Record year for Greek tourism raises concerns about sustainability

EconomyFeatures Tags: BoG, Environment, Services, Tourism By: Georgia Nakou
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Photo by MacroPolis

Greece received record numbers of visitors and income from tourism in 2023, marking a remarkable comeback from the lean years of the pandemic – but, beneath the surface, the figures give some cause for concern.

Last summer was marked by protests by locals in some areas, while cultural organisations and influential travel guides alike are starting to warn visitors against visiting some of the most popular destinations.

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