Analysis of the tourist attractiveness of selected Greek islands: comparison of the Ionian Islands, the Dodecanese and Crete of the basis of the tourist attractiveness index

Authors

  • Anna Staniszewska Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
  • Tomasz Karasiewicz Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3170-9517

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34767/GAT.2022.10.03

Keywords:

tourism in Greece, Ionian Islands, Dodecanese Islands, Crete, tourist attractiveness index

Abstract

The tourism sector is responsible for a large part of Greece's GDP because the tourist assets of this country generate a lot of tourist traffic. The aim of the article is to compare the tourist attractiveness of the Ionian Islands, Dodecanese and Crete. This allowed for the creation of an attractiveness index. The following aspects were analyzed in detail: the number of tourist attractions, the number of hotels, the quality of these hotels, the number of airports and the number of seaports. Each of the elements was rated on a five-point scale. The region of the Ionian Islands turned out to be the most attractive for tourists. It has the most seaports and airports, so it is the most available in terms of communication. The number of attractions in the Ionian Islands is the largest among the studied areas. The number and quality of hotels is comparable to other analyzed places.

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Published

2022-06-30

How to Cite

Staniszewska, A. ., & Karasiewicz, T. . (2022). Analysis of the tourist attractiveness of selected Greek islands: comparison of the Ionian Islands, the Dodecanese and Crete of the basis of the tourist attractiveness index. Geography and Tourism, 1(10), 25–34. https://doi.org/10.34767/GAT.2022.10.03