Crete, Zakynthos and Kerkyra - the best Greek islands for 2017
The Ionian Islands visitors have increased by over 23% since 2016
- December 12, 2017 14:30
- Monika Dimitrova
Crete and the Ionian Islands, including Zakynthos, Kerkyra and Paxi are Greece’s winning destinations when it comes to tourism-related revenue per visitor and duration of stay.
This is due to the contacts and negotiations with international tour operators and airlines, and thanks to the excellent cooperation established between the Ionian Islands Region and the government. The stronger demand for Greece is expressed in the increase in tourist traffic and connectivity.
The Ionian Islands are growing in the number of international arrivals, the length of stay and in tourism-related revenue. 2016 saw arrivals by more than 13% and the number of international visitors exceeds 2.4 million. A further increase of 10% is observed this year with the launch of 30 new direct flights.
Moreover they are also twenty investment plans for 4- and 5-star hotels, a tourist complex project and a theme park in the region, as well as ways to establish Corfu as a home port for cruise travel.