Ministry of Tourism (Greece)

The Ministry of Tourism (Greek: Υπουργείo Τουρισμού) is the government department in charge of tourism in Greece. Established in 1989 and known between 2004 and 2009 as the Ministry of Touristic Development (Υπουργείο Τουριστικής Ανάπτυξης), it was merged with the Ministry of Culture in October 2009 but re-established as a separate department in June 2012. It was subsequently subsumed under the Ministry of the Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism between January and September 2015 and the restructured Ministry of the Economy, Development and Tourism in September 2015, before being restored as a distinct ministry on 5 November 2016. The incumbent minister is Haris Theoharis of New Democracy.

Ministry of Tourism
Υπουργείo Τουρισμού
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Incumbent
Harry Theocharis

since 9 July 2019
AppointerPrime Minister of Greece
Inaugural holderKostas Markopoulos
Formation2004
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Ministers for Tourism (since November 2016)Edit

Name Took Office Left Office Party
Harry Theocharis 9 July 2019 Incumbent New Democracy
Thanasis Theocharopoulos 4 May 2019 9 July 2019 Democratic Left (Syriza)
Elena Kountoura 5 November 2016 4 May 2019 Independent Greeks (until 2019), Syriza (since 2019)

Alternate Ministers for Tourism (2015–2016)Edit

Name Took Office Left Office Party
Elena Kountoura 27 January 2015 27 August 2015 Independent Greeks
Alkistis Protopsalti 28 August 2015 21 September 2015 Independent
Elena Kountoura 23 September 2015 5 November 2016 Independent Greeks

Minister for Tourism (2012–2015)Edit

Name Took Office Left Office Party
Olga Kefalogianni 21 June 2012 27 January 2015 New Democracy

Ministers for Touristic Development (2004–2009)Edit

Name Took Office Left Office Party
Dimitris Avramopoulos 18 March 2004 15 February 2006 New Democracy
Fani Palli-Petralia 15 February 2006 19 September 2007
Aris Spiliotopoulos 19 September 2007 7 January 2009
Kostas Markopoulos [el] 8 January 2009 7 October 2009

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