Following a voting process by Scandinavian travellers, the island received a Gold Award as the Best Island Destination and a Silver Award as the Best Beach Destination in Greece.
The Greek Travel Awards recognize the best practices of Greek tourism companies and destinations, based on the votes of 18,000 people in the Scandinavian countries.
He added that the Scandinavian countries and Sweden in particular, contribute to Greece’s tourism sector annually with a large number of high-quality visitors, who seek for diverse experiences and are interested in culture, hiking and gastronomy.
According to figures published by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), Samos, between January and June 2018 attracted some 1,11 million travellers from Scandinavia, namely Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway, up by 10.64 per cent compared to the same period in 2017. Moreover, airport arrivals from Sweden increased by 6.5 per cent and reached 403,933.
Our efforts focus on the development of diverse tourism activities that will further enhance Samos’ dynamics, not only as a ‘sea and sun’ destination but also as a holiday spot offering numerous cultural events, nature activities, unique flavours and products.