The number of tourists who visited Greece in the first eight months of 2021 exceeded 8.6 million, the Bank of Greece reported on Friday.
This was an increase of 79.3 percent compared with January-August 2020, the bank said.
This is reflected in an increase of 135.7 pct in earnings, which reached 6.6 billion euros, compared to the previous year, which can be further broken down to an increase of 146.2 pct from EU27 member-state residents (4.465 billion euros) and an increase of 102 pct from non-EU nationals (1.971 billion euros).
I think the comparison point should be from May, not from January. Greece was under lockdown and we didn’t open for tourism until Mid-May. People were traveling prior to May, but not for tourism (except for the special permissions in Rhodes and Crete)