Israeli tourism minister Stas Misezhnikov is currently on a visit to Greece at the invitation of Greece's culture and tourism minister Pavlos Geroulanos, in a follow-up to talks between the two ministers in Tel Aviv.

On Sunday, Misezhnikov toured Athens, including the Acropolis archaeological site and the New Acropolis Museum, while on Monday he is scheduled to sign a protocol of cooperation with Geroulanos for further enhancing tourism ties between the two countries.

Tourist arrivals from Israel last year increased by 57 percent compared with 2009, while arrivals in January rose by 18 percent and in February by 33 percent.