Greek Culture and Tourism Deputy Minister George Nikitiades, who visited Russia recently, stated that the General Consulate of Russia to Greece announced a 52% increase of Russian tourists in Greece. Nikitiades also discussed with touristic agents, who seem to be optimistic and believe that the touristic action of Russians to Greece will increase next year too.
The Minister Mr. Nikitiades felicitated Greece’s ambassador to Moscow, Mr. Spinellis and the General Consul, Mr. Plotas. He also approved the incentive of the Russian President, Dimitri Medvedef, for visa abolition. He underlined that Greece and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Droutsas, supports this action.