Greek Tourism Minister Sends Message of Optimism for Safe Reopening

ATHENS — Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) chief Dimitris Fragakis presented some of the main points of the government’s plan for Friday’s reopening to international tourism during an event at Cape Sounio on Thursday evening.

The officials said that Greece will be promoted as a tourist destination under the motto "All you want is Greece", that will include 5 new videos.

As Fragakis explained, it is the first time that GNTO will work with 18 airlines and 76 tour operators on a promotional plan budgeted at 10.6 million euros, besides ‘smart’ digital campaigns, budgeted at 12.3 million euros.

In addition, a new GNTO platform under the existing name Visit Greece went live on Thursday. It will be presented in more detail in the near future, Fragakis revealed.

Minister Theoharis underlined, on his part, that Greece has raised a wall of security in terms of the coronavirus pandemic, with five different levels of defense. These five are included in a protocol for arrivals to Greece and include the following:

a. A PLF one day before departure

b. Vaccination certificate

c. PCR test up to 72 hours before

d. Certificate of recovery

e. Activation of the Green Pass from 01/06


BRUSSELS - A convicted member of Greece's neo-Nazi criminal gang hasn't been booted from the European Parliament and is still being paid – how he spends it kept secret – a German civil advocacy group suing to force disclosure.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.