Visits to Greek museums and archaeological sites in August 2017 jumped 15.8 pct and 19.2 pct, respectively, the Hellenic Statistical Authority ELSTAT reported on Friday.
The increase in total visitors to museums included a 13.1 pct hike in free-admission visitors, while museum revenues increased by 19.5 pct in the same month, the report said. For the eight-month Jan.-Aug. period, there was a 17.4 pct hike in total visitors to museums, a 15.9 pct increase in free-admission visits and a 21.7 pct increase in revenues.
For archaeological sites, ELSTAT said that there was a 19.2 pct rise in total visitors, a 25.9 pct increase of free-admission visitors and a 19.2 pct jump in revenues during the month of August. Over the eight-month period, meanwhile, there was 19.5 pct increase in total visitors, 22.2 pct increase in free-admission visitors and a 20 pct rise in revenues.