Sustainability

 

 

Sustainability

General information

 

Halkidiki being a major tourism destination faces the current challenges of sustainable tourism development.

Halkidiki Tourism Organization strongly believes that all tourism activities of whatever motivation – holidays, business travel, conferences, adventure travel and ecotourism – need to be sustainable.

Halkidiki wants its residents and visitors to enjoy the natural and cultural heritage that the region offers in a balanced way that respects the environment and local communities. So it promotes a model of tourism based on the need to balance economic viability, environmental conservation and social impacts.

Halkidiki Tourism Organization is committed to constantly educate, increase awareness and actively engage the hoteliers, the local community and stakeholders in the tourism industry in order to achieve an even more sustainable development.

 

 

  • Eco-responsive accommodation

    Eco-responsive accommodation

    More and more hotels, holiday houses, convention centers and campsites are working to obtain a label, certification or membership of a charter to make visitors aware of their commitment to sustainability: reducing water and energy use, responsible sourcing, recycling waste, getting staff involved in the environmental programme etc....

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  • Green Key eco-label

    Green Key eco-label

    The Green Key® is a worldwide available eco-label awarded to leisure organizations, as hotels, youth hostels, conference- and holiday centres, campsites, holiday houses and leisure facilities. To obtain The Green Key the company has to fulfill a list of environmental requirements. These requirements are contained in a number of criteria. Besides environmental demands ( by example to control the production Continue Reading...

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  • Natural landscape – Natura 2000

    Natural landscape – Natura 2000

    Halkidiki is an intoxicating combination of blue and green. The biggest part of the natural landscape of Halkidiki (12 regions all over Halkidiki) is protected as Natural Beauty and Biodiversity areas by Natura European Network. Those areas include forests and wetlands with rare species of flora and fauna. Inside the protected areas, there are paths for mountain biking and walking that Continue Reading...

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  • Local products – Greek breakfast of Halkidiki

    Local products – Greek breakfast of Halk

    Halkidiki is proud to be part of the Greek Breakfast, an initiation of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels which utilizes and connects the cultural – gastronomic wealth of the country with the Greek hotel business. The philosophy is that hotels around Greece can build their own traditional Greek breakfasts based on food products cultivated locally. Breakfast is the ideal way Continue Reading...

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  • Blue Flags eco-label

    Blue Flags eco-label

    Halkidiki is proud to be the leading destination in Greece with 52 beaches and 2 marinas awarded with the “blue flags” for the coastal environment, water quality, safety and access for all. Explore all the Blue Flags beaches and marinas in Halkidiki. You can find beaches and marinas which answer your needs by easily selecting what you are looking for Continue Reading...

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  • UNESCO – Mount Athos

    UNESCO – Mount Athos

    Halkidiki is home to the second-most important religious place of pilgrimage, after Jerusalem, Mount Athos which is an UNESCO World heritage site since 1988. Mount Athos or “the garden of Virgin Mary” is monastic community with 20 monasteries and a unique spiritual place, 1.000 years old. Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what Continue Reading...

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  • Mountain Stratoniko

    Mountain Stratoniko

    The Stratoniko Mountain is located above the village Stagira, Aristotle's birthplace. The place is full of astonishing oak groves, tall and old beech trees, chestnut trees and numerous other representatives of the thick flora. Sparkling fresh waters quench the thirst of the lumberjacks, and refresh the thousands of mountaineers who enliven the mountain paths. Wildlife features an abundance of wild Continue Reading...

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