The interest of Polish travelers to visit popular and also lesser-known destinations in Greece is ever-increasing, Poland’s ambassador to Greece, Artur Lompart, said on Monday.
During a meeting with Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni in Athens, the ambassador discussed strengthening Greek-Polish ties through the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation with a focus on special interest tourism forms.
Both sides agreed that special forms of tourism, including green tourism, cultural tourism, religious tourism, culinary tourism and educational tourism, were suitable areas for cooperation between the two countries.
Strengthening cultural ties
According to Minister Kefalogianni, cultural and educational tourism can create the foundations for strong ties between tourists and the country they visit. These special interest tourism forms also attract repeat visitors, the minister said.
Kefalogianni underlined that Greece is already an established destination for Poles and that the further attraction of high-income tourists is particularly important.
On his part, the Polish ambassador referred to the fact that many Polish retirees choose to spend their winters in Greece. He also pointed out investments made in Greece by Poles in the real estate sector.
According to data by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), in 2022 900,000 Polish vacationers visited Greece ranking Poland fifth among the country’s top source markets, which include Germany, the UK, The Netherlands and France.