Visitors, revenues in Greek museums up in July

Visitors and revenues in Greek museums posted a 3 percent and 11.9 percent rise respectively in July 2016 compared to the same month in 2015, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Friday.

The number of free admission visitors in July increased by 66.1 percent.

Visitors to archaeological sites dropped by 14.1 percent, however, revenues increased by 67.2 percent compared to the same month in 2015. Free admission tickets posted a 13.7 percent increase.

In the period January-July 2016 visitors to Greek museums dropped by 2.1 percent and revenues fell 2.3 percent while free admission tickets increased by 23 percent.

In the same period the number of visitors to archaeological sites fell by 11.4 percent and the revenues posted a 57.5 percent increase. Free admission tickets increased by 14.3 percent