Published on : Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Greece is one of the ancient country of Europe has many tourism destinations which include the historical and the archaeological relics that attracts million of the cultural tourists.
The German and British tourists are accounted for a third of arrivals from abroad and 30 percent of tourist spending last year.
The regions of Greek territory enjoyed the highest spending by the German and the British visitors were Crete, the Southern Aegean (including the Cyclades and the Dodecanese) and the Ionian Islands.
In these three regions spending per tourist exceeded 600 euros, against a national average of 449 euros.
The highest flow of incoming tourism was the Southern Aegean, Crete, Central Macedonia (including Thessaloniki and Halkidiki), Attica and the Ionian Islands.
The Central Macedonia saw the greatest number of international visitors. The Southern Aegean and Crete had the highest number of overnight stays and the highest takings.
Attica, the historical hot spot has posted the higher revenues from tourism than Central Macedonia, while the Ionian Islands accounted just below.
Greece has 13 accounted for 82 percent of Greece’s 28.4 million visitors in 2016 while about 85 percent of a total 190.4 million overnight stays and 88 percent of total takings of 12.7 billion euros.
The local breakdown found German and British visitors had a high presence in all regions last year, particularly in terms of overnight stays and spending, regarding which tourists from the two countries made it into the top three for all 13 regions.
The differences are compared to the rest of the country was in Attica, whose top three markets were Britain, the United States and Cyprus.
There are top five tourist markets- Germany, Britain, France, US and Italy, which accounted for 39.4 percent of visits, 47.8 percent of overnight stays and 50.3 percent of spending.