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Greece’s Tourism Video Wins Special Award at Zagreb Tourfilm Festival 2017

The Greek National Tourism Organization’s video “Greece – A 365-day Destination” won a Special Award at the 6th Zagreb Tourfilm Festival.

Vote for Greece in UNWTO’s Tourism Video Competition

A promotional video of the Greek National Tourism Organization titled “Greece – A 365-day Destination” will compete in UNWTO's Tourism Video Competition in China.

School of Tourist Guides Reopens in Athens

The Athens School of Tourist Guides is set to reopen after it remained closed for seven years, the Ministry of Tourism announced.

Kountoura Says Kos Tourism Back on Track, Access to Island Reinstated

Tourism facilities on Kos are operating as normal and ferry access has been reinstated, the Ministry of Tourism announced.

Ministry Highlights Importance of Sports Tourism for Greece

The importance of sports events in promoting Greek tourism was highlighted by the Secretary General of Tourism Evridiki Kourneta, during the LG AegeanBall Festival on Syros.

Kourneta Highlights Growing Role of Social Media in Greek Tourism

New technologies and social media have contributed to Greece's promotion as a year round destination, according to secretary general for tourism, Evridiki Kourneta.

Tourism Ministry Announces New GNTO Secretary General

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has appointed Konstantinos Tsegas, attorney at the Supreme Court of Greece, as the new Secretary General of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

Athens to Host ‘ASTA Destination EXPO 2018’

Athens, Greece, will host the “ASTA Destination Expo 2018”, the annual international conference of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to Honor Greece

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is planning to honor Greece by hosting an exhibition under the title "Take me there: Greece", starting in 2019.

Health Tourism Tops Greek Tourism Ministry’s Agenda

New investments and infrastructure works regarding the development of health, wellness and thermal tourism are included in the Tourism Ministry's agenda.

MaltaEU2017: Greek Tourism Discussed at European Ministerial Conference

Greece's secretary general for tourism policy, Georgios Tziallas, presented the country's policies during the European Ministerial Conference on Tourism in Valletta, Malta.

Minister Kountoura Announces New Legal Framework for Tourism

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura announced the creation of a new legislative framework for tourism set to be completed by autumn.

Kountoura: Crete Stars in Greek Tourism’s Success this Year

"It's been an impressive start for the tourism season and Crete is in the spotlight," Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said while visiting the 7th Pancretan Exhibition held in Athens.

Greece has High Hopes for More Chinese Visitors

Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development Georgios Tziallas attended the Greek-Chinese Entrepreneurship Conference, which focused on tourism.

Athens to Appear on ‘Landmarks Live’ TV Show in the U.S.

Travel and music show "Landmarks Live in Concert", a weekly TV series broadcast by PBS in the United States, has its sights set on Athens in Greece.
Posted On 11 May 2017

Greek Tourism Minister Receives UNESCO Director General Candidate

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently received Moushira Khattab, Egypt’s candidate for the post of UNESCO Director General, who was on an official visit to Athens.

Tziallas Presents Plan on Greek Islands’ Tourism Development

Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development Georgios Tziallas presented plans to support tourism on the islands, during the OAEN General Assembly.

Kountoura Presents Greece’s Tourism Policy at WTFL 2017 Forum in Switzerland

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura represented Greece at the 5th World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL), a global event held in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Greece Promotes Tourism Ties with Kazakhstan and Qatar

Greek Tourism Minister, Elena Kountoura recently received the Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Athens, Alexei Volkov and the Ambassador of Qatar in Athens, Abdulaziz Ali Al-Naama, and discussed ways of strengthening ties in the tourism sector.

Anastasios Liaskos, Secretary General Ministry of Tourism

We are forming the new tourism identity of our country, strengthening the tourism product in terms of competitiveness, simplifying procedures and promoting the brand name GREECE in key destinations.
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