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Ministry Sees Sustainable Tourism Potential for Athens and Attica

Athens and Attica have great potential to evolve into sustainable tourism destinations linking culture with travel, says Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Full Greece Cruise Recovery Expected in 2025

Cruise travel to Greece is expected to recoup 2019 pre-pandemic levels in 2025, achieving a 35% improvement this year over 2021.

The New York Times Highlights Crete as Best Spring Skiing Destination

Crete and its mountains are highlighted as the best spring skiing destinations in an online feature recently published by The New York Times.

Greece Tourism Minister Optimistic About 2022

Airlines have increased seats to Greek destinations for 2022 to 50% of pre-Covid levels, said Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias, expressing his confidence that 2022 will be a good year.

Greek Tourism Ministry Counting on RRF Tool to Stimulate Development

The Greek tourism ministry is counting on EU Recovery and Resilience Facility funding to push forward with sector upgrades.

Greek Winter Destinations Show Signs of Recovery During Holidays, Says Minister Kikilias

Greece’s winter tourism destinations showed signs of recovery during the holidays, says Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greek Tourism Aims for Sustainability, Reducing Environmental Footprint

Greece is committed to developing a sustainable tourism model that will effectively minimize the sector’s environmental footprint.

Greece Seals Deals for More Tourist Arrivals in 2022

The Greek Tourism Ministry has made two important agreements that are expected to boost the number of arrivals to Greece in 2022.

DER Touristik to Promote Travel to Greece in Autumn, Winter of 2022

DER Touristik, a leading travel group in Europe, has plans to promote travel to Greece also in the autumn and winter months of 2022.

Greece Sets Targets to Achieve Responsible Tourism

The Greek Tourism Ministry is setting the groundwork for a new tourism model that will establish the country as a leading responsible destination.

Norwegian Cruise Line to Bring 200,000 Passengers to Greece in 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line is expected to bring more than 200,000 passengers to Greece in 2022, according to an announcement by the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Greece Promotes Winter Tourism Destinations in New Campaign

Greece has launched a new campaign aimed at promoting all that its mainland destinations have to offer during the winter season.

Greek Tourism Bill Passed, Paves Way for Public-private Synergies

Greek lawmakers have approved a tourism bill which among others paves the way for public-private partnerships to move ahead and sets out the terms of operation for DMOs.

Greece 2021 Tourism Revenue Hits €10bn in First 10 Months

Greece managed to cover significant lost ground in 2021 with tourism revenues in the first 10 months of the year exceeding the 10-billion-euro mark, according to Bank of Greece data.

Covid-19: Omicron Dampens Christmas Cheer in Greece, New Measures on the Table

Greece is examining the possibility of requiring vaccinated individuals to provide negative Covid-19 rapid test results to enter closed spaces.

Greek Tourism Minister Explains Plan for Zakynthos’ Shipwreck Site

Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias elaborated on plans to further develop one of Greece’s most popular sites, the Navagio Beach on Zakynthos.

Greece Aims for Total Tourism Restart in 2022, Says Minister Kikilias

“Our aim is in 2022 to move forward with a full tourism restart,” said Greece's tourism minister, Vassilis Kikilias, while speaking in parliament.

Tourism Ministry Pledges Funding for Thessaloniki Tourism Projects

The Greek Tourism Ministry has funding programs planned for infrastructure projects that will contribute to Thessaloniki’s tourism development.

Greek Tourism Draft Law Prioritizes Restoring Zakynthos’ Shipwreck Site

A newly tabled draft law covering Greece’s tourism strategy is focused among others on restoring and upgrading the Navagio shipwreck site on Zakynthos.

Greece Tables Tourism Bill Focusing on DMOs and Wellness 

A new bill tabled in Greek parliament sets out the terms for the operation of destination management and promotion organizations (DMOs) in Greece.