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15 August Holiday In Greece: Where Are The Greeks Going This Year?

Parga. Photo © kostasgr / Shutterstock

Parga. Photo © kostasgr / Shutterstock

Nafplio.Photo © Anastasios71 / Shutterstock

Nafplio. Photo © Anastasios71 / Shutterstock

With the 15 August public holiday in Greece approaching, more and more Greeks are heading to destinations in the country that are easy to reach by car or ferry. The holiday falls on a Friday this year, making it the perfect opportunity for a long weekend getaway.

Hotel comparison website Trivago recently released data on the most popular destinations searched online for the 15 August holiday. The searches were carried out by Greek users from 1 May to 31 July for the period 14-18 August.

According to Trivago, the most popular beach destination for the Greeks – for the long weekend of the 15 August holiday – is Parga in western Greece, followed by Nafplio and Skiathos.

Skiathos Island. Photo: © Nikos Psychogios / Shutterstock

Skiathos Island. Photo: © Nikos Psychogios / Shutterstock

In general, Trivago’s list of destinations seems to combine everything: from family favorites such as Syvota and Neos Marmaras in Halkidiki, to party spots such as Kallithea in Halkidiki and popular Mykonos. The average room rates of the searched destinations for the three-day 15 August holiday vary. Prices start at 51 euros per night (Aegina) and reach 252 euros (Mykonos).

Below is Trivago’s list of the top 20 destinations the Greeks will visit for the long weekend of the 15 August holiday.

Destination Price per night
Parga 92 euros
Nafplio 85 euros
Skiathos, Town 85 euros
Chania 79 euros
Agia Marina, Aegina 51 euros
Mykonos, Town 252 euros
Limenas, Thassos 83 euros
Pafos 161 euros
Tolo 62 euros
Nikiana, Lefkada
110 euros
Skopelos, Town 64 euros
Neos Marmaras, Halkidiki 69 euros
Spetses 121 euros
Kallithea, Halkidiki
120 euros
Syvota, Thesprotia 121 euros
Limenaria, Thassos
97 euros
Laganas, Zakynthos 78 euros
Vassiliki, Lefkada
93 euros
Naoussa, Paros 97 euros
Chaniotis, Halkidiki
114 euros
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  1. Toni Reply

    A wonderful holiday destination in Greece is the mainland the Epirus region.
    In the northwest, facing the island Corfu at the Ionian Sea.
    I am fan of the small coastal town Parga and the beach Lichnos.
    In Lichnos, visitors will find a magnificent beach nice little tavernas and beautiful small apartment complexes as eg the Spiros Studios which I can only recommend (www.spiros-studios.com). In The region offers not only beautiful beaches but also many attractions of example Castles, the river Acheron, the Nekromantio, the ancient city of Nicopolis, Dodona, Vikos Gorge etc.
    Parga is definitely worth a visit!
    Have fun in Greece.

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