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Tourists were less likely to visit museums in Greece last year! Why?

Submitted by Visit Plus on Wed, 02/22/2023 - 00:10

An 18% drop in visits to museums and archaeological sites was recorded in Greece in 2022 despite a recovery in tourist numbers. It seems that a single ticket for museums and archaeological sites is not very popular with tourists. This worries the local authorities. Why?

Athens recorded a decline in visitors to cultural sites, archaeological sites and museums. The Acropolis Museum received fewer visitors than it did in 2019.
There has been a significant reduction in museum visitors in Crete. Even the archaeological site of Knossos has recorded a decline in visitors during the summer season.
The number of visitors to the new Archaeological Museum of Chania is less than expected.
Not many visitors to the new Museum of Ancient Eleftherna in Rethymno.
Even on the island of Santorini, there has been a decline in visits to archaeological sites, despite a significant increase in tourism.

Why did tourists begin to visit museums and archaeological sites that are so rich in Greece? Do you know the answer to this question?

I can assume that tourists go to Greece mainly for beach holidays. Tourists, first of all, are attracted by beaches, the sea, Greek nature. Tourists love walking along eco-trails and nature walks (in addition to a beach vacation). But I am sure that interest in history and culture will return in the near future.


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