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Which Greek Tourism Businesses are Eligible for Subsidies

Investors seeking to launch tourism businesses can benefit from subsidies of up to 200,000 euros, as part of a a new NSRF program.

Lesvos Day Event Explores Ways to Restore Island Image, Spur Tourism

Ways to revive tourism in the North Aegean Region and specifically on the island of Lesvos were the focus of an event held recently in Mytilini.

Greece Submits Candidacy for UNWTO Executive Council Position

Greece has submitted its application to occupy one of the seats allocated to the Executive Council of the UNWTO for the years 2018 – 2021.
Posted On 08 Jun 2017

Ministry Joins Forces with Greek Island Representatives to Boost Tourism

The Tourism Ministry is focusing on actions to boost tourism on Greek islands that experienced a string of negative publicity due to refugee flows.
Posted On 21 Mar 2017

Tourism Awards 2017 Getting Ready To Honor the Best in Greece

"An experience worth sharing": The Tourism Awards 2017 awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 21, at the Athenaeum InterContinental hotel.
Posted On 13 Mar 2017

Greece has Potential to be Frontrunner in Sustainable Tourism Development

Greece has the potential to be a frontrunner in sustainable tourism development in the coming years, according to UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai.
Posted On 06 Mar 2017

‘Technology Essential for Greek Tourism Growth’, Minister Kountoura Talks Tech

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently presented the ministry's plans to invest in new innovative technologies to develop tourism in Greece.
Posted On 29 Nov 2016

Greece: Upward Battle for North Aegean Island Tourism

Regional authorities in the North Aegean region are expressing their concerns over the decreased numbers of tourists visiting the islands as a result of the ongoing influx of refugees there and the negative media coverage.
Posted On 05 Aug 2016

‘Strategic Tourism Partners’ Greece and Russia Sign Agreement

The Greek Tourism Ministry and Russia’s Federal Tourism Agency (Rostourism) recently signed an agreement to encourage mutual tourist flow.
Posted On 31 May 2016

Greece Looks to Develop Framework for Medical Tourism Products

The Tourism Ministry is joining forces with the University of Patras and the regions of Western Greece and the Peloponnese to establish a framework to develop and market national medical tourism products.
Posted On 13 Apr 2016

Greek Tourism Ministry Calls for Cooperation on Refugee ‘Hotspots’

The Greek Tourism Ministry on Thursday invited local authorities to cooperate for the smooth operation of identification centres, the so-called hotspots, on the Aegean islands where migrants and refugees are disembarking.
Posted On 04 Feb 2016

BTPF Athens 2015: Third Greek Business Travel Professionals Forum Announced

This December and for the third year, hotels, major companies and tourism organizations will meet up in Athens at the 3rd Business Travel Professionals Forum (BTPF) held by Simple Way of Tourism (SWOT).
Posted On 21 Sep 2015

The Greek Summer is ‘Happening Now’. Spread the Word!

Greek tourism professionals and businesses are invited to take part in the country's new national communication campaign and spread the word that the unique Greek summer is "happening now".
Posted On 24 Jul 2015

A Message to Foreign Visitors in Greece By Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura

Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura on Thursday delivered a televised message to tourists currently in Greece and to travelers that are planning to visit.
Posted On 02 Jul 2015

‘Santorini Experience’ Puts Popular Greek Island on Sports Tourism Map – Interview with Mayor of Thira Anastasios – Nikolaos Zorzos

The Mayor of Thira, Anastasios – Nikolaos Zorzos, underlines the importance of the "Santorini Experience" event for the promotion of Santorini Island as a sports tourism destination.
Posted On 12 May 2015

Eastern Macedonia-Thrace Introduces Natural Beauty at UK’s Biggest Travel Show

The Region of Eastern Macedonia-Thrace is marketing itself as a year round destination for travellers seeking unspoiled nature and alternative forms of tourism, at the "Destinations - The Holiday & Travel Show" that opened at the Olympia London in the United Kingdom.
Posted On 30 Jan 2015

Greece: Olga Kefalogianni Hands Over Tourism Portfolio to Elena Kountoura

Greece's Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura took over her new post from Olga Kefalogianni at a special ceremony held today in Athens.
Posted On 28 Jan 2015

Elena Kountoura Takes Over Greek Tourism

Greece's tourism portfolio is now part of the new Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism Ministry it was announced today. Elena Kountoura has been appointed Alternate Minister of Tourism
Posted On 27 Jan 2015

Tourism Ministry Proposes Slew of Actions to Improve Athens Center

"Our goal is for Athens to become a metropolitan center for tourism at a European and global level and a strong and attractive city break destination," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Tuesday.
Posted On 13 Jan 2015

Tourism Development of Amphipolis, Greece, On the Table

The archaeological findings of Amphipolis will contribute to the further development of Greek tourism, according to the tourism minister, Olga Kefalogianni.
Posted On 05 Dec 2014