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Medical tourism gaining popularity in Greece

Greece is becoming a popular medical tourism destination, as factors including more affordable treatments, high-quality medical services and holiday opportunities are attracting visitors from other countries.

Medical tourism on the rise in Greece.
Medical tourism on the rise in Greece. Image by Eduardo García Cruz / CC BY-SA 2.0

Most foreigners looking for medical and cosmetic treatments in Greece come from central and northern Europe, the Middle East and, increasingly, north America as well. An indication of this trend is that the number of hair transplant sessions went up by 73 percent in Athens since 2013. Read more: news.gtp.gr