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Tourism Min Theocharis: Greece Claims Share of Religious Tourism

ATHENS — The multilateral importance and particularity of the religious tourism is undoubtable stated to Athens-Macedonian News Agency Tourism Minister Haris Theocharis underlining that the people that travelled every year to religious, pilgrimage and spiritual interest destinations are estimated at 300 million and of course the ministry's plan for the development of thematic tourism in Greece claims share of this flow.

Greece has numerous of religious monuments. Christianity was expressed in many different ways in Greece throughout the centuries with monasteries, churches and chapels of high religious and architectural importance.

However, what matters this period is to guarantee every tourist's health, either he is travelling alone or with a group. "We must totally respect the need of a pilgrim to invigorate his faith but we must also follow the epidemiologists' directions for a healthy and safe tourism" said the minister.

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