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Next Step for Symi Island: Sustainable Tourism Upgrade

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to create the conditions that will define the island of Symi as a sustainable destination.

Astypalea Could Lead the Way to Greece’s ‘Green’ Transition

The island of Astypalea could be the starting point for Greece’s transition into a greener economy, says Deputy Tourism Minister Manos Konsolas.

Greece Prepares Agrotourism Strategy

The Greek Tourism Ministry is drafting a new agrotourism plan aimed at channeling revenues into local communities and creating new jobs.

BSEC Tourism Ministers Meet In Athens, Greece

The Ministers in charge of Tourism of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) Member States agreed to promote and encourage the development of gastronomy tourism and wine tourism within the region.

Greece Talks About Developing Special Interest Tourism On Crete

"Tourism in Crete is a key area of wealth," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said at a conference held to explore possibilities of developing special interest tourism types to create a development strategy for South and inland Crete.

Grekland Panorama 2015: Nordic Audience To Learn About Alternative Holidays In Greece

Quality traditional and agritourism accommodation options in Greece will be presented at the second Grekland Panorama fair, next year in Stockholm, Sweden.

Agritourism To Be Included In New Greek Tourism Bill

Greek MPs submitted an amendment to a bill for tourism that sets the standards for the development of agritourism in Greece.

Kefalogianni Talks Tourism On Crete, Greece

Extending Crete's tourism season to welcome visitors all year round was one of the main topics discussed in a meeting held on 23 June in Rethymno, Crete, chaired by Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.

Greece Aims To Strengthen Promotion Of Food Products To Boost Tourism

Greece aims to turn its healthy, Mediterranean-based, diet into an international trend to attract more tourist arrivals, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni informed professionals at the Greek food products exhibition by Lidl Hellas in Athens.

Greece’s Rural Accommodations Expected To Attract More Visitors In 2014

Following an impressive increase in arrivals to Greece in 2013, the interest expressed this year for bookings at the country's rural guesthouses point to even better tourist numbers for 2014, according to the Greek network of rural accommodation, Guest Inn.

Greek Regions To Reveal “Secrets” To Attract More Visitors

Epirus is the definition of "secret Greece," one of the lesser-known parts of the country the visitor should explore to see its natural beauty, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni recently informed.

Greece To Enrich Tourism Experience Through Agricultural Products

The Greek Tourism Ministry plans to work closer with the Ministry of Rural Development and Food to develop the country's tourism product.

Greek Gastronomy, Agritourism To Receive More Promotion In 2014

The ministries of Tourism and Rural Development and Food have agreed to launch joint actions in 2014 when Greece undertakes the Presidency of the European Union.

New Tourism Zoning Plan In Greece Aims For Investments, Quality Tourists

Greece's new Special Zoning Plan for Tourism is expected to result to large investments, attract quality tourists and big spenders from abroad and extend the tourism season.

Minister Presents Tourism Omnibus Bill For Growth

The time period for the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) to grant licenses for Greek tourist accommodation will be reduced from 240 days to 60 days, according to arrangements contained in an omnibus bill presented in late December 2011 by Culture and Tourism Minister...

Limited Participation At This Year’s Philoxenia

The Greek tourism sector may have been somewhat reluctant in participating in the 27th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition due to the country's financial crisis but according to Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis, 2011 could be easily labeled as...

VAT Reduction Keynote At Philoxenia 2010

The 26th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, held this year on 18-21 November at Helexpo in Thessaloniki, roughly hosted 500 exhibitors from Greece and 12 other countries (Egypt, Albania, Brazil, Bulgaria, Ghana, India, Cyprus, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Turkey, and Tunisia).

Touristiko Panorama Goes To The City

The 15th Touristiko Panorama tourism exhibition took place this year in the center of Athens at the Zappeion Center courtyard (29 April-2 May).

Ios: More Than A Party Scene

At a recent presentation of Ios, Mayor Yiorgos Poussaios underlined that the island obtains the requirements and comparative advantages to attract tourists of all ages and demands.

Philoxenia Turns Heads

This year's Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition sported newly designed modern stands, welcomed a continual arrival of visitors, boasted a huge increase in trade visitors, and wrote up what appears to be a record number of business agreements.