Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum in Thessaloniki Will Showcase Cruises

THESSALONIKI. Expanding its reach for tourists to bring in more cruise ships, Greece is looking to the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum (PSTF) in the country’s second-largest port, Thessaloniki, to kick off the season in spring.

Research showed that luxury tourism in Greece could surpass 2 billion euros

($2.2 billion) by 2030, said SeaTrade, which specializes in covering the sector around the world.


“The luxury cruise segment represents 3.7 percent of the industry’s total market share worldwide, with the Mediterranean Sea owning over a third of that with 37.01 percent,” Mark Robinson, SVP operations, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tour said.

He said his company’s vessels will make many calls in the region, beginning in the East Mediterranean in July, and that it’s ripe for exploration by Greece to bring in more ships, the site added.

In Greece, the Allied Market Research Report said the potential is there for ever greater returns, up to $2.7 billion by 2030, which would be an annual growth of 11.5 percent in the decade, the report added.

In its 12-year history, it is the first time that PSTF will be held in Thessaloniki instead of Athens — a decision “in sync with emerging trends in an industry that wishes to constructively address growing criticism for its contribution to over-tourism in many cruise hotspots around the world,” Posidonia Exhibitions MD Theodore Vokos told the site.


Aldemar Resorts is a leader in luxury hospitality in Greece, and for the people who help you plan your ideal vacation and welcome you when your arrive, hospitality is a celebration of life.

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.


New York Greek Independence Parade Honors 1821 and Grim Anniversary for Cyprus (Vid & Pics)

NEW YORK – The New York Greek Independence Parade on Fifth Avenue, commemorating the 203rd anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821, was held in an atmosphere of emotion and pride on April 14.

The economic crisis has had, and in many ways continues to have, a profound effect on contemporary culture in Greece.

There are more coffins than cribs in Greece, which has an incredible shrinking population despite financial incentives being given by the New Democracy government for couples to have children: they say they can’t afford them.

ATHENS - If you can fork over 5,000 euros ($5330) Greece is offering private tours of the otherwise mobbed Acropolis and Parthenon, limited to four groups up to five people escorted by expert archaeologists, while those who can’t afford it will have to wait outside.

STATEN ISLAND – It seemed as though the entire Greek community of Staten Island, the parish of Holy Trinity - Saint Nicholas, including the participants in its youth programs, Greek and Sunday schools, ‘Syllogos Kritiki Filoxenia' - Cretan Hospitality association, the Pancyprians of Staten Island ‘Aphrodite’ and the Hellenic Classical Charter school turned out for this year’s Greek Independence parade on 5th Avenue in Manhattan.

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.