Theoharis: Opening of Tourism a Very Important Message Inside and Outside Greece

ATHENS – Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis on Tuesday appeared optimistic over the course of tourism this summer, speaking at an Athens Chamber of Tradesmen video conference.

During the video conference, attended by chamber presidents and representatives of tourist agencies and the market, Theoharis referred in detail to the government's plan for restarting tourism and gave answers to the participants' questions.

According to Theoharis, the message sent within and outside Greece with the opening of tourism was very important and he expressed his optimism regarding tourist flow levels this year. He said that compliance with the health protocols will significantly support resumption of tourism activity with safety and revealed that a US airline has expressed strong interest in increasing its flights to Greece. He also explained the government's effort to support tourism enterprises and the workers in the sector.

The president of the Athens Chamber of Tradesmen Yiannis Hatzitheodossiou underlined the importance of tourism for the Greek economy, as it affects the country's GDP, but also pointed out the need to protect public health, as many tourists are expected to come from countries with many coronavirus cases and he asked for the government's support for businesses and employees.


ATHENS - Greece should follow Spain, Ireland and Norway in accepting a Palestinian state and not back Israel in its hunt for Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip, which caused thousands of civilian deaths, major opposition SYRIZA leader Stefanos Kasselakis said.

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.


‘We Have Nothing.’ As Israel Attacks Rafah, Palestinians are Living in Tents and Searching for Food

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The tent camps stretch for more than 16 kilometers (10 miles) along Gaza’s coast, filling the beach and sprawling into empty lots, fields and town streets.

ATHENS – Aria Hotels, the Greek-born hospitality subsidiary of Libra Group, will build and operate four vertiports to support the uptake of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in Greece.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis apologized Tuesday after he was quoted using a vulgar term about gay men to reaffirm the Catholic Church’s ban on gay priests.

Crete’s coastline is dotted with some of the most stunning beaches in the Mediterranean, each offering unique landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and a range of activities.

Crete is renowned for its stunning beaches, ancient ruins, and vibrant culture.

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.