This video news report by Ekathimerini English Edition, a daily newspaper published in Athens, examines this year’s surge in tourism to Greece.


June jump: Greece remains on target for a record year of tourism, with June arrivals to Athens International Airport up by nearly 15% over last year.

The Greece Ministry of Tourism expects a record 17 million tourists to visit the country this year, bringing the recession-ravaged country €11 billion in much-needed revenue.

But even though tourist-related businesses have noticed more visitor traffic this season, particularly in Athens, they haven’t seen a corresponding increase in the amount of money that tourists have been spending.

Click on the image above to view a brief Ekathimerini video news report on this year’s prospects for Greece tourism.