A dramatic decrease in the number of Greek tourists has been recorded in many popular tourist destinations such as Rhodes or Naxos. This indicates that even though statistical data show an increase in tourist arrivals, the economic crisis has mostly affected domestic tourism.
According to Greek news, in June, 350,000 tourists arrived at Rhodes Airport, an increase of 8.4% compared to the same period in 2013. However, only 5% of the visitors were Greeks. Last year, during the same period Greek tourists amounted to 10% of the island’s tourists, according to hoteliers.
The situation in the Greek island of Naxos is also indicative of the crisis that has hit households in Greece. In June, 20% of people who visited the island were Greeks, while last year their number was almost 30%.
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