Wherever the Athenians go for the three days of Clean Monday, as almost 80,000 cars passed (only yesterday, Saturday) through the toll booths on the two national roads.

The KTEL buses were also leaving full – with the Patras quay flooded with travelers while the tourist offices “sold out” their Halloween packages

Where the Greeks will have a clean Monday

The three-day carnival always has increased traffic – mainly in the areas where the carnivals are held with great success – mainly from visitors coming from the urban centers near the carnival areas, the president of the federation of tourist offices in Greece Lysandros Tsilidis notes to APE-MBE.

Starting with the carnival destinations, which traditionally star with high occupancy, the Patras, Xanthi, Skyros, Rethymno, Naoussa, Kastoria, Tirnavos, Kozani, Ioannina, Kefalonia, Rhodes, Amfissa, Kalamata, Galaxidi and Corfu attract visitors from every corner of the country.

At the same time, organized travel once again prevails in the planning of travelers and for this reason travel agencies pre-purchased seats on ships and planes in order for consumers to buy budget packages.

From the above it can be concluded that in the carnival destinations no “pin drops” from the visitors, as the completeness overcomes it 90% in open accommodation.

At this point, Mr. Tsilidis speaks of an increase in sales this year in excursion packages of more than 10%, compared to 23, when last year there was a 30% increase compared to 2022.

Regarding the prices of the packages given to Greek travelers, they were competitively priced and for this reason there was a great response, explains Mr. Tsilidis.

One in particular three days in Patras starts from 115 euros per person (two nights – transport and accommodation).

A five-day in Blonde starts from 135 euros per person, a five-day stay in Skyro it costs 310 euros, at Rethimno 3 nights will cost 375 euros per person, while at Kastoria for 2 nights the person will spend 175 euros.