Chania & Tourism Trends
Crete is most often visited by tourists from Germany. Over 1.4 million German tourists visited the island in 2018, ranking Germany as Crete’s biggest travel market by far.
Other visitors include those from France, the UK and the Netherlands.According to the SETE Institute (INSETE), the research department of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE); Athens, Thessaloniki, Fira on Santorini, as well as Georgioupolis and Rethymno on Crete, are among the most popular tourist destinations among German vacationers in the spring of the last year. British tourists prefer Athens, Fira, and Imerovigli on Santorini, Corfu, and Thessaloniki.
The fact that Georgioupolis is one of the top destinations preferred by German tourists is not a surprise: in this area with a strong tradition in welcoming vacationers from this part of the European mainland, German vacationers feel at ease and find the best facilities and amenities for a comfortable stay including high-class facilities.