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Near 80% increase in tourist numbers in first 8 months of 2021

10 months ago

The number of tourists that visited Greece in the first eight months of 2021 exceeded 8.6 million, the Bank of Greece reported on Friday.

This was an increase of 79.3% compared with January-August 2020, the bank said.

This is reflected in an increase of 135.7% in earnings, which reached 6.6 billion euros, compared to the previous year.

It can be further broken down to an increase of 146.2% from EU27 member-state residents (4.465 billion euros) and an increase of 102% from non-EU nationals (1.971 billion euros).

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