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Israeli tourists love Greece13-02-2013 13:25A great increase took place at the number of Israeli tourists who visited Greece in 2012. More specifically, from 150.000 that had arrived in the country for vacation in 2010, now the number reached 400.000!
Olga Kefalogianni, the Greek Tourism Minister, during her visit to Israel, mentioned that “the big increase came in 2010, and since then we have been having an increase in the number of visitors every year”.
In 2010 the Greek-Israeli relations began to improve dramatically, following a chance meeting in Moscow between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and then Greek prime minister George Papandreou.
Mrs Kefalogianni also said that Israeli tourism to Greece was helped by the promotion of the country’s many Jewish heritage sites as well. There were many Jewish communities in Greece, something that can easily be understood by the remnants of this presence in cities like Thessaloniki for example, but also in other places.
“Israeli tourists are quite sophisticated and they know what they are looking for” said Mrs Olga Kefalogianni, adding that “like Greeks, they enjoy life and when travelling abroad, they want to explore the senses: experiencing taste, cuisine, music”.
Finally, the Greek Tourism Minister declared that Athens and Greece as a whole is a very safe destination and never had incidents, even with demonstrations that were much publicized, of any visitors being affected.
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