The data shows that in the period January-September 2013, arrivals from Canada to Greece rose by 88.1% compared with the first nine months of 2012, which creates optimism and raises expectations for the forthcoming year.
The Ambassador of Greece to Canada, Eleftherios Angelopoulos, noted that this increase of tourist arrivals proves that Greece is a popular destination among Canadian citizens.
It is noted that the increase of arrivals of Canadian tourists is comparable to that of American tourists (76,573 more visitors from Canada in 2013 and 78,173 more visitors from the U.S. for the same period) despite the fact that Canada’s population is approximately one eighth of the U.S. population.
According to the same survey, the total number of tourist arrivals increased by 15.2%. In regards to the distribution of arrivals by country of origin, the largest number of arrivals came from Germany (12.2%), the United Kingdom (10.2%), Russia (7.8%), France (6.7%), and Italy (5.7%).