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Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Yiorgos Nikitiadis invited Israelis to visit tourist destinations in Greece in a meeting he had on Monday with a delegation of journalists from Israeli newspapers and TV channels.

During the meeting, Nikitiadis briefed them on the new tourism policy and the comparative advantages offered by Greece and the potential for holidays throughout the year.

Responding to an Israeli reporter’s question on why Israeli tourists should come to Greece, Yiorgos Nikitiadis noted that Greece’s tourist product is unique and cannot be compared with others, while having the best price to quality ratio in terms of its tourist product, a fact that may enhance the tourist stream in the following years. (ANA)


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