Travelers are still visiting Greece in October with the airports of Rhodes, Kos, Santorini and Mykonos welcoming a total of 130,614 visitors so far this month, said the South Aegean Region, citing data of regional airport manager Fraport Greece.
More specifically, a total of 130,614 foreign tourists traveled to Greece on 869 flights in the first 15 days of October, down by 30,000 compared September and taking into account a strike on October 15, the data found.
Broken down, in the October 1-15 period, the airports of Rhodes welcomed 74,031 travelers from abroad on 478 flights, followed by Kos (40,271 – 254 flights), Mykonos (4,920 – 46 flights), and Santorini (11,392 – 91 flights).
Overall, from July 1 to October 15, the South Aegean Region recorded a total of 1,098,609 arrivals. Main source markets driving tourism in the South Aegean Region in September were Germany, UK, Poland and France.
Tourism stakeholders expect the upward trend to continue into the month with destinations in the Dodecanese and Cyclades winning over travelers.
Earlier this year and before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Fraport Greece said it was committed to extending the tourism season by increasing inbound traffic and attracting more airlines to enter the Greek market or to boost flight frequency.