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Greece Looks to Establish Tourism Education Departments in Ancient Olympia and Kos

Ancient Olympia, Greece

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to establish two new tourism education departments, one in the area of Ancient Olympia in the Peloponnese and another on the island of Kos, an announcement said on Tuesday.

The ministry’s announcement follows a meeting held by Deputy Tourism Minister Manos Konsolas with Hellenic University President Odysseas-Ioannis Zoras and Vice President of Administrative Affairs Efstathios Efstathopoulos.

According to Konsolas, the establishment of a tourism education department in Ancient Olympia is considered necessary due to the significance of the area’s historic and cultural assets.

The deputy minister also finds the island of Kos ideal for the establishment of a faculty or branch of the university’s “Health Units Administration” master’s program, to “further highlight the island’s connection with Hippocrates, the father of medicine”.

Hippocrates’ statue on Kos Island.

Moreover, during the meeting, both sides agreed to continue the services provided by the online learning platform that supports the ministry’s tourism education departments.

Konsolas said that during the Covid-19 lockdown, the platform gave students the opportunity to attend classes online.

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