Medical Tourism in Greece

Greece is one of the most popular tourist destinations world-wide. The country's unique characteristics, history, culture, natural beauty, thousands of islands, rare biodiversity, mild climate, Mediterranean gastronomy, its infrastructure and potential for attracting many new forms of tourism enable it to meet the requirements of Medical Tourism.

Medical Travel is acquiring a dynamic momentum across the globe. Based on recent statistics, more than 10-15% patients from European Union states seek health-care abroad. Greece has the potential and suitable infrastructure to attract patients/visitors from anywhere in the world, including Europe, and it can meet the requirements of many forms of Health Tourism compatible with its unique natural environment.

The development of Medical Tourism in Greece will bring significant advantages; already a great number of entrepreneurs, mainly in the health sector, make significant investments in modern health-care centers and more.

Greek public and private agencies, mainly in the tourism sector (Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises, Hellenic Chamber of Hotels) strongly encourage the development of Medical Tourism recognizing the significance of ensuing benefits for the country, such as the extension of the tourist season.

Based on international statistics, Medical Tourism services typically sought by patient/visitors include procedures to restore mobility, orthopedic rehabilitation, kidney dialysis, cardiac surgery and cosmetic surgeries. Medical tourists are able to travel and often wish to combine health care services with vacation time set for recovery and relaxation.

The development of Medical Tourism is an excellent opportunity for Greece to attract a large number of patients/visitors. Beyond its fame as the cradle of civilization, democracy and science - to include medical science – Greece also boasts state-of-the-art hospitals and health-care centers in many of its provinces, fully complying with international health standards and staffed with internationally accredited physicians.

There are several contemporary hospital units found in popular Greek destinations including Crete, Peloponnese, Thessaloniki, Corfu, Alexandroupolis, Kalamata and Athens. They are pioneers in the development of domestic Medical Tourism, already suitably equipped to meet the needs of patient/visitors.

Greece has the potential and infrastructure to rank among the most popular Medical Tourism destinations and become an international "brand name" in the sector. Fully aware of the importance of combining hospitality with top quality services, we invite you to choose Greece for combining top quality health care with your vacations.