Greece is starting to become an all year round destination, as Athens, Santorini and Crete are among the most popular autumn destinations for holidaymakers worldwide in 2017, according to a survey conducted by hotel online search engine trivago.
The survey revealed Greece remains a favourite destination to visitors from Germany, the UK, Italy and France. While Swiss holidaymakers are planning to spend on average 7 nights in Greece and the average room rate they look into is at 155 euros/night. Those from America will stay for four days (136 euros/night), the Brits for seven days (129 euros/night), Russians for nine days and the Germans for eight days on average.
Athens is the number one preference, while Santorini, Mykonos, Crete and Rhodes are all included in the top 10 list of foreign holidaymakers.
Many foreign travellers (Germans, Brits, French and American) are planning to make a stop in Athens before heading to Santorini, according to trivago. Athens in particular is expected to continue receiving visitors throughout the autumn season, with the average room rates foreign travellers look into range between 68 euros/night (for Polish travellers) and 137 euros/night (for Danish travellers).
Locals in Greece are also planning to spend their holidays in Greece this autumn. According to trivago, Athens, Thessaloniki and Chania top their preferences, followed by Santorini, Nafplio and Rhodes.
The survey is based on the search results of trivago’s users between July 1, and September 30, 2017 and includes planned trips between October 1 and December 30.