The eight-month January-August 2011 period closed for Greek tourism with a double-digit increase percentage in the country's 13 main airports, with August also placing its seal on one of the best tourist years for the country.
Tourists arriving at these airports in the country totalled 8,695,309, increasing by 10.1 percent compared to last year and the target of 16.5 million for 2011 has "locked" as tourist agencies believe.
According to data publicised every month by the Federation of Greek Tourist Enterprises, this year's August attracted 2,211,585 tourists, recording an increase of 9.30 percent compared to last year.
On the board of arrivals, Rhodes and Kos lead the increase, with the former recording an increase of 23.77 per cent in arrivals over the eight-month period and the latter having an increase of 23.88 per cent over the same period.