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Greece to Recognize Validity of Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine for Travelers

The Greek government will recognize Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus, a move that will boost tourism from Russia in Greece.

Greek Airline Ellinair to Repatriate Russian Tourists Stranded in Greece

Greece’s Ellinair airline company has said it is ready to return at its own expense stranded passengers of Russian VIM-Avia that declared charter flights suspension due to the lack of floating assets, the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency said. "The...

The Top Three Greek Islands Russian Tourists Choose for 2017

More Russian tourists are visiting the Greek islands than in past tourist seasons and have a significant increase in demand for all-inclusive tourists packages, according to a publishing by the Russian Tour Operator Association, ATOR. Russian tour operators such as...

Russian Tourists Flow Up in 2017; Investments Underway

Russian tourists to Greece are expected to increase in 2017, Konstantinos Gambaeridis, founding member of the cultural center "Russian House" and director of St. Petersburg governor, said in statements to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency's radio station Praktoreio 104.9 FM. "We...

Tourism in Greece Increases by Expedited Visa Approvals Using Biometric Data

This past year visitors from Russia increased significantly due to an improved processing time of visa approval which used biometric data, such as fingerprints. As recent as last month the amount of visas issued in Russia by Greek consular services...

Greek Tourism Figures Rise in July, but Revenues Not as Expected

Greek tourism figures in July showed signs of hope after a first half that showed an increase in arrivals but less than expected revenues. Last-minute bookings have increased, while the increase in arrivals has reached double-digit percentages, said Andreas Andreadis,...

After Russia, Now Greece Turns to China in Search of Investments

The Greek Prime Minister is planning an official visit to China where he will seek investments in Greece in order to potentially bring the country back on the path of growth. Tsipras will travel to China July 2-6 and he will...

Greece to Become Favorite Holiday Destination for Russians

Greece may become the leader in bookings from Russian tourists by the end of 2016, said the head of Russia’s Federal Tourism Agency, Oleg Safonov. The flow of tourists from Russia to Greece may exceed 1 million people before year’s...

Greece Offers Incentives to Russian Tourists

"We will do everything to ensure timely visa issuance (for Russian citizens) by adding personnel and certainly by speeding up procedures," said Greek government spokesperson Olga Gerovasili in an interview to Russian newspaper Kommersant. Gerovasili also said that Greece will...

Greek-Russian Initiative for Summer Cruises in Greece

A Greek-Russian initiative concerning the tourism sector and cruises for Russian tourists from the port of Sochi to Thessaloniki, with a stop in Istanbul, is currently in the works. The development of the bilateral economic Greek-Russia venture is a...