Greek Tourism - Basic Figures 2005
Contribution to GDP 17,6% [WTTC]
Contribution to Employment 19,5% of total employment [WTTC]
Total Employment 855.100 [WTTC]
International Tourism Receipts 10,7 bn. €  [BoG]
International Tourist Arrivals 14,4 mi.
Average per capita tourism expenditure 746 €
Market Share 1,8% World, 3,3% Europe
Seasonality 49,5% of international tourist arrivals are recorded in July - August - September
Concentration of Supply 52% of hotel beds are concentrated in 3 areas of Greece [HCH]
Hotel Capacity 9.036 hotels / 682.050 beds [HCH]
Top 5 markets Germany (2.241.942), U.K (2.718.721), Italy (1.128.506), France (676.658), Netherlands (666.287) [H.ST. & BoG]
Top 5 airports (in international tourist arrivals) Athens (3.541.832), Heraklion (1.962.993), Rhodes (1.205.510), Thessaloniki (646.634), Corfu (847.528) [HELL.STAT.]

2005 Performance

Greece - Competitors
2005 Performance Indexes Greece Spain Cyprus Turkey Egypt Croatia
Ranking - International Tourist Arrivals 17th 2nd below
 50th
9th 24th 23rd
Ranking - International Tourism Receipts 12th 2nd below 
50th
8th 25th 23rd
International Tourist Arrivals 2005 (in mi.) 14,4 55,9 2,5 20.3 8,2 7,7
% change in arrivals 2000 - 2005   20,5% -8.5% 111,2% 61,6% 59,8%
International Tourism Receipts - 2005 bn USD 13,7 47,8 2,3 18,2 6,9 7,4
% change in receipts 2000-2005 48,9% 60% 21,1% 139,5% 60.5% 167,9%
Average per capita tourism expenditure per trip in USD   855 938 895 831 957
World Market Share - International Tourist Arrivals 1,8% 7,0% 0,3% 2,5% 1,0% 1,1%
World Market Share - International Tourism Receipts 2,0% 7,1% 0,3% 2,7% 1,0% 1,1%

Source: SETE, data processed by Hell. Stat Authority, UNWTO, WEF