The Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF) and NATTOUR have joined forces and launched the “Bike Friendly Hotel” programme.
Hotels included in the programme should meet the basic criteria set out including one night stays, secure overnight bike storage, the provision of regional cycling maps, bike repair kits for minor repairs and maintenance, washing/drying facilities for clothes and gear, recommended bike repair and rental shops.
A lot of hotels in Chalkidiki, Crete, Evia, Kos, Mtsovo, Pilio and Messinia have already expressed their interest in participating in the programme. Two hotels of Porto Carras complex in Chalkidiki, the Meliton Beach and Sithonia Beach have been awarded with the label while another 20 hotels have submitted applications.
The programme will be officially launched in December 2016 and it will be presented in the international fair World Travel Market, to be held in London (7-9 Νοvember 2016).