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“Spyrou Philoxenia” at Greek Travel Show 2017 – Athens Greece

Thursday, 25 May 2017

“Spyrou Philoxenia” at Greek Travel Show 2017 – Athens Greece

Holiday seekers looking for inspiration and deals for their summer holidays had a chance to meet with representatives from “Spyrou Philoxenia” at the Greek Travel Show 2017 which took place May 19 – 21, 2017 at the Helexpo Exhibition Center in Marousi, Athens.

The exhibition was under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization, Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), and the Federation of Hellenic Associations of Tourist and Travel Agencies.

This new initiative will comprise the B2C (Business to Consumer) version of the International Tourism Exhibition “Philoxenia”, which has been taking place for the last 32 years in Thessaloniki. Exhibitors were made up of Peripheries, Municipalities, Travel Agencies and Tour operators, and hotels and activities providers. The goal of the exhibition was to inform visitors of the various destinations in addition to offer last-minute deals as the summer season in Greece has just begun.

The event also hosted a series of info sessions, food tastings, traditional dancing, and live musicians. The Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Elena Kountoura was present, visiting the exhibitors in addition to delivering a speech on the projected increase in tourism to Greece.

Representatives from “Spyrou Philoxenia” were hosted at the Periphery of Thessaly booth and informed visitors of their numerous summer offers for hotel stays in their destinations including their affiliate hotels located in the Sporades Island group - Skopelos and Alonissos, Kyllini, and Pelion. Visitors were also informed on Spyrou Philoxenia’s summer contest for a free hotel stay.

Currently operating 5 properties on the island of Skopelos in addition to managing reservations and sales for additional properties there, the company is expanding its roster with new partnerships being announced throughout Greece. Spyrou Philoxenia Affiliate Member hotels currently include Kaimak Inn in Kaimaktsalan, Central Macedonia – Greece, Chania Hotel, Chania Palace, Aglaida Hotel & Apartments, and Iris Guesthouse in Pelion, Archontiko Kaltezioti and Nymfasia Arcadia Resort in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Hotel Agnanti in Alonnisos, Panorama Studios in Skopelos, Ionian Beach Villas in Kyllini, Peloponnese, Ifigenia’s Houses in Mountainous Nafpaktia and Hotel Dovra in Zagorochoria, North Western Greece.

For more information on Spyrou Philoxenia, please visit www.spyrouphiloxenia.com, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call at +30 210 691 9111.

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“Spyrou Philoxenia” hosts FAM and Press Trip in Skopelos for 50 Prominent Serbian Travel Agents and Journalists

Saturday, 13 May 2017

“Spyrou Philoxenia” hosts FAM and Press Trip in Skopelos for 50 Prominent Serbian Travel Agents and Journalists

50 prominent Serbian Travel Agents and Journalists visited the island of Skopelos for a familiarization and media trip May 5 – 7, 2017.

The major Tour Operator Sabra Travel organized the fam trip for a network of travel agencies across Serbia as interest in Greece from the Serbian market has been increasing year after year with a record amount of travellers projected for 2017.

The trip was hosted by “Spyrou Philoxenia” with hotel accommodations at Rigas Hotel in Skopelos Town. The trip included visits to the main sites of the island including the chapel of Aghios Ioannis of Kastri, made popular internationally from the hit Hollywood film “Mamma Mia!” In addition, the picturesque towns and villages of Skopelos were visited as well as beaches, highlights the natural beauties of the island. Travel operator “Dolphin of Skopelos” participated in the transportation during the trip while meals were offered graciously by the traditional tavern “Kymata” in Skopelos Town and “Louki” and “Paradosiaki Gonia” in Glossa – Loutraki which was arranged by the Municipality of Skopelos. The trip also included a visit to the Women’s Cooperative in the town of Glossa for an intro and sampling of traditional hand-made sweets.

Feedback from the participants was very encouraging as Skopelos is an ideal holiday destination, offering beautiful green forests and crystal blue waters and a relaxing experience, great for romantic get-aways, honeymoons, and weddings, in addition to family holidays. Travellers from Serbia have been increasing in recent years as the destination is easily accessible via motorway, making it easy for family travel as well.

“An increase in tourism from Serbia to Skopelos is seen for the touristic period which is upon us” stated Mr. George Michalis, General Director of “Spyrou Philoxenia”. This is in continuation of the great feedback and interest in Greece we reaffirmed during our participation in the international travel exhibition “Sajam Turizma 2017” which was held in February in Belgrade, Serbia.

Currently operating 5 properties on the island of Skopelos in addition to managing reservations and sales for additional properties there, the company is expanding its roster with new partnerships being announced throughout Greece. Current Spyrou Philoxenia Affiliate Member hotels include Kaimak Inn in Kaimaktsalan, Central Macedonia – Greece, Chania Hotel, Chania Palace, Aglaida Hotel & Apartments, and Iris Guesthouse in Pelion, Archontiko Kaltezioti and Nymfasia Arcadia Resort in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Hotel Agnanti in Alonnisos, Panorama Studios in Skopelos, Ionian Island Villas in Kyllini, Peloponnese, and Hotel Dovra in Zagorochoria, North Western Greece.

For more information on Spyrou Philoxenia, please visit www.spyrouphiloxenia.com, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call at +30 210 691 9111.

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“Spyrou Hotels” Participates in “Let’s do it Greece” Cleanup Initiative in Skopelos, Greece

Thursday, 06 April 2017

“Spyrou Hotels” Participates in “Let’s do it Greece” Cleanup Initiative in Skopelos, Greece

As part of the company’s Corporate Responsibility, “Spyrou Hotels”, members of “Spyrou Philoxenia”, participated with lots of joy in “Let’s do it Greece” voluntary cleanup efforts on the island of Skopelos April 2, 2017

A special task force of volunteers from “Spyrou Hotels” worked on cleaning up the area of Panagitsa Tou Pirgou in Skopelos Town which has been honored as a Traditional Settlement of Outstanding Beauty.

“Let’s do it! World” is a civic-led mass movement that began in Estonia in 2008 when 50,000 people united together to clean up the entire country in just five hours. Since then, Let’s Do It! has spread this model—one country in one day—around the world. In 2011, volunteers from the Environmental Organization of Attica, “Ora gia Drasi” and the Hellenic Solid Waste Management Association came into contact with the group in Estonia and discussed how they can do a similar activity in Greece. This is how “Let’s do it Greece” was formed. To date, 113 countries and over 16 million people have joined us to clean up illegal waste.

“Spyrou Hotels” has enacted various initiatives to promote a higher level of awareness regarding environmental sensitivity in addition to taking direct actions to actively protect the environment. A recent initiative was the cooperation with AFIS for the recycling of batteries, placing battery recycling bins on its properties throughout Skopelos.

“Nature is our legacy and is what we will leave behind for our children and their children”, stated Mr. George Michalis, General Director of Spyrou Hotels and Spyrou Philoxenia. “It is our responsibility to make sure we protect the environment to the best of our individual and collective abilities”, he added. “As the largest company on Skopelos, our Corporate Responsibility is greatly focused in this direction and on doing our share to help protect the environment” he ended.

Currently operating 5 properties on the island of Skopelos in addition to managing reservations and sales for additional properties there, the company is expanding its roster with new partnerships being announced throughout Greece. Current Spyrou Philoxenia Affiliate Member hotels include Kaimak Inn in Kaimaktsalan, Central Macedonia – Greece, Chania Hotel, Chania Palace, Aglaida Hotel & Apartments, and Iris Guesthouse in Pelion, Archontiko Kaltezioti and Nymfasia Arcadia Resort in Arcadia, Peloponnese, and Hotel Agnanti in Alonnisos.

For more information on Spyrou Philoxenia, please visit www.spyrouphiloxenia.com, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call +30 210 691 9111.

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“Spyrou Philoxenia” expands in Sporades with the addition of “Agnanti Hotel” in Alonnisos

Monday, 27 March 2017

“Spyrou Philoxenia” expands in Sporades with the addition of  “Agnanti Hotel” in Alonnisos

Hotel management company “Spyrou Philoxenia” expands its presence in the Sporades with the addition of “Agnanti Hotel” 3* located on the island of Alonnisos.

The hotel joins Spyrou Philoxenia after the recent addition of “Iris Guesthouse” located in Tsagarada, Pelion, Magnesia.

“Creating an Affiliate Member in Alonnisos was of great importance to Spyrou Philoxenia as the company has its roots and strong presence with multiple properties in the neighboring island of Skopelos”, stated Dimitrios Schistohilis, Project Manager, Spyrou Philoxenia. “With the addition of Agnanti Hotel, not only have we added a fine property in a beautiful destination, but we are now able to provide a visitors with an island hopping holiday, made popular and once only reserved for the islands of the Cyclades”, he added.

“I am excited to work with and offer the island of Alonissos”, stated John Grigoras – Deputy Manager – Sales & Marketing for Spyrou Philoxenia. “It is a true hidden gem as it resembles a tropical island with pristine forests and gorgeous beaches, a truly unique destination, with very high rate of returning visitors” he added. “Agnanti Hotel” complements our offerings in Skopelos very well and we are already in discussions with travel agents and tour operators in putting together the island hopping experience”, he ended.

“Agnanti Hotel” is located 50 meters from the beach of Kalamakia which is a picturesque fishing village on the island. All rooms come with amenities including AC, mini fridge, furnished balcony. Wifi is free throughout the property and guests can enjoy a daily breakfast buffet. The hotel also is home to the restaurant “Manolis” which is one of the most famous on the island, offering its guests mouth-watering traditional homemade meals.

“Agnanti Hotel” is located in the village of Kalamakia, 8km from the center of Alonnisos and 12 km from the port at Patitiri. Visitors can access the island of Alonissos via high speed and conventional ferry connections from the ports of Agios Konstantinos, Volos, Thessaloniki, and Mantoudi – Evia connecting with the islands of Skiathos and Skopelos. Spyrou Philoxenia which has secured exclusive discounts on ferry tickets with Hellenic Seaways which guests can take advantage of for their holidays.  

Currently operating 5 properties on the island of Skopelos in addition to managing reservations and sales for additional properties there, “Spyrou Philoxenia” is expanding its roster with new partnerships being announced throughout Greece. Hotels interested in cooperation can visit the company’s website at www.spyrouphiloxenia.com.

Visitors interested in booking accommodations at “Agnanti Hotel” can do so by visiting www.spyrouphiloxenia.com or by calling Spyrou Hotel’s reservation department at +30 210 691 9111.

Agnanti Hotel Alonnisos Breakfast Balcony

Agnanti Hotel Alonnisos Double Room

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“Spyrou Philoxenia” at ITB Berlin 2017 – Berlin Germany

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

“Spyrou Philoxenia” at ITB Berlin 2017 – Berlin Germany

The international travel exhibition “ITB Berlin 2017”was held in Berlin, Germany from March 8 – 12, 2017.

“ITB Berlin”, held at Messe Berlin is the premier international travel trade exhibition, drawing thousands of visitors and providing a meeting platform for business professionals in the travel industry in addition to direct sales of holiday packages.

ITB Berlin in terms of numbers: 5 Continents, 187 Countries, > 10,000 Exhibitors, > 120,000 Trade Visitors. The vast exhibition is divided into different sections including the various international destinations, travel technology services, and market segments.

ITB Spyrou Philoxenia3“The indications from the German travel market are very positive for Greece this year, especially in the regions where “Spyrou Philoxenia” is active”, stated Dimitris Schistohilis, Project Manager, Spyrou Philoxenia. “We had the opportunity to discuss initiatives for sustainable tourism with the Hellenic Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Elena Kountoura. Following the global trends in tourism, we look forward to additional meetings to present our suggestions and current practices, we, as “Spyrou Philoxenia” are carrying out” he ended.

“One of the main topics of concern for visitors and exhibitors has been safety”, said John Grigoras, Deputy Sales & Marketing Manager, Spyrou Philoxenia. “Though we have been through uneasy times, Greece has proven extremely safe with holiday makers choosing it as their destination of choice time and time again. In terms of holiday makers from Germany, we have seen a year-over-year increase for our properties and especially noteworthy has been the new flights of Condor Airlines from Munich to the airport in Volos which provides great service for our guests to our Member Affiliate Hotels in the Pelion Mountain region and the Sporades Islands” he ended. 

Currently operating 5 properties on the island of Skopelos in addition to managing reservations and sales for additional properties there, the company is expanding its roster with new partnerships being announced throughout Greece. Current Spyrou Philoxenia Affiliate Member hotels include Kaimak Inn in Kaimaktsalan, Central Macedonia – Greece, Chania Hotel, Chania Palace, Aglaida Hotel & Apartments, and Iris Guesthouse in Pelion, Archontiko Kaltezioti and Nymfasia Arcadia Resort in Arcadia, Peloponnese, and Hotel Agnanti in Alonnisos.

For more information on Spyrou Philoxenia, please visit www.spyrouphiloxenia.com, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call at +30 210 691 9111.

In the photos: Hellenic Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Elena Kountoura and Mr. Dimitris Schistohilis – Project Manager, “Spyrou Philoxenia”. Spyrou Philoxenia at Periphery of Thessaly Stand – Mr. Dimitris Schistohilis – Project Manager and Mr. John Grigoras – Deputy Sales & Marketing Manager. 

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“Spyrou Philoxenia” at Sajam Turizma 2017 – Belgrade Serbia

Monday, 06 March 2017

“Spyrou Philoxenia” at Sajam Turizma 2017 – Belgrade Serbia

The international travel exhibition “Sajam Turizma 2017” was held in Belgrade, Serbia from February 23 – 26, 2017.

“Sajam Turizma” is the premier travel exhibition in Serbia, drawing thousands of visitors and providing a meeting platform for business professionals in the travel industry in addition to direct sales of holiday packages.

The indications from the Serbian travel market are especially positive for the Northern Sporades region as the number of flights have increased compared to 2016. It is especially important to note that the largest Serbian tourist organization has planned for an aircraft of 139 seats specifically for Skopelos. “Following the successful initiative by “Spyrou Hotels” to create strategic partnerships and offer accommodations on a commitment basis, the Serbian travel market has matured, opening the path for further development of the Serbian market”, stated Mr. George Michalis, General Director, Spyrou Philoxenia. “This of course has resulted in important benefits and positive impact on the local economy of the island” he ended.

In addition to the island of Skopelos, there was noteworthy interest in the other regions of Greece “Spyrou Philoxenia” has Affiliate Member Hotels including the region of Pelion. The region attracts new and repeat holiday makers due to its proximity and accessibility through land transportation, making it an ideal destination for travel by car and by organized tours by bus.

“From “Sajam Turizma”, we reconfirmed that high on the Serbian holiday preference list are beautiful sandy beaches, traditional cuisine, warm hospitality, and authentic experiences”, stated Mrs. Ioanna Blaki, Deputy Manager - Sales and PA to General Director, Spyrou Philoxenia. “Destinations such as the Sporades and Pelion are perfect choices as they match all of their desired criteria. We were very well received and look forward to welcoming an increased number of Serbian holiday makers this year”, she ended.   

Currently operating 5 properties on the island of Skopelos in addition to managing reservations and sales for additional properties there, the company is expanding its roster with new partnerships being announced throughout Greece. Current Spyrou Philoxenia Affiliate Member hotels include Kaimak Inn in Kaimaktsalan, Central Macedonia – Greece, Chania Hotel, Chania Palace, Aglaida Hotel & Apartments, and Iris Guesthouse in Pelion, Archontiko Kaltezioti and Nymfasia Arcadia Resort in Arcadia, Peloponnese, and Hotel Agnanti in Alonnisos.

For more information on Spyrou Philoxenia, please visit www.spyrouphiloxenia.com, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call at +30 210 691 9111.

In the photo: Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), Periphery of Thessaly, Mrs. Athina Daki - Deputy Mayor of Skopelos and Head of Municipal Tourism Office, Mrs. Ioanna Blaki - Reservations & Sales Manager, “Spyrou Philoxenia”, Mr. George Michalis - General Director, “Spyrou Philoxenia” and Mrs. Jelena – Representative for the Periphery of Thessaly stand. 

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