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News: Museums in Greece
The Palace of the Grand Master of Rhodes.
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by Archaeology Newsroom

April 2017: Increase of visitors to Greek museums and archaeological sites

Survey on Museums and Archaeological Sites Attendance

April 2017 saw an increase of museum visitors, both those paying and with free admission, of 13.1% and 1.9% respectively, as well as a 36.4% increase of receipts compared with the corresponding month of 2016, according to the Survey on Museums and Archaeological Sites Attendance.

At archaeological sites, during the same period, an increase was also recorded of visitors and free admission visitors of 24.2% and 18.4% respectively and a 34.3% increase of receipts compared with the corresponding month of 2016.

During the months of January to April 2017 and compared to the corresponding period of 2016, a 14.1% increase was recorded of museum visitors and one of 6.5% of those with free admission, while respective receipts saw an increase of 22.4%.

Over that same period, both paying visitors to archaeological sites and those with free admission increased by 15.3% and 10% respectively. Receipts saw an increase of 28.2% compared with the corresponding period of 2016.

Regarding museums in April 2017, the Palace of the Grand Master of Rhodes saw the greatest increase of visitors (72.7%), followed by the National Archaeological Museum (28.8%), the Herakleion Archaeological Museum (24.8%) and the Delphi Archaeological Museum (20.1%).

During the same month, the greatest increase of visitors to archaeological sites was recorded in Ancient Corinth (70.4%) followed by Sounion (39.1%), the Acropolis of Lindos (35.9%) and the Acropolis of Athens (32.2%).