Thanks to the natural beauty of the area and to Agion Oros, the Athos peninsula attracts more than 1 million tourists every year. Agion Oros is annually visited by more than 120,000 pilgrims, while about 1 million tourists sail around the peninsula. In the area of Athos, there are more than 56 hotels available, with 4,500 beds. According to reservations made so far, it is estimated that this year the number of tourists will increase and that tourist businesses will earn more, compared to last years’ decline down to 15%. Vice President of Mount Athos Area Organization, Konstantinos Papageorgiou, noted that the greater Athos area sells a special product and that it has lots of pilgrimages and routes that attract people with religious worries”.