Greek Tourism - Basic Figures 2007
Contribution to GDP 17,5% [WTTC]
Contribution to Employment 19,4% of total employment [WTTC]
Total Employment 878.200 [WTTC]
International Tourism Receipts 11,3 bn. €  [BoG]
International Tourist Arrivals 16,2 mi.
Average per capita tourism expenditure 700 €
Market Share 1,8% World, 3,3% Europe
Seasonality 47,7% 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 9.207 hotels / 700.933 beds [HCH]
Top 5 markets Germany (2.2264.332), U.K (2.618.542), Italy (1.157.081), France (756.105), Netherlands (828.185) [H.ST. & BoG]
Top 5 airports (in international tourist arrivals) Athens (3.872.156), Heraklion (2.087.144), Rhodes (1.384.902), Thessaloniki (770.791), Corfu (839.460) [HELL.STAT.]

2007 Performance

Greece - Competitors
2007 Performance Indexes Greece Spain Cyprus Turkey Egypt Croatia
Ranking - International Tourist Arrivals 16th 2nd below
 50th
9th 22nd 23rd
Ranking - International Tourism Receipts 12th 2nd below 
50th
10th 25th 26th
International Tourist Arrivals 2007 (in mi.) 16,2 58,7 2,4 22,2 10,6 8,6
% change in arrivals 2000 - 2007 30,6% 26,4% -10,5% 131,3% 107,8% 75,6%
International Tourism Receipts - 2007 bn USD 15,5 57,7 2,7 18,5 9,3 9,2
% change in receipts 2000-2007 68,5% 92% 42,1% 143,4% 116,3% 232,1%
Average per capita tourism expenditure per trip in USD 956 984 1.112 831 877 1.079
World Market Share - International Tourist Arrivals 1,8% 6,5% 0,3% 2,5% 1,2% 1%
World Market Share - International Tourism Receipts 1,8% 6,7% 0,3% 2,2% 1,1% 1,1%

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