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Santorini, Chania, Halkidiki Top Greeks’ Summer Preferences

Santorini, ©Maria Theofanopoulou

Santorini, ©Maria Theofanopoulou

The island of Santorini in the Cyclades, the town of Chania on Crete and Halkidiki in northern Greece are the top choices of Greek travelers this summer, followed by the Aegean islands of Paros and Milos, hotel online search engine trivago announced on Monday.

Chania, Crete © pixabay

Chania, Crete © pixabay

Greek holidaymakers will spend 5-7 nights at their preferred destination, while the average room rates they look into are at 191 euros on Santorini, 93 euros in Chania 172 euros in Halkidiki, 144 euros on Paros and 111 euros on Milos.

Meanwhile, trivago’s survey reveals that the Serbians are showing an increasing interest in spending their summer holidays in Greece, as they top the list of foreigners that plan to visit the country. The Romanians come second and the Italians third, followed by the British.

The top 10 list of foreign visitors includes the Bulgarians in the fifth place followed by the Germans, the Swedish, the Hungarians, the Danish and the Russians.

Afytos beach, Halkidiki_Halkidiki Tourism Organization

Afytos beach, Halkidiki_Halkidiki Tourism Organization

The most popular destinations of foreign visitors are Santorini, Rhodes in the Dodecanese and Corfu in the Ionian islands. Their stay will range from 7-12 days, while the average hotel rates they look into at 111-279 euros.

The survey is based on the search results of trivago’s users between January 1, and April 5, 2017 and includes planned trips between June 1 and August 31.

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