Why tourists spend their vacation on Crete?

touristsairportA survey from MAICH and Hotel Association of Chania “proves” why tourists choose Crete to spend their vacation.

According to the answers of visitors from 25 countries, climate, natural scenery and cretan gastronomy, are the main reasons.

Except accommodation and transportation, tourists spend their money for lunch or dinner (87%), for buying local products (56%), for excursions (30%), for night life (13%) and for visiting museums and archaelogical sights (12%).

Tourists buy cretan wines (44,8%), orange juice, olive oil, honey, vegetables, tsikoudia, soap, herbs and rusks.

Platanias and Agia Marina are the main places for accommodation (62%), but Elafonissi is the top destination in Chania Prefecture, visited by one out of three tourists.

More than 3,5 mil. tourists were visitors of Crete for summer 2014.


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