care, diversified evening entertainment as

health and diet food will be provided.

ing a variety of drinks for all tastes through-

well as the relaxing ambience of the Nep-

For children, the restaurants offer a spe-

out the day and evening.

tune Spa reflect the high level of comfort

cial childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s buffet. Enjoy excellent ser-

At the Vienna Bar you can enjoy intimate

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talks, listen to some good music or just dance.

authentic setting of a Greek cafe.

and guarantees an efficient work environment you can rely on.

The Apollon Theatre Bar is the meeting point

Conference Centre

right at the heart of the theatre. A place to

The modern Conference Centre of Neptune

organisation of extraordinary, unforgettable

enjoy fascinating shows and theatre plays

Hotels provides a calm environment for effi-

and unique events!

in the evening.

cient and focused work sessions to create a

Odysseus Beach Bar situated above the surf

perfect balance between business and lei-

Neptune Spa

station just a few steps form the sea. This

sure. The Conference Centre’s convention

Nestled in the heart of the resort is the

is the place to savour a cocktail, snack, cof-

and event facilities comprise three large

Neptune Spa, a peaceful sanctuary of 1.600

fee or soft drink.

separate convention rooms and 18 smaller

m², where you are given the undivided

The Troja Beach Bar is designed like a Tro-

break-out meeting rooms that can be com-

attention you deserve (entrance for guests

jan horse and located close to the Village

bined to meet your requirements.

older than 16 years).

pool. The perfect relaxation spot to enjoy

Whatever type of event you are planning,

In Neptune’s Cosmetic and Massage Area,

a snack or a drink with the blue sea as a

whether you are hosting 6 or 550 partici-

holistic and innovative treatments are as

unique backdrop.

pants, the Neptune Conference Centre offers

much for the mind and spirit as they are

Enjoy a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or an

the appropriate solution and is the ideal

to treat your face and body. Our dedicated

exotic cocktail at the Olympic Pool Bar. To

venue. Its varied facilities can host small

Spa professionals will pamper you with

satisfy your little cravings, snacks are also

events and meetings, as well as interna-

the quality products of Aqua Organic, Cinq


tional conventions and product launches

Monde and Thalgo, whether you indulge

The Kafenio is the perfect spot to indulge in

for up to 1500 delegates.

in a massage, a facial or body treatment

a traditional coffee, frappe and cake in the

The technical equipment is state-of-the-art

or a pedicure.

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n the west coast

the rooms are overlooking the sea and the

events suitable for every occasion. The

of Rhodes lies the

mountainous coastline. Others are giving out

Elafos and the Elafina Conference Halls

picturesque resort of

onto the forested backdrop.

and three syndicate rooms are all fully

Ixia. This wonderful

Superb restaurants, each with a particular

airconditioned with provision for all state of

location is home of the

style and ambience, offer both local and

the art facilities. The conference halls can

5-star Amathus Beach

international cuisine, which is expertly created

accommodate up to 400 and 230 delegates

by a team of dedicated chefs.

respectively seated theatre style. They are

Amathus group of hotels, which guarantees

Hotel Rhodes, member of the

Embodied in the ‘Amathusia’ Health and

ideal for large events, conferences, meetings,

quality of service and standards.The Amathus

Recreation Centre, is every requirement for

banquets, gala dinners, cocktail receptions

Beach Hotel Rhodes, with its spacious, airy

fitness and beauty. Sauna, Jacuzzi, steam-

and presentations. All the events are carefully

public areas and unique medieval-style

bath, indoor swimming pool, massage, mud

organized and prepared by our professional

architecture, nestles in a lush green hillside

wraps, and beauty treatments are all at hand.

team to ensure each function is a memorable

right on Ixia beach offering spectacular views

A modern Gym awaits workout enthusiasts.

one. A complete range of auxiliary facilities

of the Turkish mountains across the straits.

With an 850 square meter surface, the new

is available, including the latest audio-visual

This luxury resort offers an exceptional

freeform swimming pool on the seaside of

aids.The island’s warm climate and delightful

standard of accommodation. One can choose

the hotel is boasting a split-level design with

atmosphere along with the impeccable quality

from a variety of spacious standard rooms

an impressive waterfall and is adjacent to the

in accommodation, dining, entertainment

or split-level suites with large verandas and

Health and Recreation Centre. Additionally,

and service, the supreme attributes that are

internal stairs for extra charm, Junior suites

another swimming pool is available on the

the hallmark of Amathus Hotels, make the

for comfort and elegance or the Rodian suite

11th floor of the hotel, set into the hillside,

Amathus Beach Hotel Rhodes the perfect

with its unique views. Secluded bungalows

offering wonderful views of the Ixia coast

choice for guests that value commitment to

can also be found, set into the hillside, creating

line. The conference facilities available at the

genuine hospitality and excellence at every

a feeling of privacy amongst nature. Some of

hotel extend to a wide variety of corporate


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hodes is one of the

adding a fresh touch in contemporary life-

a special occasion or a candle lit dinner

most beautiful Greek

style. In a delightful vibrant red atmosphere

All Day: Overlooking the hotel’ s beautifully

Islands, decked out

we emphasize the importance of tastes and

landscaped pool, is the ideal place to enjoy

with powdery beaches

quality to present the flair of the Orient and

finger food delicacies along with your favou-

and verdant hills & Val-

the touch of Eastern Spices in dishes with

rite refreshing juice, cocktail or spirit from

an overwhelming experience.

dawn to sunset.

of it all lies the Lindian Village. Lindian Vil-

Greek Gourmet: Feel Greece amidst the

A stay at the Lindian Village would not be

lage is the latest arrival in the Mediterranean

opulent hues of the Aegean Blue and enjoy

complete with out a visit to the Lindian Vil-

hospitality business, owned and managed

authentic Greek Dishes. Our restaurant offers

lage Spa. Set back and relax in the aesthetic

by Sviriades S.A., a successful presence in

a diversity of dishes and is a culinary chal-

atmosphere whilst a visit being pampered by

the Greek Hoteling since the early 60’s. This

lenge to the“connoisseurs”. In a luxurious

our therapists. Treatments such as: Honey

deluxe resort offers high level facilities and

atmosphere overlooking the village, white

massage, chocolate massage, and revitalis-

impeccable personalized service, satisfying

and blue details merge with the magnificent

ing beauty treatments with Greek Herbs are

today’s demanding traveler. Being surround-

colours of sunset!

available. The Lindian Village also boasts its

ed by lavished grounds, feeling like the only

International: Featuring classical tastes

own private beach, with luxurious sun beds,

guests at this peaceful enclave. The complex

prepared to perfection combining influenc-

where you can relax and enjoy the cool sea

includes: 153 luxury guest rooms, most suite

es from around the globe. The restaurant

breeze. There are a wide variety of water

with their own private pools. Experience

reflects the international flavours in sim-

sports available for the more energetic!

professional service with a personal touch,

ple yet refined cuisines, superbly prepared

Last but not least, having the opportunity to

dinning at one of our five restaurant, each

with flair.

combined business and pleasure by using our

offering exquisite cuisines such as:

Fish & Oyster: Our open air Fish and Oyster

Four state of the art conference halls. Take

Thai: Thai and South East Asian cuisine is

restaurant offers a breathtaking view of the

advantage of our facilities and services, by

gaining, ground in cosmopolitan centres,

sea and suggests the perfect atmosphere for

letting us tailor make your every wish!

leys. At the South part

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ocated on the north-east coast of the

a total capacity of 4.000 beds and are found

convention centre in the Mediterranean.

island of Kos with magnificent views

in Psalidi - Kos, all in a radius of 300m from

Kipriotis Company focused on providing

of the Aegean Sea and breathtaking

each other. Build next to the beach front, all

the best proposition with regards to both

surroundings, the 6 jewels of Kiprio-

hotels offer modern, functional and spa-

holiday and business activities and the

tis Company, consisting

cious accommodation, are privileged with

Kos International Convention Centre with

of 5 luxury hotels and

magnificent views of the Aegean Sea and

total capacity of 5.500 persons was built in 1999.

the largest autonomous

are surrounded by beautifully tended gar-

convention centre in Greece, offer a great

dens and a wide range of excellent sport and

hospitality experience that can tempt even

leisure facilities,

the most demanding visitors.

including enter-

Kipriotis Hotels is a family owned com-


pany founded in 1984 by George Kiprio-

In addition to the

tis. With business activities including 5

5 luxury prop-

hotel complexes in Kos and 1 in Rhodes

erties on the

as well as Kos International Convention

island of Kos,

Centre, George Kipriotis was pioneer in the

Kipriotis Com-

development of the hospitality and tour-

pany also owns

ism industry of the Dodecanese islands

the Kos Interna-

in Greece.

tional Convention

Kipriotisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; properties on the island consist of

Centre, the larg-

two 5***** hotels and three 4**** hotels with

est autonomous

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Kos International Convention Centre

of the list as one of the best Convention

of any event that really wants to make a

Centers in the Mediterranean.


The globally known Kos International Con-

More specifically Kos International Con-

vention Centre is an impressive 3 level

vention Centre (KICC):

modern building, situated directly adja-


Kipriotis Panorama Conference Facilities

cent to Kipriotis Village - the biggest hotel

host in the same building and operate at

In addition to KICC and within a radius of

of the Kipriotis group - and only a breath

the same time -in parallel- 20 meeting

300m, Kipriotis Hotels has one more con-

away from the remaining 4 Kipriotis Hotels.


vention centre located within Kipriotis Pan-

KICC is one of the most luxurious Conven-


orama Hotel.

tion Centers offering the latest in meeting

pletely autonomous catering facilities that

This is a luxurious conference venue of 10

technology. High standard materials, mod-

can cater for more than 2.000 people.

meeting rooms/1.500 pax total capacity

ern ideas and excellent space design were


within a 5 star property. Panorama Con-

adopted and applied in order to achieve

by accommodation facilities of 1.450 gue-

ference facilities can be used indepen-

maximum comfort, prestige and splendor

strooms next to it.

dently or in cooperation with Kos Inter-

that will make your meeting, conference

As one of the most important Convention

national Convention Centre in case of big

or convention special!

Centers in Greece and abroad, with state

size events.

With excellent infrastructure, designed and

of the art infrastructure and more than a

In total, the capacity of both conference

built with the conference market needs in

decade of experience in the organization

centers adds up to 40 meeting and break-

mind, Kos International Convention Cen-

and execution of multiple, highly impor-

out rooms that can host 7.000 delegates.

tre (KICC) offers state of the art conference

tant Meetings and Conferences, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

Furthermore KICC provides 3000 m2 of

facilities and is justifiably placed on the top

only promise but guarantee the success

exhibition space.

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The Kresten Royal Villas & Spa

In every room you can find:

coffee shop, makes it ideal destination, for


incentive groups.

The luxurious newly builded The Kresten



Royal Villas & Spa, stands majestically on the


Mediterranean Spa gives you the opportunity

magnificent Kallithea sloping hillside by the

During your stay you will be surrounded by

to indulge yourself with using its exclusive

sea offering transpire great class, impeccable

our state of the art Sport facilities, the new-

natural products, and unforgettable service. A

taste in seductive and stunning sea views of

est machinery in our Gym and our variety of

wellness center with fully equipped gymnasi-

the Aegean, lies an ancient quarry site, (from

pools. You can take a look at our in-Hotel store

um and Spa with steam bath, sauna, different

which stone for the fortification of the City was

or you can relax at our spa.

massage - wellness treatment rooms and an

excavated during the ancient and medieval



ages), for unique privacy and relaxation.



Everything composes an unforgettable picture.


There is a famous Greek phrase, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I agapi

Aesthetically premises, breathtaking nature,


pernaei apo to stomachiâ&#x20AC;? which means that

warm and kind hearted people with a tradi-


love is getting bigger and stronger from good

tion of excellence in service, dedicated to your



well being. Is situated 5,5 km from the famous


variety of choices, top quality and the spirit

UNESCO world heritage monument, medieval

The Convention Centre, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Golden Hallâ&#x20AC;? is an


old town of Rhodes and within walking distance

autonomous building with its own separate


from the recently restored Kallithea Mineral

entrance and lobby, seats 500 participants and

isfaction in mind. Get your day started with

Springs. Kresten Royal Villas & Spa offers 191

it is equipped with state of the art simultane-

our enlarged American buffet breakfast in

Double rooms, 11 Junior Suites, 7 Suites, 40

ous translation facilities as well as divisible

the main restaurant â&#x20AC;&#x153;Athinaâ&#x20AC;?.

Villa Junior Suites with swimming pool and

smaller meeting rooms, a business center,

If you are not feeling for an early wake up start

7 Royal Suites with swimming pool.


or just want something more take a look at

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our buffet filled with salads, sandwiches, a

restaurant, offers an a la carte dinner by the

view, a direct dial telephone, Satellite TV with


sea front, in open air surroundings or

music channels, mini fridge, safety deposit



box, hair dryer and air-conditioning (June -

fet gets more interesting with the addition



of cold and warm appetizers as well as a


A variety of facilities, animation, and

choice of main courses from Greek & Inter-

In case you missed your dinner or enjoyed

entertainment are at your disposal during

national cuisine. Just half an hour later in the

our beautiful island during the afternoon,


main restaurant â&#x20AC;&#x153;Athinaâ&#x20AC;? will open its doors



to offer you an enlarged lunch buffet as well

be present at our lounge bar â&#x20AC;&#x153;Horizonâ&#x20AC;?.


as show cooking.




of places where you can choose something

Basis instead of the All - Inclusive experience

Mareâ&#x20AC;? a buffet with variety of Salads, snacks

to drink, during their operation times, our bar

that our â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sisterâ&#x20AC;? Hotel The Kresten Royal Villas

& sandwiches, as well as fruits, pastries and

outlets â&#x20AC;&#x153;Horizonâ&#x20AC;? & â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bella Vistaâ&#x20AC;? Bar are wait-

& Spa has to offer.

various flavors of ice cream will remain for

ing to serve you drinks and cocktails.


your pleasure until half an hour before our

you can taste our gastronomic proposals &

dinner in our main restaurant â&#x20AC;&#x153;Athinaâ&#x20AC;? from

Kresten Palace Hotel




Dinner at the Main Restaurant with warm and

modern style combined with traditional


cold appetizers, salad buffet and a large vari-


your group, the facilities of your meetings, the

ety of cold and warm choices of main courses



from Greek & International cuisine, as well as

rooms in total with last renovation time the

and relations bonding. The conference center

Show Cooking.


has to offer everything that you might need


facilities, balconies or terraces with magnificent

for a successful meeting or event.

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n the wave with 36

winning in the square with big bathrooms

CP studied on health and safety of food and

rooms and 6 junior

and smart spaces which does not miss an

beverages EN ISO 22000:2005

suites, with the

opportunity to highlight their faith “in every-

amazing Η2Ο res-

thing which rolls”.

taurant, the gym and

In-room facilities include Air condition, tele-

the meeting room for 10

phone, mini bar, satellite TV, 16 hours room

people, the Kos Aktis - Art Hotel beyond

service, hairdryer, magnifying mirror, trou-

any expectation.

ser press, safety box, wireless internet.

The wood and glass are the stars in a min-

The perfect position and the quality of our

imalist view of rooms with views of city

services are the main reason that makes

hotels. Fascinating detail: the horizontal

us a prime choice for visitors on holidays

piece of glass in the wooden wall that sepa-

and for business travelers.

rates the bathroom from the bedroom while

The talent of Café - Bar - Restaurant H2O

maintaining the dominant feeling: every-

Chefs, is delivering a charming marriage of

thing here is transparent. Colors gently,

Greek cuisine with international combina-

which are high lightening the contradictions

tions making the Η2Ο only option for those

of the dark coating, sweetening the sens-

who love gourmet trips.

es leaving space to look outwards misled,

It is no coincidence, moreover, that hotel

because in Kos Aktis the whole game is

and restaurant, operate a quality manage-

played in the position.

ment system in accordance with interna-

The suites follow the same decorative line,

tional standard EN ISO 9001:2000 and HAC-

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Ialyssos Ave, 851 01 Rhodes, Greece Tel.: +30 22410 92352/91131-7 Fax: +30 22410 91134 e-mail: blue-bay@rho.forthnet.gr




atmos Aktis Suites &

and external healing venues, up to date with

to the farewell of your participants. From

Spa as the Kos Aktis

the latest trends of body treatments; Hair

the technical equipment to the finest food

Arth Hotel is a member

Salon, SPA Manicure- Pedicure, Bio-Sau-

and beverages we guarantee you supreme

of the group Divine Hotels.

na, Hamam, Luxury Body Treatments, Hot

services. For further information please

It is a 5-star luxury hotel located only

Stones, Treatments for Couples, Variety of

contact our professional event and confer-

a few steps from the sea, on the most

Massage Techniques, Mini Gym, Experience

ence planners.

beautiful beach of Patmos island, Grikos.

Shower, Rasul, Indoor Pool, Rejuvenation

Patmos Aktis Suites and Spa Hotel provides

Therapies, Make-up Artist.

a great bend of contemporary, luxury and

The Apocalypsis restaurant serves sophis-

lavish aspects, always combined with the

ticated Mediterranean flavours prepared

traditional architecture of the island. Each of

with fresh local ingredients. The Theion

the 56 rooms and suites are located only a

sea bar serves drinks and cocktails in a

few steps from the beach offering absolute-

relaxing atmosphere offering views of the

ly magnificent facilities and a breathtaking

Aegean sea.

view. In-room facilities include complimen-

Patmos Aktis ballroom is the perfect choice

tary Wi-Fi, a minibar and LCD TV screens in

for planning and organizing your business

the bedroom and the living room.

meeting. The hotel provide excellent services

Private pools and exclusive spa services

for all kind of meetings, from a corporate

complete the unique scenery and sets free

incentive of 10 to a high management con-

every guestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s senses.

ference of 200. Our fully trained staff will be

Anasa Wellness & Spa consists of internal

there to assist you from the very first step

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os Hotel Junior Suites is

bedroom, with two ultra comfortable beds,


a 4-star luxury hotel and it

a fully equipped kitchen and a balcony with


is situated in a privileged

sea or garden view.


location in the heart of

Other facilities of the 4-star Kos Hotel include


the town of Kos, 10

a fully equipped conference centre with


meters from the

capacity of 120 persons. The staffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expe-


beach and Kos Marina and 20 minutes drive

rience along with a fitted organization are


from the airport.

the characteristics that put together a suc-


Kos Hotel was the first privately owned hotel

cessful meeting.


on the island Kos. It has been open since

Also, the hotel operates a modern spa and a


1967 offering a pleasant stay and a feeling

contemporary and fully equipped Gym.


of friendship to all of its guests.


It operates 12 months a year being the


hot spot of the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s centre contributing

Kos Hotel provides a certain set of facili-


towards all around cultural events of the

ties and services for its guests based on


city. The hospitality and people warmth will

their needs and desires. Our principle is


impress you and win your trust offering you

to keep all of our guests content with what


an excellent service.

theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re provided.


At the Kos Hotel you can feel like home in

Hotel Facilities:


spacious Junior Suites, featuring a large



living room with two sofa beds, a luxurious



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lue Bay Group Beach

well as newly- built facilities comprise a

Hotels Rhodes is

beautiful resort that caters the holidays

Αquis Miraluna Seaside Hotel

situated in Ialyssos

of your dreams.

Αquis Miraluna Seaside Hotel is situated

Rhodes island.

If you wish to enjoy your privacy, the five

on a beautiful natural private beach next

The Group has five

star Aquis Miraluna Village and Spa is

to local villages, Lardos and Lindos, at

hotels, which are

definitely the choice of your dreams:

the island’s south coast, with its cooling

distinguished for their high quality ser-

beautiful villas in maisonette style with

breezes and shingle beach making it

vices they provide.

their own private swimming pool, offer

ideal for sunbathing and swimming.

you exactly what you need.

The resort consists of 9 buildings in bun-

Aquis Miraluna Village and Spa has 140

galow style, built in an area of’30.000 sqm

Aquis Miraluna Village & Spa Hotel

rooms, which are modern decorated

with spacious gardens and an unforget-

Built with much care in every detail, situ-

with new bathrooms, furniture, tiles,

table view to the sea. The Aqua Kids Club

ated on the beach between two local vil-

etc. Also the rooms have private bath-

makes the hotel ideal for families.

lages Lardos and Kiotari, on the island’s

rooms, air-condition, fridge, TV, music,

The rooms are fully air-conditioned (in

south coast, Aquis Miraluna Village &

telephone, hairdryer, dvd player, balco-

July and August) with spacious veran-

Spa is ready to offer you memorable

ny or terrace.

das, private bathrooms, TV, hairdryer,


The main restaurant has two open terrac-

music and telephone.

Miraluna Village and Spa is a brand

es and a fabulous ocean view. Combined

There are two swimming pools, one fan-

new resort right next to Miraluna Kio-

with an eclectic atmosphere, exclusive

tastic SKshaped swimming pool with a

tari Bay.

ambience and a changing menu every

bridge through the middle is available

Fully and modernly equipped rooms, as

night, you will be spoilt for choice.

with sun beds and parasols.

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The other one has the aqua kid’s club

Blue Bay hotel is a 4 stars hotel.

The hotel has 140 rooms, fully air-con-

(pirate boat with waterslides and the

The Hotel haw 244 rooms in the main

ditioned with spacious verandas, pri-

aqua splash) perfect for children.

building, fully renovated (new bathrooms,

vate bathrooms, hairdryer, music &

There are several shops and lounges

furniture, tiles, etc.) with private bath-


within the hotel as well as TV and disco.

rooms, air-condition (central, operating

There is one swimming poll, with a

In the wonderful garden you will find a

July, August), fridge, TV, music, tele-

bridge through the middle is available

pool snack bar and taverna, a beach bar

phone, and hairdryer.

with sun beds and parasols.

and an amphitheater for night shows

The bungalows are fully renovated (new

with a bar.

bathrooms, furniture, tiles, etc.) with

Sunland Hotel

There is also a large buffet restaurant

private bathrooms, air-condition (split

Located in the beautiful Ialysos beach,

and adjoining bar, which leads onto a

unit), fridge, TV, telephone and hair-

Sunland is the “sister” property of very


dryer and terrace.

own Blue Bay Hotel (only 300 meters

Blue Bay Beach Hotel

Aquis Sunrise Hotel

Blue Bay beach hotel is situated 10Km

Aquis Sunrise Hotel is a beautiful prop-

Sunland creates the perfect mood for

from the city of Rhodes and 2Km from

erty in the historical island of Rhodes,

families that want to combine a relax-

Ialyssos town on the island’s west

located near the beautiful village of Lin-

ing holiday without missing out on the


dos. Everything here is designed to cre-

“action & fun” part of it.

The hotel consists of a main building

ate an ambience of comfort and relax-

The hotel located only 300m away from

and bungalows with private or

ation, with the blue color dominating

Blue Bay Hotel. Although it belongs to the

shared pools.

around the areas.

Blue Bay, it is an autonomous unit.

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ocated in a green oasis, Rodos Park

culinary excellence are the key features of

the Rhodian sun!

Suites & Spa literally decorates with

Rodos Park Suites & Spa.

The Wellness Spa, created through our

its nobility and elegance the city of

All areas of the Rodos Park Suites & Spa

passion for beauty, health and harmony. It


marry the classic luxury with simplicity and

offers you tranquility, wellness and rejuve-

Surrounded by lush

modern style. Luxurious, modern and com-

nation through a highly sophisticated place

parks and flower gar-

fortable the 59 rooms and suites, made from

for face & body treatments!

dens next to the historic d’Amboise gateway

special materials and distinctive designs.

of the Medieval town, 5 minutes from the

The simple elegance characterizes each

historical monuments, the museums that

room which is fully equipped with all com-

unfold to visitors the history of the island

forts and decorated with fine fabrics.

and the modern shopping center and the

The Rodos Park Suites & Spa hotel is an ideal


place that offers thoughtful culinary tastes.

Having established a standard top qual-

“Thematic, tasty and adventurous” are the

ity services, stands out as one of the most

three key words that describe the culinary

luxurious units in Greece.

perfection in the dishes of Rodos Park. You

Synonymous with luxury, service, tran-

can explore it at the roof loung bar with the

quility, our “boutique” hotel welcomes you

most impressive view to the Medieval Town

to a place where everything is designed

or at the restaurant by the pool!

to combine luxury, carelessness and also

The tropical vegetation reflects in the pool

business trips. The high quality services,

and guests discover the mental balance

excellent location, spectacular views and

that offers the ultimate relaxation under

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hodes has a long

- receptions, galas, cocktails and theme

ant stay for all guests and the successful

tradition in hosting

nights - guarantee a comfortable, pleas-

conduct of any business event.

international meetings, congresses and events - and Paradise Royal Mare is the ideal venue for them. The large hall of its Conference Center, with a capacity of 800 people, fully equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual facilities and translating systems, combined with a comfortable lounge and several smaller rooms serving multiple purposes, can cover the most demanding needs for various public events, such as congresses, conferences, seminars, corporate presentations and business meetings.The hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hospitable spaces; the suites and luxurious rooms; the rare amenities provided; the unique culinary suggestions; and, above all, its tradition in the organization of special events

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ajestic Rodos

The VIP World

Palace, on the

Politicians, actors, singers, artists and top

The world of International Entertainment & Business

historical island

sportsmen have selected the Rodos Pal-


of Rhodes, quite

ace for their business meetings or holiday


simply repre-

escapes. The decisive features guiding their


sents the ultimate

choice have been: the prestige of the location,


in deluxe resort

the high standards of accommodation, the


and convention facilities in Greece. Ideally

personalized service, the effective security,


located on a privileged site, extending from

the tranquility and the discretion - wherever

a cool green hill down to an idyllic beach.

and whenever needed.

The venue offers a cornucopia of outstanding

The world of Entertainment (National)

facilities and services, leisure time activities


and comforts. The Rodos Palace Resort and



Convention Center, one of the largest of its



kind in the Mediterranean, has celebrated a



quarter-century of its inception and devel-



opment into a uniquely combined holiday


and business complex. Having within its



premises the International Convention, large



recognised as one of the most complete in


gant 20-storey tower with luxurious rooms

the Mediterranean region, Rodos Palace


and suites, offering spectacular views of the

emerges as a meeting and incentive desti-



nation par-excellence.



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including: 20th Storey Tower (last year of

persons the Center can support events of

business travelers and conference delegates.

renovation: 2001), 357 Standard rooms, 24

varying size and complexity. Having been




dens are 14 units with studios, apartments



and bungalows. The radical renovation of the



20th Storey Tower and reception areas, com-


ace is identified as a prominent choice for

pleted by the beginning of the year 2001, has


rewarding conferences and incentives.

been planned and undertaken by renowned

dential villas







Interior Design






hotel designer Maurice Bailey, who during



his career created 50 top hotels and pri-

makes our guest often spoiled for choice


vate homes of famous personalities such



Convention Center





exhibitions held in its premises and attend-


is greatly appreciated and much admired


ity: 3,000 (total)

around the world.

vative businessmen, renowned artists and

Support facilities & services



4.000 delegates in 20 ergonomically designed

for air-conditioning, lighting and sound, suf-

multi-use halls ranging in size from 20-1300



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odos is one of the most popular wedding desti-

honeymoon for just the two of you, Rodos is the perfect setting for

nations and the perfect setting for your dream

your dream wedding. Offering an excellent choice of wedding venues

wedding... No matter what you are dreaming

and with a huge range of attractions including magnificent sightsee-

of from an idyllic wedding ceremony in one of

ing opportunities and stunning hotels that fringe the coastline, Rodos

the picturesque settings of Rodos island, to a

combines variety to suit all preferences and budgets to ensure your

perfectly organised reception or a romantic

special day will be one to remember for ever.

FAQ  1. Do I need a licence to get married in Rodos?

in possession of a 10 year British passport. Non-British pass-

Yes, a licence is required.

port holders MUST notify us at first contact.

 2. What is the process for applying for a marriage license in Rodos?

FULL LENGTH BIRTH CERTIFICATE – Compulsory: Both the bride and

Your Wedding Planner will assist you with regards to obtaining this

groom must produce an original full length Birth Certificate showing

license and further information is detailed below. For weddings in

the names of both parents.The short version of the Birth Certificate

Greece, you will need to produce the DOCUMENTS LISTED BELOW

is not acceptable in Greece.

(as applicable to you).These then need to be legalised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and they will then be forwarded to

CERTIFICATE OF NO IMPEDIMENT – Compulsory: Both the bride

the Wedding Planner on your behalf (see below). Please note that

and groom must obtain a Certificate of No Impediment as legal

only original documents or certified copies are acceptable. Copies

proof that they are free to marry.This document is issued by

of documents can be certified by a solicitor in the UK.

your local Registry Office and must not be dated more that 3 months prior to your wedding date. DECREE ABSOLUTE – If

 3. PASSPORT – Compulsory: Both the bride and groom must be

60 Money & Tourism

applicable: If either the bride or groom has been divorced, she/

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he must produce an original Decree Absolute.This must carry

fco.co.uk).It is your responsibility to ensure that this has been done

a coloured court stamp.

before any documents are forwarded to us.The FCO charges £30* (as time of going to print) per document.

DEED POLL CERTIFICATE – If applicable: If either the bride or groom has effected a change of name for any reason (including personal

TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENTS – For civil weddings in Greece, all

reasons, remarriage of a parent or if the bride reverted to her maid-

required documents must be translated into Greek.To make it easier

en name after divorcing), a Deed Poll Certificate must be produced.

and more economical for you, we have negotiated a special rate in-

This document must be stamped and signed by a solicitor and must

resort for the translation of standard documents (Birth Certificates,

include the solicitor’s practice name and address plus the full name

Certificates of No Impediment and Marriage Certificates*) and this has

of the solicitor who witnessed the change of name.

been included in the official paperwork cost relating to your destination.Any extra documents required can be translated at a supple-

WRITTEN CONSENT FOR UNDER 18’s – If applicable: If either the

ment (cost will be confirmed to you at the time of booking). Impor-

bride or groom is under the age of 18 years, written consent from

tant: Please be aware that none of the documents sent overseas can

parents/guardians must be supplied to us with the Application for

be returned to you as they need to be kept by the local authorities.

Marriage form. Upon your arrival in Greece, your Wedding Co-ordinator will assist ADOPTION CERTIFICATE – If applicable: If either the bride or groom

you to complete the various procedures and make the necessary

has been adopted, an Adoption Certificate must be produced.

appointments.These include:

DEATH CERTIFICATE – If applicable: If either the bride or groom has


been previously widowed, a Death Certificate must be produced.


LEGALISATION OF DOCUMENTS – All the documents required for

 4. Is a blood test required?

your civil wedding in Greece must be legalised by the FCO (www.

No, a blood test is not required.

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Eleftheria Ftaklaki

Deputy Governor of South Aegean Region

here is a lot to say about the 48 inhabited islands of

ranean sun as well as the authentic islanders’ hospitality, they pose

the South Aegean Region. On the other hand both

a challenge to the lovers of beauty,adventure and knowledge …

complexes of Cyclades and Dodecanese islands -that consist the

This challenge we are imposing to our visitors, being confident

Region- have, for decades now, been popular destinations for the

that no matter what you are looking for: relaxation or action, tra-

British tourist… Each and every one of our islands is a unique combination of natural beauty, traditional settlements, historical monuments and archeological sites, vestiges of different civilizations and cultures… in combination with the endless Aegean blue and the warm Mediter-

ditional or modern infrastructures, romantic or family quality time, cosmopolitan or quiet holidays within nature, you can find in our islands… …and we will always be there to welcome you with our hospitable genuine smile, in a safe and cosy environment…

Š Ioanna Chatzidiakou

Live the wedding of your dreams in Rodos

Rodos is one of the most popular wedding destinations and the perfect setting for your dream wedding... No matter what you are dreaming of from an idyllic wedding ceremony in one of the picturesque settings of Rodos island, to a perfectly organised reception or a romantic honeymoon for just the two of you, Rodos is the perfect setting for your

dream wedding. Offering an excellent choice of wedding venues and with a huge range of attractions including magnificent sightseeing opportunities and stunning hotels that fringe the coastline, Rodos combines variety to suit all preferences and budgets to ensure your special day will be one to remember for ever.

RODOS TOURISM PROMOTION ORGANISATION 3, Plotarchou Blessa str., 85100 Rodos, Greece 1AHĂ&#x17E; Ă&#x2DC;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x17E; Ă&#x17E;Â&#x201A;Ă&#x17E;#wTĂ&#x17E; Ă&#x2DC;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x17E;Â&#x201A;Ă&#x17E;"IwEHĂ&#x17E;LNKPKQNNK@KOEOHwJ@ CN




rossway of the age-

Turkish occupation, the cohabitation of people

have never before and they experience folk-

long seaways of Med-

of different nationality, culture and religion

ways next to real people.

iterranean, birthplace

(Orthodox Christians, Catholics, Jews and

The municipality of Rethimno follows. It is the

of Zeus (father of the

Mussulmans) has left deep â&#x20AC;&#x153;scarsâ&#x20AC;? and made

most alp area of Crete. It is an area with con-

Gods of Olympus) and of Minoan civilisation,

remarkable creations. It is worth noticing that

tradictions, with great history and legacy, nat-

one of the oldest ones in Europe, with palace-

in the borders of the city with Acrotiri, there are

ural beauty and living traditions. In the centre

cities in Knossos, Phaistos, Malia and Zakros.

found the graves of Eleftherios and Sofocles

part of the island and between the mountain

The trip to the island is unforgettable and full

Venizelos. In the under populated mainland

of Psiloriti and the White Mountains, there

of surprises. Starting from the region of Hania,

of Hania, there are villages, such as Vamos,

were found archaeological finds, specimens

which is the most western part of the island,

Kastelli, Milia and Keramia that evidence the

of ancient and recent civilizations, in a land

the visitor is surprised from the following

simplicity and the distinctiveness of Cretan

where the past changes into present and

pictures: endless sandy beaches, rough can-

life and nature, by providing an unforgettable

inspires tomorrow. The tourist can be guid-

yons, caves, native animals and indigenous

stay, while at the same time in South the area

ed in the nearest places from the capital of

plants, long olive and orange groves, villages

of Fragokastello, one of the most astonishing

Rethymnon (Rethymnon city) with the Fortez-

forgotten from time, dispersed churches and

beaches of Mediterranean amazes with the

za fortress, the Catholic monastery of Agios

monasteries, towers and castles.

Venetian castle and the legend of the magical

Fragiskos and the five mosques (Impraim

The old city in Hania attracts the interest of the

shadows (Drosoulites). Protected areas from

Han mosque, Neratzes, Kara Mousa Pasa,

visitors, which is situated over and around the

hunting, parks and biotopes (the lake of Agias,

Megali Porta, Veli Pasa mosque).

hill of Kastelli, built in the ruins of the Minoan

Kourna, Gavdos and Gavdopoula islands, Ela-

The Arkadios monastery stands out. It is the

Kidonia and surrounded by the Venetian Wall

fonisi), the most magnificent canyon of Europe,

most revolutionary centre during the Turkish

and the sea. As a cultural centre, it attract-

the Canyon of Samaria and more than 1.500

occupation and the Prevelis monastery that

ed important scientists, philosophers, poets

sea caves or not attract visitors, who discover

apart from the monastery it also has a para-

and artists, whereas during the Venetian and

hidden natural beauties, enjoy nature as they

dise sea. In Anogia, built in Psiloritis, one can

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visit the cave, where Olympian Zeus was born,

something new, by offering magic and vital-

was born, according to mythology and later

according to the Mythology and everyone can

ity. In Heraklio, the powers and the expres-

he carried beautiful Europe from the shores

enjoy the cool sea in Bali and Agia Galini.

sions of nature gain human characteristics

of Asia. Small and beautiful towns filled with

Heraklio is a place where surprises succeed

and change into mythical characters. Every

age-old flavors and scents, traditional ele-

one another and the land has unique beauty

spring, in the holy mountain of Idis, the father

ments, absolute peace and savage unadul-

and contrasts. It is rough and “naked” in some

of Gods, Zeus, is reborned. Also, the ecosys-

terated scenery with lots of interspersions in

parts, but filled with forests in other ones,

tems that are growing in the alp parts of Her-

vegetation and a large variety of rare species.

with plenty of villages, monasteries, castles,

aklio are of great interest, because they are

However, there is a cosmopolitan air and a

churches on the mountains, ancient stuff and

rich in flora and fauna. Lasithi, the east side

vivid nightlife.

drywalls. Unadulterated from the modern life,

of Crete and the most southwestern part of

Lasithi with the endless beaches and the pic-

it combines uniquely the Cretan hospitality and

Europe, has a 5.000 years tradition. It extends

turesque cities is situated next to the blue and

confirms that the most original descendants

near endless variform shores and it is situ-

crystal waters of Cretan and Libyan sea. Its

of Xenias Zeus are still residents of this place.

ated near desert islands with cedars (Chrisi)

seashores vary. Some are sandy, some have

Heraklio is the biggest urban unit and the big-

and historical monuments (Koufonisi). It has

white pebbles, some are deserted or filled with

gest economic centre and the capital of Crete’s

olive groves and vineyards and is lost in can-

phoenixes (Vai) and others are organised or

region. It is the birthplace of Dominikos The-

yons, caves and crests. It provides table-lands

cosmopolitan. One can live in the cities, such

otokatos, but also birthplace of an important

(Lasithi, Katharo) and natural creeks (Eloun-

as Agios Nikolaos, the capital, with scenic

man of letters concerning literary Cretan tra-

ta) for relaxation. One can pray in picturesque

open view to Elounta and Spinaloga, Sitia with

dition, Nikos Kazantzakis. In the streets, the

little churches, monasteries and in peaks of

a unique rhythm of life and new experiences

squares of the city, the market, the Venetian

the mountains. Climbers and ramblers wor-

and Hierapetra, the southern city of Crete that

port, the museums and in the churches, the

ship it. One can smell the orange trees, the

preserves the atmosphere and the “old-age

visitor will discover a city that through the valu-

thyme, the sage and the wild flowers. One can

neighborhood”, combining at the same time

able experience of the past is searching for

also visit the cave Dikeon Andron, where Zeus

new challenges for every visitor.

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The management


best service and convenience. We offer

and personnel of the All-

Each room is spacious and comfortable and

you the opportunity to eat and drink in

Inclusive ***** Resort NANA


each of our 13 Restaurants and Bars, to

BEACH believe that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quality


try our traditional and international cuisine,

of serviceâ&#x20AC;? is the only key to


as well as the national and international



alcoholic drinks.

We aim at achieving this, by offering our



guests the opportunity for memorable

Most of the rooms have a spectacular view


experiences which -on an individual level-



could be summarised as follows: â&#x20AC;?Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a

Moreover, the magnificent gardens sur-


great time at the NANA BEACH HOTELâ&#x20AC;?.

rounding the hotel offer a unique plea-


It is located 25 kilometers in the east of



Heraklion International Airport, in the area

NANA BEACH HOTEL offers a great vari-


of Hersonissos, which is well known for its

ety of Restaurants And Bars for your best


mild climate throughout the year. NANA

service and conveniece.We provide you


BEACH HOTEL combines uniquely the Cre-

the opprtunity to eat and drink in each and

By the beach.

tan architecture with the facilities of a lux-

one of our 13 Restaurants and Bars test-

NANA BEACH HOTEL offers numerous

ury hotel.

ing traditional and international cuisine,as

facilities to its guests such as four beau-

NANA BEACH HOTEL is an Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Class Hotel

well as national and international alcoholic


with 440 rooms, 60 of which are in the

drink NANA BEACH HOTEL offers a great


main building. The rest of them are bun-

variety of Restaurants and Bars for your


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heated indoor swimming-pool.







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n the infinite island of

reception / enrollment area and welcom-

Thalasso & Spa Resort 2006 (World Trav-

Crete, things come at a

ing lobby, correspond even to the strictest

el Awards), the Royal Mare Thalasso/Spa

different scale. So does

meeting requirements.

Centre seduces with its size, luminosity

the Conference Center

Given the unique flexibility of the available

and serenity.

of Knossos Royal Vil-

spaces, the Knossos Royal Village Confer-

Treatment rooms, swimming pools, beauty

lage, which by far sur-

ence Center can host any event - congresses,

and fitness centres and the «Oriental» Ham-

passes the usual dimensions. Everything

conferences, seminars, corporate presen-

mam area all share a space comprising

here is large: spaces, possibilities, expe-

tations, incentives and business meetings –

4.000 m2, dedicated to your well being.

rience and success of every public event

and guarantee its absolute success thanks

Our knowledgeable and multilingual staff,


to the hotel’s beautiful public spaces; the

the exceptional quality of treatments, the

The center contains two large halls, taste-

suites and luxurious rooms; the rare ame-

meticulous cleanliness, the prestigious

fully decorated and equipped with state-

nities provided; the famous Cretan cuisine;

surroundings, the magical scenery and the

of-the-art visual, sound and simultaneous

and a great tradition in organizing success-

omnipresent «big blue» as its backdrop…

translation systems.

ful receptions, galas, cocktails and all kinds

along with the attention to every detail…

These halls can host over 900 people and

of social events.

invite the guest to utmost relaxation.

fully cover the needs of large conferences. Moreover, with the use of special soundproof


screens, they can turn into eleven smaller,

Listed among the 10 best Thalasso Centres

functional spaces, which, combined with the

worldwide and voted as World’s Leading

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Conference Facilities


Recreation & Leisure
























Restaurants & Bars





Sub-Commission Rooms








Conference Suites



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eing a «melting - pot»

each visitor. Veria is the capital of Imathia

p.d., as well as Galerios Arch. The towns

of disparate cultures

Perfecture, a city spread out in the foot of

of Perea, Agia Triada, Nea Mixaniona and

as early as the ancient

Vermion mountain. Among other worth vis-

Stavros have become area’s major tourism

years, appearing as a

iting cities, one could point out Naoussa, an

resorts, while the town of Nea Apollonia is

realy «endowed» land in every way and pos-

overwhelmingly green city with its famous

famous for its hot springs. Really close to

sessing a really deep-rooted history and a

waterfalls, Kastania, a lovely mountain vil-

Thessaloniki, one could find Chalkidiki, one

unique natural wealth, Northern Greece

lage on Vermion hill sides and «Kato Ver-

of the most beautiful places in the whole

charms every visitor, as it provides them

mio», a worth mentioning winter resort

greek territory, an «endowed» land in any

generously with plenty of opportunities to

of the broader area. One of the most well

way. Chalkidiki area is formed by three thin,

wonder in the real depths of history and

known Perfectures of Greece is Thessa-

pine-clad peninsulas with 550.000 metres


loniki Perfecture. The city of Thessaloniki,

of sea shores. In this area, one can visit

The journey to Northern Greece begins in

also known as «The bride of Thermaikos

ancient cities, prehistoric cages, Byzintine

Macedonia and it is completed in the bor-

Gulf», is Perfecture’s Capital, it is consid-

convents, modern seaside towns, elements

dering Thrace. From an administrational

ered as «The Co-Capital» of Greece and, at

of the greater «puzzle picture» of Chalkidi-

point of view, Macedonia is divided to three

the same time, it is aknowledged as one of

ki land. The city of Poligyros is the capital

parts, Central, Western and Eastern Mace-

most important ports in Greece. The famous

of Chalkidiki Perfecture, a city spread out

donia. In Central Macedonia, the first area

«White Tower» is considered as the city’s

in an amphitheatrical shape, on the foot of

in every visitor’s itinerary is Imathia Per-

«trademark», while its rooftop can be used

Cholomontas mountain. Nearby, one could

fecture, in which «Seli» and «Pigadia of

a standing point in order to enjoy a unique

find Arnaia, an area characterized as «his-

Naoussa» Ski Centers can be found. Apart

view on Thermaikos Gulf. While in Thes-

toric land» by Ministry of Culture, whereas

from these two Centers, Aliakmona’s Val-

saloniki, one can visit St. Dimitrios church,

at a close distance, there is Olynthos with its

ley, some bushy green mountains and the

lots of interesting museums and of course

well known archeological site. Also known

well known Vergina Archeological Site lure

«Rotonda», a monument dated around 300

tourism resorts in the same area cities

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such as Kassandra, Kallithea, Nea Mou-

natural and cultural wealth. Edessa is the

aquatic habitats of Delta, Aliakmonas and

dania, Nea Kallikratia, Ouranoupolis and

capital of this Perfecture, a city which over-

Pinios rivers, the sea shores of Litochoro,

Ammouliani. Of course, well known at a

looks the whole macedonian valley. The

Leptokaria, Platamonas, Gritsa, Skotina

global basis is «Mount Athos» or the «Gar-

city of Edessa is also known for its famous

and Makrigyalos, the ancient monuments

den of Virgin Mary» as it is often called in

waterfalls. Almost 50 Klm away from Edes-

og Pydna, as well as the traditional settle-

Greece, a well respected monastic state, in

sa, one can find Pella with its famous arche-

ments of Pieria Mountains provide a «pack-

which entrance is denied to women. Doirani

ological site. Besides that, visitors find also

age» that offers to each visitor a lot of oppor-

lake, Axios river and the whole bushy green

appealing the area of «Black Forest» with

tunities to act in many ways.

landscape are some of the advantages of

its amazing trekking passages in «Voras»

When it comes to Western Macedonia part,

Kilkis Perfecture. Capital of trhis Perfecture

hillsides, its Ski Center in «Kaimaktsalan»

the first Perfecture to came across is that of

is the city of Kilkis, a beautiful city built on

location and «Vegoritida» lake. Passing to

Grevena. The rich flora, the unspoiled for-

the foot of St George’s hill. The surounding

Pierias Perfecture, the «scenary» is formed

ests, the National Preserve of Pindos Moun-

environment is excellent, whereas there are

by Kilometres of sandy coastlines, Olym-

tains with its well known «Valia Kalnta»,

lots of places of interest. Also, a visitor can

pus Mount which is the higher mountain

as well as the water sources and water-

be attracted by places such as «Metalliko»

of Grecce and, according to Greek mythol-

falls create a unique nutural ensemble. The

village, which was named after its famous

ogy, it was also the formal residence of 12

city of Grevena is the capital of the Perfec-

mineral water source, «Pikrolimni», where

Gods. Besides that, the same Perfecture

ture, a cirty situated at tha same spot with

is situated the first «clay therapy» Center in

is the land of Pieria Mountains, residence

the ancient city of Elimaia. The «Perivoli»

the whole Balkan area, «Axioupolis» with

of the Muses according the same mythol-

location, a place nearly 50 Klms away from

its fertile valley of Axios river and the pic-

ogy, as well as the land where archeologi-

Grevena, attracts lots of visitors thanks to

turesque town of «Goumenissa». As for the

cal site of Dion is situated. The capital of this

«Valia Kalnta» area, to Ski Center of Vasil-

neighbouring Perfecture of Pella, the whole

Perfecture is Katerini, a city built between

itsa, to Samarina area, as well as to Val-

area is characterized by its inexhaustible

Olympus Mount and Pieria Mountains. The

ia Kirna spot. The Perfecture of Kastoria

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with its high mountains and its famous

time, preserves unchanged many of its tra-

little fishing village in Porto Lagos cause

lake, provides a sense of an unprecedent-

ditions. Neurokopi village, also known for

nothing but excitment. The city of Xanthi

ed beauty. Perfecture’s capital is the city of

its low temperature record during winter,

is the capital of this Perfecture, a city with

Kastoria, a city spread out along the banks

Paranesti village with its hot springs and

a clock tower as a «trademark». The loca-

of the homonym lake, which has already

Prossotsani with its Maara cage, are some

tion of ancient Avdira, built in 545 a.d., the

been declared as a «monument of natural

of Perfecture’s well known places. Kavala

pictoresque Stauroupolis and the Pomak

beauty». In the city, as well as in the whole

Perfecture combines brillianlty mountain

villages, spread out to the right and left of

Perfecture, there are factories processing

with sea related delights. The city of Kavala

Exinos valley, complete the very interesting

fur coats and woven items. A village named

is the capital of this Perfecture and is a mod-

«picture». Passing on Rodopi Perfecture,

«Nostimo» whith its unique petrified palm

ern city with interesting night life, amphi-

every visitor is amazed by this peaceful co-

trees and Nestorio, which is situated on the

theatrically built on the foot of «Simvolo»

existance of Orthodox Christians, Pomaks

banks of Aliakmonas river, are considered

hill. It is worth visiting the ancient castle,

and Muslims of turkish origin. Komotini is

as the main attractions for the visitors of

on the top of the hill, in order to admire the

the capital of Perfecture, a city that is con-

the area. Kozani Perfecture is also consid-

splendit view. The cities Eleftheroupolis,

sidered as the «heart» of Greek Thrace. The

ered as one of the most «endowed» lands

Keramoti, Nea Peramos with their beauti-

cities of Ergani, Maronia, Strimi, Anasta-

of Macedonia. The whole «picture» is com-

ful beaches are some of the most reputed

sioupolis are also places of interest for every

posed by a complex of mountains and lake

tourstic resorts in the area, whereas the cit-

visitor. Going further to the east, we come

shore areas. The city of Kozani is the capi-

ies of Philippoi, a very important city from an

across Evros river area. The capital of the

tal of this Perfecture, a city with old styled

archeological point of view and Chrysoupo-

homonym Perfecture is Alexandroupolis,

mansions and narrow paths on one hand

lis, attract hundreds of visitors every year.

a citry with an astonishing lighthouse as a

and modern building surrounded by busy

Close to thbe city of Kavala, one can find

«trademark». To the east of Alexandroupolis,

streets on the other hand. It is worth men-

the pretty island of Thasos, which is really

a visitor can admire the Trainoupolis ruins,

toning that besides all that, the city is aslo

overwhelmed every summer by the hun-

whereas the city of Ferres is considered as

known for its famous carnival. In the near-

dreds of its visitors. The town of Limenas

the «heir city» of the Byzintine Vira. In Soufli,

by area, one can find the beautiful towns of

is the capital of Thasos. The Perfecture of

one can learn everything about the different

Velvendo, Siatista with its many mansions

Serres is really famous for its aquatic habi-

stages of silk processing. In Evros Perfec-

and Vlasti, a mountain village «flooded» in

tat in Kerkini lake, the Lailia forest, the hot

ture we can also find the «proud» island of

greenery. In Florina Perfecture, the land-

springs in Nigrita, as well as the ancient

Samothraki, standing in the northeastern

scape is often said «magic». Little and Big

city of Amphipolis. The city of Serres is the

corner of Aegian Sea.

Prespa, the twin lake area wich is consid-

capital of the Perfecture, a city that stands

ered one of the most important aquatic

also an important commercial and indus-

habitat in Greece, the traditional village

trial hub, presenting at the same time a

of Nymphaion, as well as the picturesque

vivid folklore tradition.

island St Achillios, create a unique «sce-

The mosques in the turkish neighbourhood

nary». The city of Florina is the capital of

add a very special characteristic to the city.

the Perfecture, a city situated on the foot of

Worth visiting places are, among others,

Varnountas Mount. Apart from these areas,

Alistrati with its famous gorge of Aggitis,

the picturesque «scenary» is completed by

Amphipolis, Nigrita with its thermal sources

the brown bear shelter, 1 Klm away from

and Sidirokastro, next to the fertile valley of

Nymphaion village, as well as the pictur-

Strymonas river. Thrace have always been

esque shore villages around Prespes lakes.

considered as a crossing point between East

Going far east, we reach Drama Perfecture.

and West, as well as a «bridge» of commu-

The high mountains is Perfecture’s main

nication between Europe and the Balkan

characteristic, with «Falakro» mount being

area. The first Perfecture to meet during

the leading one, considering that it’s the

one’s course to Thrace is Xanthi. The unique

mount where the homonym Ski Center is

beauty of the nature in spots like the Nes-

situated. The city of Drama is Perfecture’s

tos river, the beech forest in Arkoudorema,

capital, a modern city which, at the same

the aquatic habitat of Vistonida lake and the

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ight in the middle of a

beaches and to the rejuvenating pool, every

designed individually for our guest’s wishes

sandy beach stretching

last detail is carefully designed to please all

and comfort during their stay. They all have

for miles, surrounded

of our guests’ wishes and desires. From

splendid views of the sea or the olive and

by a lush, evergreen pine

adventurous newly wed couples to fun-

pine tree hills.

forest and leading to the

loving families with children and corporate


Athos peninsula of

business meetings and conferences, all are


the Halkidiki province of Greece, lies Eagles

equally well catered for, with excellence in


Palace Hotel*****. A truly unique and qui-

mind being our only pursuit. Committed to


et resort, Eagles Palace is situated only

that excellence, the hotel provides an end-

Individually-controlled air-conditioning &

a few kilometers from the gateway to the

less list of facilities for our guests, such as


Holy Mountain of Athos or “Agion Oros” the

a concierge, room service, hairdresser,


unique monastic center of Orthodoxy and

gift shop, tobacco shop, news-stand, car


Byzantium. With the welcoming crystal-

rental, taxi service, sightseeing tours and

fee table

clear and warm waters of the Aegean Sea

excursions, foreign exchange, adequate

The Maria Callas presidential suite is the

on its feet, Eagles Palace can offer the most

parking, a mini club and a children’s play-

jewel of the Eagles Palace. It has the abil-

enjoyable, relaxing and memorable vaca-

ground for our younger guests, even regu-

ity to accommodate the most demanding

tions for the entire family!

lar transfers to the town of Ouranoupoli, to

of our guests within the most luxurious

Everything from the comfortable rooms and

mention a few.

environment of the hotel. Privacy, comfort

spacious bungalows to the luxurious suites, the refreshing and lively bars to the unique


restaurants, the direct access to white-sand

All 140 Superior Double rooms have been

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the evergreen olive and pine trees forest,

now be held in luxurious air-conditioned


as well as within a little walk away from the

spaces, capable of sheltering from as few


main building and the pool.

as 10, up to 300 persons. Up-to-date audio

tarial services.

The 20 suites available at Eagles Palace

visual aids and facilities include slide as well

are equally exquisite to the Superior Dou-

as video projectors, overhead projectors,

ble rooms, only they are more spacious

portable screens and large video screens,

and have a sofa bed to accommodate 2

tape recorders, microphones, flip charts,

more guests. For those seeking intimacy

computers and secretarial services. Cof-

and privacy as well as astonishing views of

fee breaks, welcome buffets, barbeques,

the bay, built among lavish olive and pine

gala dinners with live music, even folk-

tree gardens, we suggest trying our bun-

lore dance groups can be arranged by our

galows. Each one of the 16 bungalows has

Banqueting Department most successfully.

its own character and each one is adored

Mount Athos, the living center of Orthodox


Christian religion and Byzantine, can be


admired on a day cruise organized exclusively for the Palace guests, on the hotel-

If your demands range from a conference,

owned luxury yacht.

seminar or a meeting, all the way to a ban-


quet, wedding reception or Gala night, we


are here to meet them.


Top-level meetings and conferences can


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special place where



nature and man exist



in harmony. A fami-


drive away from Sani Resort, is packed

ly-owned ecological


with theatres, clubs, an International Film

reserve stretch-


Festival, two contemporary art museums,

ing across 1,000


galleries, designer shops and more coffee

acres, with endless golden beaches enchant-



ingly framed by the crystal clear waters of


theatres and coffee shops are thronged

the Aegean and the magnificent pine forests


with students -this being the biggest uni-

of the Kassandra peninsula. Sani Resort will


versity town in the Balkans; the walk along

exceed your expectations in every way. A



serene setting where you can enjoy nature


the best positive vibration you will ever get

and relish luxury and comfort. And where

Weddings, Engagements, Parties)

and the ambience of the city and its people

thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always something new to enjoy.


the most intense you have ever felt. A week

cent Kassandra peninsula, the first of the

mixing the crystal clear beaches of Sani in

Sani Resort at a glance


Kassandra, the nature of Sithonia and a





the glorious but unspoiled beaches of the

gives you the Aegean â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s answer to Ibiza. And

4"/*#&"$))05&- 4"/*#&"$)$-6# 

Sithonia peninsula, as well as to one of

for those really in the mood for meditation

103504"/*7*--"(& 4"/*"45&3*"4

the most beautiful cities of the European

and complete relaxation you could round



off your stay in one of the monasteries of

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nearby Mount Athos.

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akryammos Bun-

summer moon over the sea.

a cocktail at four different bars, or try out

galows Resort

The main building houses the reception,

Mediterranean cuisine at our beach front

Hotel operates

lobby area, with free wi-fi and sat TV, the

tavern. You may also play tennis, beach

each year from

main restaurant “Dioskouri” and the bar

volley or basketball.

the end of April


The hotel has parking areas for guests’

until the middle

Having settled on your private beach umbrel-

cars, so you can park your vehicle in one

of October, more than four decades.

la, you may have a swim on the sea, or

of the designated areas located nearest

The 30 acre four star beach resort is built on

use our sweet water pool, you may enjoy

your bungalow.

a pine covered hillside fronting the magnificent white sandy beach of Makryammos. The village of Thassos lies just 2km away. The resort consist of a main building and 206 rooms all built in a low rise bungalow style. The bungalows have local traditional architectural elements and have balconies that face the Aegean sea. Makryammos Bungalows offer superb hospitality, fine Greek cuisine and the opportunity to relax on a world famous beach with emerald waters and fine sand, or walk along beautiful gardens enjoying the rise of the

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he Electra Palace Hotel,

rooms- the ideal setting for any business


situated in the heart of Thessaloniki on Aristotelous Square, is an integral part of the city and one of its best known features. Since its opening in 1972 the Electra Palace has been synonymous with luxury, meeting all the needs of those customers who require quality service and the aesthetic highest standards. The hotel has recently undergone through renovation, intended to combine past and future, while discreet modifications to the exterior of the building have highlighted its historic features.

Conferences and Seminars Bring distinction to your business meetings, taking advantage of the stage-of-the-art resources and fully equipped conference

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he Excelsior Hotel is a

warm colours and an impressive red lamp

miski streets and the seafront promenade,

luxury boutique hotel located

that helix its way down from the mezzanine,

The Excelsior is the ideal choice amongst

in Thessaloniki center, next

resembling red leaves of an invisible tree.

luxury hotels in Thessaloniki.

to Aristotelous square, right

Resembling the interior of a Parisian 1900’s

This graceful boutique hotel features all

in the heart of this vibrant

building, the classic marble staircase and

facilities of a luxury 5 star hotel, including

town. Situated in the his-

the magnificently renovated old elevator,

a Restaurant Bar with exquisite fusion cui-

torical building of the classic and glorious

both beautiful reminiscent of a truly elegant

sine, a roof garden on the top floor with a

Excelsior Hotel, dating back to 1924, the new

and glorious era, lead the guest upstairs

breathtaking view of Thessaloniki center,

Excelsior cherishes its past and at the same

to the comfortable and cosy rooms and

cable and Wi-Fi internet access in all areas,

time gazes into the future, as one of the most

suites of the hotel.The Excelsior Boutique

24 hour room service, a series of therapies

prominent small luxury hotels in Europe.

hotel in Thessaloniki, a member of Small

in the adjacent ELEMIS Spa to spoil your-

After an extensive and diligent renovation,

Luxury Hotels of the World, offers its guests

self, private parking on extra charge and

The Excelsior’s imposing façade of great

a choice of 34 stylish rooms and suites to

one of the most up-to-date business meet-

architecture detail, ornamented by its art

select from. All rooms and suites are dec-

ing rooms paired with utterly professional

deco balconies and neoclassical full-length

orated in fresh contemporary style with a

and comprehensive business facilities. The

windows offering views of the old town, now

sophisticated use of colour, dressed with

spacious (90sqm) Excelsior Conference

emerges as beautiful and as elegant as ever

original works of art and Italian furniture

Room, unique amongst business meeting

and was proudly handed back to the people

and lighting, and are equipped with all mod-

rooms in the city, will accommodate up to

of Thessaloniki, Northern Greece and the

ern facilities and comforts to please even

80 guests and is fully equipped with the lat-

city’s visitors in the autumn of 2009.

the most demanding traveller.

est technology and top business facilities,

Upon entering the hotel and leaving behind

Located right in the center of the town, only

to guarantee a successful outcome of your

the bustling town, one is taken by The Excel-

steps away from Aristotelous square, the

event and a unique Thessaloniki confer-

sior’s ultra-chic modern interior with its

shopping haven of Mitropoleos and Tsi-

ence experience.

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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




he 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

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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. As far as Sami is concerned, it’s a beautiful town, whereas in the surrounding area, there are lots of water streams, a land of lush vegetation and subterranean lakes and cages. Poros is one of the island’s main ports and, at the same time, it is a seaside, busy town which combines mountain with sea scenery. In addition to that, Skala has already emerged as a touristic resort, with its new hotels and an interesting night life. 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 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».

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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

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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. Among these villages we could mention Katastari, a really pictoresque and amphitheatrically built village, Vanato, the capital of Arkadioi Municipality and Sarakinado, a village especially famous in both Greek and foreign tourists. 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. On the other hand, Lefkada is also lush with olivetrees, vineyards, cypresses, oak trees, pinetrees, planetrees and other kind of vegetation. It is worth mentioning among Ionian islands, Lefkada is the closest to the inland of Greece and is also known as «Santa Maura». 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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Spyridon Spyrou

Regional Governor of the Ionian Islands

orfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Meganisi, Kefalonia, Ithaca, Zante, Kastos, Kalamos, Antipaxos, Mathraki, Othonoi and Erikoussa Islands.

International travellersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; descriptions that had lived here certify that complex uniqueness of our islands. Visitors of the Ionian Islands will depart from them full of strong

Tens of islands, other more other lesser-known ones, compose

feelings and will have the heptanesian sensation in their heart for

a place of incomparable hospitality that challenges you to visit it

a long time.

and ramble in it.

Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why everyone who comes once, keeps on coming back

Unique historic-cultural monuments, heavenly landscapes of nat-

on and on reviving the wonderful past memories and creating

ural beauty, innumerable beaches, typical local gastronomy, the

new ones.

Ionian Islands constitute an ideal holiday destination able to wel-

We invite you to visit and get to know this divine place that you will

come any particularity and desire.

remember for the rest of your life.




n the crystal-clear waters of the

suites, designed with the guests in mind,

turquoise waters of Laganas bay.

Ionian Sea, just 300m from the

offer remote controlled a/c, satellite plas-

In Zakynthos, the BW Zante Park Hotel

golden, sandy beach of Laganas,

ma T.V., mini bar, in room safes and tele-

Complex, is the ultimate venue for enjoy-

the place chosen by the famous

phones with internet access, hairdryer,

able functions, spectacular banquets and

Caretta - Caretta sea turtles, you

adding that special personal touch.

successful conferences.

will find the BW ZANTE PARK

In the restaurant you will enjoy lavish

For those combining business and plea-

Hotel Complex. Member of Best West-

buffets and exceptional flavours with a

sure, the Hotel offers conference and ban-

ern, the distinguished international hotel

delectable variety of Mediterranean and

queting facilities from 50 - 300 persons.

chain, Zante Park promises to make your

international cuisine, including dietary

Specific features have been designed to

holidays an unforgettable experience.

touches and theme evenings, enhanced

meet the requirements of the discern-

You will enjoy relaxation and tranquility

by fine wines. At the BW Zante Park you

ing business executive, including audio

combined with the cosmopolitan flair of

will find a wide range of leisure activi-

visual equipment, business center and


ties and facilities.

secretarial services. Efficient and experi-

The hotel offers elegant surroundings,

Soak up in the sun by the crystal fresh

enced staff ensures the success of your

modern amenities, relaxed atmosphere,

water pool or the fitness fans may take

function or conference.

gastronomic innovations, conference &

advantage of the gym, sauna, jaccuzzi,

The BW Zante Park Hotel is an ideal resort

banqueting facilities and high standards

massage and beauty treatments. Experi-

destination offering an unsurpassed set-

of service, with attention to detail.

ence the magic of horseback riding along

ting for enchanting holidays.

The 140 spacious and stylish rooms and

the sandy beach or scuba diving in the

We promise you a memorable stay.

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quis Hotels and Resorts

to offer a much wider and more attrac-

to deliver a high quality service with very

Aquis Hotels and

tive portfolio of beds. Aquis’ philosophy is

affordable rates.

Resorts is an established resort hotel operator active in highly preferred holiday destinations. Founded in 2008 by Ioannis-John Kent, today it commercializes 9 properties in the most popular Greek destinations and has added another 7 properties in the portfolio for Summer ‘14 in Greece. Summer ‘14 will also see Aquis commercializing another 14 properties across the Mediterranean, namely in Turkey, Malta, Calabria and the Canary Islands, as a result of a commercial agreement with Meeting Point International. The company’s success stems from its independence to contract with all major international tour operators that allows Aquis

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n the place where nature and the

National Drimo in Sarantapicho.

who like ancient civilizations, the ancient

blue of the sea meet, the visitor has

Continuing its tour to Argolida, the tourist

areas of Tegea, Mantinia and Orchomenos

come to Peloponnese, the “island

stays speechless from the ancient theatre

will attract their interest, as well as Karit-

of Pelopas” with the unique beauty.

of Epidaurus, where the known worldwide

aina with the famous Venetician castle, the

Peloponnese is cited in the southeast of the

festival takes place, as well as from the cos-

nautical city of Leonidio, but also the tourist

Balkan Peninsula and it is connected with

mopolitan summer resorts that are extended

resorts of Vitina and Stemnitsa.

main Greece through a lane of land, Isth-

from Tolo and Drepano to Porto Heli, Costa

In the subregion of Lakonia, it is situated

mos of Corinth, of 5 km. width. Geograph-

and Ermioni. Argolida, which is inhabited

Sparti, where Doriis were located since 11th

ically and administratively Peloponnese

since the 8th millennium A.D., is known as

century A.D., by creating there their centre

is separated to the subregions of Corinth,

the centre of Mycenaean civilisation. Myce-

which was developed in a most powerful

Argolida, Arkadia, Lakonia, Mesinis, Ilia

nae attracts the interest of the visitors with

centre that dominated in Greece after the

and Achaia.

the amazing Pili of Lions and Nauplia, the

Peloponnesian war. One can also watch

Especially Corinth, which is next to the Corin-

first Greek capital from 1828 to 1834.

carefully the signs from the Byzantine period

thian and the Saronic Gulf, it is differentiated

In the centre of Peloponnese, it is located

and the French occupation. The “dead city”

for its archaeological places and its unique

Arkadia, the best choice for those who want

of Mistra looks powerful through the years

combination of nature and sea. Next to the

to visit picturesque sceneries and tradi-

and her fame is beyond the local borders.

downtown of Corinth, it is situated Loutra-

tional villages, large landscapes and clean

The same things happen with Monemvasia

ki, the city with the international fame and

shores. The capital of this region is Tripoli,

and the legendary Mani, with its tradition-

the Casino. Moreover, the visitor has the

located in the centre of the fertile land of

al rock towers. The cave of Diros and the

chance to taste the wines of Nemea, to visit

Arkadia and Parnonas around it, with the

mountain of Taigetos are the gifts of nature

the Loutra of Oraia Eleni, the famous from

rich monasteries, the scenic Dimitsana,

for the land of Lakonia, while polls of attrac-

antiquity Stymfalia Lake, the north Trikala

the industrialized Megalopoli and the his-

tion are Neapoli and Elafonisos.

and the nearest snow centre, as well as the

toric Astros, lying next to the sea. For those

Continuing to the historic Mesinia, the tour-

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ist will meet a region with strong presence

known from antiquity, the mediaeval Kat-

the verdant Diakofto, where the train that

through the years, not only from the ancient

akolo and the Loutra of Kilini are the most

begins for Kalavrita, but also Aigio with the

ones, but also from the recent years, espe-

spectacular sights of the region.

great platan that Pausanias reported in his

cially in the Revolution of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;21, where it was

Finally, Achaia with Patras as a capital city is

travels, are main features of the region.

the centre of the Greek fighters. Kalamata

regarded as an important travel connection,

Another advantage of the area is Rio, the

is the glorious capital, famous for its long

as it is connects our country with Italy and

connection with Peloponnese and Sterea

shores and luxuriant vegetation, while Meth-

Peloponnese with Ionian Islands. The clean

Greece and Ipirus, the glorious Kalavrita,

oni and Koroni located in the two sides of

and filled with green seashores of Pelopon-

the Grand Cave and the legendary Agia

Mesinia are discriminated thanks to their

nese steal touristâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart at first sight. The

Lavra, as well as the famous snow cen-

Cycladic characteristics. Pilos has also an

beautiful and traditional village of Akrata,

tre of Helmos.

island figure, and one of the most seaside and tourist cities is Kiparisia. Westside of Peloponnese, it is located the subregion of Ilia, with Olympia the birthplace of the Olympic games. The tourist will be dazzled from the strong archaeological air of the region, as well as from the temple of the Epicurus Apollo in the sheer Vasses and from Andritsaina, situated in a green hill. The river Neda stands out with its impressive waterfalls and Zacharo the seaside city filled with pines and olive trees is found. The spa of Kaiafa, the river Alfios

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t the Olympian Village,

and welcoming lobby, fully correspond to the

This centre has been equipped with the lat-

three distinct factors

strictest requirements of any public event,

est Spa technologies and its environment and

guarantee the success

including conferences, seminars, corporate

atmosphere will ensure absolute harmony and

presentations and business meetings.

moments of utmost relaxation.

Aldemar’s solid

The fascinating grounds of the Olympian

Our knowledgeable and multilingual staff, the

experience and

Village, which compose a small seaside

exceptional quality of our treatments, the warm

know-how; the fabulous spaces and flaw-

county; the hospitable suites and luxury

hospitality and personalised services, invite our

less installations; and, above all, the prestige

rooms; the unique amenities it offers; its

visitors to embark with us into a world full of

attained when a public event is hosted next

world-class creative cuisine; and its long

precious and unforgettable moments.

to Ancient Olympia – a site of unsurpassed

tradition in organizing events of any kind,

symbolic value to the entire world.

contribute greatly to the success of any

The hotel’s modern Conference Center is

corporate event.

of any conference:

equipped with state-of-the-art visual, sound The beautiful central hall, with a capacity

Royal Olympian Spa & Thalasso

of 450 people, is ideal for all types of con-

The Royal Olympian Spa & Thalasso, voted as


Europe’s Leading Spa Resort, 2006 (World Trav-

When required, the main hall can be divided

el Awards), is a heaven of well-being, set in

by means of special soundproof screens, into

the unspoilt and beautiful country side of the

three smaller, flexible spaces which, com-

western Peloponnese, on the coast of the pris-

bined with the reception/enrollment area

tine Ionian Sea.

and simultaneous translation systems.

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