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New Tourist Guide School Opens in Rethymno, Crete

A new school for tourist guides has opened in Rethymno, Crete, as part of the Tourism Ministry’s efforts to upgrade tourism education.

Time for Central Greece to Claim its Share of Tourists, Says Ministry

Aiming to promote the lesser-known destinations of Central Greece, the Tourism Ministry said it would be making financial tools available for investments in the area.

Next Step for Symi Island: Sustainable Tourism Upgrade

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to create the conditions that will define the island of Symi as a sustainable destination.

Astypalea Could Lead the Way to Greece’s ‘Green’ Transition

The island of Astypalea could be the starting point for Greece’s transition into a greener economy, says Deputy Tourism Minister Manos Konsolas.

Greek Minister Pledges Support for the ‘People in Tourism’

Tax breaks and job support are among the measures taken by the Greek government to help tourism professionals impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.

Ministry Aims to Include All of Greece on the Tourist Map

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to equally distribute tourist traffic to all of Greece’s regions, aiming to ensure inclusive development.

Greece Looks to Establish Tourism Education Departments in Ancient Olympia and Kos

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to establish two new tourism education departments, one in the area of Ancient Olympia and another on the island of Kos.

Greek Tourism Adjusting as Travel Resumes

The Greek tourism industry is adjusting after Covid-19 and will require fine-tuning in the coming months, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said.

Greece Welcomes First International Flight to Regional Airport post-Covid-19

The Greek island of Kos on June 29 welcomed its first international flight since Greece went into lockdown due to Covid-19.

Greece May Restrict Entry of Flights from Specific Countries After July 1

Greece, after July 1 when it officially opens to tourists, may keep its skies off limits to flights from a number of countries that have increased cases of Covid-19.

Ministry: Greek Tourism is ‘Reopening’ its Gates to Welcome Visitors

Greek tourism is gradually "reopening" its gates to welcome visitors to the country, say tourism minister Harry Theoharis, and deputy minister, Manos Konsolas.

Greece Working to Ensure All Travelers Feel Welcome and Safe

Greece is working intensively to ensure that all travelers are welcome when the country reopens in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece Covid-19 Risk Zones Based on Access to Health Units and Tests, Says Tourism Ministry

In response to opposition reactions to Greece's "Restart Tourism" plan, the Tourism Ministry said it “did not divide the islands into categories based on possibility of danger”.

Greece Clinches Second Place on Blue Flag Beaches 2020 List

Greece ranks second, among 47 countries, on the 2020 Blue Flag quality award list for beaches, marinas and sustainable tourism boats.

Greece to Promote Itself as Safe Travel Destination in New Campaign

Greece will promote itself, through a new promotion campaign, as a safe country and tourism destination to travel to in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis.

Kos: PABSEC Tourism Conference on BSEC Countries is Postponed

A tourism conference scheduled to take place on Kos with a focus on the creation of tourist zones in the BSEC countries, has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Greek Ministry Lays Out MICE Tourism Plan

The Tourism Ministry is looking to further develop Greece's MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) tourism sector.

Kos to Host Tourism Conference Focused on BSEC Countries

Kos will be the host destination of a tourism conference to be held by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC) and the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Greece’s Regional Tourism Council Sets Funding for Refugee-hit Islands as Top Priority

Securing funds to support Greece’s refugee-hit islands topped the agenda of the 2nd Regional Tourism Council held in Athens.

Preservation of Rhodes’ Medieval Town a Priority, Say Greek Ministers

The ministries of tourism and culture are working on a five-part agreement for the protection, conservation, and promotion of Rhodes’ Medieval City.