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Greece's tourism arrivals fell

  • Published by Vedat

Hellenic Statistical Authority announced that the number of international visits to Greece fell 5.5 percent last year, as political turmoil during elections in June and the economic crisis in Europe affected the country’s tourism industry.

athensA total of 15.5 million non-resident visitors arrived in Greece in 2012. 89.3 percent of the total visitors are from Europe which is also down 5.5 percent to 13.9 million from 14.7 million previous year.

Arrivals from Germany, which accounted for 13.6 percent of the total, dropped almost 6 percent, while visitors from the UK, 12.4 percent of the total, rose 9.3 percent.
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