Greek NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo “Greek Freak” is featuring in a video campaign to promote Greek tourism all year-round, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said on Friday.
At an event to unveil the one-minute clip of the Hellenic National Tourism Organisation (EOT) narrated by Giannis, Kountoura said she was “touched with the great love he has for Greece, and I proposed that he become an ambassador of Greek tourism, which he immediately accepted. He makes us very proud of his achievements.”
In the ad, Giannis invites people to visit Greece year-round, Kountoura said. “I wish him continuing success and health, and I thank him for joining me in this national effort to raise tourism and Greece even higher,” she added.
The Milwaukee Bucks forward said that “the most important part of our Greek culture is solidarity and philanthropy,” and to this end he and his brothers are organizing a run to benefit the charity Kivotos tou Kosmou on July 7, from the Sepolia neighborhood to the Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaro).