Porto Carras Grand Resort, is one of northern Greece’s largest and most famous hotels and holiday resorts. It is located on Sithonia, the second peninsula of Halkidiki, in the region of Macedonia in northern Greece. It is about 120 km away from Greece’s second biggest city, Thessaloniki.


The proud host of the 2003 European Union Leaders Summit Meeting can provide the infrastructure and high-level security of an International Convention Centre with the allure of a unique resort. The Olympic Hall, which will host ECSCRM2016, is located at the heart of the resort and offers great views of the Porto Carras Marina. Designed for large-scale events, it is fully equipped with state of the art technology, offers exhibition and bar areas and has a capacity of 1460 to 2300 people, depending on the setting arrangement.
Conference Venue
Porto Carras Grand Resort includes four major hotels, the 5-star Meliton and Sithonia, and the bungalow-style Marina Village and Villa Gallini. It also hosts a thalassotherapy and spa center, restaurants, beach bars, a cinema theater, sport facilities for basketball, football, tennis and golf, as well as 45,000 olive trees and a vineyard covering an area of 475,000 m². Porto Carras is also home to the biggest private marina in northern Greece, with berths for 315 boats.

Porto_Carras1eThe resort of Porto Carras is near the traditional village of Neos Marmaras – a tourist destination, busy during the summer period, with lots of restaurants, cafeterias and tourist shops.

The venue locations are shown in the following map (click to enlarge):

More information can be found at the Porto Carras Grand Resort official website.


Access to Venue

Porto Carras Grand Resort is about 1.5 to 2 hours by car from the Thessaloniki Airport. It is an easy ride along the coasts and plains of the Halkidiki peninsula.

Complete information on venue access is given in the Travel information.

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