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Location of Greece in EuropeLocation of Halkidiki in GreeceLocation of Porto Carras in Halkidiki

Greece

Greece is situated in Southeastern Europe, has an area of 132.000 sq.km and a population of 11 million. Its capital city is Athens. Its coastlines reach an astonishing 13,676 kilometers’ length, with more than 2,000 islands.

Greece has a history of more than 5,000 years. It is the birthplace of many philosophical, political, scientific and mathematical principles; it is the origin of the Olympic Games and western drama including both ‘tragedy’ and ‘comedy’. Greece is a country that offers its visitors a beautiful landscape of endless seashores and islands, a special atmosphere and fascinating journeys into western civilization through its museums, galleries and monuments. Athens, the capital city of Greece, famous throughout the world, is full of spectacular landmarks and monuments. Many of these, like the Acropolis and the Parthenon, date back over 2,500 years and are in remarkable condition.

Athens Santorini

Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki: a city of diverse beauty and hospitable people. Thessaloniki has always been a crossroad of civilizations, a place where the East and West meet, a place of cultural and religious fusion. From its UNESCO world heritage sites to its great cuisine, the city always has something to offer to Greek and foreign visitors alike. But apart from the different sights and places, there is also something in the vibe of this city; the large student population of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the country’s largest, has given the city its lively atmosphere, divergent events calendar and vivacious night life.

The compact size of the city and the walking-distance proximity of the top attractions make Thessaloniki an ideal city-break destination. A relaxing evening stroll along its long welcoming waterfront with unparalleled views of the city above and the sunset over the sea below makes for the perfect end to an exciting sightseeing day.

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Halkidiki

They say that no place in Greece has beaches like those of Halkidiki. The region has the perfect combination of that distinctive Greek light, unspoiled landscapes, colours and fragrances. The glorious natural setting is complemented by the rich culinary fare of the region and the living religious traditions of its people, manifested in a host of feast days and other ceremonies and rituals.

This is a place where all your senses will come to life, whether on the endless stretches of sand of the fashionable, cosmopolitan beaches, or in the intimacy of the many secluded bays and coves. The scent of the pine trees and the breeze of the sea come together to relax your body and spirit, leaving you at peace to enjoy the grandeur of the region’s famed sunrises and sunsets.

It is said that the great philosopher Aristotle loved the honey of Halkidiki, and you, too, will love the land and the rich produce of its gardens and orchards. The region is formed of three peninsulas (or “feet”, as the locals call them), each with its own unique charm, history and magic. The first is Kassandra, scene of the Battle of the Giants in ancient mythology; the second is Sithonia, a magical place of green forests and blue seas and the third is Mt. Athos, the world’s only monastic state, home to twenty historic monasteries. Truly a place of dreams, and your dream has only just begun…

Kavourotrypes Athos

Useful links: www.visitgreece.gr, www.discovergreece.com

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