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Tourism Development of Amphipolis, Greece, On the Table


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One of the Caryatids discovered in the Amphipolis Tomb.

The archaeological findings of Amphipolis in northern Greece will contribute to the further development of Greek tourism, according to the tourism minister, Olga Kefalogianni.

The tourism development of Amphipolis and the wider area of the region was the focus of a meeting in Athens on Friday, 5 December, between Mrs. Kefalogianni and the Mayor of Amphipolis Konstantinos Melitos.

During the meeting, the Greek tourism minister expressed great interest in regards to the important archaeological findings of Amphipolis and stressed that the area has all the features to attract many visitors.

She added that Amphipolis should be promoted as a tourism attraction in conjunction with the particular cultural significance and natural beauty of the area and with the participation of the municipality.

On his part, the Mayor of Amphipolis requested the assistance of the ministries of Tourism, Culture and Rural Development in order to develop an integrated plan for the destination’s mild tourism development.

Also present at the meeting was the secretary general of the Greek National Tourism Organization, Panos Livadas, who said the GNTO would provide expertise for the tourism promotion of the area.

A new meeting is expected to be held to further plan the cooperation between the Tourism Ministry and the Municipality of Amphipolis.

* The photos in this article are of some of the findings discovered at the Amphipolis Tomb since the monument’s discovery in August 2014. The tomb dates back to the fourth century BC.

A drawing reconstruction of the  burial mound at Kasta hill in Amphipolis, Greece, released by the Greek Culture Ministry.

A drawing reconstruction of the burial mound at Kasta hill in Amphipolis, Greece, released by the Greek Culture Ministry in early October.

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