Tourism – The two Greek islands that had a 150% increase in tourist arrivals

Santorini attracted 1.27 million visitors, showing an increase of 155.9%, while Mykonos, in turn, attracted 961.647 visitors, recording an increase of 153.4%

Santorini and Mykonos seem to be the protagonists in the arrivals of tourists in the nine months of 2021, presenting the largest percentage increase of all Greek destinations.

According to the latest data from air arrivals, in the period of January  until September 2021, Santorini attracted 1.27 million visitors, showing an increase of 155.9%, while Mykonos, in turn, attracted 961,647 visitors, recording an increase of 153.4 %.

In Santorini, the foreign visitors who visited our country amount to 846,559 and in Mykonos 716,479, in the nine months of the year. At the same time, Santorini increased by 72% its domestic visitors compared to last year, reaching 249,301, while Mykonos achieved a 103% increase in the arrivals of Greek visitors, reaching 120,406.

Focusing on Mykonos, Andreas Fiorentinos, former president of the island’s Hoteliers Association and now the Head of Tourism for New Democracy, stresses, while speaking to the Athens News Agency regarding the island’s performance that “despite the challenges, Mykonos did really well in the tourism sector”.

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