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Travelers from Serbia Set Sights on Greece this Year, Says Tourism Minister

Greece is expecting 900,000 travelers from Serbia this year, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias told the Greek media after meeting in Belgrade with local tour operators.

Greece Drops Face Mask Rule for Indoor Spaces Starting June 1

The requirement to wear a mask in indoor public places in Greece will be lifted on June 1. However, masks will remain required in specified settings.

Tourism, F&B Sectors Creating Jobs in Greece

Greece’s resilient tourism sector is supporting job creation with the balance of employment in April marking a 20-year record, according to the Greek labor ministry’s Ergani employment system.

Eurocontrol Sees Upward Air Traffic Dynamic for Greece

Greece is set to make a strong comeback as a post-Covid-19 international tourist destination, according to data released by aviation experts Eurocontrol.

Tourist Arrivals to South Aegean Region Closer to Pre-Covid 2019 Levels

Tourist arrivals to the South Aegean Region, which includes such popular islands as Rhodes, Kos, Santorini, Mykonos and Karpathos, surpassed pre-Covid-19 levels in the period to April 30.

Report: More Buyers Interested in Athenian Riviera Properties

The Greek property market is gradually recovering with prime real estate along the up-and-coming Athenian Riviera in high demand, says a report released by Engel & Völkers Greece.

Scandinavian Travelers Choose Greece this Summer, Says Swedish Ambassador

Thousands of travelers from Scandinavian countries will be visiting Greece this summer for their holidays, according to Sweden’s Ambassador to Greece, Johan Borgstam.

Greece Taking Measures to Address Overtourism

Actions are being taken to address the issue of overtourism in Greece, particularly on popular islands such as Santorini and Mykonos, according to Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

January-April Passenger Traffic to Greece Up by 384% 

Greek airports handled 8.1 million passengers in the first four months of the year, up by 383% over the same period in 2021, according to data by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Commission Sets Growth for Greece at 3.5%

Greece’s real GDP will grow by 3.5% in 2022 and remain high at 3.1% in 2023, driven by a full tourism comeback, the European Commission said in its Spring Economic Forecast.

Report: Greek Tourism Models Must Change to Meet New Traveler Trends

Sustainability, new technologies and inclusive services are key priorities for Greek policymakers and tourism stakeholders in the post-Covid-19 era, highlights a report by Alpha Bank.

Greece Examines Reducing VAT on F&B, Tourism, Transport Services

The Greek government is considering extending to the end of the year a reduced VAT scheme that currently applies to tourism, transport and F&B services.

Greece Gets Tough on Employee Rights Violations Ahead of Tourism Season

Special units from Greece’s Labor Inspection Body (SEPE) will be carrying out heightened checks at hotels to ensure that labor laws and security regulations are being implemented.

Greece Counts on International Film Productions for Extra Promotion

The importance of film productions for the promotion of Greece was highlighted by Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) President Angela Gerekou while at the Nu Boyana Film Studios in Thessaloniki.

Study: Russia-Ukraine War Leaves Tourism to Greece Untouched

Greece’s tourism sector appears to be resilient to the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war, according to a study released this week by Alpha Bank.

Individual Hotel Booking Rates in Greece Set to Rise by 10-15%

Individual booking rates for hotels are expected to rise this summer by 10-15%, says Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios.

ETC Sees Full Comeback for Domestic Travel in Europe this Year

Domestic travel is expected to recover fully in 2022 as the Covid-19 pandemic gradually subsides, according to the European Travel Commission (ETC).

Grecotel’s AgrecoFarms ‘A Once in a Lifetime Experience’

The advisory board members of the Hellenic Center of Excellence for Health and Wellness visited Grecotel's organic AgrecoFarms on Crete and found it to be a “rewarding experience”.

Alpha Bank Report Sees Robust Tourism Rebound for Greece

Tourism is set to recoup losses and go positive following two years of Covid-19 restrictions and measures, found a report released by Alpha Bank.

Condor’s Return to Athens Confirms German Traveler Interest in Greece

Condor’s return to Athens, validates the airline’s trust in the dynamic of Greece’s tourist product and marks the return of the Greek capital to the center of international interest.