Germans Flocking to Greek Islands for 2018 Vacations

The island of Crete is the second-most popular island destination for German tourists after Majorca according to a survey by a leading German online platform.

Pre-bookings for 2018 analyzed by Check 24 reveal 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).

Kos offers exceptional value for money, as compared to last year, as it is cheaper by two percent unlike all other islands where prices are rising.

The largest rise in prices on a Greek island is recorded in Corfu and Paxos and stands at plus-18.4 percent compared to last year.

Majorca remains the most popular island for the Germans with a 32.3 percent share of all bookings for island destinations, despite seeing a six-percent-rise in prices from 2017.

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  1. Admittedly I’m not German, but I did get the chance to visit Mykonos last Spring and had an amazing time. It was my husband and I’s first time in Greece and we were not disappointed. The food, people and culture were also so vibrant. I definitely understand why Germans are flocking to the Greek islands, they’re great! We reserved through a site called Stride Travel, which allowed us to compare islands and tours really easily. Anyways, when I inevitably return to the Greek Islands, maybe i’ll run into some of these German folk!


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