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Greece’s New Tourism Campaign Based on Visitor’s True Story

Greece launched a new tourism campaign on Monday based on a true story of an Austrian man named Otto who visited Greece many years ago but decided to stay in the country permanently. The Greek National Tourism Organization's (GNTO) new...

Greece Expects Half a Million Tourists from the U.S. This Year

Greece expects half a million tourists from the U.S. this year, more than any other time before, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said on Monday. “We have never had 500,000 travelers directly from the U.S. to Athens ,” Kikilias said, reminding...

Greece to Scrap Passenger Form for Travel on March 15

Greece announced on Thursday the easing of travel restrictions by abolishing a requirement by vaccinated international travelers to fill in a detailed passenger form. The Passenger Locator Form (PLF) was introduced as part of the measures to contain the spread...

Direct Flights from Canada to Greece Will Start on April 2

Direct flights from Canada to Athens, Greece will begin on April 2, said the Greek Tourism Ministry on Wednesday following a meeting between Minister Vassilis Kikilias and Canadian Ambassador Mark Allen. For the first time, it said, these flights will...

Greece Vows to Provide Faster Internet to Attract Digital Nomads

Earlier this week, Greece launched a new initiative to attract digital nomads by partnering with internet providers to offer new and better services for people who choose the country as a base for remote working. Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced...

Greece Appeals for More Doctors as Covid Hospitals Reach Breaking Point

Greece appealed to the private sector doctors to help out in the National Health System (ESY), due to increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases.

Greece Plans to Vaccinate More Than Two Million Per Month for Covid

Greek Health Minister Vasillis Kikilias outlined the government's plan for the vaccination of the country's population against the novel coronavirus, during the live briefing on the pandemic on Wednesday evening. Speaking alongside the president of the National Vaccinations Committee, Maria...

Greece to Announce Lockdown After Major Spike in Coronavirus Cases

Greek Health Minister Vasilis Kikilias stated on Wednesday evening that Greece will soon face a lockdown due to the recent spike in coronavirus cases in the country, which hit a new record today. Speaking to interviewers on Greek television, the...

Greek Ministry of Finance Will Pay for Coronavirus Vaccinations

Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras stated on Thursday that the country has put funding in place to cover the costs associated with the coronavirus vaccine once it becomes available, potentially at the end of this year. Earlier on Thursday, the...

Thirty-five Residents of Thessaloniki Nursing Home Have Coronavirus; Surgeon Hospitalized

  According to a report from the Greek broadcaster SKAI on Wednesday, a total of 35 residents of a nursing home in Asvestochori, outside Greece's second city of Thessaloniki, have now tested positive for the coronavirus. Three employees of the...