Brit and German travellers amongst the top spenders in Greece

Greece is one of the most significant tourist destination of Europe and also accounts for a significant amount of revenues generated from tourist expenditure and arrivals in Europe. The vast and varied history of Greece is popular amongst the travellers and the archaic architecture appeals the tourists to come in large numbers.

Last year, the German and British tourists accounted for a third of arrivals from abroad and 30%of tourist spending.

The German travellers spent most of their money in the regions of Greek territory 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 local breakdown found German and British visitors had a high presence in all regions last year, particularly in terms of overnight stays and spending.

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%of visits, 47.8% of overnight stays and 50.3% of spending.