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HALKIDIKI: THE IMPRESSIVE VARVARA’S WATERFALLS IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF ARISTOTLE

In a lush green landscape, rich in vegetation, the two impressive waterfalls of Varvara, located in the municipality of Aristotle, Halkidiki, dominate. The larger one is about 40 meters high, while the smaller one is about 25 meters high. Once standing in front of them, the visitor feels the beneficial energy and power of the water.

“In an area of wild natural beauty, the presence of running water is imposing while the visitor can take a bath in the waterfalls.The water is always frozen but worth a dip”, says the owner of a local tourist agency, Polytimi Markogiannaki.

Aristotle’s Paths travel agency has integrated the waterfalls path into the water element of Aristotle’s Philosophy. The area is visited by many Greeks, but also by foreigners, mainly English, Germans, Americans and Australians.

An interactive walk in the forest

In an area classified as Natura, a large number of aromatic plants such as wild oregano grow, while in the fauna of the area we find crabs, turtles and frogs. Such a route is suitable for the development of experiential tourism that can be integrated into luxury tourism.

“On our walk we have time to smell the aromatic plants. We observe the fauna found in the waterfalls, while we inform our clients regarding local myths involving fairies and use elements from the mythological tradition around Artemis. Through a game of traditions and narratives we find common traits of fairies, nymphs, deities that permeate religions with the main reference to the exaltation of nature.What could be more refreshing for the body, after a walk in the green forest, a dip in the crystal clear and cold water of the waterfalls. What more refreshing for the spirit is the music of running water, birds and the narratives of myths and traditions that bring different nationalities and religions to a common denominator”, explains Ms. Markogiannaki.

The route on the Kipouristra trail will surely compensate you.

The forest is native, biodiversity everywhere, with various species of shrubs, flowers, trees, such as linden, ash, beech, chestnut and wild hazelnut trees.

The waterfalls of Varvara are located at a distance of about 90 km from Thessaloniki. Visitors can reach the starting point by car with great care, otherwise they can park higher and have to walk about 2 km. From the starting point, the visitor needs to walk a 20-minute route to reach the smaller waterfall, while in 10 minutes he will reach the larger one.

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Of wine celars, philosophers and surfer boys. What not to miss on the three peninsulas of Chalkidiki in northern Greece

On the way on the Traces of Aristotle Politimi Markogiannaki from “Aristotle’s Paths” (www.aristotlespaths.com) loves, philosphy about Aristotle and to show the places where he left  traces. One example? “On one of our tours at Aristotle’s Paths, we combine the  birthplace of Aristotle in ancient Stagira with a visit to the Zygos Monastery, the only ancient monastery accessible
to women on the border of Mount Athos, with a dive in the only only underwater wine cellar and a swim in the waterfalls of Varvara. A very personal tour, because all these places are also my favorite places in Halkidiki.”

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Author: Julitta Ammerschläger

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Wonderful Diving Tourism in Halkidiki

The diving activity in the wider marine area of Stratoni in the Municipality of Aristotle, brought to the surface the unique phenomenon of the rare colony of seahorses in Halkidiki and the establishment in 2018 of the “Hippocampus Eel Institute” for the purpose of research, Finally, in the Municipality of Aristotle, in Stratoniki, a travel company, “Aristotle’s Paths Travel Agency P. Makrogiannaki”, which offers visitors an experiential program alongside other alternative activities – paths, called “”Wine Games” – Domaine Agrovision, Diving and Wine Tasting”. This program promotes diving tourism in combination with wine tourism, as it includes diving in the unique underwater cellars of Domaine Agrovision in Halkidiki at a depth of 3-17 meters, one of which is located in a secret cave, and wine tasting of 7 labels of quality local wine in Ierissos, accompanied by local delicacies. At the same time, in collaboration with the Accessibility Support Academy, the first accessible route for people with visual disabilities was carved in collaboration with a certified diving center in the region.

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The path  with the dry stones.

From hikes to the fields of Kythera and the olive groves

and the olive groves of Pelion to descents to the forts of Rupel, the

tourism is not only about ancient monuments.

 

“What hikers are looking for is to chat with people in cafes and

with the people in the cafés and shops, with the farmers in their fields, to see the colours, the flowers, the nature.

 

Article: Spyros Zonakis

Reportage – Tourism

 

It is in the late 18th and early 19th century that antiquarianism and Greco-romanticism reach their peak. A trip to Greece conferred prestige and radiance, and no one could deservedly bear the title of traveller unless he had swum in the Euphrates, tasted the olives of Attica and carved the name on the columns of the Parthenon, the Sounion or Delphi.

Nowadays, touring and hiking tourism in our country has been linked rather exclusively to ancient and Byzantine monuments, a disconnection that the people of the ,  KOINOSEP “Paths of Greece”, founded in 2010.

“We highlight the old paths in a place, we clean them up, we mark them and we promote them. We will make websites with hiking maps, we will make an app where potential hikers can navigate virtually. We plan the trails so that the routes are circular and if possible daily, and so that hikers can get in touch with everything from the Byzantine church and the archaeological site, which is a UNESCO monument, to the most neglected hamlet, the most barren dry rock on a cliff. And also to pass through the heart of every settlement. What hikers are looking for is to talk to people in cafes and shops, to talk to farmers in their fields, to see the colours, the flowers, the nature,” says environmental manager Phoebus Tsaravopoulos, co-founder of the KINSEP. The beginning was with Kythera, where through traversing the paths he discovered incredible treasures, “abandoned villages, stone bridges, waterfalls, forests, which I never imagined existed on this island. 60,000 euros were spent on the creation and operation of the network and this brought the island 1.5 million euros over five years. At the moment we are marking the cycle routes, which cover the whole island, and organising kayaking routes and climbing fields. On the other hand, in Sifnos, we have created routes divided into themes, one with more water, another with ecclesiastical culture, another with antiquities, another with nature, another with crops, and we have implemented a system of certification of hiker-friendly accommodation. In Tinos, we redesigned the entire network of paths, so that to connect all the settlements of the island, we found routes that had been forgotten. And there we made them by theme, e.g. the marble villages, the water and castle road, to the quarries, the geodesic route, the mills’ strata.”

PATHS OF PEACE

Mr Tsaravopoulos is also proud of the Peace Trails in Florina, which are now extended to Kastoria and Kozani. “It is a long, multi-day route. They were so named because they were funded by the Greek-German Future Fund in an area where villages had been burned by the Germans. So we make peace with the past, and with the contrasts of nature, as from the chimneys of Kozani and Ptolemaida, we pass through the wolf and bear sanctuary of Arktouros and wonderful villages such as Nymphaeum, Sklithro, Lehovo and Vlastis, with their robust forests and alpine landscapes.

In recent years, inspiring guides have been planning and offering interactive guided tours on a wide range of themes, from literary, mythological and gastronomic walks ‘to walks on the history of crime in the town’. Undoubtedly, ‘experience tourism’ is here to stay. But it goes hand in hand with ‘slow tourism’. It is difficult to understand a place when you spend less than 12 hours in it,” says Giota Pantou, PhD in archaeology, tour guide and founder of Pelion Culture, which specialises in alternative and thematic tours in Volos and Pelion. Visitors learn about the history of the place through the fruits, trees and mythology. “I start with the olives and olive oil of Pelion. Pelion has three vegetation zones, in the coastal zone we have wonderful olive groves 400 years old and many olive mills scattered in the villages.

Therefore, when we do the guided tour, we visit an olive press in an olive grove, where we talk about the history of olive cultivation, which in our place goes back to the Neolithic times. At the Olympic Games, the prize of the games were panathenaic amphorae full of olive oil, two of which are preserved in the Volos Museum, which we see. They will find out how the olive comes, how it is weighed, how it is washed and then we proceed to a tasting of three or four different kinds of oil. They’ll pick the olives, they will understand how this little flower will become a green olive tree”, stresses Ms Pantou, while the tour continues in the second vegetation zone, “where you can find any kind of fruit tree you want, from apples and quinces to pears, plums, apricots and walnuts. We’re going to visit an agritourism cooperative. Like the one in Vizitsa, where the women in front of us make spoon sweets and jams. We’ll see how they clean them, boil them, skim them, talk to them. At a local farm, they will pick their own fruit and give cooking lessons.

THE KEDDAR

We’ll go even higher, to the third vegetation zone, where we have the herbs. We connect the existence of herbs in Pelion with Centaurus Chiron, who was the first doctor of antiquity and the one who taught all the properties of herbs to Asclepius. We want to introduce our visitors mainly to the mountain tea. Wherever we are, they will taste mountain tea, we will read studies that have been done on this type of tea, which show that it has more antioxidants than green tea, we will talk about how it is made, they will see it in all its forms, in bunches, cut, whole,” he adds.

Aristotle’s Paths is a vision to combine Aristotle’s philosophy of the four elements (water, air, earth, fire) with special cultural and hiking trails in Eastern Halkidiki. “We want to create an experiential experience, so that people can get closer to our heritage, local gastronomy, nature, aromas and give an added value to the tourist product of the region”, explains to “Raftia” the founder of Aristotle’s Paths Polytimi Markogiannaki. “Through a walk in ancient Acanthus, we will see wine, Acanthus wine, as an economic and social link that connects us throughout the centuries. It was the basic export product of the region and this is depicted on a 6th century BC coin, showing a bull and a lion fighting over a vine leaf.

THE FLAVOUR OF IT

MUST

We then walk to the Museum of Necropolis, which is the ancient cemetery in Ierissos, and end up for a wine tasting in a winery, where we will smell the must and learn about the whole wine production process. We will also taste five beer labels at a local brewery, the only one in Halkidiki, where we will also have an interactive seminar on how beer is made and smell the hops in different versions and colors.

In Arnea, we will visit two museums of weaving and the folklore museum. There was a long tradition of weaving in the region. They will learn about the craft unit that exported textiles to the Balkans and while we walk to the Byzantine castle of Paleochori, I will tell them the legend about the castle’s royal queen, who produced gold weavings on a gold loom. Our central idea is to work with local producers and companies that have a positive ecological or social impact in our region,” she says, while, in Arnea, the tourers will end up at an ecological business, “where there is a small museum of beekeeping art and they are informed about how it was done how honey was produced at the beginning of the 20th century and at the same time they taste the muntovina. And in Tripiti, we will dive into the only underwater cellar in Halkidiki, which is combined with wine tasting. While we will also go hiking to the waterfalls of Varvara, where we will then visit the local women’s agricultural cooperative, Driades. We will taste spoon sweets and liqueurs and, when the ladies make trachana, we will also participate in an experiential game of spreading it.”

Verdun is designated as a “Monument City”, making it a world reference point for historical and commemorative tourism. The city is thriving, making the most of the ‘legacy’ left behind by the First World War (one of the most decisive battles of the war was fought there between the French and Germans). “In Verdun, the municipality and the region are implementing plans to develop historical tourism. With one ticket, you can visit everything from forts, battlefields, mausoleums, cemeteries and museums on organised routes, even renting a bicycle. Living in a region with such a rich historical load, we thought we should follow this successful example,” explains journalist Panagiotis Savvidis, vice president of the Agistro Action SOCIOP, which was created in 2016 with headquarters in Agistro Serres and is the first alternative tourism office in Serres.

It is the first alternative tourism in Greece that carries out activities in WWII battlefields and abandoned fortifications.

 

SUBSIDIES

REVIEWS

“These include tours of the battlefields, the underground forts and the surface works of the Metaxa Line forts. The activities take place at the Rupel Strait, in the northern part of the Serres prefecture, and can be combined with either hiking or cycling. People want to experience something different and not go to a war museum where they will just see two dolls and three guns. We enter the underground forts with period lanterns and the visitor feels like they are experiencing the events, the German invasion. We have both sound and lighting effects so that, depending on the area of the fort where we are, the visitor hears the corresponding narrative and, at the same time, understands what the structure of a complex is like.

Imagine a huge underground camp, including gunner’s corridors, galleys, ammunition stores, staircases leading to the outer machine guns, anti-aircraft observation posts. We are talking about the largest technical project in Greece in the 20th century, 21 complexes from Beles to Rodopi, completed in four years. There is a tremendous increase in the number of visitors to the region,” said Savvidis, during which the organization of a network next to the border with Bulgaria, which would include battlefields of World War II, fortifications of the “Metaxas Line”, local museums, would significantly help the development of small villages, “which today are slowly fading, forgotten, at the same time that most of the forts stand looted and abandoned. They could, in the context of realistic planning, form the basis for the creation of small historical theme parks, organised and signposted trails, which would create new jobs. But we can’t go to that stage, because the Department of Defense is claiming that these areas are still military, which they are indeed under metaxic laws, but it’s kind of an oxymoron to consider them as such, when there is no military in the area at all. A memorandum of understanding on historical, military tourism has been signed three years ago between the Ministries of National Defence, Culture and Tourism, but it has not come into force because the relevant EIA has not been signed,” he informs us.

How would you like fishing tours in the Saronic Gulf, where tourists eat on board the fish they have just caught together with the professional fisherman? And yet, such such excursions are implemented by the fisherman Tasos Ladas in Poros (Poros Fishing Trips).

WITH A FISH

TO BOURTZI

“Fishing trips were made possible in 2015, when the relevant bill was passed. Any coastal fisherman who has a boat from two to 15 meters can engage in fishing tourism, which means he can take tourists and give them a tour, fishing, eating the catch of the day on board. With a maximum of 12 passengers, so there is no competition with the tourist boats. We will start in the morning around nine o’clock, we will raise the nets so they can experience the experience of hauling the nets.

During the fishing trip, we pass by the island of Bourji, I stop to let them see it, to take their pictures. I tell them the history of the island, what is this castle, who built it, what was its use, then we will see some rare species of birds, I explain what kind of birds they are. On a small island, Modi, there is an ancient city and an ancient shipwreck, I will tell them about its history, where the excavations are located, what moves have been made by the archaeological service. After fishing, We will camp in a creek, where we will clean the fish we have collected and prepare our meal. The products we consume are always local, we will not take packaged branded products. Within a few hours, we become friends, as if we had known each other for years, because we also discuss personal things during the trip. They are interested in hearing about your life, learning what the life of a fisherman is like, and they open up about their own lives,” says Mr Ladas, who is satisfied that he is making a small contribution to the protection of the fish stock. “In the months that I am involved in fishing tourism, the quantities of fish I catch are small. If half of the fishermen in Poros were engaged in fishing tourism, the region would take a breather in terms of protecting the local fish stocks. On the other hand, it was also a lifeline economically. Because of overfishing and recreational fishing, which has taken a very large share of the market through the illegal sale of fish, it is very difficult for fishermen to survive on fishing alone,” he concludes.

 

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Information to the “Association of Professionals of Ammouliani island, regarding the Aristotle’s Paths program.

 

 

A great day for Aristotle’s Paths! We accepted the invitation of the “Association of Professionals of Ammouliani island”, regarding the Aristotle’s Paths program . We presented our program to professionals in the field of tourism . We are setting the basis for a beautiful and creative collaboration.

 

 

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Honorary distinction for members of SEGE at the ” New Business” awards”

The “Y’ New Entrepreneurship” award ceremony for young entrepreneurship for the year 2023, an institution that highlights young entrepreneurs, was concluded with honours for the members of SEGE. The ceremony, organized by Thessaloniki Events, took place on Wednesday 22 March, at the Cisco International Center for Digital Transformation and Digital Skills.

The Young Entrepreneurship Awards are an institution that rewards young entrepreneurship, honoring businesses that are growing in the midst of difficult economic conditions, seeking growth opportunities and serving as role models for thousands of other young people.

 

For yet another year, the Hellenic Businesswomen’s Association supported the awards process and was invited to contribute to the promotion of the most important young entrepreneurs of Northern Greece.

Among the speakers of the evening, was the financial supervisor of SEGE, Ms Christina Vraca, who presented the awards in the category “Women’s Entrepreneurship”. During the evening, four members of the association, Mrs. Eleni Christodoulaki, Mrs. Polytimi Markogiannaki, Mrs. Maria Stefanou and Mrs. Magda Hadjinaki, were awarded for their career and contribution to entrepreneurship.

In the category “Women Entrepreneurship” were awarded:

Mrs. Eleni Christodoulaki.
Ms. Eleni Christodoulos Christodoulos, Ms. Polytimi Markogiannaki.
Mrs. Polytiti Polygonikonia Constantinou, Mrs. Maria Stefanou.

Mrs. Eleni Christodoulaki is the president of the company “Panelectrica SA”. Through her career, she has managed to establish the company as the indisputably indispensable partner in the field of Electrical and Mechanical Material. Panelectrica SA is an important and stable factor of support for the local community, making Mrs. Christodoulaki one of the few women who have distinguished themselves in this male-dominated sector.

Mrs. Polytimi Markogiannaki is the creator of Aristotle’s Paths travel agency P. Markogiannaki, a company that combines Aristotle’s philosophy of the four elements (water, air, earth, fire) with special cultural and hiking paths in Eastern Halkidiki. Ms Markogiannaki has succeeded in pioneering and creating value in the local market of Halkidiki and Northern Greece.

Maria Stefanou is a theatrical and artistic producer, author of self-awareness books, musical performer, teacher of elocution and musical theatre. In 2017 she started her own theatrical and artistic production company, “Maria Stefanou Productions”, bringing Thessaloniki to the forefront of the private entertainment industry.

In the category “Young Entrepreneurship” was awarded to Mrs Magda Hadjinaki, who inspired, together with her partners Access Simple, a business in the field of accessible tourism. Access Simple aims to promote inclusion in tourism and provide authentic experiences in Greece, accessible to all. Hatzinaki has succeeded in innovating, creating a value-added product that reaches a tourism share that was not accessible in the Thessaloniki market.

 

Source: https://www.epixeiro.gr/article/406664

 

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A woman from Chalkidiki among the winners of the “Young Entrepreneurship” Awards 2023

 

The ” New Entrepreneurship” award ceremony for young entrepreneurship for the year 2023, an institution for the promotion of young entrepreneurs, was concluded with honorary distinctions for the members of the Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Greece.

The ceremony took place on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at the Cisco International Center for Digital Transformation and Digital Skills.

Among the awardees was the Halkidiki-based Markogiannaki Polytimi, owner of Aristotle’s Paths travel Agency , P. Markogiannaki.

 

The awards are presented by SEGE in cooperation with the Municipality of Thessaloniki and thessdromena.
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A company in Halkidiki was awarded for its excellent work and its Aristotelian philosophy!

An excellent tourist agency that stands out from the rest is Aristotle’s Paths. It is distinguished by its Aristotelian philosophy, its actions and its way of thinking.

Aristotle’s Paths, based in Stratoniki, Aristotle’s Paths, was awarded by the Region of Central Macedonia, in the framework of the international tourism exhibition Philoxenia 2022, with the gold award “Excellence”, in the field of tourism services.

Aristotle’s Paths is a vision of the owner of the office, Polytimi Markogiannaki, who from the beginning wanted to combine the philosophy of Aristotle with the four elements (water, air, earth, fire) and with special cultural and hiking routes in eastern Halkidiki.
And he succeeded. Ms. Markogiannaki made a dream come true!
Each route is considered in every detail to offer a unique experience through the senses. According to her, the central idea of the team is to work with local companies that have a positive ecological or social impact on the region.
“I am working on Aristotle’s philosophy of the four elements (earth, air, water, fire) and have created some specific routes. For example, in Varvara waterfalls our main element is water, in Arnea another cultural route has to do with earth, in ancient Stagira our element is air”, explains Ms. Markogiannaki speaking to XalkidikiPolitiki.
Another activity of Aristotle’s Paths is the one called wine games, which is unique in Halkidiki: “It is an underwater wine cellar that can be experienced by diving. The underwater conditions organize a completely different taste, as the lack of oxygen underwater does not allow the wine to make the fermentations that would have taken place in air conditions, thus creating a special and unique taste!” she continues to say.

Ms.Markogiannaki says that through an experiential experience she aims to be able to combine local gastronomy (oil, honey, wine), images, nature, smells, so as to give an added value to the tourist product of the region.
At the same time, thinking about the basic values of life and especially the sense of freedom, the owner of Aristotle’s Paths wanted to join forces with the Accessibility Support Academy for a single common goal: equal accessibility everywhere. So they proceeded to develop alternative forms of tourism – with the main theme of sensory experience – for people with visual disabilities.

“It is very important that all people today have access to tourism and can do interesting things during their holidays”, underlines Polithimi Markogiannaki, who has studied Political Science with specialization in alternative forms of tourism, stressing that “these people, apart from vision, have developed the rest of their senses: smell, taste, touch, hearing”.
If you are visiting Halkidiki and are looking for a different experience that you probably haven’t had before, it’s worth the effort to visit Aristotle’s Paths in Stratoniki that will definitely steal your thunder.

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A travel of Culture and Gastronomy in Aristotle’s land

Excellent experiences and gastronomic pleasures are included in “Aristotle’s Paths”, an experiential tour with special cultural and hiking routes in Eastern Halkidiki, the Land of Aristotle.
“Each route offers a unique experience. Our main idea is the cooperation with local companies, which have a positive ecological or social impact in our area. To create an experiential experience, following the path that people come closer to our heritage, local gastronomy, images, nature, perfumes, to give an added value to the tourist product of the area “said Polytimi Markogiannaki, founder in the travel agency “Aristotle’s Paths”.
The restoration and the laying of new routes must be done with the philosophy of preserving the local elements of the area, so that the existing landscape architecture is not altered and still attracts the modern nature-loving tourist.
In each route, stories or narratives are exchanged, which as a mean of entertainment, education and cultural preservation travel the visitor in time. It also promotes an experiential type of engagement in wine tourism to special groups, so that through agricultural activities or diving, in an interactive game, to participate in a wine tasting of the senses. Wine games on land and at sea, with a special wine tasting either from an underground or an underwater wine cellar.
1st route
In the route of the Waterfalls of Varvara, a route in a green forest, stories will be told that will connect the goddess Artemis with the later fairies.

2nd route
In the route of Arnaia the goal is in every creation of man such as the woven, the cooking utensil, to learn more not so much for the utility, but the reasons for transforming a woven, or a pot to a work of art.

3rd route

The travel agency “Aristotle’s Paths” has carved the “Road of Akanthios Wine”. The “Akanthios Oinos” that is, the wine of ancient Akanthou, the modern Ierissos in Halkidiki was not a simple wine. It was the wine that according to the legend Xerxes asked to taste during the opening of the homonymous canal in the third leg of Halkidiki during the Persian wars. It was the wine that the king of Persia drank before the battle of Thermopylae. It was the apple of contention between Athenians and Spartans, as Thucydides mentions, during the Peloponnesian War.
It was also the wine that the ancient Athenian philosopher mentions in his work “The Sophists” and accompanied the banquets of the ancient Greeks.
A walk, in Ierissos, Halkidiki, where wine is a cultural link that unites the region through the centuries. More specifically, the walking route is developed in ancient Akanthos, which starts from the port of Ierissos, stops in ancient Akanthos and ends at the throne of Xerxes and the vineyards of Domaine Agrovision. The estate, wanting to connect the past with the present, emphasizing the locality, gave the name “Ieris”. Wine tasting follows, in an area which overlooks the island of Ammouliani and Mount Athos. As you can see, apart from the delicious taste, the participants travel to the past with the Akanthios Wine, which transmits culture and history.

The gastronomy, the sense of taste in local products, such as honey, wine, pasta, is also a factor of cultural experiential tourism, participats do not just try, they learn how to prepare them, or participate in cooking lessons.

Also, great importance was given to the aroma that each route will have, it was assigned to a perfumer who uses herbs and oils from the Aristotelian Mountain, the production of perfumes.
“As for sight and touch, in an area where deep blue meets green, in a historical journey of human works, buildings, churches, monuments, there is nothing more to say. The stories, some forgotten, some fresh in the memory, the specially designed walks that acquaint us with the fauna, the flora and the cultural heritage that surround us, lead to another model of tourist development. That is sustainable and cultural development, while sowing elements of a of refined ecotourism, while forming a branding in the area, around Aristotle, if nothing else, it is his homeland “, underlined Mrs. Markogiannaki.

driades traditional products
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Arnea
Wine tasting at agrovision winery

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ENJOY THE ACANTHUS WINE FROM THE THRONE OF THE OPENING!

Greece is a country with endless natural beauty, endowed land, glorious history, rich and long past. Wine held a special place in all aspects of the life of the ancient Greeks. read more

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The “fairies” of Halkidiki guide us to 6 secret treasures

The Aristotelian paths of Eastern Halkidiki are inaugurated with four separate routes.
When people in a place have an appetite, let alone when that place is Halkidiki (after all, it is well known that “like Halkidiki” does not), read more

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When you start a trip, you do not just plan a route, you get involved in the five senses of the place you are visiting. Perfumes, images, local gastronomy, customs and traditions. In the end you change because you experienced something different. Let's start a journey together P. Markogiannaki Founder at Aristotle’s Paths

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