Greece breaks records with 3.2 million visitors arriving in August

Greece is expecting 3.2 million global visitors this month breaking records and highlighting the tourism sector’s growth, according to recent data released by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

SETE in collaboration with the Hellenic Slot Coordination Authority have released data showing that August is expected to be the peak month for international arrivals.

The number of airline seats to Greek airports (excluding Athens) is set at 3.241 million, up by 6.6 percent compared to the same period last year with the largest increase in seats from Germany, up by 11.7 percent or an additional 50,000, and from the UK, stronger by 8.5 percent and 49,000 seats. Russia and the Netherlands have marked the greatest rise in seats by 25.8 percent/46,000 seats and 18.3 percent/26,000, respectively.

Top Greek destinations include Crete, Rhodes, Zakynthos, Kerkyra, Mykonos, Santorini and Halkidiki. Tourism professionals are forecasting the same performance in September, citing a total of 2.73 million seats booked for the month after.