Municipality of Platanias organized a special event for all visitors of the international tourist exhibition “Grekland Panorama” in Stockholm. In co-operation with the folklor group “Viglatores”, presented a traditional Cretan wedding.
Greece, its products, its culture, its gastronomy and its diverse tourist offerings take Sweden by storm on February 13-15, when the 2nd Grekland Panorama kicked off at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe.
Organized by tourism consultants North Events, this year’s Grekland Panorama aims tobring together tourism sector professionals from Greece and Scandinavian countries wishing to build bridges and enter future collaborations. Some 10,000 visitors are expected to attend.
Major tour operators and industry professionals are participating in one of the largest sector events, promoting among others specialized, alternative, religious, wedding and experiential tourism and, including TUI – Fritidsresor, Thomas Cook – VING, Kuoni – Apollo, Solresor, Airtours, Tema Resor, Detur και Aegean Airlines – Tal Aviation.
On the Greek side, over 165 exhibitors will be showing their offerings during the three-day show.
Crete leads the way with dozens of participants including the Region of Crete, the municipalities of Rethymno, Hersonissos and Platanias, as well as local hotel associations.
Representatives from across Greece and Cyprus will also be attending including Rhodes, Kos and Karpathos, the Peloponnese – this year’s featured destination, Halkidiki and Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, the islands of Thassos, Skiathos and Alonissos, Kavala, Loutraki, and Athens.Participating hotel groups include Mitsis Hotels and Resorts, Grecotel Hotels and Resorts, Aldemar Resorts, Atlantica Hotels, Sani Resort, Costa Navarino (The Romanos, A Luxury Collection Resort & The Westin Resort), Aquila Hotels & Resorts, Kipriotis Hotels, Electra Hotels & Resorts, Louis Hotels, Aqua Vista Hotels, Elounda Hotels & Resorts, Pap Hotels, Porto Carras, G Hotels and Sunshine Vacation Clubs.
On Friday, February 13, Stockholm’s Vasa Maritime Museum hosted the Grekland Panorama gala, held under the auspices of the Stockholm Municipality and hosted by Greek-Swedish journalist Alexandra Pascalidou. A fundraising event was held on the sidelines of the gala on the initiative of Grekland Panorama organizers. A portion of the proceeds went to NGO “To Hamogelo tou Paidiou” (The Smile of the Child), working for the protection of children’s rights.
In the meantime, thanks to Grekland Panorama’s exclusive culinary partner Gaea, visitors and participants will get a chance to sample the finest in Greek cuisine.
True to innovation, organizers planned a presentation of Plato’s timeless classic The Apology, which came to life with the staging of 75-minute solo performance “Socrates Now”, featuring Emmy Award-winner Yannis Simonides.
Grekland Panorama is supported by the Greek Tourism Ministry, the Greek National Tourism Organization, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, the Hellenic Hotel Federation, the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA), the Hellenic-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).