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More Russians Choosing Greek Islands for Luxury Vacations

More and more Russian visitors are coming to Greece for expensive luxury vacations, according to a tour operator on Wednesday.

ANEX Tour says although pre-bookings of standard holiday packages for Greece and Cyprus remained steady, there had been an uptick in more-expensive offerings.

Rhodes and Crete are among the most-favored destinations by Russian vacationers, reflecting the Greek islands’ enduring popularity with European travelers.

On Tuesday, it was reported that German visitors — a substantial section of the tourist market — were continuing their love affair with Greek islands.

Pre-bookings for 2018 analyzed by Check 24 revealed that five of the 10 most-popular European islands for holidays in the summer of 2018, are Greek.

The most popular Greek island is Crete, with an impressive share of 17.2 percent in European holiday island bookings for this year.

Rhodes follows in fifth place (seven percent), Kos in sixth (6.2 percent), and Corfu with Paxos, in eighth (2.8 percent share).

 

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