Greece, Russia Pondering European Pilgrimage Route

Greece could also be becoming a member of Russia within the creation of a European pilgrimage route bringing Serbia on board as effectively, Russian Deputy Tradition Minister Alla Manilova mentioned final week, including that the venture can be carried out as a part of cooperation with the Council of Europe.

Ms Manilova mentioned she had mentioned the problem with Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura, who agreed on the initiative. The thought comes after the Greek Tourism Ministry and Russia’s Federal Tourism Company (Rostourism) signed an settlement to encourage mutual vacationer movement, simplify tourism-related formalities, and set up contacts between Russian and Greek journey operators together with a sequence of joint actions to advertise vacationer exchanges over the following two years.

“Spiritual and pilgrimage tourism is a key precedence”, Ms Kountoura mentioned earlier final month addressing the Greek-Russian Spiritual and Pilgrimage Tourism Convention — throughout the framework of the continued Greece-Russia Cross-year occasions – held in Lagonissi. The occasion included displays on pilgrimage routes in Greece and Russia. The minister added that many markets have already expressed curiosity in non secular and pilgrimage excursions at Greek locations.