NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo to promote Greek tourism

"I'm Giannis Antetokounmpo. Visit my beautiful country, Greece," the NBA All-Star beams, standing before a row of classical Greek columns in Greece's latest push to attract tourists.

In the ensuing 60-second clip, footage of Antetokounmpo on the court alternates between postcard images of Greece: turquoise waters, whitewashed chapels and ancient monuments.

The Mediterranean country of just 11 million people is expecting a record 32 million tourists this year and is banking on the sector to help it emerge from nearly a decade of economic crisis and misery.

It has named Antetokounmpo, born in Greece to Nigerian migrants, its tourism ambassador, pinning its hopes on his huge global appeal.

"I tell my teammates: Guys, if you haven't been to Greece you're missing out," Antetokounmpo told reporters on Friday. "I'm calling on people to come and get to know our country and see its beauty."

The video posted by Antetokounmpo on his Instagram page had clocked up more than 65,000 views within a couple of hours. Ας συνδεθούμε στο LinkedIn για να διαβάζετε πρώτοι τα άρθρα -->
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