Kikilias: Positive Signals for Greek Tourism Coming in Every Day

ATHENS – Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias on Monday spoke of very positive signals daily coming from international and European organisations that point to a continuous improvement and the rising strength of brand “Greece”, in an interview with ANT1 TV on Monday.

Kikilias cited a World Travel Market survey, in which six Greek destinations are among the top ten for the greatest increases relative to 2019, with Mykonos and Rhodes recording increases of 29 percent, followed by Chania, Iraklion, Santorini and Chalkidiki, while Athens was very high (3rd) in urban tourism.

Additionally, Greece posted the highest increase of all other foreign destination for the Independence Day holiday.

Equally importantly, Greek destination that do not have a strong brand were showcased this year, resulting in high occupancy rates and reservations reaching until the end of the year.

Finally, Kikilias stated that the people of Turkey are not affected by their leadership’s rhetoric and this is reflected in the number of tourists that visit the Greek islands. He noted that many islands of the eastern Aegean, such as Lesvos, Chios, Kos, Symi, Chalki and Rhodes, are full of tourists from Turkey, especially after the opening of the daily routes that link the southeastern Aegean with the Asia Minor coast.


ATHENS - The politically volatile European Parliament elections, a time during which no candidate wants to make waves, has led to Greece temporarily setting aside development of wind farm projects that had been viewed as essential to developing sustainable sources.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

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.


If an uninformed person had attended the Mitsotakis-Erdogan press conference a few days ago in Ankara, s/he could have come to the conclusion that the meeting was planned in order to discuss whether Hamas is a terrorist or a patriotic organization.

As part of a club documentary offering an inside view of his final days at Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp was asked by the filmmakers to stand alone on The Kop one afternoon and gaze out around Anfield.

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In 2018, Chad McGehee opened Side Hustle Brews and Spirits, an Abu Dhabi-branded brewery and distillery with funky camels on its cans and playful names familiar to anyone living in the United Arab Emirates.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Israel strongly denied charges of genocide on Friday, telling the United Nations’ top court it was doing everything it could to protect the civilian population during its military operation in Gaza.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

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