Greece: fastest growing travel destination in Europe over last decade

Santorini island

Santorini sunset

Greece is expected to welcome a record 32 million international visitors in 2018, up from 6.2 million in 1998, 15 million in 2010 and 30 million in 2017.

No major European destination has seen a larger increase in overseas visitor numbers over the last decade.

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*Fastest growing travel destinations in the world since 2010

It’s no secret that Greece’s tourism is a leading sector in the nation’s economy, with many locals relying on the summer period to make ends meet, however Greece is now not only viewed as a great place for a summer holiday, it’s now seen as an all-year-round destination.

From cities and mainland to villages and islands, an increase in international airlines flying straight into Greek hotspots, plus the opening of new hip hotels, has made the nation an appealing place to be From January through to December.

Summer is of course the peak season in Greece and the Top 5 most visited Greek islands are:

  1. Santorini
  2. Crete
  3. Kerkyra
  4. Rhodes
  5. Mykonos

Greece set to break record with 32 million international visitors in 2018

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.