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Greek Tourism in Numbers

According to the latest figures of the National Statistical Service of Greece, 44.2 percent of arrivals in 2007 were those made by Greek nationals and 55.8 percent were made by foreign visitors. As for overnights, 26.5 percent were comprised by Greeks (2.5 nights on average) and 73.5 percent were comprised by foreign nationals (with 5.4 nights on average). Last year 62 percent of total arrivals were divided in four regions, namely Attica (22.1 percent), Crete (13.9 percent), the South Aegean (13.3 percent) and Central Macedonia (12.6 percent).

As for overnights, 80 percent were divided in five regions: Crete (23.4 percent), South Aegean (22.5 percent), Attica (11.8 percent), Ionian Islands (11.5 percent) and Central Macedonia (10.9 percent).

The data of foreign arrivals and overnight stays for 2007 show that the majority of hotel customers come from European Union countries.

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Nikos is Greek-American born in New York, USA, and has lived in Greece for over 30 years. He is the managing editor of Greece's leading monthly travel and tourism guide, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) since June 2008 and of news site GTP Headlines since its launch in September 2012. Nikos has also served as international press officer for the City of Athens and for the mayor. He has a degree in Mass Media and Communications, specializing in Journalism. Nikos is a native English speaker and speaks Greek fluently.

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