ECONOMY

Tourism between Greece and Turkey is on the rise

The number of Turkish tourists visiting Greece this year is expected reach a historic high, while the corresponding figure for Greek visitors to Turkey is also set to soar.

The latest estimates see over 1 million Turkish tourists visiting Greece – a record number – while Turkey expects Greek visitors to reach 800,000 by year-end.

In the first nine months of the year Greek visitors to Turkey posted the largest growth rate among European markets (24 percent), as 631,344 people traveled to the neighboring country from Greece, figures from the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry show.