Arrivals to Greece are increasing and so are the country’s hotel prices, recent data has shown.
While officials in Greece are predicting a record-breaking 17 million tourists this year, the average hotel rates are increasing this month in comparison to June and last July, according to online booking company Trivago.
Santorini’s Imerovigli occupies the first place on Trivago’s list of most expensive destinations in Greece for July 2013 with an average hotel price for a double room at 335 euros. Imerovigli is followed be two other destinations on Santorini, Oia and Firostefani, with average prices at 319 euros and 288 euros respectively.
The list continues with Elounda on Crete (261 euros per night), Agios Stefanos on Mykonos (251 euros), Mykonos town (200 euros), Fira on Santorini (199 euros), Kardamena on Kos (150 euros), Agios Nikolaos on Crete (144 euros) and Vasiliki on Lefkada (158 euros).
Biggest price hikes
Destinations with the largest increase in the average hotel price are Vasiliki on Lefkada that increased prices by 78 percent compared to last July, followed by Kardamena on Kos with a 72 percent increase compared to last year and Agios Stefanos on Mykonos with a 67 percent increase compared to July 2012.
The list of the five destinations with the largest price increase is complemented by Mykonos town and Ialysos on Rhodes with an increase rate of 59 percent.