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Greece Paves Way for New ‘Business Visas’

Greece may soon be offering third country nationals wishing to participate in conferences and events, a new business visa.

Parnitha Casino Marousi Move Up for Public Consultation

An environmental impact study for the relocation of the Parnitha Casino to the northern Athens suburb of Marousi has opened for public consultation.

GNTO Presents Greece’s Health and Wellness Tourism in Moscow

GNTO presented Greece’s health and wellness tourism options during the Greek Health Tourism Forum held in Moscow.

Fishing Tourism in Greece: An Untapped Resource

Despite having a legal framework in place since 2015, Greece still hasn’t tapped into the vast potential of sustainable fishing tourism.

GNTO Targets Senior Travelers in Scandinavia

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is promoting Greece as a silver tourism destination to tour operators in Scandinavia.

Health and Wellness Tourism Greece’s Next Priority

Greece is exploring the possibility of the creation of clusters involving hospitals, medical centers and hotels to provide a full health tourism product to visitors.

GNTO Introduces Belgian Tour Operators to Macedonia’s Wines

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) recently introduced Belgian tour operators to the wine heritage of Macedonia.

 ‘Apollo Trails’ Network Extended to Promote Alternative Tourism in the Peloponnese

Messinia's Apollo Trails network has been extended in an aim to promote alternative forms of tourism and turn Peloponnese into a year-round travel destination.

Greek Gov’t Sets Developing Wine Tourism as a Priority

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has pledged to support efforts for the development of wine tourism in Greece.

Peloponnese Chambers Join Forces to Promote Tourism, Agrifood

Tourism and the primary sector with emphasis on agrifood were at the center of this year’s Peloponnisos Expo held in the city of Tripoli.

Greece Among Top 10 Best Countries in Europe to Retire

Greece is among the top 10 best countries in Europe to retire, according to a study released by Blacktower Financial Management Group.

Crete Gets Ministry Support for Special Interest Tourism Development

The Greek Tourism Ministry will extend support to Crete to develop special interest tourism products that can attract travelers to the island all year long.

Kythera Trails Become First to Receive ‘Green Flag’ Certification in Europe

Two trails on the Greek island of Kythera received the Green Flag Trails certification and became the first ever hiking paths in Europe to win the seal.

‘Dark Tourism’ on Central Macedonia Stakeholders Agenda

Central Macedonia tourism stakeholders explored ways to tap into “dark tourism” by opening up sites that have in the past been marked by tragedy.

‘Greek Paths of Culture’ Gets EU Heritage Prize in Paris

"Greek Paths of Culture" has been awarded the 2019 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage in the education and awareness-raising category.

Greek Leisure Boat Market Sees Robust Demand

Greece’s yachting market has gained ground over the 2014-2018 period, demonstrating robust demand for recreational boating, according to ICAP.

Kyllini Thermal Springs Get Green Light for Operation

The Greek Tourism Ministry has given the green light for the operation of the Kyllini thermal springs in the Peloponnese.

Greece Steps Up Cinema Investments Drive with Creation of Film Offices

Fifteen film offices will be open and ready to facilitate cinema and TV productions at Greek locations in 2020.

Greek Tourism Ministry Certifies 66 Thermal Spring Facilities

Sixty-six thermal spring facilities across Greece have been approved by the Tourism Ministry with an additional 52 under assessment.

Greek Thermal Medicine Meet Explores Ways to Tap into Hot Spring Tourism

The significant potential of Greece’s thermal springs as part of a wider wellness tourism product was highlighted at the 5th Conference of Thermal Medicine in Kamena Vourla.