Greece becoming an attractive destination for Aussie travelers

Almost 130000 Aussies traveled to Greece last year, an increase of 9.6% of tourists, while Australia is all set to welcome Olga Kefalogianni, Greece's Minister for Tourism, next month. Ms Kefalogianni would visit Down Under to promote Greek tourism. They would also sign the long expected Work and Holiday visa pact between Greece and Australia.

New reports suggest that Ms Kefalogianni would visit Melbourne 12th and 13th May, Canberra on 14th May and Sydney on 15th and 16th May. While in Australia, Greece's Minister for Tourism would meet different tour operators in Australia. She would also meet the Greek Community of Melbourne as well as HACCI.

Olga Kefalogianni would also attend the launch of Hellenic Museum's event on 13th May, Tuesday. In the meantime, official figures suggest that, last year, Greece saw 142642 visitors from Oceania region, out of which 129112 came from Australia alone.

Travel Horizons travel consultant Matina Kritikos told that she has noticed a significant increase from her clients who are interested to travel to Greece. Martina is in this industry for the past fifteen years. She told that she find every year it is increasing. She also expects that the Greece tourism from Australia would increase this year. A whole lot of younger tourists are opting to visit Greece over other European destinations. There are more direct flights from Australia that makes it even easier to visit Greece.