Statistics

Greek Tourism Statistics

Ranking of Greece based on International Tourist Arrivals 2000 - 2013

Year International arrivals* (mi) World Rank Europe Rank
2000 12.4 12 8
2001 13.0 12 8
2002 12.6 15 10
2003 12.5 14 9
2004 11.7 18 12
2005 14.4 17 11
2006 15.2 17 11
2007 16.2 16 10
2008 15.9 16 10
2009 14.9 16 10
2010 15.0 17 10
2011 16.4 17 10
2012 15.5 17 10
2013 17.9 16 9

Source: SETE, based on data provided by the Hellenic Statistical Authority and the UNWTO (World Tourism Barometer, June 2014)

* For the years 2000-2004 data is taking into account the arrivals of foreigners excluding the Albanians and the Bulgarian economic immigrants, while for the years 2005-2012 data is taking into account the non-residents' arrivals from abroad, as the Border Survey conducted by the Bank of Greece, indicates.

Ranking of Greece Based on International Tourism Receipts 2007 - 2013

Year International tourism receipts* (bi US$) World Rank Europe Rank
2007 15.5 12 8
2008 17.1 12 8
2009 14.5 15 8
2010 12.7 21 10
2011 14.6 19 9
2012 13.4 22 11
2013 16.1 19 9

Source: SETE, based on data provided by the UNWTO (World Tourism Barometer, June 2014)

Arrivals of non-residents from abroad by country of residence and means of transport: January-December 2013

  Analysis by country of residence AIR RAIL(1) SEA ROAD TOTAL
I. EUROPE 11.001.613 0 718.637 4.058.146 15.778.397
  EUROPEAN UNION 8.826.329 0 660.902 1.037.994 10.525.226
  Austria 209.699 0 21.484 5.294 236.477
  Belgium 334.671 0 9.883 0 344.553
  Bulgaria 13.275 0 90.873 587.726 691.873
             
  France 1.102.861 0 45.523 3.833 1.152.218
             
  Germany 1.907.633 0 121.676 238.237 2.267.546
  Denmark 200.637 0 1.574 266 202.477
  Estonia 8.094 0 0 0 8.094
             
  United Kingdom 1.821.711 0 22.025 2.597 1.846.333
             
  Ireland 42.068 0 507 0 42.575
  Spain 85.327 0 6.660 0 91.988
  Italy 703.816 0 252.707 7.793 964.315
  (2) 1.360 0 3.021 0 4.381
  Cyprus 395.967 0 3.040 0 399.008
             
  Latvia 18.972 0 158 1.153 20.283
  Lithuania 28.595 0 1.447 1.831 31.874
  Luxemburg 19.824 0 674 0 20.498
             
  Malta 1.333 0 161 0 1.494
             
  Netherlands 564.574 0 16.293 0 580.867
  Hungary 59.139 0 8.077 13.406 80.622
  Poland 353.865 0 8.809 22.799 385.474
  Portugal 10.717 0 1.096 1.491 13.303
             
  Romania 110.942 0 31.461 136.471 278.873
             
  Slovakia 45.878 0 382 0 46.260
  Slovenia 14.317 0 4.102 271 18.689
  Sweden 358.208 0 2.519 8.107 368.834
             
  Czech Republic 273.691 0 6.562 6.720 286.974
             
  Finland 139.152 0 189 0 139.341
Albania 31.775 0 2.802 470.232 504.809
Switzerland 308.303 0 35.211 3.004 346.518
Norway 264.742 0 74 0 264.816
           
Iceland 1.056 0 0 521 1.577
           
Russia 1.315.672 0 8.136 29.093 1.352.901
Serbia 26.470 0 4.101 748.195 778.765
Other European countries 227.267 0 7.411 1.769.107 2.003.784
II. ASIA 401.312 0 64.414 747.423 1.213.149
Japan 11.817 0 1.324 0 13.141
           
Iran 1.569 0 1.826 1.848 5.242
Israel 212.466 0 0 0 212.466
China 27.862 0 466 0 28.328
           
Lebanon-Syria 36.417 0 175 0 36.592
           
S.Korea 7.307 0 0 0 7.307
Turkey 34.843 0 57.333 738.937 831.113
Other Middle East countries 31.924 0 297 0 32.220
           
Other Asian countries 37.106 0 2.995 6.637 46.738
III. AFRICA 29.870 0 1.035 0 30.905
Egypt-Sudan 4.037 0 0 0 4.037
South Africa 17.645 0 0 0 17.645
Other African countries 8.189 0 1.035 0 9.224
IV. AMERICA 736.703 0 15.505 2.280 754.488
Argentina 24.110 0 1.378 0 25.488
           
Brazil 25.112 0 2.243 0 27.355
Mexico 18.256 0 1.607 0 19.863
United States 460.422 0 5.465 633 466.520
           
Canada 182.680 0 2.374 1.647 186.701
           
Other American countries 26.124 0 2.437 0 28.561
V. OCEANIA 132.949 0 7.369 2.323 142.642
Australia 120.610 0 6.178 2.323 129.112
Other Oceanian countries 12.339 0 1.191 0 13.530
  TOTAL ARRIVALS 12.302.448 0 806.960 4.810.172 17.919.580

Source: Frondier Survey of the Bank of Greece

Note: Wherever necessary, the data have been rounded to the next final digit. Thus, a slight difference may be noted between the sum of the figures and their total.

There was not any sampling for this transportation means, since Greece is not connected via railway with any country abroad.

From the 1st of July 2013 onwards, after the accession of Croatia to the EU, the data for this country are presented together with the other EU Member States. The corresponding data for the first semester 2013, as well as for the previous years are included under “Other European countries”.

International Tourism Receipts per month 2012 - 2013

International Tourism Receipts (mi.€*) 2013 2012 Change %
January 129.9 136.8 -5.0
February 121.0 114.2 6.0
March 150.5 161.5 -6.8
April 297.8 359.0 -17.0
May 1047.3 810.5 29.2
June 1707.9 1376.2 24.1
July 2379.4 2159.3 10.2
August 2863.2 2532.1 13.1
September 2045.1 1710.1 19.6
October 893.3 743.1 20.2
November 191.0 193.8 -1.4
December 168.5 145.8 15.6
Jan-Dec 11994.8 10442.8 14.9

Travel receipts include data on cruises, other than those recorded in the Border Survey, for the period January 2012 - September 2013 only.

Non-residents’ overnight stays in Greece (’000 of overnight stays), 2005 - 2013

Year Total of overnight stays Change %
2005 153.439,9
2006 162.165,2 5,69
2007 161.235,2 -0,57
2008 152.596,1 -5,36
2009 141.443,7 -7,31
2010 140.175,7 -0,90
2011 150.978,2 7,71
2012* 142.416,9
2013* 162.918,0 14,40

Source: SETE

*Cruise data have also been counted (overnights spent in hotels and not in cruise boats)

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