Camping Fanari

The Camping Fanari covers an area of 16,000 square meters near the village of Fanari in the Municipality of Komotini and is rated as a 4 star category campground. Camping Fanari is owned by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and is administered and managed by HPPC. The location of the campsite is part of a larger area of 56,400 square meters which was transferred to GNTO following expropriation and after being classified as a public tourist property.

Location

The area is adjacent to the Xirolimni Lagoon and the settlement of Fanari and is included in the Natura GR1130009 Lakes and Lagoons of Thrace - Wider Region and Coastal Zone protected area.

Facilities

The Camping Fanari campground includes a number of buildings and structures with a combined surface area of 2,876 square meters for the provision of services to campers:

  • Entrance Gate-Reception Center
  • First Aid center and medical facility for the treatment of guests
  • Common sanitary facilities
  • Kitchens
  • Laundry rooms
  • Shops
  • Restaurant-bar-café
  • Personnel lodgings
  • Storage facilities

Capacity

Maximum capacity at Camping Fanari is 540 guests with a total of 180 campsites available for tents or caravans.

The campground serves individual campers or four person families or groups (with a minimum of two adults and two children) either in tents or campers/caravans (motorhome or towed) or busses. Statistical data show that from 2014 until today there has been a steady increase in camping tourism and in the number of visitors to Camping Fanari.


Maintenance projects - Upgrades

Since 2018, HPPC has been using its own resources to maintain and gradually upgrade the visitor facilities at the campground. HPPC's personnel have also been responsible for managing the renovated cafeteria and the Company is planning on leasing the beachfront catering and related facilities (kitchen/galley, storage rooms, etc.), which will require investors to carry out a renovation program.

At the same time, HPPC, with co-financing available under the relevant operating program of the National Strategic Reference Framework 2007-2013 has received the completed technical study for the modernization of basic infrastructure and development of new, low-impact tourism facilities for the wider area beyond the campgrounds and relating to:

  • Restoration of abandoned buildings and GNTO visitor services facilities
  • Development of ecotourism activities, creating a unified and public access eco-tourism park of local character so as to avoid unlawful encroachment on public property

The relevant procedures for the implementation of the project have been adopted within the framework for co-financed projects for the period 2014-2020 and are expected to be completed within the program’s time frame. The co-financing will cover 100% of the project costs, totaling €2,359,950, while HPPC will cover the 24% value-added tax on the project.