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Greece’s 4th Thermal Medicine Meet Urges Creation of Natural Springs Network

Ways to tap into Greece’s thermal springs for the development of health and wellness tourism were discussed during the 4th Panhellenic Congress of Thermal Medicine held in Kammena Vourla.

Best Hotels for LGBT Travelers Listed in ‘Gay September in Greece’ Campaign

The best Greek destinations and hotels for gay travelers are presented in the "Gay September in Greece" international campaign by Travel by Interest.

Wine Tourism: An Approach to Sustainable Rural Development

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has called for wine tourism to be made part of national tourism and rural development policies.

Greek Chefs and Farmers Join Forces to Promote Local Products

Greek chefs and farmers have joined forces to promote Greek products, preserve traditions and improve training.

Two Alonissos Beaches to Become Wheelchair Accessible

Two beaches on Alonissos will soon get special ramps, parking facilities and wheelchair-friendly boardwalks, the island's municipality announced.

Greece Aims to Establish Amphipolis as Archaeological Tourism Destination

The Culture Ministry has secured 276,000 euros in funding for works on the Amphipolis site to include the construction of a walking routes network. 

Greece Announces New Framework to Regulate Agrotourism Businesses

The terms and conditions for the regulated operation of agrotourism enterprises in Greece have been laid out in a special framework.

Thomas Cook: Mykonos Among Six Top LGBTQ Getaways in Europe

The Cycladic island of Mykonos is one of the six destinations in Europe, singled out by Thomas Cook as a leading LGBTQ holiday getaway.

Greek Ministry Bets on Sports Tourism for Exposure

Secretary General for Tourism Policy George Tziallas underlined the significance of sporting events for local communities and the economy during a conference recently held in Patra.

Austrian Seniors Choose Greece for Holidays

All the more Austrian seniors are choosing Greek destinations for their holidays with two retiree groups having already booked for the 2019-2020 period.

Greece’s Paggaio Readies ‘2019 European City of Sport’ Bid

The municipality of Paggaio near Kavala in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, has set its sights on becoming a European City of Sport for 2019.

Kos: Action Plan to Emerge as Health Tourism Destination

Aiming to turn Kos into an attractive health tourism destination, the island's municipality has announced a new development plan.

Greek Health Tourism Field Attracting Foreign Investment Activity

Foreign investment activity is being recorded in Greece's health tourism field, according to the country's Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development George Tziallas.

KEDE Proposes Creation of ‘Hippocrates Cluster’ to Boost Health Tourism in Greece

KEDE President George Patoulis has proposed the creation of a cluster to boost health travel services and attract more medical and wellness tourists to Greece.

Major Mystras Investment Aims to Attract Wellness Tourism to the Peloponnese

A 20-million-euro tourism investment aims to establish Greece as an ideal wellness destination and attract “seasoned” travelers to the Peloponnese.

Aegean Islands Promoted as Wedding Destinations for Chinese Tourists

The South Aegean Region is reaching out to the Chinese market, with a focus on promoting Rhodes and other islands as ideal wedding tourism destinations.

Greece Must Step Up Efforts to Secure Health Travelers

Despite the significant potential of health tourism, Greece is lagging behind its rivals in terms of market share, according to Athens Medical Association President George Patoulis.

New Legal Framework for Greek Thematic Tourism Forms in the Works

The Greek Tourism Ministry has prepared a new legal framework for thematic tourism activities that will be made public soon for stakeholder consultation.

Halkidiki Trails Up for International Certification

Hiking trails in Halkidiki are up for official certification by the Europeans Ramblers Association (ERA) following a workshop that laid out the requirements on the project.

IMTJ: Greece Can Grow its Medical Tourism Business

Greece can grow its medical tourism business, considering its record of arrivals in 2017, IMTJ President Keith Pollard said during the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit 2018 in Athens.