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Survey: Crete to be Among Top 10 Trending Destinations in 2023

Crete is expected to be among the world’s top trending destinations in 2023 with a focus on active tourism, according to Mabrian Technologies.

Covid-19: World Tourism Bodies Say China Traveler Restrictions a ‘Step Back’

World travel and tourism bodies, including airline associations, say EU recommendations to test travelers from China are a step back.

Greece to Restore Quake-hit Monuments on Kos

The Greek culture ministry said it would be moving ahead with the restoration of quake-hit monuments on Kos.

Greece to Require Passengers from China to Take Preflight Covid Test

Greece will require passengers from China to take preflight Covid test and wear masks on board flights.  

Greece’s Regional Airports Exceed 2019 Traffic Levels

Traffic through Greece’s 14 regional airports exceeded pre-Covid 2019 levels in 2022, handling a total of 31 million passengers.

Monemvasia Castle to Become Accessible Thanks to Cable Car

Monemvasia Castle, located on the south-eastern coast of the Peloponnese, is to become accessible thanks to the installation of a cable car.

EU States Agree to Pre-Departure Covid-19 Testing for China Travelers

The EU has agreed to introduce pre-departure Covid-19 testing on all arrivals from China, following a surge of the pandemic in the Asian country.

Travel Receipts for Peloponnese Region Greece Declined in 2021

Greece’s Peloponnese region saw tourism-related revenues drop in 2021 despite higher visitor spending, according to data recently released by INSETE.

Alpha Bank: Maintaining Tourism Demand Vital for Greek Economy in 2023

Maintaining strong tourism demand in 2023 is a key challenge for the Greek economy, according to the latest data released by Alpha Bank.

Next Step for Greece: Investing in Silver, Accessible Tourism

Greece plans to invest more in connecting culture with travel and in new segments such as senior and accessible tourism.

Sparti, Greece, Makes Gastronomy Part of Tourist Experience

Tourism stakeholders in Sparti, Greece, recently announced plans to incorporate gastronomy into the tourist experience and promote local food products.

Studies Underway to Restore Venetian Port of Heraklio

Studies are underway ahead of restoration works on the Venetian Port of Heraklion on Crete, according to a recent Greek culture ministry announcement.

Greece May Consider Measures as Travel Begins from China

Greece may consider Covid measures for travelers from China if situation becomes critical, according to Greek Health Minister Thanos Plevris.

Minister: Greek Tourism Off to a Dynamic Start in 2023  

Greece’s tourism sector is off to a dynamic start expected to generate increased revenue in 2023, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece Welcomes First Direct Flight from Shanghai

Greece welcomed the first direct flight from Shanghai last month, after the country’s flag carrier Air China announced the launch of routes to Athens Airport.

China Counts on Greece to Further Strengthen Tourism Ties

China is counting on Greece to further strengthen ties in areas such as tourism, education and trade, according to its Ambassador to Greece Xiao Junzheng.

Study: 11-month Arrivals to Greece Rise but Revenues Drop

The number of air travelers visiting Greece increased in the January-November period but spending dropped compared to 2019, according to INSETE.

Four Greek Cities in Euromonitor Top Cities Report

Four Greek cities have moved up in this year’s Top 100 city destinations, according to a report released this week by Euromonitor International.

Video: Greece Tourism Back Stronger Than Ever

The Greek tourism ministry has released a video with actions taken over the year that helped the sector recover after Covid-19.

Study: Greece’s Shipping Fleet a Global Leader

Greece’s shipping fleet remains a global leader in terms of size and number of active companies, according to the latest report released by Petrofin Research.