The tourism popularity of the northern Greece region of Halkidiki has attracted investors who have placed over 300 million euros in hospitality projects over the last five years. According to a report by Greek newspaper Ethnos, these projects include hotel revamps, new resorts that will open their doors this year and others that will operate in the next two years.
One of most anticipated openings this summer is the five-star, 136-room Sani Dunes, a 24.2-million-euro addition to the multi-awarded Sani Resort group’s roster set to open its doors to adults and children over 12 in June.
Also opening this summer is the Tor Hotel Group-owned Eagles Villas that contains 42 villas and a view towards the Mt Athos peninsula.
Revamped units that will welcome guests this year and are ready to offer the latest and finest in hospitality include the Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort at Paliouri, the Ikos Oceania at Nea Moudania, the Ekies hotel at Vourvourou, the Danai Resort & Villas in Nikiti and the fully renovated Portes Beach at the beach of Agios Mamas.
Five-star newcomers to open in summer 2018 include a 50-million-euro Mentekidis-owned business at Agios Ioannis, and a 200-room Lagoon Princess Group adults-only facility at Kalyves.
According to Ethnos, more than 500 hotels (25 of which are five-star units and 40 are four-star) and 2,000 room rental businesses operate in Halkidiki.
Meanwhile, Mouzenidis Group is planning to open the Enigma Mall near Nea Moudania with 38 shops selling luxury items as well as select Greek products aiming to attract travelers. The shopping center will initially run for six months a year with plans to continue operation as an e-shop the rest of the year.