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Tourism Minister: Agreement with 11 airlines to increase winter tourism flights

Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said on Tuesday that an agreement has been reach with 11 airlines to increase flights from November 2022 until March 2023.

In an interview with state broadcaster ERT, the minister referred to the interventions implemented to strengthen winter tourism, so that Greece welcomes travelers throughout the year.

Kikilias stressed the importance of the agreement reached with 11 airlines for flights even between November and March, noting that the extension of the tourist season has already been implemented.

“In November we had a very good attendance at the branded destinations, on our islands, in Athens and in Thessaloniki. I am Minister not only of summer destinations, resorts, hotels and all professions that touch the sea and the sun, but also of winter destinations,” he said making special reference to the Greek National Tourist Organisation (GNTO) campaigns “Greece DOES have a winter” and “Greekend” aiming at the city break.

He also stated that during the Christmas holidays the accommodation in all popular winter destinations will be full, while at the same time important initiatives have been taken to strengthen the mountain alternative destinations.

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  1. This is excellent news. Flights between Crete, Chania and London once a week, or twice to allow weekend in Chania throughout winter would be amazing!

    • It has all been tried before, but I suppose there is no reason why it couldn’t be tried again. The weather is a nog go for as start becuase who wants to sit on the beach or by a pool in the rain and wind. Yes there are good days but where are you going to go??
      And then there is the cost, At the moment you cna fly to Marrakesh from LGW for £33 return or Dubai for £287 return.
      Those of us who live on Crete know just what an expensive place it is to get here, and these days the flights in the summer are far more expensive than people are prepared to pay….