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The leading role that Greece is expected to play in the development of Thermal Tourism highlighted the Regional Governor of Attica George Patoulis at the 5th Pan-Hellenic Thermal Medicine Conference

A visit in a hot spring during the vacations of the millions of travelers, who visit our country and Attica, should be well promoted, so as to help Thermal Medicine gain secondary Wellness travelers, who would choose the hot springs of Greece as Thermal Travelers next time, and become repeat tourists subsequently.

This was highlighted at the opening speech of the Regional Governor of Attica, President of Athens Medical Association (ISA) and of the International Health Tourism Center (IHTC), George Patoulis, at the 5th Pan-Hellenic Thermal Medicine Conference in Kamena Vourla, a spa town known since antiquity in the Central Greece Region.

Greece’s traditional and historical knowledge of Thermal Medicine is unique, underlined by the Regional Governor of Attica, and mentioned that the hot springs and Bath-towns of Ancient Greece were the first international Medical Tourism destinations in the world.

The 5th Pan-Hellenic Thermal Medicine Conference  was attended by Greek and foreign scientists, and  speeches were addressed by Konstantinos Kouskoukis, Professor of Therapeutic Medicine, and President of the Thermal Academy of Greece, Central Committee of Tourism Development of the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece, Gerasimos Yamoulakis, the Regional Governor of Central Greece, Theofanis Spanos, the Mayor of Kammena Vourla, Ioannis Sykiotis, the Mayor of Ambelokipi-Menemeni. President of the Central Union of Municipalities of Central Macedonia Lazaros Kyrizogou, Vice-President of the World Council of Greek Doctors Konstantinos Pandos, Secretary-General of the International Health Tourism Center and ELITOUR Petros Mamalakis, and many specialist scientists in Thermal Science, Therapeutic Medicine and Wellness from Greece and abroad.

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