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Greece lies in the southeastern corner of Europe in the Mediterranean Basin and has emerged in the second half of the 20th century as a top 20 tourist destination worldwide. In 2015, Greece ranked 15th in the world in terms of tourist arrivals and 21st in terms of tourism receipts.

The popularity of Greece as a tourist destination lies in its rich cultural and historical heritage and foremost in its warm climate and natural beauties, including a great number of picturesque islands and clear-blue seas. The latter constitute a natural advantage for the country in that millions of tourists inundate the Greek islands and coastal areas during the warmer summer months; at the same time, however, the islands entrap the country in the “sun, sea, and ...

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