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Greece Welcomes Return of Key Tourist Markets in 2022

Greek tourism stakeholders are welcoming the return of key source markets such as US, Australia and Canada, which are contributing to the sector’s post-Covid-19 recovery.

Central Greece Adds More Underwater Museums to Diving Park

Three new underwater museums in Magnesia, Central Greece, are now open to divers and aimed at attracting more visitors to the Region of Thessaly.

Greece Launches Charter Tourism with Flights to 3 Islands

The Greek islands of Astypalea, Kastelorizo and Milos recently welcomed the first ‘island hopping’ charter flights as part of Greece’s pilot program to introduce charter tourism.

Greece’s Yachting Body Seeks Promotion and Permanent Marina

Greece’s professional yacht owners briefed the Tourism Ministry on key priorities for the promotion and further development of the sector.

Greek Cuisine Woos London Foodies at National Geographic Traveller Food Fest

London foodies had the chance to indulge in Greek foods, learn about Greek cuisine, and sample fine Greek wines during the two-day National Geographic Traveller Food Festival.

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.

Tourism for All: 200,000 Greeks to Get a Subsidy for a Domestic Vacation

Greece’s online platform for the annual “Tourism for All” subsidy program for domestic holidays has launched and is accepting applications.

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.

Greece Ready to Launch Subsidized ‘Tourism for All’ Scheme

Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said that the annual “Tourism for All” scheme subsidizing holidays for lower income Greeks and their families would soon be accepting applications.
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Op-Ed: Sofia Zacharaki on Greek tourism’s comeback

Greek Deputy Minister of Tourism Sofia Zacharaki sees Greek tourism making a strong comeback in 2022 and expects the sector to achieve new heights.

Greece Announces 3 Nominations for UNWTO ‘Best Tourism Villages’ Award

The villages of Fiskardo, Perdika and Arnaia are Greece’s nominees for the “Best Tourism Villages” 2022 label, an initiative launched by the UNWTO to promote the role of rural tourism.

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.

Greece Aiming to Tap into Fishing Tourism Potential

Greece, a country with one of the longest coastlines in Europe and the largest number of fishing boats, is looking for ways to tap into fishing tourism.

Athens Airport Workshop Brings Sustainability to the Table

During an Athens International Airport (AIA) workshop, tourism and travel stakeholders discussed ways to transition to more sustainable practices as part of the post-Covid-19 “new normal” for air travel.

Investments, Cooperation Top Greek-Saudi Business Forum Agenda

The sky is the limit for what Greece and Saudi Arabia can achieve if they work together, according to Saudi Investments Minister Khalid Al Falih.

Greece Reaches Out to South Korean Travel Market

As part of Greece’s ongoing strategy to reach out to more markets, the Greek Tourism Ministry and the GNTO met in Athens with leading South Korean tour operators.

Blue Flag: Greece 2nd in the World for its Clean Beaches

Greece is second in the world on the 2022 Blue Flag quality award list with 581 beaches, 15 marinas and 6 recreational boats receiving the prestigious eco-label.

Infrastructure Upgrade of Greece’s Religious Sites a Ministry Priority

Greek Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki highlights the need to support religious tourism in Greece by improving infrastructure and preserving religious monuments.

Cyprus: Year-round Experiences at the Core of New Tourism Strategy

Cyprus has designed a new tourism strategy for the post-Covid-19 era that will focus on thematic experiences to attract travelers during all seasons.

Greece Tourism Resilient to Shock, Ready for Strong Summer

Despite market shocks, including Covid-19 and the Russia-Ukraine war, Greek tourism is resilient showing signs of a strong recovery, according to Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki.