According to data from the Greek Tourism Confederation’s (SETE) research body INSETE, UK tourists lead all others where hotel demand is concerned. On Tuesday, INSETE revealed the top 5 markets in terms of hotel bookings in Greece last month.
The UK market came in first for the third consecutive month for making the most hotel bookings in Greece, followed by the Italian market in second place. The German market dropped to third place, with fourth-place occupied by the Turkish market, a new entry to the top 5. US demand remained in fifth place.
Where They Visited
The INSETE data also revealed that the 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.
Prices Trending Downward
Greek hotel prices exhibited a drop in June 2019 almost across the board, compared to the same month last year, according to the data. Hotel prices in competing destinations like Turkey and Egypt showed similarly. This trend is also shown in the stats come from Benidorm, Costa Blanca and Valencia Region Hotel Association (HOSBEC) that show Brits favoring Turkey and Egypt over Spain destinations.