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Greece Extends Pilot Program Granting Visas on Islands for Visitors Arriving from Turkey

The pilot program for the issuing of visas to tourists coming from Turkey to the border entry points of the islands of the Eastern Aegean will be extended for one year.

Greek Tourism Minister Holds Meeting On Schengen Visa Issue

The need to simplify and accelerate the issuing of Schengen visas was discussed in a meeting between Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and the general secretaries of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Anastasios Mitsialis and Panagiotis Mihalos.

TURSAB: Turkish Travelers Opt For Greece

Greece leads the list of top countries most frequently preferred in package tours by Turkish citizens traveling abroad, according to the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB).
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Greek Trade Mission To Visit Izmir, Turkey

Some 40 Greek businessmen from Lesvos, Chios, Lemnos and Ikaria, will participate in a trade mission to Turkey under the umbrella of the North Aegean Region, from 29 August until 2 September, on the occasion of the 82nd Izmir International Fair.
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Visa-Free 2013 Pilot Program For Turks To Kick Off

Last summer’s visa facilitation pilot program that allowed non-European Union citizens from Turkish ports to visit selected Greek islands in the eastern Aegean without a visa from a Greek consulate will run again this season.
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Greece To Launch Visa-Free Program For Turks Again This Year

Last summer’s visa facilitation pilot program that allowed non-European Union citizens from Turkish ports to visit five Greek Eastern Aegean islands without a visa from a Greek consulate will run again this year, according to Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos.

GNTO Office To Open in Istanbul, Turkey

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni on Thursday, 27 September, announced the establishment of a Greek National Tourism Organization branch in the Sismanoglio Megaro in Istanbul. The minister’s announcement followed a meeting she had with her Turkish counterpart, Ertuğru...

Visa-Free Pilot Program Proves A Success

The visa facilitation pilot program launched in June that allows non-European Union citizens to enter Greece from Turkey and visit five Greek Eastern Aegean islands without a visa from a Greek consulate was said last month to be making big progress.

No-Visa Regime Pilot Program For Turks Kicks Off

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) hailed the visa facilitation pilot program launched last month that allows Turkish nationals to visit five Greek Eastern Aegean islands without a relevant visa issued at Greek consulates. HATTA said the development...