Travelers from the United Kingdom were at the top of the list of demand for hotel services in Greece in June, the Greek Tourism Confederation’s (SETE) research body INSETE said on Tuesday.
According to the data, the UK market for the third consecutive month came in first for making the most hotel bookings in Greece, followed by the Italian market in second place. The German market dropped to third place, while the fourth place was occupied by the Turkish market, a new entry to the top 5. The US market remained in fifth place.
Where Brits, Germans and Italians went in Greece
Moreover, the data showed that top Greek destination for UK travelers in June was Mykonos in the Cyclades. Athens dropped to second place and Fira (Santorini) to third. The city of Rhodes came in fourth and Laganas (Zakynthos) was in the fifth place. Kamari (Santorini) came in sixth, Corfu in seventh and Chania (Crete) in eighth. Kardamena (Kos) was in ninth place while Oia (Santorini) was in tenth place.
Athens was the number one Greek destination for the Germans last month. Mykonos remained in second place, while Fira (Santorini) rose to third. Rethymnon (Crete) dropped to fourth place and Hersonissos (Heraklion, Crete) retained fifth. Faliraki (Rhodes) came in sixth and was followed by Kamari (Santorini) for the first time this year. Oia (Santorini) was in the eighth place, followed by the city of Rhodes in ninth place and Georgioupolis (Crete) in tenth place.
Mykonos was the first choice for Italians in June. Athens came in second, while Kamari (Santorini) came in third. Fira dropped to fourth place, followed by the city of Rhodes and Perissa (Santorini) follow. For the first time in 2019, the island of Skiathos appeared among the Italians’ top 10 Greek destinations of choice in seventh place, followed by two destinations on Santorini: Oia and Imerovigli. The top ten of the Italian market wraps up with Faliraki (Rhodes) that makes an appearance in the top 10 for the first time this year.
Downward trend in hotel prices
With minimal exceptions, Greek hotel prices exhibited a drop in June 2019, compared to the same month last year, according to the data. Hotel prices in competing destinations presented a similar picture.