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Greece to Allow Cruise Ships from Turkish Ports, Indoor Hotel Pools to Operate

The Greek committee of Covid-19 experts has given its approval for Greece to allow the arrival of cruise ships from Turkey and the operation of indoor swimming pools in hotels.

Greece Prepares Two New Campaigns to Win Over Tourists in Winter, Spring

The Greek Τourism Μinistry and the GNTO will launch two campaigns to promote Greece’s winter and spring destinations to international travelers.

Minister Kikilias has Greece’s Cruise Tourism High on Priority List

Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias has the development of cruise tourism high on his list of priorities.

WTD 2021: Greece Looking to Redefine Tourism Goals

On the occasion of World Tourism Day, key Greek tourism figures sent the message that the time has come for changes in order for the sector to face future challenges.

Greece Planning Actions to Strengthen Tourism Ties with China

Greece will aim to boost its bilateral tourism relations with China and promote actions to introduce new Greek destinations to Chinese visitors.

Greece Looking to Turn Thessaloniki into Home Port and Hub for Cruise Ships

The Greek Tourism Ministry will aim to transform the northern city of Thessaloniki into a home port and hub for cruise ships.

Greece is Off Germany’s Covid-19 ‘Risk Area’ Travel List

Germany no longer considers the Greek regions of Crete and South Aegean as high risk areas for Covid-19, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases.

SETE: Greek Tourism Representatives Tell Minister What Sector Needs in Covid-19 Times

Greece’s tourism unions have informed Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias on what the sector needs while it is recovering from the unprecedented Covid-19 crisis.

Greek Tourism Sector Meets with New Minister, Lists Priorities

Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias had his first meeting with the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and discussed a number of key issues involving the sector.

Greece will Welcome US Visitors Until End of Season, Says Tourism Minister

While a number of EU countries are imposing additional Covid-19 travel restrictions on US visitors, Greece is making it clear that it has no intention of excluding American arrivals.

New Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias Takes the Helm

Vassilis Kikilias took over his new post from Harry Theoharis, aiming to continue “what has been built so far” for the Greek tourism sector and create a new product for the country.

Vassilis Kikilias Appointed New Tourism Minister of Greece

In a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday, Vassilis Kikilias was appointed as the new tourism minister for Greece, replacing Harry Theoharis.

Covid-19: Mobile Vaccine Units to Give Greece’s Hotel Workers the Jab

The Greek government says it will deploy mobile vaccination units in order to facilitate hotel workers that wish to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

European Commissioner Praises Greece for Vaccination Rollout

European Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, during her visit to Athens, praised Greece for its steady progress of vaccinations.

World Health Organization Opens ‘Centre of Excellence’ in Greece

The World Health Organization/Europe has opened a new sub-office in Athens, a centre of excellence for quality of care and patient safety.

Covid-19 Case Count Rise in Attica Causes Concern

Greek health experts warn that emergency measures may have to be imposed on Attica due to the recent rise of Covid-19 cases in the region.

Kalymnos Goes into Hard Covid-19 Lockdown

Stricter lockdown measures will be imposed on the Greek island of Kalymnos due to a rise in Covid-19 cases.

High Covid-19 Rates in Greece Create Concern

Greek authorities are considering to re-examine lockdown measures and holiday restrictions, following a strong persistence of Covid-19 incidents in Western Attica and Northern Greece.

Covid-19: Health Experts Push for Greece to Enter Second Lockdown

The Greek government’s health experts are calling for a second nationwide lockdown to be imposed on Greece, following the alarming numbers of Covid-19 cases in recent days.

Greece Mulls Making Face Masks Mandatory in View of Covid-19 Surge

Face masks may soon be compulsory everywhere in Greece, as authorities are considering additional measures to address the recent spike in Covid-19 cases.