Culture & Tourism Deputy Minister Giorgos Nikitiadis completed a visit to Finland this week on the occasion of a two-day tourism promotion event, organised by the National Tourism Organization in cooperation with several Greek island destinations popular to Finnish visitors.

During this stay in Helsinki, the Greek minister met with Finland’s largest tour operators and airline officials, as he presented the Greek government’s new strategy on tourism.

A promotional event was also organised at Helsinki’s largest shopping centre, Kammpi, in cooperation with local government authorities of Rhodes, Kos, Leros and Hania, Crete.

Finally, Nikitiadis met with his Finnish counterpart Jaakko Lehtonen and presented Greece’s initiative to host an informal tourism ministers’ council on Rhodes next June in order to discuss ways of facilitating easier entry visa procedures for Russian citizens.

The Greek minister invited Lehtonen to visit Athens and the New Acropolis Museum.