Representatives from the largest Serbian Tour Operator Kon Tiki – Big Blue visited the island of Skopelos for a familiarization trip Sept. 18, 2017. With tourism from Serbia increasing year-after-year, Kon Tiki – Big Blue has established itself as the outbound leader to Greece – especially in the Sporades.
The trip was hosted by “Spyrou Philoxenia” with hotel accommodations at Elios Holidays Hotel in Elios – Neo Klima. The trip included visits to the main sites of the island including the chapel of Aghios Ioannis of Kastri, made popular internationally from the hit Hollywood film “Mamma Mia!” In addition, the picturesque towns and villages of Skopelos were visited as well as some of the idyllic beaches Skopelos has become known for. As the beaches are one of the main attractions for visitors from Serbia, the group was taken to “Ammos Paralia” in Elios – Neo Klima, an organized sandy beach managed by Spyrou Philoxenia, in addition to the beaches of Chovolo and Panormos.
While on Skopelos, the representatives visited Spyrou Hotel properties including Rigas Hotel in Skopelos Town and Skopelos Holidays Hotel & Spa where they also enjoyed lunch, Blue Green Bay on Blue-Flag awarded Panormos Beach where they also enjoyed dinner at Ormos Restaurant.
Travel Operator Gats organized the fam trip which also included a visit to the island of Skiathos.
Feedback from the participants was very encouraging as Skopelos is an ideal holiday destination, offering beautiful green forests and crystal blue waters and a relaxing experience, great for romantic get-aways, honeymoons, and weddings, in addition to family holidays.
“Travellers from Serbia have been increasing in recent years as the destination is easily accessible via motorway, making it easy for family travel”, mentioned John Grigoras, Deputy Manager Sales & Marketing, Spyrou Philoxenia. “We were very happy to cooperate in this trip as we place great priority in familiarization trips which help sales representatives get a better understanding of the island and what it offers, in turn, informing their clients with great detail.
Currently operating 5 properties on the island of Skopelos in addition to managing reservations and sales for additional properties there, the company is expanding its roster with new partnerships being announced throughout Greece. Current Spyrou Philoxenia Affiliate Member hotels include Kaimak Inn in Kaimaktsalan, Central Macedonia – Greece, Chania Hotel, Chania Palace, Aglaida Hotel & Apartments, and Iris Guesthouse in Pelion, Archontiko Kaltezioti and Nymfasia Arcadia Resort in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Hotel Agnanti in Alonnisos, Panorama Studios in Skopelos, Ionian Beach Villas in Kyllini, Peloponnese, Hotel Dovra in Zagorochoria, North Western Greece, The Marble Resort in Chalkida, Lavanda e Pietra in Ancient Epidaurus and Ta Spitakia Tis Ifigenias in Mountainous Nafpaktia.