Greek hotel rooms can’t meet demand from tourists

eKathimerini — The limited number of beds on popular islands, combined with the early bookings of tourists who chose to visit Greece, have turned the quest for a room this summer into something of an ordeal. Finding a room in high season at popular destinations has become a dice-roll, as nine out of 10 accommodation units are either booked or too expensive for those seeking to combine quality, price and a good location.

Grigoris Tasios, the President of the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation, says that only 25,000 beds were added in the whole of Greece in 2018, which is “minimal” in relation to the rise in demand.

The situation is a little better on Crete, Rhodes and Kos, while major continental destinations such as Halkidiki and Pieria in central Macedonia, are showing a considerably better picture than the Cyclades islands.