According to data released by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), this year Greece broke all the records regarding tourism with 17.5 million of international arrivals at the country’s main airports. The direct income of this rise in tourism is estimated around 11.5 billion euros.
During September 2013, Kalamata Airport was the champion of arrivals with a percentage of 72.54 percent (49.74 percent in total for the period January-September). The airport of Mykonos was second regarding the number of arrivals with a rise of 37.1 percent (27.38 in total) followed by Santorini with 28.96 percent (21.2 percent in total).
The biggest airports in the country (Athens, Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Kos, Corfu, Heraklion, Chania, Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Mykonos, Santorini, Aktion, Skiathos, Kavala, Araxos, and Kalamata) recorded a 10.23 percent total rise in arrivals. It should be noted that during the nine-month period, all the main airports except for Samos, recorded an increase in arrivals, which shows that 2013 was really a good year for Greek tourism.