Greek ho­tels keep rates at low lev­els

Kathimerini English - - C O M M E N Tary - STATHIS KOUSOUNIS

Ho­tel rates in Athens and Greece in gen­eral con­tinue to be very com­pet­i­tive this month, ac­cord­ing to on­line travel book­ing site Tri­vago.

The av­er­age on­line rate for a night’s stay in a dou­ble room at a Greek ho­tel in Novem­ber comes to 84 euros, show­ing a rise of just 2.4 per­cent from the same month last year. This ranks Greece as the eighth cheap­est des­ti­na­tion among 24 coun­tries in Europe based on ho­tel prices that Tri­vago com­piles.

The av­er­age on­line rate in Europe amounts to 105 euros, while Poland and Bul­garia have the low­est rates, at 57 and 59 euros per night re­spec­tively.

The av­er­age rate this month at Athens ho­tels amounts to 79 euros, post­ing a sig­nif­i­cant rise of 11.3 per­cent com­pared with Novem­ber 2013. Among the 50 Euro­pean ci­ties sam­pled, Athens is the 10th cheap­est in this re­spect.

At the same time ho­tels in Rome charge an av­er­age of 109 euros, in Istanbul 98 euros, in Madrid 96 euros and in Lis­bon 91 euros. The low­est rates are in Zaragoza, cen­tral Spain (58 euros) and in Sofia (60 euros). The high­est rates are to be found in Geneva and London (229 and 220 euros re­spec­tively).

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