Ten Greek islands are among the most popular destinations for 2024 for holiday-makers from the Netherlands, according to the Dutch travel website Griekenland.net

Crete, located in the southern part of the Aegean and Greece’s largest island, Samos in the eastern Aegean and Corfu in the Ionian Sea, are billed as the top three destinations spots in Greece, based on the intention to travel in the coming season, with 16%, 10% and 10% respectively.

Zakynthos (Zante), Cephallonia, both in the Ionian, Kos in the eastern Aegean and Lefkada, in the Ionian, the Peloponnese, Lesvos and Karpathos in the Dodecanese were also on the list.

The website Griekenland.net, visited by thousands of Dutch users, cites Crete as the most preferred island by the Dutch while visiting Greece, while Samos has won kudos for its beautiful villages and enchanting walking routes, while Corfu makes a dynamic comeback on the top ranks.

The newly elected mayor of Samos, Paris Papageorgiou, said the island “has this magical touch that differentiate it in the international arena, adding that this distinction is another indication of the uniqueness and popularity of the island.”

“Our concern will be to introduce travelers from both Greece and abroad all aspects of eastern Samos highlighting in particular the authenticity, the gastronomy, the history, the culture, the alternative activities, the natural beauty and the quality of services as a combination which offers travelers an unrepeatable experience.”