2019-2020
Tailor-made individual Press Trips to
HALKIDIKI & NORTHERN GREECE

Trips available from September 2019 through the end of 2020 
(not applicable for high season: July-August)

Beautiful rustic rocky beach with crystal clear aqua ocean and cypress tree in Greece

Nowhere in Greece offers the exotic story lines like Halkidiki. The region is the perfect combination of distinctive Greek culture, unspoiled landscapes, dazzling colors and mysterious fragrances.

Come experience the glorious natural setting, the famous culinary fare of the region, and the living traditions of its people. This is a place where all your senses will come to life and boundless stories can be told. Think chic, cosmopolitan beaches, secluded bays and out-of-the way coves. Just the tantalizing scent of the pine trees and the salt brine of the sea bring relaxation to the body and spirit, leaving you to develop stories your readers will never forget.

About Halkidiki:

Halkidiki is the birthplace of the great philosopher Aristotle. This area presents the 20 picturesque monasteries of Mount Athos, monument protected by UNESCO. The monasteries can be seen via a small cruise.

With 550 km of sandy beaches, deep and picturesque gulfs, there are beaches for every taste -- some packed with people and music, with bars and water sports, others quiet. Forty-five (45) beaches and two marinas in Halkidiki are rewarded every year with "Blue Flag", a voluntary eco-label awarded to over 3,450 beaches and marinas in 41 countries. Halkidiki is the first winner in Greece with the most "Blue Flags."

Turquoise ocean, sandy beach with rows of closed white beach umbrellas & lounge chairs waiting for guests

About Thessaloniki:

Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of the region of Central Macedonia, with a population of more than 1 million people. The International Airport "Macedonia" (SKG) connects Thessaloniki with approximately 31 countries and more than 60 foreign cities with direct flights. The city was founded in 315 BC and its history spans some 2.300 years. It presents several monuments of the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman era and the modern history of the 20th century.

About the Region of Central Macedonia in Greece:

Land of Alexander the Great -- Birth-land of the philosopher Aristotle... It is unique in history and culture for the following reasons:

  • It includes some of the places where St Paul had preached
  • One of the WWI military fronts - WWI Salonica Front / Battlefields of WWII (Thessaloniki - Kilkis - Serres).
  • Rich in Jewish Legacy
  • Mount Olympus -- Residence of the 12 Olympian Gods according to the Greek Mythology

Tentative Itinerary

Your host represents several regions in Northern Greece. She will design an individualized, tailor-made itinerary based on YOUR interests (cultural, lifestyle, gastronomy and wine, luxury, historical etc.). Halkidiki, of course, must always be included.

  • Complimentary accommodation in Halkidiki for at least 3 overnights (upon request), SINGLE or DOUBLE ROOM
  • Complimentary accommodation for another region in Northern Greece (according to the special interest of the participant)
  • Promo rate for car rental in Halkidiki and suggestions for promo rates in other regions of Greece (upon request)
  • Itinerary Consultation
  • Host will be available for you throughout your stay.

Trip Details

  1. Organized by PASS PARTOUT Tourism Marketing, DMC Sponsored by HALKIDIKI TOURISM ORGANIZATION.
  2. Open to all Journalists.
  3. NO travel cost reimbursement. Transportation there and during the trip is on your own
  4. Vetting by IFWTWA. Final selection by the host.
  5. FAM is individualized for each person.
  6. Deadline to apply is open for press trips made during 2019 and 2020 HOWEVER applications are due back to IFWTWA a minimum of 90 days prior to the day you start your trip.
  7. Dues must be current at the time of application and during the time trip will take place.
  8. Profile must be complete with item #6 upload &/or by filling in the 8 links on the profile but at least one must be completed.
  9. Social Media: You are required to do social media pre-trip and daily throughout the trip, 
  10. Media Placements: Produce at least one article no later than 6 months after the trip.
  11. Fee: If you are selected for this media trip, your cost will be $175. This money goes directly to support the income goals of this organization. No money goes to the host or IFWTWA coordinators. You will be responsible for all tips.
  12. Guests: Adult guests are permitted on these trips, but there will be additional cost for their meals and activities.

Application Period is OPEN

APPLY HERE *

* Please be prepared to answer the following before applying:

  • List of media outlet(s) and circulation where you will be placing your article(s). Also note whether this is/are confirmed assignment(s).
  • What you would like to see on this press trip? Identify aspects such as cultural, lifestyle, gastronomy, wine, luxury, family options, historical, etc.
  • Besides visiting Halkidiki, are there any specific places in Northern Greece you want to see, or shall your host choose for you?
  • What dates are you interested in?
  • Will you be bringing a guest? 

All images courtesy of Halkidiki Tourism Organization