Greece is the word… for hordes of tourists! Skyscanner reveals the reality of a peak-season holiday in one of the world’s most popular destination.
Greece was the ninth most-booked country on the planet for UK travellers in July and August 2022 and the third most-booked country worldwide, according to Skyscanner – and the Greek tourist board revealed that in the first week of August alone, one million holidaymakers arrived at airports in the country.
But what does this data mean for someone travelling to the country in peak season? These shocking photos – which tooked earlier this month and are shown next to brochure-style images for contrast – reveal that it can mean standing elbow to elbow with other visitors at major tourist sights. Unless you get up very early.
A set of photographs at the Acropolis – which 16,000 people visit every day – show hordes of tourists swarming over the revered sight.