According to a recent report by the Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation (InSETE), Athens is becoming a leading city break destination.
International foreign arrivals in Athens were up by 9.6 percent in October, which means 49,000 people more than last October. This means 563,580 travelers came to the Greek capital last month alone.
Experts say Athens is becoming the perfect city break destination because of factors like good weather, its stunning archaeological sites and museums, and the city’s world-renowned hospitality.
Surveys show Athens among this year’s most distinguished cities for tourism in Europe, and competitive prices compared to rival cities only serve to make the Greek capital more appealing.
Over the first 10 months of 2019, Athens had 5.7 million visitors from outside the country. Back in 2012,this number was just 2.5 million for the entire year.