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Nisyros, Lesvos Thermal Springs on Greece’s Natural Resource List  

Thermal springs on the Greek islands of Lesvos and Nisyros have been recognized as natural resources by a joint ministerial decision.

Nine-Month Arrivals to Greece Fall Short of 2019 Levels

International arrivals to Greece from January to September this year did not manage to surpass pre-pandemic 2019 levels, according to data by the Bank of Greece.

ELSTAT: Upward Trend in Q3 Turnover for Greek Accommodation, F&B Services

Greece’s accommodation services providers saw turnover in Q3 increase by 38.6% driven by strong tourism demand, shows ELSTAT data.

Greece 9-month Tourism Revenues Closer to 2019 at €15.5bn

Tourism revenues in Greece for the January-September period reached 15.5 billion euros, fast approaching pre-pandemic 2019 levels but not exceeding them.

Autumn Tourism to Greece on Upward Trend, Says Minister

The Greek Tourism Ministry’s priority to extend the season is paying off with fall arrivals to Greece remaining strong, says Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greek Tax Authorities to Step Up Airbnb Inspections

Greek tax authorities are expected to scale up inspections of short-term holiday rentals to tackle tax evasion.

Greek Property Bodies, Airbnb-style Rentals Hosts React to STR Bill

Greek property owners and hosts are calling on the government to re-examine proposed legislation covering Airbnb-style rentals in Greece.  

Eurostat: Greek Passenger Ports in EU’s Top 5 in 2021

Three Greek ports are in the EU’s Top 5 passenger ports for 2021, according to the statistical office of the European Union, Eurostat.

Greece Mulls Energy Measures to Support Tourism Businesses

Greek tourism SMEs will be able to tap into 100 million euros in energy support from the government’s new “Exoikonomo – Epicheiro” (Save - Do Business) plan.

Greece’s Regional Airports Hit Record in October Passenger Traffic

Fourteen Greek regional airports, handled by Fraport Greece, continue to see crowds and once again set a new record for passengers in a single month.

Commission Forecasts 6% Growth for Greece this Year and Drop to 1% in 2023

The Commission is forecasting 6% growth for Greece this year, double the eurozone average, but sees high energy costs and inflation leading to a considerable slowdown to 1% in 2023.

Greece’s Golden Visas Going to China, Turkey and Russia Investors

Investors from China, Turkey and Russia have benefitted most from Greece’s golden visa program, according to data from the Greek government.

Resilience Funds Drive Tourism Projects in Greece

“Greece 2.0”, the country’s national recovery and resilience (RRF) plan, will be funding major hotel investments budgeted at 106 million euros out of a total of 41 projects.

ForwardKeys: Greece Among Top 20 Best Performing Destinations for 2022

Greece is ranked 8th in the world as best performing destination for 2022, according to ForwardKeys data presented at WTM London.

Greek Hoteliers Make Education Deal with West Attica University

The Hellenic Hoteliers Federation has joined forces with the University of West Attica to upgrade tourism education and increase job opportunities in the hospitality sector.

Greek Tourism ‘Success Story’ Attracting More Visitors

Greece’s “success story” in tourism this year has placed the country among the world’s most popular destinations, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece Hits €12.7bn in Tourism Revenues in Jan-August

Greece is fast approaching pre-pandemic 2019 tourism revenue with 12.7 billion euros recorded in the first eight months of the year.

World Airlines Boosting Connections with Greece

Strong traveler demand for Greece is prompting more global airlines to add Greek destinations to their programs or increase the frequency of existing connections.

Tourism-dependent Greece Faces Energy Crisis Challenges

Credit rating agency Moody’s says that Greece is vulnerable to the market shock created by the energy crisis due to its heavy reliance on tourism.

Piraeus Port Authority Makes Cruise Tourism a Top Priority

The Piraeus Port Authority is moving ahead with actions to establish Greece’s largest port into a major homeport in the Mediterranean.