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8th German-Greek Assembly Puts Spotlight on Greece’s Health Tourism

Greece’s health tourism product was highlighted during the 8th German-Greek Assembly held in Hersonissos on Crete.

Mykonos Mayor Sues Minister, Calls for More Police in Summer

Mykonos Mayor Konstantinos Koukas has pressed charges against former alternate public order minister Nikos Toscas and the head of Greek Police for failing to ensure order on the island.

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.

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.

ELITOUR, Kountoura Meet to Set Out Medical Tourism Plan

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Greek Medical Tourism Council head George Patoulis discussed on ways to promote Greece as a health destination.

Promotion of Health and Wellness Tourism on Greece’s Agenda

The Tourism Ministry is interested in promoting health and wellness tourism in its aim to establish Greece as a 365 days a year destination.

Greece Needs National Strategy to Develop Medical Tourism

Ways of developing medical tourism in Greece were discussed during a conference titled “Health Tourism and Local Authority”, which was recently held in Athens.

Conference to Focus on Health Tourism Benefits for Greek Local Authorities

The benefits of health tourism for Greek local authorities will be focused on during a conference on January 8 in Athens.

Health Tourism on Agenda of Greek and Australian Municipalities

The Central Union of Municipalities of Greece has signed a cooperation agreement with the Municipal Association of Victoria in Australia.

NOSTOS Forum 2017 to Focus on Alternative Tourism, Sustainability

Aiming to inform, educate and encourage the exchange of ideas, the NOSTOS Forum 2017 will take place on October 13 in the town of Nafpaktos.

Increased Number of Hosted Buyers, Exhibitors to Attend NOSTOS 2017 Expo

Greece’s alternative forms of tourism will be in the spotlight at the NOSTOS 2017 exhibition that will take place in Nafpaktos during October 13-16.

‘Greek Tourism Expo 2017’ Puts Health Tourism High on Agenda

A conference focusing on health tourism will be held during the 4th Greek Tourism Expo that will take place on December 8-10 in Athens.

Ithaki Faces Isolation, No Direct Ferry Service, Lacking Health Infrastructure

The lack of a direct ferry route to Ithaki was discussed between the Ionian island’s mayor Dionysis Stanitsas and KEDE president George Patoulis.

Ithaki Health Conference Introduces Int’l Medical Tourism Center

Athens Medical Association President George Patoulis announced the creation of Greece's International Medical Tourism Center, which will be based in the Greek capital.

Health Tourism Tops Greek Tourism Ministry’s Agenda

New investments and infrastructure works regarding the development of health, wellness and thermal tourism are included in the Tourism Ministry's agenda.

Health and Wellness Next on Tourism Ministry Agenda

Ways of establishing Greece as a leading health and wellness destination top the agenda of talks between the Tourism Ministry and the Athens Medical Association.

Chicago Meet Explores Greece’s Potential as Top Europe Medical Travel Destination

Greece is expected to emerge as a leading medical tourism destination in Europe, as it aims to increase the number of travelers seeking medical services by 2025.

Greek Mayors Request Meeting with PM Tsipras to Discuss Refugee Issue

The mayors of five Greek islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows have requested to meet with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras next week in Athens.

Local Authorities to Get Involved in Promotion of Greek Health Tourism

Alternate Minister Elena Kountoura and the president of the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece (KEDE) Yiorgos Patoulis last week explored the role of the country's local authorities in regards to health tourism.