Interest in religious tourism, pilgrimages to Greece
Greek Tourism Organization pavilions at various international exhibitions continue to attract increased numbers of visitors and delegates, with pilgrimages and religious tourism now complimenting the country’s natural beauty, archaeological sites and cultural legacy.
The greatest interest in religious tourism to Greece, as expected, is shown by people in southeast Europe and Russia.
The central Macedonia region in Northern Greece is considered as a favorite destination for religious tourism and pilgrimages, as the semi-autonomous monastic community of Mt. Athos located in this area.