National Interest Exception (NIE) – Travel Update, September 13, 2021

Updated 9/13/2021 NOTE: If you are a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident (“Green Card” holder), the NIE information below does NOT pertain to you.  If you are the legal spouse of a U.S. citizen or Green Card holder, scroll down to “Family-Based Exemptions.” Schengen Travel Restrictions Remain in Place Presidential Proclamation 10143, which suspended travel from the …

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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the Launch of MExoxo’s “Small Places Big Dreams: Empowering Women in Greek Tourism”

Ambassador Pyatt: “We want to make sure that Greek women are part of that story, are able to take advantage of the tools and the empowerment they need to take full advantage.  And this is one part of a larger Embassy strategy, to focus on women’s empowerment.  We’ll be doing more on that in the …

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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the Reception for Season 2 of “My Greek Table”

This is a very fun evening and combines two of my favorite things about Greece: one is the food and all of the amazing tastes of this country; and the other is the history and the antiquity. We are very excited that tonight we get to have for the second time, a special sneak preview …

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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Snow Club Greece

I’m also very excited about the partnerships in the business area that are emerging between Greece and major American tourism services providers, the expansion of U.S. hotel brands across the country, big new investments and acquisitions like AVIS, and the possibilities for increased direct air flights from the United States. So there is an obvious …

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Greek Tourism Expert Visits U.S. through IVLP

Lia Zampetoglou, Education Manager at the Institute of the “Greek Tourism Confederation, recently took part in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) sponsored by the U.S. Department of State to learn about how the tourism industry could boost Greece’s economic growth. Along with 25 other professionals from around the world, Ms. Zampetoglou examined strategies and …

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Insiders Guide: Arcosanti, an architectural experiment in the Arizona desert

“Welcome to the Arcosanti urban laboratory” proclaims the sign that welcomes visitors to this unusual experimental town located in the heart of Arizona. Architect Paolo Soleri envisioned Arcosanti in the early 70s based on the principles of “arcology” – the fusion of architecture with ecology. The city is a continuous live experiment: Seven thousand people …

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The Insider’s Guide: See a different side of America!

The U.S. EMBASSY ATHENS Athens, in partnership with Huffington Post  Greece, is proud to launch this year’s video project which will transport you to five spectacular destinations across the western United States. We chose to highlight five different destinations that show the diversity and ingenuity of the tourism industry in the U.S. – especially how young, creative entrepreneurs are reshaping …

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