Discover a new world of travel - The Travel Company

 
Discover a new world of travel - The Travel Company
Discover a new world of travel
Discover a new world of travel - The Travel Company
welcome...
                                                                                   Founded in 2014, The Travel Company is one

                                       we offer            you                     of the most modern Destination Management
                                                                                   Companies in Greece in terms of tourism.

                                     only the best!                                Our company offers reliable services via
                                                                                   efficient and innovative travel solutions that
                                                                                   offer real value to our customers, reducing
                                                                                   travel stress. The Heraklio Travel Group seeds
                                                                                   after a unique customer experience by looking
                                                                                   out for your best interest providing high quality
                                                                                   services with integrity and responsibility.
                                                                                   Whether traveling for business or pleasure,
                                                                                   our specialised agents are here to assist you
                                                                                   with new suggestions, destination knowledge,
                                                                                   and friendly, professional assistance before,
                                                                                   during & after your travel arrangements.

                                                                                   At The Travel Company, we provide attentive,
                                                                                   personalized service duaring every step of
                                           Address                                 your vacation planning and throughout your
                                                         www.thetravelcompany.gr
                                3, S. Karagiorgi str.,                             journey, creating extraordinary experiences
                            14121 N. Iraklio Athens,      www.htravelgroup.com
                                             Greece                                that captivate even the most discerning
                                              Email                                traveler. By leveraging both the expertise
                         info@thetravelcompany.gr                                  of its people and innovative solutions, our
                                       Telephone                                   company helps clients derive the greatest
                             Tel.: +30 215 5608282,                                value from their travel program in terms of
                              Fax: +30 210 2772040
                                                                                   superior service, internet-based technologies,
                          Registration Number
                                                                                   and significant cost savings.
                              0259E60000432901

2   the travel company                                                                                        the travel company       3
Discover a new world of travel - The Travel Company
Contents

             s
        vice
    ser                                                                     Company profile......................................... 3
                                                                            Services............................................................. 4
                                                                            Tailor Made..................................................... 6
our

                                                                            Charters & private jets........................... 8
           Reliable Travel Solutions!                                       Corporate travel.......................................... 10
                                                                            Meetings & events................................... 12
           We are committed to establishing lasting relationships           Marine travel.................................................. 14
           with our customers by exceeding their expectations the           Couples Only................................................ 16
           first time and every time, through consistently delivering       Family holidays............................................ 17
           outstanding quality of service, experience and value.            Honeymoons................................................ 18
                                                                            Cruise.................................................................. 20
                                                                            Yachting............................................................. 21
             Air Tickets                        Hotel bookings              Golfing................................................................. 22
             We provide the best                Vast variety of more than   Cultural getaways..................................... 24
             options of flight tickets and      750,000 unique hotels       City breaks...................................................... 25
                                                                            Welcome to Greece............................... 26
             discounted airfares around         worldwide with special
                                                                            Medical travel............................................... 28
             the world                          negotiated prices
                                                                            Educational travel...................................... 30
                                                                            Weddings in Greece.............................. 32
             Car rental                         Cruises                     Greek gastronomy................................... 34
                                                                            Mainland........................................................... 36
             Rental cars from major             Discover some of the
                                                                            Attica.................................................................... 36
             worldwide wholesalers in           most amazing destinations
                                                                            Central Greece............................................ 38
             180 countries and 8,500            around the world with a
                                                                            Macedonia...................................................... 39
             locations                          cruise holiday              Peloponnese................................................. 40
                                                                            Thessaly............................................................ 41
             Group travel                       VIP services                The Islands...................................................... 42
             Tailor made group                  We offer integrated         Crete..................................................................... 42
             vacations to Greece and all        services, satisfying even   Cyclades........................................................... 43
             around the world                   the most demanding          Dodecanese.................................................. 44
                                                corporate customers         Ionian................................................................... 45
                                                                            Saronic................................................................ 46
                                                                            Sporades.......................................................... 47
4   the travel company
Discover a new world of travel - The Travel Company
Tailor made services                                                   Our travel services include
                                                                             Dmc for Greece   Air tickets        Private jet        Car & limo rental
      Every holiday that we create is undertaken with care and attention
      and this enhanced service allows us to help you with any additional
      requests and requirements you may have. Perhaps you are seeking
      to pre-book a table at the latest exclusive restaurant or make
                                                                             Cruises          Yachts             Private villas     Luxury hotels
      enquiries on what to do or places to go. This could be: Tickets to a
      Festival, Cookery classes with local chefs, Island hopping, private
      shopping, private yoga lessons, Surprise anniversary dinners and
      more!

                                                                             Spa retreats     Designer shopping Family vacations    City breaks

          Our team of professional, helpful and
          specialized executives has ONE priority:   YOU
                                                                             Honeymoons       Art & Culture      Golf               Gastronomy

       ASPIRING TRAVEL PROPOSALS for your perfect getaway.
       GLOBAL NETWORK OF ASSOCIATES assuring the best products.

                                                                             Expeditions      Concierge Services VIP Services       Insurance

    Let us plan your holidays to the finest detail!

6    the travel company                                                                                                            the travel company   7
Discover a new world of travel - The Travel Company
Charters & private jets
                                       The Travel Company collaborates with the largest companies globally providing
                                       worldwide charter service for both personal and business travel. From an individual
                                       wanting to travel from his destination of choice to ny city or island (and vice versa); to
                                       400 passengers on a single aircraft.

                                       The most modern jets & helicopters and highly experienced pilots along with our
                                       excellent level of professionalism guarantee not only the safety of your flight but also
                                       an enjoyable journey for you and your company.

                                       Need to arrange your travel based on your own schedule? Corporate Jet Charter lets
                                       you travel when you want and avoid connecting flights as well as unnecessary layovers.
                                       Our company offers Corporate Jet Charter services, with access to over 7,000 aircraft
                                       worldwide you can be sure to travel on the right jet every time.

                         the
                             sky
                                 i s   Charter a flight
                             lim       and be ready to
                                  it
                                       depart in just a
                                       few hours

8   the travel company                                                                                    the travel company    9
Discover a new world of travel - The Travel Company
Corporate travel
                                                 The Travel Company offers innovative and cost effective travel management solutions
                                                 even for the most complex travel itineraries. Combines excellence in client services,
                                                 advanced technologies and global buying power to guarantee customer centric services
                                                 solutions and cost savings for your business travel needs.

                                                 Using our dedicated global distribution reservation system, we can offer instant
                                                 confirmation of Airline Seats, Hotel Reservations, Travel Insurance, Car Hire & Transfers
                                                 etc. We offer worldwide accommodation, with special rates and far and beyond value
                                                 for money services. In the same division, our VIPs Service department offers integrated
                                                 services, satisfying even the most demanding corporate customers.

                                                 Our Corporate Travel Division is your personal Corporate Travel Manager and offers
                                                 implacable worldwide services with special “ value for money” rates fulfilling even the
                                                 most demanding business travelers needs. Our specialized team organizes annually,
                                                 thousands of corporate trips worldwide for business executives. Our experts offer a
                                                 variety of services, according to the standards and needs of today’s business travelers.

                                                            we offer
                                                            •   High Level of Service
                                                            •   Dedicated team of expert travel
                                                                agents
                                                            •   Dedicated Account Manager
                                                            •   Advantage of local fares and deals
                                                                with airline & car rental companies
                                                            •   Offline and Online Support
                                                            •   24h emergency service
                                                            •   Profile management
                                                            •   Approval process
                                                            •   High Level of Service
                                                            •   Dedicated team of expert travel

      Business travelling in its easiest form!              •
                                                            •
                                                                agents
                                                                Dedicated Account Manager
                                                                Advantage of local fares and deals
                                                                with airline & car rental companies

10 the travel company                                                                                             the travel company 11
Discover a new world of travel - The Travel Company
M.I.C.E.
                                                                                    Our company undertakes the full organization of any
                                                                                    meeting, incentive, congress or event of any size. Our
                                                                                    experience, state of art equipment and specialized
                                                                                    multilingual and internationally minded experts guarantee
                                                                                    the success of your event. We listen to your needs, Provide
                                                                                    dedicated staff, Offer expertise (local), Venue inspection,
                                                                                    Private access, Suppliers negotiation, Competitive pricing,
                                                                                    Alternatives, Full Audiovisual support, Promo Material,
                                                                                    Transportation services, Looking after every detail for you.

                                                                                    With our experience, state of art equipment and specialized
                                                                                    experts, the success of your congress, incentive or event
                                                                                    is a guarantee. We offer total support from proposing
Meetings. Incentives. Congresses                                                    a plan for a training travel or convention/conference
                                                                                    attendance including corporate inspection trip, conventions,
& events                                                                            conferences, off-site meetings or company presentations,

our team offers
                                                                                    up to operational support and, finally, budget management.

     •   Budgeting                             •   Insurance
     •   Financial management                  •   Secretarial support
     •   Resources allocation plan             •   Travel arrangements support
     •   Risk analysis                         •   Scientific program support
     •   Marketing management                  •   Creative and technical support
     •   Action plan – methodology             •   Specialized experts
     •   Crisis management                     •   Promotion
     •   Quality management                    •   Public relations
     •   Operations management                 •   Success Evaluation
     •   Exhibition & sponsorship management   •   Statistics
     •   Administrative support                •   Archive
     •   Security Plan                         •   Venue proposals

12 the travel company                                                                                                    the travel company 13
Discover a new world of travel - The Travel Company
Marine travel

The Marine Travel division exclusively handles travel needs and industry associated
events of shipping companies. Our highly trained staff manages the transportation of
                                                                                               we offer
                                                                                               •   Expert Travel Agents on 24hrs on a daily basis as well as
shipping crews and shipping companies personnel to and from all destinations globally.             experienced agents assistance are even after the call
                                                                                                   center operation
We handle with success the entire process required such as tickets and travel documents        •   Personalised Service according to your travel preferences
that might be needed in the minimum possible time frame along with competitive prices.         •   Thoroughly-Researched Fares through the utilization of
                                                                                                   multiple airline operating systems
Importance is given to detail, comfort, excellent organization, safety and all technological   •   No Hidden Fees . Our company guarantees a one-time
                                                                                                   service fee for any fare no matter the destination
coverage. Our capabilities cover timely and efficiently all your travel requirements making
                                                                                               •   Senior Management Involvement  to ensure fast problem
our company the ideal partner for the biggest shipping companies.                                  solving as well as to provide alternatives
                                                                                               •   Our travel agents handle any travel service (hotel
                                                                                                   reservations, car rental, airline tickets etc.)

14 the travel company                                                                                                                                          the travel company 15
Discover a new world of travel - The Travel Company
family
                                                                                                                                           holidays &
                                                                                                                                                    all inclusive

  Couples only
Our “couples only” features destinations
that are for those who want to spend some
quality time together. A hand-picked selection
of adults only hotels with a minimum age of guests
is at least 16 years where couples can enjoy blissful tranquility, romantic dinners on the   It’s time to leave all your worries and work stress behind and focus on the most important
beach and couples massages in selected spas.                                                 thing one has; FAMILY! Family vacations are all about each and every member being
                                                                                             happy and enjoying facilities and services to cater the needs of any age. From pools,
Whether you’re looking for a chilled-out beach holiday or an action-packed escape,           private beaches, children clubs, diving lessons to babysitting services for a lovely
our company offers couples only holiday deals to suit you and your budget. The hotels        romantic dinner for mum and dad! The Travel Company features a vast selection of
we work with feature a broad range of services including gastronomic delights, leisure       hotels at all budgets while our team of experts is dedicated to helping parents create
facilities designed for adults, specialised services and much more.                          fantastic and fun vacations with their kids. Our aim is to make family vacation planning
                                                                                             easy so that parents can give their kids the world!

16 the travel company                                                                                                                                          the travel company 17
Discover a new world of travel - The Travel Company
s
           oon
    e ym
hon

           You’ve planned your wedding. Let us plan
           your honeymoon. Whether you tied the
           knot close to home or far, far away; your
           honeymoon is just as important as your
           wedding day and it should be the trip of
           a lifetime.

           What makes the perfect honeymoon? Is
           it romantic candlelit dinners with ocean
           backdrops? Is it the tranquility of a private
           pool in your own luxury villa? Or is it once-
           in-a-lifetime adventures, with fascinating
           wildlife and local culture?

           It’s the little details which make the
           difference when planning a luxury
           honeymoon, and it’s these little details
           which make The Travel Company
           honeymoon packages truly unique.

18 the travel company                                      the travel company 19
cruising
                                                                  The joy of a cruise! Find your dream cruise
                                                                  - one that’s just right for you and your loved

                        enjoy most
                              the                                 ones! See multiple destinations, unpack only
                                                                  once and enjoy all including services such as

                           beautiful views!
                                                                  meals, accommodation, daytime and evening
                                                                  entertainment and transportation between travel
                                                                  destinations.

                                    Yachting
                                    A carefree experience combining
                                    the crystal blue sea with your
                                    own tailor made itinerary. What
                                    better way to experience the
                                    beautiful picturesque islands
                                    than chartering a yacht or sailing
                                    boat along with your family or
                                    friends. Our company offers
                                    a solid network of local and
                                    international partners featuring     Whether a first time or seasoned charterer,
                                    yachts of all categories, quality    chartering for business or pleasure we firmly
                                    and excellent services.              believe our attention, commitment and unmatched
                                                                         insight will positively surprise you.

20 the travel company                                                                          the travel company 21
Golf holidays
                        The world is a developing paradise for
                        golf enthusiasts! All you have to do is
                        allow us to propose the perfect location
                        where you can enjoy the game any time
                        of the year. Choose amongst unique
                        hotels within walking distance of the
                        course of your choice and enjoy unique
                        moments of relaxation and sports!

                        We’ve made it really easy to enjoy a
                        stress-free golf holiday by lining up some
                        specialist hotels and top destinations for
                        you. You’ll find they’re near some of the
                        best courses across the Mediterranean,
                        Europe and beyond. So why not combine
                        your holiday with your favorite sport?

22 the travel company                    the travel company 23
Cultural getaways                                     City Breaks
                                                      The Travel Company offers wide range of
                                                      great value flight and hotel packages of
                                                      all budgets and categories for an amazing
                                                      stay in all major cities around the globe!
                                                      Meanwhile, our specialized team of experts
                                                      has created countless suggestions regarding
                                                      archaeological visits, restaurants, options
                                                      for a perfect night out, one day tours and
                                                      much more.

                                                      Each city has its own vibrant color, culture
                                                      and sights. Take your time enjoying a coffee
                                                      sitting on a terrace, discover hidden treasures
                                                      in the shopping districts, choose picturesque
                                                      neighborhoods for a walk and enjoy the local
        The evocative swirl of incense in a           cuisine throughout your stay.
        temple, a refreshing cup of chai on a
        desert roadside, or the wonder of the Taj
        Mahal at sunrise. These are just some of
        the magical experiences that will leave
        your senses tingling on our cultural tours.
        Discover every city’s culture and heritage
        through an amazing journey through
        time and magical sceneries. Our cultural
        experiences are designed to immerse
        you within a new destination and see you
        enjoy an authentic look at everyday life.

                                                                                                        the travel company 25
e
           e ec
         Gr
 i s it
V

             A journey through time and a mythical destination;
             Greece welcomes you to discover its amazing melting
             pot of glorious sunsets, stunning beaches, modern
             attractions and ancient sites. A year around destination
             with 300 days of sunshine; a13.000 kilometers
             coastline and over 6,000 islands floating just off its
             coastline (perfect for island hopping), all offering
             their own exclusive view of the Greek lifestyle, while
             featuring a wide range of properties inscribed on the
             UNESCO’s World Heritage List such as the Acropolis, the
             archaeological sites of Delphi, Olympia, the Suspended
             in the air Meteora as well as the breathtaking Caldera
             of Santorini. While visiting, you will be swept by the
             amazing 5,000 years of history, reflecting on
             concepts that were actually born here; such as drama,
             democracy, philosophy, culture, science and the
             magnificence      of    the   Olympic      Games.
             Greece is also home to numerous museums. Located
             at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens is the Acropolis
             Museum, an architectural marvel which            houses
             some of     Greece’s finest treasures, while the National
             Archaeological Museum is packed with ancient marble
             statues, jewellery and ceramics.

26 the travel company                                                    the travel company 27
Medical travel
                        Our company’s medical tourism department focuses on providing patients with the best
                        and remedial treatment for the concerned ailments and disorders. Our medical and health
                        care services are concentrated in Athens as well as other regions. Our medical panel
                        is headed by the eminent personalities from the various fields of medical profession
                        like gynecologists, pediatricians, general physicians, nurses, paramedic practitioners
                        and physiotherapists.

                        Why Greece?

                        Greece has been home to medicine, as ancient Greek medicine was the basis of
                        modern scientific medicine. Linking the past to the present, Hippocrates made such an
                        impression on medical history that his name is still very much associated with medicine
                        today as all newly qualified doctors take what is called the ‘Hippocratic Oath’. Greece
                        today features hospitals with modern equipment and excellent medical staff who deliver
                        top-level health care services, focusing on each patient’s needs. Furthermore, another
                        reason behind coming to Greece for the medical treatment is that patients are able to
                        obtain cure at cost effective rates.

                                   we offer
                                   We provide our patients with
                                   care and comfort; a friendly
                                   approach results in good
                                   and prolonged relationships
                                   between the patient and
                                   doctor. Further, this helps us
                                   to ensure that a suave and
                                   comfortable environment is
                                   maintained within the facility
                                   premises.

28 the travel company                                                                   the travel company 29
Educational travel
Travel & Learn gives you the opportunity to experience the world as your classroom.
Rather than picking things up from books and the Internet, navigating a new
landscape may open your eyes to culture, history or any scientific field you might
desire. As our motto states our belief is that not all classrooms have walls!

Each city in Greece has its own vibrant color, culture and sights. Now, combine
the above and you will get Travel & Learn! Our main objective is for you to gain
as much knowledge on the field that you have selected first hand and not from
books stored in your local library while discovering the beauty Greece has to offer.

Our friendly team love travel, we live and breathe it every day and are inspired by
the great range of holidays we offer. Our team comprises of young executives of
the travel industry that strive to offer a once in a lifetime experience to fall in love
with what you have possibly already chosen as your career path.

Not all
classrooms
have walls!

30 the travel company                                                                      H Travel DMCC 31
Your Dream Wedding in Greece
It’s that time in your life where you have found your soul mate and it’s time to choose
the perfect backdrop to say I do! What better place than Greece? Just imagine.. the
beautiful scenery on the small picturesque islands, like Santorini.. the sun setting turning
the sky orange like a watercolor painting..the cool breeze showing you the way to the
love of your life while instead of an isle you go down the white paved small streets like      Are you looking to organize the
                                                                                               perfect bachelor party? Are
a fairytale princess!
                                                                                               you already married? You can
                                                                                               also renew your vows, enjoy a
Settings as perfect for romantic tête a tête or lavish wedding parties with versatile indoor   romantic honeymoon, plan an
or outdoor function spaces combined with breathtaking views and traditional Greek              amazing anniversary, brilliant
                                                                                               couple photo shootings and so
hospitality offer inspiring moments and perfect backdrop to every wedding album.               much more!
We can undertake the entire wedding; from the actual wedding planning to the travel
arrangements for you and your guests. All is needed from you is to relax and enjoy a
new era in your life!
32 the travel company                                                                                                            the travel company 33
Explore new flavours       Greek gastronomy

and expand your horizons
                           The Greek cuisine offers an incredibly rich and diverse array of foods and beverages
                           that are the culmination of literally thousands of years of living, cooking, and eating.
                           While each Greek meal is fresh and inviting, it is also a trip back through Greece’s
                           history. The main ingredient you will probably find in just about every Greek dish is olive
                           oil, the energy ingredient that fueled a splendid civilization in ancient times until today.
                           The main components of the Greek cuisine are olive oil, bread, grains, dairy products,
                           vegetables, legumes, honey and fish, as well as meats like goat, lamb, and pork. Many
                           herbs and spices are used in Greek food, in moderation so as not to take away from
                           the taste of the vegetables and meats. The most widely used herbs and spices are
                           oregano, mint, garlic, dill, parsley, bay leaf, basil, thyme, cinnamon, clove, rosemary,
                           nutmeg, and saffron from Kozani.

                              Greek Signature Products
                               Olive Oil           Ouzo                 Macedonian Halva
                               Mastiha Chios       Feta                 Wine
                               Avgotaraho          Honey                Yoghurt
                               Kozani Crocus       Aegina pistachios Vegetables & Fruit

34 the travel company                                                                         the travel company 35
Attica
                                                                                            The Plaka is the oldest section of Athens. Most of the streets have been closed to
                                                                                            automobile traffic, though you should still keep a watchful eye for a speeding motorcycle
                                                                                            or delivery truck. At one time it was the nightclub district, but most of these closed down
                                                                                            when the government outlawed amplified music in the neighborhood in the seventies
                                                                                            in an effort to get rid of undesirables. The strategy was very successful and it is now
                                                                                            an area of restaurants, Jewelry stores tourist shops, and cafes. The grand Panathenaic
                                                                                            Stadium lies between two pine-covered hills between the neighbourhoods of Mets
                                                                                            and Pangrati. It was originally built in the 4th century BC as a venue for the Panathenaic
                                                                                            athletic contests.

                                                                                            Driving along the coastal road of “Posidonos”, one of the nicest coastlines of all Greece,
                                                                                            you will pass by the beautiful harbors of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza. The ultimate
                                                                                            place for sailboats, yachting, sunshine and blue seas! A splendid view of the Saronic Gulf.

                                                                                            We arrive at Cape Sounio, the southernmost point of the European mainland. Panoramic
                                                                                            view of all the Aegean sea, from the top of the outstanding rock a monument to the
                                                                                            history of the temple of Poseidon. Sounio was believed to be the home of the god of
                                                                                            the sea, Poseidon. Legends and myths alongside reality! The temple of the goddess
Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history, dating from the first
                                                                                            Athena was also just beside this.
settlement in the Neolithic age. In 1834, it became the capital of the modern Greek
state and in two centuries since it has become an attractive modern metropolis with
unrivalled charm.Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world’s oldest
cities, with its recorded history spanning.A large part of the town’s historic centre has
been converted into a 3-kilometre pedestrian zone.

The historic centre is an open-air museum, yet the city’s cultural and social life takes
place amid these ancient landmarks, merging past and present. The magnificent
Acropolis rises above the sprawling metropolis and has stood witness to the city’s many
transformations.The heart of ancient Athens was the Agora, the lively, crowded focal
point of administrative, commercial, political and social activity.
36 the travel company                                                                                                                                          the travel company 37
Central Greece                                              Macedonia
                                                            Macedonia, the kingdom of Alexander the
                                                            Great, is one of the most beautiful areas of
                                                            Greece, rich in natural beauty, history, and
                                                            archaeology and great food. Thessaloniki,
                                                            its capital, is the most cosmopolitan city in
                                                            Greece. Though it is popular with tourists
                                                            from the north, because they can drive here,
                                                            there are still large areas that are unexploited
                                                            including many beaches you might have
                                                            entirely to yourself.
                                                            The region of Macedonia in Greece covers
             One of the most mountainous districts          the largest part of northern Greece. It varies
             of the country, Central Greece lies in the     geographically, as it has long coastline,
             heart of the mainland. Its geographical        impressive mountainsides and large plains,
             position accounts for the great variety        too. Α A perfect place for summer and
             in the region’s climate, which is dry and      winter holidays. The most popular summer
             mountainous inland and mild on the coast.      destinations in Macedonia are Halkidiki,
             The contours of its landscape, too, are very   Pieria and Kavala, famous for the fabulous
             diverse: thickly wooded green slopes, hills    beaches and the relaxing atmosphere. Winter
             with pines, oaks, poplars and fast-moving      destinations include Kastoria, Florina, Loutra
             streams separated by flat lands, plateaus      Pozar and Mount Olympus, places that
             and lakes, alternating harmoniously with       distinguish for their natural beauty. Do not
             the countless bays, intricate network of       miss a visit to the interesting sightseeings
             coves – some peaceful, some sheer and          of the region, including Dion, Vergina, Pella
             rugged – and picturesque islands that          and Philippi.
             decorate the southwest coast. Inhabited
             since the distant past, Central Greece is
             a place with a rich and distinctive history.
                                                                                                               the travel company 39
Peloponnese
Peloponnese, in Greece, is a geographical area of mainland Greece, located on the
southern side of the country. This region could be described as an island connected
to the mainland in two spots: the Corinth Canal and the Bridge of Rio Antirio.

Peloponnese with its gulfs in Korinthos, Patras, Saronic, Messinia, Argolida and Laconia
looks like a plane tree leaf and that is why it was formerly called “Morias”. It has dry
climate on the east, cold, snow and rich vegetation in its central and mountainous parts
and rain and heat on the west.

Peloponnese is the most popular region of the Greek mainland in terms of tourism.
The close proximity to Athens, the beautiful resorts and the interesting sightseeing
attract many visitors to Peloponnese Greece all year round. Historically, it has been
the main field of action for Greece since the prehistoric times. In fact, it hosts the most

important archaeological sites of Greece,
                                                                                              Thessaly
including Olympia, Epidaurus and Mycenae.
                                                                                              Thessaly is a traditional geographic and modern administrative region of Greece, comprising
Surrounded by sea from all sides, the region
                                                                                              most of the ancient region of the same name. Thessaly lies in central Greece and borders
provides amazing beaches. The most famous
                                                                                              the regions of Macedonia on the north, Epirus on the west, Central Greece on the south and
areas include Nafplion, Gythio, Monemvasia
                                                                                              the Aegean Sea on the east. The Thessaly region also includes the Sporades islands.
and Pylos are lovely places with Medieval
architecture and nice beach resorts.                                                          The region of Thessaly is located on the northern side of Greece, between Macedonia and
                                                                                              Sterea. Watered by the Aegean Sea from the eastern side, only few parts of Thessaly are
                                                                                              open to tourism. Meteora is the most impressive site of Thessaly Greece, with huge rocks
                                                                                              standing in the middle of a valley and monasteries constructed on top of these rocks. Pelion
                                                                                              is also a great place for holiday: gorgeous natural beauty, with amazing beaches and lovely
                                                                                              villages in the mountains. According to the Greek mythology, Pelion was the homeland of
                                                                                              the Centaurs, the mythical creatures half-men half-horses. Nice beaches are also found in
                                                                                              the coasts of Larissa, the largest town of Thessaly.

40 the travel company                                                                                                                                            the travel company 41
Crete                                                                                         Cyclades islands
                                                                                              The Cyclades, in Greece, is the most popular island complex in the Greek islands. The
                                                                                              name of the group comes from the Greek word cyclos, which means circle, as all the
                                                                                              islands form a circle around Delos, the ancient trade, political and religious center of
                                                                                              the world. According to the Greek mythology, Poseidon, God of the sea, furious at the
                                                                                              Cyclades nymphs turned them into islands.The villages of the Cyclades mostly distinguish
                                                                                              for the unique Cycladic architecture: whitewashed sugar houses, colorful windows and
                                                                                              doors, white churches with blue domes and traditional windmills. Mykonos Town and
                                                                                              Naoussa in Paros are wonderful samples of Cycladic architecture, let apart the caldera
                                                                                              villages of Santorini that distinguish for their amazing beauty and the breathtaking view.
                                                                                              The capital of the islands are called Chora and most of these capitals were built on the
                                                                                              slopes of hills in the Medieval times for security reasons, in order to have good view to
                                                                                              the sea and be prepared against pirate attacks.

Crete was the center of the Minoan civilization, Crete is the largest island in Greece, and
the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean Sea. explore glorious beaches, impressive
mountainscapes, fertile valleys and steep gorges, and become part of the island’s
rich gastronomic culture. Crete is, after all, a small universe teeming with beauties and
treasures that you will probably need a lifetime to uncover!

Crete – the southernmost island in Europe has “everything”! Its bountiful variety of
features includes mountain villages, long sandy beaches, rocky bays, beach-bar-boogie
and nightlife. There are magnificent mountain ranges, water-sports, tranquil locations
and clean swimmable seas. No other place in Greece can delight the senses of smell
and taste like Crete. Fine cheeses, cold cuts, olive oils, herbs, honey, wine, raki.

42 the travel company                                                                                                                                           the travel company 43
Dodecanese islands
The island complex of Dodecanese in south-eastern Aegean is the sunniest corner in
Greece. The name Dodecanese actually means twelve islands in Greek, as this is the
number of the largest islands of the complex. Twelve large islands and numerous smaller
ones with crystal clear waters, sandy or pebbly beaches, important archaeological finds,
imposing Byzantine and medieval monuments and unique traditional settlements are
waiting to be discovered. The Dodecanese islands are located on the south eastern side
of Greece, between Cyclades and the coasts of Turkey. Less popular than Cyclades
and with a different style, these greek islands distinguish for their Medieval architecture
and the peaceful beaches.

                                                                                                                                         Ionian islands
                                                                                              The Ionian islands are the most popular greek islands complex of Greece. They are
                                                                                              traditionally called the Heptanese, “the Seven Islandsbut the group includes many
                                                                                              smaller islands as well as the seven principal ones. Located on the western side of the
                                                                                              country, historically and culturally these islands are strongly connected to Italy. The
                                                                                              architecture of the capital towns, including Corfu Town, Zakynthos Town and Argostoli,
                                                                                              resembles a lot to the Venetian style as these islands were occupied by the Venetians in
                                                                                              the Medieval times. Apart from this architectural style, the other characteristics of Ionian
                                                                                              Greece are the green nature and the wonderful beaches. Corfu, Zakynthos, Kefalonia
                                                                                              and Lefkada are the most popular holiday islands. The Ionian islands are world famous
                                                                                              for their exotic beaches that are frequently included among the best beaches in the
                                                                                              world. Navagio in Zakynthos, Myrtos in Kefalonia, Agios Gordis in Corfu and Porto Katsiki
                                                                                              in Lefkada are only few of these beaches that amaze visitors with their natural beauty
                                                                                              and the fabulous waters.

44 the travel company                                                                                                                                            the travel company 45
Sporades
                                                                                                                                               islands

  Saronic
  islands

The Saronic islands, in Greece, are part of the Aegean Sea and they are located between         Legend has it that the gods created the Sporades Islands by tossing colored pebbles
the peninsula of Attica and the north eastern coasts of Peloponnese. These lovely Greek         into the Aegean Sea. The myth is reflected in the name Sporades, which means “the
islands are frequently visited as weekend destinations from Athens and for short holidays.      scattered ones,” and in the colors of their verdant green hills, sapphire blue waters
Due to their short ferry ride from the Greek capital, they are also perfect for day trips.      and sandy beaches. These mountainous, densely-forested islands are located off the
Aegina, Poros, Hydra and Spetses have developed a lot in tourism over the last years,           eastern coast of Greece in the Aegean Sea.
while Agistri is not that famous but remains a true gem to explore. The crystal water,
the relaxing atmosphere and the long history are the most distinctive characteristics of        The group includes about two dozen islands, of which only Alonnisos, Skiathos, Skopelos,
Saronic Greece, which have a different character each. Poros is great for sailing, Hydra        and Skyros are inhabited. Long the playgound of the rich and famous, these charming
has amazing architecture, Spetses stands out for the elegant mansions and Aegina is             and historic islands are some of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Greece.
ideal for family vacations. This Saronic islands travel guide will give you all the necessary   Skyros, the largest island in the Sporades, is well known for its beautiful terrain, crystal
information to organize your holiday.                                                           blue waters, indigenous ponies and first-class tourism facilities.

46 the travel company                                                                                                                                                the travel company 47
3, S. Karagiorgi str., 14121 N. Iraklio Athens, Greece
                   Tel.: +30 215 5608282, fax: +30 210 2772040
              info@thetravelcompany.gr | www.thetravelcompany.gr

              A member of the Heraklio Travel Group of Companies

48 the travel company
You can also read
NEXT SLIDES ... Cancel