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2018

Data Shows More Tourists Came to Greece in 2019 But Stayed for Fewer Days

The Hellenic (Greek) Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) published new data on Friday regarding the number of tourists who visited Greece between January and September of 2019, revealing some interesting information about this year's tourism trends. In particular, ELSTAT's data for the...

Aerial Photos Show Massive Urban Expansion on Athens Riviera Since 1938

A joint study conducted recently by the Hellenic Centre for Maritime Research and the Geology Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens reveals the massive amount of new construction along the Athenian Riviera in the last 80...

Study Finds Every Tourist in Greece Leaves Behind Two Kilos of Trash

According to a recent study conducted by SETE, Greece's Association of Tourism Enterprises, each tourist who visited Greece in 2018 left behind an average of two kilograms of rubbish. In 2018 alone, more than 33 million people visited the country,...

Survey Finds Greeks Now Own More Mobile Than Landline Phones

A survey regarding consumer trends in Greek society was published on Monday by the country's statistical authority ELSTAT, revealing some interesting information about Greek citizens. According to ELSTAT's findings, more Greek households now have just mobile phones than have landline...

Greek Airbnbs Hosted 1.8 Million Foreigners During 2018

The Bank of Greece recently published its final, official figures on Greece's tourist performance for 2018, bringing to light some interesting figures regarding the short-term rental sector, mainly the popular Airbnb platform. According to these final numbers, a jaw-dropping total of...

Trips Abroad See Record Year as Greeks Traveled 8 Million Times in 2018

2018 was another record-breaking year for tourism as Greeks went abroad approximately eight million times between January 1 and December 31. According to the latest figures available from the Bank of Greece, trips abroad saw an increase of approximately 300...

Unemployment on the Decline in Greece and Cyprus

According to data released by Eurostat on Friday, Cyprus has recorded the largest annual decrease of unemployment anywhere in the EU -- and Greece came in second in that regard. Unemployment in Cyprus fell further in January, 2019, to 7.4...

Over Five Million Visit Athens' Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center in 2018

According to a survey conducted by QED for Greece's Kathimerini newspaper, 5.3 million people visited the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (the SNFCC, or ΚΠΣΙΝ in Greek) in 2018. Among the visitors were one out of every two Athenians, a...

Tourism Sees Record Year As Over 30 Million Visit Greece in 2018

The number of people who traveled to Greece in 2018 totaled 30.12 million, the Bank of Greece announced on Thursday. This staggering number reflects an increase of 10.8 percent compared to 2017, when 27.19 million people visited the country. The revenues...

Cyprus First, Greece Third in Reception of European Social Funds for 2018

The Republic of Cyprus ranked first, and Greece third, among EU member states in  cumulative payments made from the European Social Fund in 2018. This disclosure comes from a statement made by the Cypriot Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance...