Knossos enjoyed ‘spectacular increase’ in visitor numbers in May

The number of visitors to the Knossos archaeological site, the second most popular in Greece after the Acropolis, recorded a spectacular increase according to official figures for the month of May,  Greek news agency ANA reports.

The number of tickets issued in the month rose to 95,200, from 68,100 in May 2017. “I call this increase spectacular,” said the chief curator of the Knossos Museum, Manolis Apostolakis.

“It reflects the good work done to promote our cultural product abroad,” he added.

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visited the site on the last day of their official visit to Greece on May 10 this year.

The archaeological site of Knossos is open daily from 08:00 to 20:00 for the summer. During the winter season, starting in October, the gates will close at 19:00.