Quartz: Greeks Take the Longest Vacations in EU

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The financial crisis has definitely changed the life of Greeks, who were used to spend their vacation time traveling abroad and within the country. Now, almost 25% of Greeks have stated that they won’t be able to go anywhere this year, according to news outlet Quartz.

However, a recent survey published by Quartz, showed that Greeks who are able to go on vacation, actually spend the longest time on their trips in comparison to citizens of other EU countries. The survey finds that people in Greece spend more than a week, on average, on their vacation trips. On the other hand of the equation, Latvians appear to spend an average of 3 days.

As a result of the economic crisis “a smaller share of Greeks have been able to take time off than their counterparts elsewhere in Europe. Thus, the numbers reflect fewer but longer trips for the average Greek traveler.”

Furthermore, the study showed that Greeks only spend 206 euros on average per trip which is a lot less compared to the EU average of 335 euros. It is not an unexpected fact, as Greeks usually prefer to take vacation trips within their country, thus cutting back on travel costs.


  1. I wish to emphasize few things regarding working conditions in Greece…What people read in whatever subject it has nothing to do with the private sector…Long holidays are only for the public sector workers and most of the time private sector workers do not take their holidays…Public sector workers have bonuses and over time paid even if they don’t work over time and they get paid extra for going early to work…People and readers should not mix public sector with private sector in Greece…The crisis in Greece is caused by the public sector which bankrupt the country…

  2. of course they do, name another country in europe with that many beautiful islands and beaches,bitcheeeees