Greece named ‘Best Tourism Destination for 2023’


Greece won ‘Best Tourism Destination for 2023’ at the annual Grand Travel Awards (GTA), Tornos News reports.

The award ceremony was held in Oslo, Norway, by Reis magazine – one of Scandinavia’s leading and influential travel publications.

During the event, Pavlos Mourmas, Chief of the Greek National Tourism Organisation’s (GNTO) Scandinavia and Baltic States branch, accepted the award and reflected on Greece as a travel destination.

“What characteristic makes our country attractive to Norwegians?” he asked.

L to R: Greek Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires in Oslo Konstantinos Danassis, GNTO Scandinavian branch Head Pavlos Mourmas, Flyr Airlines Strategic Advisor to the CEO Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen. Flyr Airlines Financial Director Brede Huser. Photo: Visit Greece.

“Is it just the sea and the sun, the sandy beaches, the gastronomy, the nature, the culture, and the scattered monuments and archaeological sites that transform the country into an ‘open-air museum?’.”

Mr Mourmas thanked all those who voted for Greece and added that traditional Greek hospitality is what makes the country so popular.

He invited all Norwegians to visit, assuring them that “you may come as ‘guests’ but you will return as ‘friends’.”

The Grand Travel Awards have been running for 25 consecutive years.

Source: Tornos News




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