Initially monastic property, the land on which the resort is built came into the possession of Yiannis Carras at the end of the 1960s. Construction work on the resort commenced in 1973, bringing about a true revolution in Greece's tourist and cultural image. Within 3 years huge numbers of trees planted-45,000 olive trees and a vineyard covering 475,000 m 2. One of Greece's most modern wineries was built amid the rolling vineyards, capable of producing 2,500 tons of white, rose and red wine per year. All rooms have air-conditioning, satellite TV & Radio, internet acces, electronically operated safe, direct dial telephone line, mini bar, hair dryer. And GREAT VIEW :)
Amongst the town hotels there lies the hotel resort of Porto Carras. With three hotels, 2,500 beds, modern auditoriums, convention centers, dance halls, a cinema, various sports activities (golf, tennis, surfing, sailing, fishing), and organized athletic events (champion sailing, golf, biking, chess, etc.) it is the largest hotel resort in the Balkans. At Porto Carras one can also find the only private marina of Northern Greece and one of the largest and best-known European vineyards producing world famous wine.
Golf is not popular here in Greece. I got talked into going by an Irishman here at the jobsite where I work. I went with him and two Austrians to the Porto Carras Resort. It is located on the middle penninsula of the "3 fingers" of northeastern Greece. It's not worth the money. Granted I went in the offseason, and the course wasn't at its best. But, I've been to other courses in the off season where you could tell the course was well maintained. This one was not. The greens and fairways and teeboxes were harder than concrete almost. The worst thing is that we paid offseason rates as well - 65euro!!! That's almost a TPC course in the States during the offseason. It was not worth 65euro. Maybe you want to go to this resort for something other than the golfing.
Cold drinks and cocktails
While you in jacuzzi you can enjoy in nice cocktails made for you by Vassili - chief of this bar. Mai Tai cocktail - curacao liqueur, dark rum, light rum, absinthe, angostura bitters, grapefruit juice, lime juice.