Hundreds of thousands of tourists arrived in Greece in the first week of May

In May, there was a real tourist boom in Greece - the flow of people wishing to relax in Heraklion, Thessaloniki, Corfu and other tourist destinations turned out to be more than the most daring expectations of the Recovery Tracker Institute. Most of the holidaymakers are British, with 270,000 tickets sold from the UK to Greece.

The Institute of the Association of Tourism Businesses in Greece has calculated that in the first 15 days of the planned tourist season 2022, more than 1 million seats were booked in total for flights to Greece. If we compare today's passenger traffic from those wishing to spend a few spring weeks in Greece, then its growth is almost 28%. Forecasts indicate that every week more and more guests will stay at the resorts of the country, mainly from European countries. Thus, 270,000 tickets have already been sold for aircrafts from Great Britain, and 230,000 from Germany. Also in the top 5 resorts in demand  in Greece this year are France, Italy and the Netherlands.

Tourism in Greece is one of the key sources of revenue for the country's budget. After the pandemic and lockdown, the industry is recovering quite quickly, which is facilitated by a lot of support measures from the government and partner countries. Many companies also see great prospects in the Greek tourist market, for example, the well-known low-cost carrier easyJet is opening several new routes this summer - to Kos, Chania, Corfu and Kefalonia.

Most foreigners in the first days of May arrive at the country's main airport - Athens. More than 350 thousand guests of the country have already passed through Eleftherios Venizelos. After Athens, high passenger traffic is recorded at the airports of Heraklion, Rhodes, Thessaloniki and Corfu. Holidays in Greece include a wide range of options - from budget to premium, so guests from Manchester, Berlin, Amsterdam and other world capitals can easily find the right option among the available choices.

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