Impressive rise of the number of tourists

Impressive rise of the number of tourists

Athens, January 15, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Olga Mavrou

Despite the refugee crisis that was considered by the tourist industry as  a reason for cancellations in the Greek islands, the tourist flow in Greece increased in 2015 by 5,7% .

Specifically, the number of tourists who passed through the Athens airport increased by 15%, the number in the Cyclades airports by 15% also and  in the Ionian islands by 3,7%. There was however a drop of 2% and 0,8%  in Dodecanese and Cretan airports respectively.