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Greece Expecting 5.7 Million Air Arrivals to Athens in 2nd Half of 2022

Some 5.7 million travelers are expected to fly to Athens in the second half of this year, according to Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece Doubles ‘Tourism for All’ Subsidized Vacation Vouchers

Twice as many Greeks are eligible this year for subsidized holidays under Greece's “Tourism for All” scheme, with 200,000 more people to get the benefit.

Greece Expecting More Than 1 Million Visitors in First Week of August

Greece is expecting more than one million visitors in the first week of August reflecting a strong rebound of the tourism sector.

Tourism Minister Invites German Pensioners to Holiday in Greece Off Season​

All the more Germans are hoping this year to visit Greece, which is both a favorite holiday spot and a popular vacation home investment destination.

Israeli Investor Takes Over Iconic Kythnos Xenia Tourism Venture

The iconic Xenia Hotel and two thermal springs on the Greek island of Kythnos has been awarded to Israeli entrepreneur Avraham Ravid for a period of 99 years.

Greek Hoteliers Angry Over Inclusion of Airbnbs in ‘Tourism for All’ Scheme

Greek hoteliers are angry over a government decision to include Airbnb-style accommodations in its “Tourism for All” subsidized holiday scheme.

New Funding Program for Agritourism Projects in Greece

The Greek Rural Development Ministry will be allocating funds to “green” tourism projects linking agriculture with manufacture. Interested parties can apply starting July 19.

US Tourists to Greece Up by 50% in June

Arrivals to Greece from the US, increased by 50 percent in June compared to record year 2019, reflecting a positive upward trend.

GNTO to Showcase Mani Through its History, Culture, Food

The GNTO is looking to establish the region of Mani into a leading tourism destination with a focus on culture, gastronomy and history.

Greece: New Rules for Tourists Infected with Covid-19

Tourists to Greece that find themselves infected with Covid-19 will not be required to quarantine, according to a new government decision issued this week.

Minister: Tourism Driving Greece Growth Beyond Eurozone Average

Tourism is Greece’s “strong card”, set to generate revenues in 2022 that will boost the economy despite the challenges, said Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece – Moldova Tighten Ties in Tourism

Greece and Moldova have agreed to strengthen ties in tourism with joint actions that will boost tourism flows between the two countries.

Athens Airport June Traffic Nears Pre-Covid Levels

Athens Airport nearly touched pre-pandemic passenger figures in June, reaching 2.43 million in total, still down by 6.8 percent over 2019.

Greek Tourism Ministry Aims to Rebrand ‘Byzantine Lady’ Kastoria

The Greek Tourism Ministry has announced plans to rebrand the lake-side town of Kastoria and promote it as a key tourist destination in Western Macedonia.

Greece’s Brand Name Stronger Than Ever

Greece's brand name is stronger than ever and Athens is making a comeback, said Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias, adding that efforts were paying off.

Athens Airport on Track to Full Recovery

Air traffic through Athens Airport is approaching pre-Covid levels with Greece expecting tourists into December, said Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Fyli, Athens Aiming to Become an Alternative Tourism Destination

Developing Fyli in Athens, into an alternative tourism destination was the focus of a meeting between GNTO President Angela Gerekou and Fyli Mayor Christos Pappas.

Nafpaktos Attracting Investor Interest in Tourism

The city of Nafpaktos is a top ministry priority and among destinations for strategic tourism development, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece Inches Closer to More Tourist Arrivals, Revenues

Greece is recovering Covid-19 related losses, fast approaching pre-pandemic 2019 levels in terms of arrivals and revenues, recent data shows.

Greek Ministry to Promote Religious Tourism with Cruise

The Greek Tourism Ministry is working with the Church of Greece to develop religious tourism options, as part of ongoing efforts to diversify the tourism product on offer.