Revenues, Visitors to Museums, Archaeological Sites Up

Visits to Greek museums and archaeological sites in September 2017 jumped 13 percent  and 12.1 percent, respectively, in comparison with the same month in 2016, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) reported on Monday.

The increase in total visitors to museums included an 11-percent hike in free-admission visitors, while museum revenues increased by 15.8 percent in the same month, the report claimed.

For the nine-month January-September period, there was a 16.8-percent hike in total visitors to museums, an 18.2-percent increase in free-admission visits plus a 20.7-percent increase in revenues.

For archaeological sites, ELSTAT said there was a 12.1-percent rise in total visitors, a 20.2-percent increase in free-admission visitors and a 9.5-percent jump in revenues during the month of August.

Over the nine-month period, meanwhile, there was an 18.2-percent increase in total visitors, a 22-percent increase in free-admission visitors and an 18-percent rise in revenues.

(Source: AMNA)