Accommodation seaside resorts Greece

The area of Greece is approximately 131857 square kilometres, of which 1130 square metres are water bodies. It has outlets to the Aegean Sea, the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. It is situated in the southern part of Europe, with the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, Albania to the northwest and Turkey to the northeast.

The most influential and largest cities in Greece are Athens and Thessaloniki, with a metropolitan population of about 4 million and 1 million respectively.

Greece has a total of 1200-1600 islands, of which only 227 are inhabited. These include Crete, (the largest and most populated), Euboea (which is separated by the Strait of Euripus from the mainland), Rhodos and Lesbos, and the list of islands tourists can visit goes on.

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Seaside tourism in Greece

Eurostat statistics show that the vast majority of tourists come from mainland Europe (12.7 million). The majority of visitors come from the United Kingdom, 2.6 million. Also, the most visited destination in Greece is Central Macedonia, followed by Attica and the Peloponnese - these belong to Northern Greece, registering 6.5 million tourists, compared to the central area which has 6.3 million visitors.

In 2010, Thessaloniki was ranked by Lonely Planet as the second best city in Greece, ranking 5th best party city, alongside Dubai and Montreal. Santorini has been ranked as the most popular island in the world and the neighbouring island of Mykonos is ranked 5th in the European category.

Prices on the Greek coast

A 7-day holiday on the island of Crete by coach can cost up to 119 euros, and for 189 euros you get accommodation included in Halkidiki, the price also covers coach transport. For a 10-day stay in Zakynthos the cost is 170 euros, including accommodation, breakfast and coach transport.

According to statistics, a 10-day stay costs around 170 euros in summer, in the second half of August, in the resorts of Argassi and Zakynthos, and the hotel is 3 stars.

For 255 euros in 2018, you can enjoy 7 nights at a 3-star hotel in Kusadasi, including transport.

In Skapelos, a cheaper stay can be as low as 246 euros for a 7-night stay, including breakfast and transport, at a 4-star hotel.

If you opt for Paralia Katerini, prices are around 160 euros per person in August. This price includes accommodation for 7 nights in a 3-star hotel, you also benefit from all inclusiveand the transport provided by coach.

Greek seaside resorts

Santorini is one of the most visited resorts in the world - it impresses with its untouched landscapes. The beach is located at the foot of an amber-coloured mountain, covered with black sand, and this unique image is appreciated by tourists who come in large numbers.

Popularity of the resort Halkidiki is due to its beauty and the beaches hosted by three famous bays of the peninsula with the same name. Also, the rates are visitor-friendly and the hotels delight tourists with excellent accommodation and dining conditions without compromising their budget.

Of all the other Greek islands, the resort Thassos is highlighted by a rocky coastline to the east and west, and sandy to the north and south. Being a mountainous island, with an average annual temperature of 23.4 degrees Celsius in summer, tourists choose this resort for a relaxing and peaceful seaside holiday.

Why we should choose Paralia Katerini Olympic Riviera for a seaside holiday? Thanks to the long beaches, high mountains and hills full of olive trees, vines and pine trees that offer a paradisiacal landscape. This resort is relatively close to Romania and it is not excluded that here you will meet Romanian speaking staff.

Zakynthos is not only one of the most visited destinations in Greece, but also in the world. The white sand, which together with the sky-blue sea creates a stunning contrast, tourists choose this area without hesitation. The beach is visited by tourists who prefer privacy, they enjoy the bays perfect for diving, restaurants and tavernas, but also rocky stretches for climbing. Being hidden by a mountain covered with vegetation, the beach creates a quiet and intimate atmosphere.

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The resort of Rhodes lies at the crossroads of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas. It offers fabulous scenery, fine sandy beaches and exclusive hotels for visitors who flock to the resort.

Island Lefkada has extensive plantations of olive trees, cypresses and a charming beach for tourists.

Island Corfu has one great strength: diversity. It has many attractions for all tourists: the north coast is for tourists who are passionate about water sports, seaside fun, partying and nightlife, while the south and west coasts offer more isolated, quiet areas, untouched by civilization - for tourists who want a more relaxing and peaceful seaside holiday.

Island Crete is number one on the list of favourites of tourists eager for a seaside holiday. The best resorts in Crete are Hersonissos, Rethymnon, Agios Nikolaos, Gouves and Stalida. It offers a lot of possibilities: water sports, interesting sights (for example, the Palace of King Minos in Knossos), sunny beach days, golden sand, beaches with umbrellas and sunbeds.

The resort Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece, has high cliffs, important historical monuments such as the White Tower, fine sandy beaches and stunning landscapes that attract countless tourists.

Мykonos is an expensive destination with unique monuments and sights: the Paraportiani Church, the 16 windmills, the narrow streets in the centre of Chora, Kalo Livadi beach, Elia beach and Ano Mera village.

Accommodation on the Greek coast

The most popular regions in Greece have many hotels. For example, in Thasos there are 137 hotels, in Halkidiki 234 hotels, in Zakynthos 151 hotels, in Santorini 401 hotels, and the list goes on - that's why tourists who choose Greece as a seaside holiday destination can choose from a multitude of different hotels, depending on their requirements and expectations.

The top 25 best hotels in Greece include most of the places in Halkidiki and Rhodes. For example, the Pretty Blue in Rhodes is 5-star and is set like an amphitheatre above Vlicha Bay.

Sani Asterias in Kasandra Peninsula, Halkidiki resort is a 5 star hotel complex with swimming pool, spa, quality services, located on the shore of the Adriatic Sea.

Porto Sani in Halkidiki resort featuring oversized rooms, a quality appreciated by many tourists.

Bourtzi Boutique Hotel in Skiathos is a 4-star hotel located in the centre of the capital of Skiathos. Featuring 38 rooms with modern design, an outdoor swimming pool, tourists have ranked it as one of the top hotels in Greece.

Katikies Hotel in Santorini is a 5-star boutique-hotel with a direct view of the Caldera, the cone of a sunken volcano.

Saint Andrea Seaside Resort in Paros is a 5-star hotel in a picturesque village in the Cyclades archipelago.

Regina Dell Acqua Resort offers the best service according to the reviews, and the staff's constant striving for perfection is the goal of this hotel.

The Sani Club in Kasandra Peninsula is a 5-star hotel offering wonderful views of Mount Olympus and the Aegean Sea, and is designed for tourists of all ages. It has spacious rooms, swimming pools, a fine sandy beach, a refined menu and multiple possibilities to spend time during your stay.

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Road and rail networks have been upgraded. Among the most important transport routes are the A2 motorway, with the Greek name of Egnatia Odos, linking north-west Greece with the north-east, and the Rio-Antirrio bridge, the largest cable-stayed bridge, with a length of about 2250 metres - it connects Antirrio in Central Greece with the Peloponnese of Rio.

Also, there are numerous means of public transport such as buses and coaches with which, as a tourist, you can visit countless locations to explore monuments of historical significance, monasteries and restaurants, numerous beaches - everything to enjoy a dream seaside holiday.

Most tourists choose air travel because it is more relaxing and they arrive earlier at their destination compared to driving.

Why choose the Greek coast?

  • It's the perfect place for a dream holiday - thanks to its long beaches, crystal clear waters, tasty national and international food, tavernas, festivals and lively parties;
  • Renowned for its perfect climatic conditions, you will enjoy plenty of sunshine and a wonderful tan (in Greece, the sun is in the sky 300 days of the year);
  • You will enjoy exploring the different authentic styles, both on the islands and on the mainland.
  • Greece offers safety to its inhabitants, who are peaceful, no matter what time of day you choose to take a walk.

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