Visitors to Greek Museums & Archaeological Sites Increased in 2015

Acropolis_museum_caryatidsThe number of visitors in Greek museums across the country increased by 10.1% in May 2015 according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

The agency noted that there was a 9.3% increase in the number of visitors to archaeological sites in May. ELSTAT also added that visitors in Greek museums increased by 12.4% between January and May 2015. The agency also noted a 12.7% increase in visitors to archaeological sites for the same period .

The growth of tourism reached a record high this year, despite the political instability and financial problems that Greece faces at the moment, with almost 25 million tourists visiting the country, mainly during the summer.

According to the statistics the financial crisis had only a slight effect on Greek tourism and foreign arrivals in 2015.