Revenues in museums and archaeological sites up in January-October

Visitors and revenues in Greek museums posted an 8.7 percent and 21.2 percent rise respectively in October 2016 compared to the same month in 2015, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Monday.

The number of free admission visitors in October increased by 109.1 percent.

Visitors to archaeological sites dropped by 0.6 percent, however, revenues increased by 86.7 percent compared to the same month in 2015. Free admission tickets posted a 39.5 percent increase.

In the period January-October 2016 visitors to Greek museums dropped by 0.7 percent but revenues increased by 7.8 percent and free admission tickets increased by 36.8 percent.

In the same period the number of visitors to archaeological sites fell by 8.8 percent and the revenues posted a 67.9 percent increase. Free admission tickets increased by 23.4 percent