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Greece Welcomes First Ferry from Cyprus 21 Years Later

Greece welcomed the first passenger ferry from Cyprus this week, marking the beginning of a highly discussed maritime connection between the two countries.

Greece Welcomes 884% Soar in April Tourist Arrivals

Bank of Greece data on Monday showed an 884% increase in tourist arrivals and a 1,000% rise in revenues in April compared to the same month a year ago.

French Travelers Keen on Greece this Summer

Greece is a favorite destination for French tourists ranking number 1 in the monthly barometer released by L' Echo Touristique owned by Orchestra leisure platform. 

Cruise Industry Pledges to Take Action for Sustainable Blue Economy

Cruise industry leaders and government officials pledged during the CLIA European Summit 2022 to work together towards a sustainable blue economy.

Hotels in Greece Sign Deal to Promote Branded Greek Wines

Greece’s hoteliers have joined forces with local wine producers to promote branded Greek wines as part of efforts to upgrade the wine tourism experience.

Greece Expecting 5,000 Cruise Ship Arrivals this Year

Greece will welcome some 5,000 cruise ships in 2022, a 25% increase compared to pre-Covid 2019, according to Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

New Funding Options for Green Agritourism Enterprises in Greece 

The Greek Agriculture Ministry has announced RRF funds for business owners in Greece that are investing in projects connecting agricultural activity and farming with tourism.

Study: Greece Among Most Inspiring Destinations this Summer

Greece this year is among the most inspiring destinations in Southeastern Europe and the Balkan region, according to tourism intelligence provider Mabrian.

Patra Next Focus of Greece’s ‘greekend’ City Break Campaign

Patra will be at the center of the Greek Tourism Ministry’s upcoming “greekend” campaign which promotes city breaks across Greece.

Greek Tourism Body Proposes Hiring Pensioners, Teachers to Fill Staff Shortages

The Hellenic Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Entrepreneurs (SETKE) is proposing that the government recruit pensioners and teachers to fill shortages in staff at tourism facilities across the country.

Tourism Ministry Promotes Western Greece as Next Place to Visit

The Greek Tourism Ministry is casting the spotlight on Western Greece as part of its ongoing promotion plan which includes introducing lesser-known destinations.

Brits Place Greece Among Top 3 Best Value Destinations

British travelers have placed Greece among the Top 3 travel destinations offering value for money, according to a recent Post Office survey.

Greece Strengthens Tourism Ties with Armenia at UNWTO Meeting 

Ways of further strengthening ties between Greece and Armenia were discussed during Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki’s visit to Yerevan.

GNTO Promotes Greece on Global Booking Platforms

Greece has included online platforms Expedia and Booking in its marketing drive to promote its destinations to the international travel market.

Greece to Bolster Consular Services to Meet Travel Demand from India

Greece is moving ahead with the immediate reinforcement of its consular services in India to meet the increase in visa applications for travel.

Thessaloniki Welcomes 250% Rise in Cruise Arrivals

Τhe Thessaloniki Port Authority has revised upwards its figures from an expected 180% increase in cruise ship arrivals to a 250% rise.

Tourism Investments in Greece Reveal Unknown Destinations 

Greece is shifting its tourism strategy to showcase lesser-known destinations and attract foreign investments, says Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece Acts on Climate Change with Astypalea Project

Greece is taking revolutionary steps to address climate change, incorporating all the tools technology has provided to lead the way, according to Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Greek PM Welcomes Strong Traveler Demand for Greece

Greece will continue to win over more international travelers as the reputation and brand name of the country becomes stronger, says Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Israel-Greece Conference Focuses on Hotels and Tourism Demand

The strong demand for Greece demonstrates that hoteliers “are doing something right”, according to the head of the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation, Grigoris Tasios.