The number of visitors to museums throughout Greece dropped by 16.2 percent in February this year, while revenues declined by 20 percent, compared with the same month in 2010, the independent Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Wednesday.
A similar picture prevailed in archaeological sites around the country, with an 11.3 percent decline in visitors and 7.7 percent drop in revenues during the same period.

ELSTAT also said that in the first two months of the year, the number of visitors to museums fell 22.8 percent and revenues were down 26.1 percent against the same period in 2010, while visitors to archaeological sites declined by 6.4 percent and revenues were down by 4.9 percent.