Most Russian tourists focus on Athens and Attica coast, according to travel data

Nearly 800,000 Russian tourists visited Greece in the period January-September 2018, according to the website of the “Vestnik ATOP”, the Russian union tourist agents.

According to Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) sources in Russia, the number of Russian tourists posted a marginal increase (0.3 pct) in comparison with the same period in 2017.

However, tourist arrivals from Russia to Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” in particular posted a spectacular 47 pct increase in comparison with the same period in 2017. The rise suggests that the largest percentage of Russian tourists arrive in the Greek capital and from there explore the Attica coast, the island of Evia, the Peloponnese and of course the islands of Cyclades, instead of flying directly to popular islands that host charter flights, explained the head of GNTO’s office in Moscow Polykarpos Efstathiou.

Source ANA-MPA
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