Despite the problems caused by the recent default of Russian tour operators, the association of tourist businesses (SETE) has estimated that 19 million tourists will visit Greece in 2014.

SETE’s estimations are strengthened by the data regarding international arrivals in the past seven months, which show that all major airports have seen double-digit increases.

The greatest increases in tourist arrivals are documented at the airports of Athens (31%), Chania (22.9%), Myconos (39.9%), Santorini (26.7%) and Kalamata (62.5%). The airport of Iraklio may have shown a paltry 2.7% increase, however it has reached its maximum capacity, with (delayed) construction of a new airport in Kasteli expected to have a significant effect.