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Ecotourism Development Tops Minister’s Agenda on Lesvos

The development and potential of ecotourism and geotourism topped Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki’s recent visit to the Greek island of Lesvos.

US Issues Advisory Against Travel to Greece Due to Covid-19

Americans - vaccinated or not - are now advised against traveling to Greece due to a “very high” risk of Covid-19 following revised guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Skiathos Island Achieves 95% Vaccination Level

Skiathos is setting the example with nearly 95% of its population vaccinated against Covid-19, said Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis during his recent visit to the island.

Greeks Cut Back Holiday Overnight Stays in 2020

Covid-19 impacted Greeks’ travel plans last year, taking a toll on the duration of holidays and therefore overnight stays which dropped by 35.5%, according to ELSTAT.

Greece Rules Out Lockdown, Insists on Covid-19 Vaccinations

Greek authorities are pushing for more vaccinations to address the Covid-19 pandemic and return to normalcy.

One-third of Greeks Not Vaccinated and Not Afraid of Covid-19

One-third of the Greek population, mostly males between 17 and 44 years of age, has still not been vaccinated against Covid-19 and doesn’t intend to, says a new study by Alco.

Activity Slow for Greece’s Small Accommodation Facilities, Says SETKE

Activity at Greece’s small and medium-sized accommodation facilities is slow as Covid-19 continues to affect intent for travel, according to the Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE).

Greece Pushes for Covid-19 Vaccination with New Incentives and Laws

Greek authorities are introducing a new round of Covid-19 incentives and measures including mandatory vaccination for certain groups.

Tourism Minister: Vaccination Against Covid-19 Key to Keeping Greece Open

Vaccination against Covid-19 is the key to keeping the country open for tourists, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Covid-19 Vaccination Tops Tourism Minister’s Crete Agenda

The importance of boosting vaccinations in Heraklion, the capital of Crete, was discussed between Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and the city's mayor, Vassilis Lambrinos.

German DRV 2021 Conference in Greece a ‘Vote of Confidence’

German travel and tourism stakeholders will be meeting in Greece on October 28-31 for their annual conference demonstrating their confidence in the country.

British Holidaymakers Snap Up Tickets to Greece

Tickets to Greece are selling out fast to British travelers with sales exceeding pre-pandemic levels, according to travel analytics firm ForwardKeys.

UK ‘Freedom Day’ Creates Hope for Greek Tourism Stakeholders

Fully vaccinated British travelers will no longer have to quarantine following their trip to Greece, after the British government lifted all Covid-19 lockdown measures on July 19.

Covid-19: Greece to Increase Quarantine Hotels, Ship Isolation Cabins

Greek authorities have decided to increase the number of Covid-19 quarantine hotels and ship isolation cabins to address the rise of cases in Greece.

Greece Welcomes More than 2.3 Million Visitors So Far

Greece is recovering lost ground due to Covid-19, attracting approximately 2.3 million travelers in the last few months, according to Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki.

Greek Experts Warn of More Mykonos-style Measures for Other Islands

Greek health experts are warning that Covid-19 measures like those imposed on Mykonos over the weekend may be ordered for other Greek islands.

Greek Vaccination Incentive ‘Freedom Pass’ Opens this Week

Greece’s “Freedom Pass” program offering 18- to 25-year-olds who get vaccinated against Covid-19 a pre-paid card worth 150 euros, goes into effect this week.

Greeks Put Vacation Plans on Pause Due to Covid-19

Covid-19 and the faster-spreading Delta variant has put the holiday plans of Greeks on hold with one in two opting to stay home, according to a nationwide study.

Travel Bloggers Greece Looks to Inspire Travel to Lesser Known Greek Islands

Aiming to inspire visitors to discover the lesser known islands in Greece, the Travel Bloggers Greece (TBG) association recently toured Andros, a “hidden gem” in the Cyclades group.

Greece Launches Covid Free Badges at Restaurants, Bars

Restaurants and bars in Greece are now required to display one of three badges for customers to recognize establishments implementing Covid-19 health protocols and safety practices.