Crete favorite for holidays 2024 in The Netherlands

From a list of seventeen popular destinations in Greece 1.116 visitors of the popular portal voted for the one they like to visit. Crete received 16% of the votes, followed by Samos (10%), Corfu (10%), Zakynthos (9%) and Kefalonia (8%). 

Which Greek destinations are favorite for the summer of 2024 by the Dutch? Crete is favorite in The Netherlands for holidays in 2024. In recent months visitors from could vote for their favorited destination in Greece online for holidays.

Ionian Islands popular for summer 2024

The Ionian Islands, which lie off the west coast of Greece, are popular for the summer of 2024. Corfu seems to have made a comeback with its beautiful capital Kerkyra, thousands of olive trees and charming coastal villages. Zakynthos is also popular in The Netherlands and has been attracting tons of tourists for years with, for example, it’s famous ‘shipwreck beach’. Unfortunately you can no longer get on the beach itself as the white pebble beach with its high rocks is protected. You can still enjoy the fantastic view of Navagio-bay from above. Kefalonia, the largest island of this archipelago, closes the top 5 holiday destinations in Greece for 2024 from Lefkada is also popular and is found on the seventh place this year.

Crete number one in the Netherlands

Just like in previous years, Crete is the undisputed favorite for Dutch people for their holidays in Greece. Seaside resorts and villages east of Heraklion, such as Malia, Stalida and Hersonissos, are popular places to stay in Crete. Heraklion is the busiest airport, but the Dutch can also fly to Chania in western Crete. Not only is Chania a beautiful city to visit, but you can easily explore the western site of Crete from here with beaches like Balos and Elafonisi.

Ten percent of the respondents would prefer to go to Samos in 2024. This North Aegean island is attractive to Dutch people, because of its pleasant coastal towns such as Kokkari and Pythagorion and as a hiking destination.

Top 10 destinations in Greece for Dutch in 2024

1. Crete (16%)
2. Samos (10%)
3. Corfu (10%)
4. Zakynthos (9%)
5. Kefalonia (8%)
6. Kos (7%)
7. Lefkas (6%)
8. Peloponnese (6%)
9. Lesvos (5%)
10. Karpathos (5%)
(source: December 2023)

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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