Greece to Begin Promoting Military Tourism Sites
The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is taking action to promote military tourism sites in Greece including museums, historic monuments and infrastructure.
Following a memorandum of cooperation signed last year between the ministries of culture, tourism and national defense, the GNTO recently announced that it will include 27 military museums and sites across Greece in its Visit Greece official site.
An interactive map with the locations of Greece’s military museums will also be available on the Visit Greece mobile application.
Furthermore, the organization will promote the country’s military sites in international tourism exhibitions and also organize press trips for foreign journalists to Greek destinations with a rich military history.
The announcement came after a recent meeting between GNTO Secretary General Dimitris Fragakis and War Museum President Athanasios Liaskos, first Vice President Nikolaos Chionis and Special Councilor Christos Petreas at the War Museum’s premises in Athens.
During the meeting, participants also committed to continue their collaboration in order to further promote Greece’s military monuments.
Hopefully war cemeteries like those in Thessaloniki, on Crete, on Corfu, on Leros, on Limnos, near Athens and elsewhere will also be included!