Peres’s trip follows a visit by Greek President Karolos Papoulias to Israel last year and the signing of cooperation deals in various areas, such as tourism and energy, between the two countries.
Diplomatic sources told Kathimerini that they see Peres’s visit as the continuation of the improvement in ties, which was triggered by a deterioration in relations between Israel and Turkey.
Greece has also seen a rise in the number of Israeli tourists visiting the country.
Some 400,000 have already taken vacations in Greece this year.
Peres will be accompanied by Israeli Agriculture Minister Orit Noked. She will hold talks with Greek officials with the aim of exchanging know-how and promoting investment in Greece.