It is no surprise that Empress Elizabeth was so much attracted by Greece…
Greece belongs to the most popular holiday destinations for Austrians. We are attracted by a wide variety that suits every taste: The crystal clear waters and romantic sunsets around the islands, the vibrant cultural life of the cities, the world–famous gastronomic specialties, the outstanding landscape for adventurous hikes with quiet natural beauty and magic places, the magnificent sandy beaches – and most of all Greek hospitality – it is no surprise that Empress Elizabeth was so much attracted by Greece. Moreover, outstanding air connections facilitate travelling: During the summer months “Austrian Airlines” introduced 82 flights per week from Austria to 17 destinations in Greece.
Indeed, tourism between Greece and Austria is flourishing. According to the Bank of Greece, 395,900 (+10.2%) Austrians travelled to Greece last year, and 65,142 Greek tourists reached Austria in 2017 (a plus of 6.5%) – a trend continuously increasing. With more and more important business relations in the tourism sector our trade promotion organization ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA is participating with 15 Austrian companies at the upcoming XENIA, the international Exhibition for the hospitality industry and is planning its participation at the 5th ATHENS INTERNATIONAL TOURISM EXPO this December, as well as the tourism exhibition PHILOXENIA in Thessaloniki next year. Many Austrians come as tourists, but leave as friends.
Austrians are attracted to Greece by a wide variety that suits every taste… Many Austrians come as tourists, but leave as friends.
For many Greeks in return, Austria is characterized by its warm welcome, offering individuality and “Gemütlichkeit” (cosiness) all year round: Cycle through green valleys or walk over spectacular mountains in summer. Enjoy the well-kept slopes with stunning panoramas and the legendary après-ski, making your winter holiday in Austria unforgettable. Whether your idea is fast, fun-oriented and free-spirited, or one with a more gentle, relaxing approach, Austria is outstanding in its ski and snowboarding opportunities, family-friendly resorts and genuine hospitality that stretches from valley to mountain top, offering value for money. From the middle of November until the New Year, Austria is the place to find romantic Christmas markets: Glistening lights, seasonal treats and snow-covered roofs guarantee a magic experience.
It is this outstanding attraction, hospitality and friendship that both Greeks and Austrians share, that let us enjoy so much our holidays and stays in each other’s countries.