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Eastern Macedonia-Thrace Region Invests in Year-round Tourism

On the back of a positive trend in tourist traffic for 2017, the Eastern Macedonia-Thrace Region expects to achieve even stronger results by extending the tourism season.

Greece Welcomes a 100% Rise in Indian Travelers

The number of Indian travelers choosing Greece as a tourism destination this year shot up by more than 100 percent compared to 2016.

Kountoura Runs for Tourism at 35th ‘Athens Marathon. The Authentic’

With the message "Run for Tourism" printed on her t-shirt, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura led the Tourism Ministry-GNTO running team in the 5K race of the 35th “Athens Marathon. Τhe Authentic”.
Posted On 13 Nov 2017

Greece Shows Strong Presence at WTM London 2017 Expo – Photo Report

Greece showed a strong presence during the World Travel Market (WTM) 2017, held November 6-8 on the fairgrounds of ExCeL in London.
Posted On 10 Nov 2017

Greece Aims to Strengthen Ties with Arab World to Boost Tourism

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently informed the Arab world on the significant investment opportunities Greece has as a world attractive 365-day tourism destination.
Posted On 10 Nov 2017

Thessaloniki to Host 8th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism in 2018

Thessaloniki in 2018 will host the 8th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism, the biggest biennial event of the UNWTO Silk Road program.

Kountoura: Greece Can Tackle ‘Overtourism’ By Attracting Visitors 365 Days a Year

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura was among the main speakers to talk about "overtourism" during the 11th UNWTO/WTM Ministers Summit in London.
Posted On 07 Nov 2017

Greece to Host Major Int’l Tourism Events in 2018

Greece is getting ready to host two major international tourism events in 2018, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura announced during the WTM London 2017.
Posted On 07 Nov 2017

Greece Stand Wins ‘Best for Business’ Award at WTM London 2017

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) was a winner of this year’s best stand awards at the World Travel Market (WTM) 2017 in London.
Posted On 07 Nov 2017

2017 is a ‘Spectacular Year’ for Greece, Kountoura Says at WTM London

International arrivals to Greece are estimated to exceed 30 million by the end of the year, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said during WTM London 2017.
Posted On 06 Nov 2017

Joanna Lumley Applauds Greece at WTM London 2017

Acclaimed author and actress Joanna Lumley was a special guest at the Greek press conference held during the WTM London 2017.
Posted On 06 Nov 2017

Greece Ready for WTM London 2017 Tourism Expo

Greece will be promoted as a 365-days-a-year tourism destination at the WTM London that will open its doors on Monday, November 6, at ExCeL.
Posted On 03 Nov 2017

‘Athens Culture Symposium 2017’ to Focus on Tourism and Investments

The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce on November 13 will hold the 2nd Athens Culture Symposium 2017, which will focus on investments and tourism.

Kountoura to Discuss ‘Overtourism’ at 2017 UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will discuss the challenges of "overtourism" at the UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit at WTM London.
Posted On 02 Nov 2017

Key Tourism Figures 2017: Elena Kountoura, Minister of Tourism

Our modern cities are “open museums,” known for their cultural attractions, their unique entertainment and nightlife, their exceptional food and shopping.

Greece and Japan Look to Enhance Tourism Cooperation

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Japan's Ambassador to Greece Yasuhiro Shimizu discussed ways to boost bilateral tourism cooperation.

Greek Tourism Minister Tours Thessaly, Presents Development Plan

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently presented the ministry's plans for the tourism development of the Region of Thessaly in Central Greece.
Posted On 30 Oct 2017

Tourism Growth for Karditsa, Viotia, Ilia and Kavala on Ministry Agenda

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with MPs from Karditsa, Viotia, Ilia and Kavala to discuss promotion opportunities for each destination.
Posted On 27 Oct 2017

Greek Tourism Minister Meets Nicolas Sarkozy, Carla Bruni in Athens

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and singer Carla Bruni during the couple’s visit to Athens.

Greek Ministers Call on EU to Extend Non-Schengen Visas to Cruise Travel

Extending in 2018 a visa regime that will apply to non-Schengen visitors traveling on cruise ships topped the agenda of an inter-ministerial meeting this week.