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Trivago: Santorini, Mykonos, Crete Top Traveler Choices… Again

Little Venice

Mykonos Town, Little Venice. Photo © Maria Theofanopoulou

They did it again: Santorini, Mykonos and Crete are the top destinations of choice for travelers visiting Greece this summer, according to a new survey released by hotel services provider trivago.

The three Greek island destinations have been at the top of travelers’ May and June choices for the last three years.

This year for May, the top 10 Greek holiday destinations in Greece, as selected by trivago travelers are: Athens, Fira, Mykonos, Kamari, Rhodes, Kardamena (Kos), Corfu, Imerovigli, Elounda and Oia.

Rethymno, Crete

Rethymno, Crete

For the month of June 2019, the leading 10 choices are Athens, Fira, Corfu, Rhodes, Chania, Oia, Imerovigli, Mykonos, Firostefani and Rethymno.

Athens has been the top choice – at number one – for June since 2017.

In May 2017, Santorini’s Oia, Fira, Imerovigli and Firostefani were among the top 10 most popular destinations.

In May 2018, Mykonos took the lead, with Corfu, Rhodes and Agios Nikolaos (Crete) also among the top 10.

Santorini, Greece Photo: Trivago

Santorini, Greece Photo: Trivago

Greece’s Best Friends

Key source markets for Greek destinations according to INSETE data are: the UK with an 11.4 percent share in both May 2017 and 2018, followed by Germany (34.2 percent), Holland (17.2 percent), France (15.1 percent) and Italy (18.4 percent).

Tourists on Santorini's volcano. Photo © GTPThe UK, Germany, and Italy accounted for most tourists to Greece in June 2017 and 2018 with 10.0 percent, 13.3 percent and 16.6 percent, respectively.

Poland, meanwhile, is evolving into a strong market with a 32 percent share in tourism to Greece in June 2017 and 2018.

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