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Greece’s economy is recovering from the crisis. According to the National Statistical Service (ELSTAT), after an eight-year recession in 2017, Greek GDP grew four quarters in a row.
One of the main growth drivers is the tourism sector. According to research firm Euromonitor International, today Athens is the second city in Europe in terms of the growth rate of tourists (the first is Greek Heraklion): in 2017 almost 5 million people visited the capital of Greece, 10% more than in 2016. Athens International Airport accepted in 2017, 14.4 million foreign passengers – 12% more than a year ago. Continue reading