I also read the life of Yiannis Carras especially in the 60′s during his ascent to the summit of his shipping business. Although I’m not an avid fan of him, I’m very inspired of his success story of which I can not found in todays youth. I like Porto Carras…Porto Carras Grand Resort which became known ultimately today as the largest and most famous hotels and holiday resorts in the northern part of Greece. If Yannis is alive today, he will marvel this beautiful developments which all started when he bought a large tract of land. But today we will be happy and contented to be a part of his grand dream. Auld Lang Syne.

Mind you, I will write something about Chalkidiki, Yannis Carras and the Porto Carras Grand Resort in the near future.


A stay at the Villa Galini Hotel in the Halkidiki region of northern Greece probably represents one of the very few opportunities you will ever have to live the life of a Greek shipping magnate. And that is because, before being turned into a hotel, Villa Galini was the residence of Yiannis Carras, a Greek shipping tycoon who lived there until his death in 1989.

In 1960, while sailing in the Halkidiki region of northern Greece aboard his yacht Carita, Yiannis Carras had fallen in love with the area and ended up buying a huge tract of land on the Sithonia peninsula, just south of the coastal town of Neos Marmaras. He named his new property Porto Carras.

SAM_4312 The Porto Carras vineyard and the town of Neos Marmaras viewed from a guest room balcony at Villa Galini

He also decided to build himself a new home on the high rocky…

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