Greek hotel arrivals grew 74.4% in 2022 compared with the previous year, while overnight stays grew 79.7%, Hellenic Statistical Authority said in a report on Tuesday, ANA reports.

More specifically, arrivals and overnight stays by foreign citizens rose 86.9% and 89.3%, respectively, in 2022, while arrivals and overnight stays by Greek citizens were up 47% and 41.7%, respectively.

The annual bed occupancy rate in hotels and similar establishments was 51.1% in 2022 from 42.9% in 2021, while 59.1% of all arrivals and 66% of all overnight stays were recorded during the months from July until October.

Breaking down the data on a regional basis, a significant percentage hike in arrivals and overnight stays was recorded in: the Southern Aegean (72.4% and 81.7%, respectively), Crete (74.1% and 78.2%, respectively), Attica (89.8% and 90%, respectively) and Central Macedonia (78.8% and 83%, respectively).

As regards arrivals and nights spent, the largest contributions were made by Germany (14.9% and 18.7%, respectively), France (7.8% and 6.7%, respectively), and the UK (16% and 18.8%, respectively).