She entered politics in 2004 and has been elected Member of Greek Parliament six times in the First District of Athens.
From January 2015, she is the Minister of Tourism in the government of Alexis Tsipras.
In the European elections in May 2019 she was elected MEP with the SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance party.
– Public Committee on Production and Trade on Tourism Issues
– Special Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, on Culture, Education and Sport
– Special Standing Committee on Equality and Human Rights
– Special Standing Committee on the Protection of the Environment
and as Secretary to the Standing Committee on the Follow-up of the Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.
Since June 2014, she has been a member of the Greek Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) at the Council of Europe as a full member of the Committee on Immigration, Refugees and Displaced Persons and as an alternate member of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination.
She has also served as President of the Greek-Korean Friendship Parliamentary Group and member of the Parliamentary Friendship Groups, with China, France, Romania, Uzbekistan and Jordan.
She has also been honored for her support in spreading the Greek Paralympic Volunteers , while in December 2007 she was honored by Greek Goverment as a Goodwill Ambassador for Social Volunteering.