Tourists flood to Greece with over 16,000 visitors at the Acropolis daily

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Greece’s Culture Minister, Lina Mendoni, said this week during a visit to the Acropolis in Athens that more than 16,000 people visit the archaeological site every day.

Mendoni was at the Acropolis with Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias, where they had the chance to see in action a lift and specially-designed paths for people with mobility issues or disabilities.

During their visit, the Culture Minister briefed Kikilias on the visitor figures to the UNESCO World Heritage site and said they were fast approaching pre-pandemic 2019 levels.

For his part, Kikilias said the data confirmed that the government’s efforts to extend the tourist season were successful despite recent challenges such as the pandemic, the energy crisis and the Russia-Ukraine war.

“These challenges appear to be balancing out thanks to targeted actions over the previous months, including securing direct flights from the US to Athens Airport which started at the beginning of March,” the Tourism Minister said.

Kikilias also referred to efforts being made to extend the tourist season until the end of the year, opening up to new markets, and Greece’s “door-to-door” policy in the Balkan countries.

Source: GTP

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