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CLIA ‘Disappointed’ After CDC Advises Against Cruise Travel Due to Covid-19

The CDC has advised travelers against cruise travel, even for those who have been vaccinated, triggering a reaction from the cruise industry.

Covid-19: Greece to Celebrate New Year’s With Music Bans and Curfews

Following a surge in Covid-19 cases, Greek authorities have put in force a new round of Covid-19 restrictions that include a curfew for restaurants and bars.

Hotel Occupancy Peaks for New Year’s at Winter Hotspots in Greece

Winter destinations in Greece, including popular places like Arachova, Pelion and Ioannina, are seeing occupancy levels soar to 85-90% for the three-day New Year holiday.

Greece Sets Targets to Achieve Responsible Tourism

The Greek Tourism Ministry is setting the groundwork for a new tourism model that will establish the country as a leading responsible destination.

Greek Tourism Bill Passed, Paves Way for Public-private Synergies

Greek lawmakers have approved a tourism bill which among others paves the way for public-private partnerships to move ahead and sets out the terms of operation for DMOs.

Greece 2021 Tourism Revenue Hits €10bn in First 10 Months

Greece managed to cover significant lost ground in 2021 with tourism revenues in the first 10 months of the year exceeding the 10-billion-euro mark, according to Bank of Greece data.

Covid-19: Greek PM Wants Citizens to Self-test for Christmas

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has ruled against mandatory Covid-19 rapid testing for all but urged citizens to take self-tests ahead of holiday gatherings and outings. 

Covid-19: Omicron Dampens Christmas Cheer in Greece, New Measures on the Table

Greece is examining the possibility of requiring vaccinated individuals to provide negative Covid-19 rapid test results to enter closed spaces.

EU Proposes New Rules for Post-Covid Schengen Area Challenges

The European Commission is proposing updated rules that will reinforce the Schengen area and ensure it is prepared to keep up with the evolving challenges.

Greece Aims for Total Tourism Restart in 2022, Says Minister Kikilias

“Our aim is in 2022 to move forward with a full tourism restart,” said Greece's tourism minister, Vassilis Kikilias, while speaking in parliament.

Tourism Ministry Pledges Funding for Thessaloniki Tourism Projects

The Greek Tourism Ministry has funding programs planned for infrastructure projects that will contribute to Thessaloniki’s tourism development.

Greece’s Covid-19 ‘Freedom Pass’ Program Gets Extension

Greece’s Freedom Pass program that offers 18- to 25-year-olds who get vaccinated against Covid-19 a pre-paid card worth 150 euros, has been extended until June 30.

Greece and Serbia Agree to Reaffirm Cultural Ties

Greece and Serbia are further strengthening traditional relations through a series of bilateral agreements in the area of culture.

Greece’s Parnassos, Vora-Kaimaktsalan Ski Centers Ready for Action

Two of Greece’s main ski centers, in Parnassos and Vora–Kaimaktsalan, have opened their gates to welcome winter tourists.

Greece to Require Negative Covid-19 Tests from All Travelers as of December 19

Fears over Omicron have prompted Greek authorities to require of all inbound travelers to present a negative PCR or rapid test result before entering Greece.

Greek PM Says New Covid-19 Measures for Christmas Possible

Concerned about the fast-spreading Omicron variant and the spike in cases and deaths, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he may need to order new measures ahead of Christmas.

Study: Greece Ranks 3rd Globally for its ‘Sea & Sun’ Tourism

Greece has been ranked third worldwide for its sea & sun tourism product, according to INSETE, the Greek Tourism Confederation’s research body.

Greece Announces Covid-19 Rules for Ski Resorts, Christmas Theme Parks 

Greek health authorities have announced a revised set of rules for the operation of ski resorts and Christmas theme parks in efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Greece Updates Covid-19 Recovery Certificate Rules

Unvaccinated individuals in Greece who have recovered from Covid-19 must have a recovery certificate issued in the last 90 days in order to enter indoor spaces.

Athens’ Largest Ice Rink Opens at Kotzia Square

This holiday season, children over the age of 5 and adults can glide across a 400-square-meter ice rink at Kotzia Square in Athens.