This amounts to more than 30 percent of the total number of tourists to Greece in 2017 (excluding cruise travelers).
Polish holidaymakers also opt for Greece, however a large number travels by air, while a significant percentage travels by road.
These countries contributed by 13.8 percent to the total number of Greece’s tourism revenues in 2017.
Thrace, Macedonia, the North and South Aegean islands, and the Ionian islands were among the most popular destinations for holidaymakers.
According to the report, travelers from the aforementioned markets have the option to change their plans “at the last minute” or choose another destination without having to worry about cancellation fees, as in the case of airport tickets.
The economic climate had been a major factor in the decision making for the residents of these countries.
According to INSETE, in 2016, Greece was also among the most popular destinations for travelers from the Balkan countries. More specifically, Greece ranked first in the preferences of holidaymakers from Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Albania and FYROM and second for travelers from Romania.