Major increase in arrivals from abroad this August

By Stathis Kousounis

This August, thousands more foreign tourists enjoyed the beaches of Corfu and other Greek islands than last year, as the combined total of foreign arrivals at the airports of Corfu, Iraklio, Rhodes, Zakynthos and Cephalonia exceeded that of August 2012 by 14.2 percent, clearing 1.3 million.

Corfu added 12.2 percent, Rhodes 12.9 percent, Iraklio 14.9 percent, Zakynthos 16.7 percent and Cephalonia 19.9 percent, airport data showed.

The September-October period is also going to be a busy one, with some 3 million tourists expected to travel to Greece.