Bulgaria, Greece 'Swap' Record Number of Tourists for Easter

Tourism | April 17, 2012, Tuesday // 20:40|  views

Thousands of tourists from Bulgaria, Greece, and Macedonia chose to spend the Orthodox Easter holidays in the southwestern Bulgarian resort town of Sandanski. Photo by BGNES

A record number of Bulgarians and Greeks have visited each others' countries during the Eastern Orthodox Easter holidays over the past weekend, border police data indicates.

Some 65 000 Bulgarians went to Greece during the four-day Easter holiday, while almost just as many Greeks – about 58 000 – spent their brief Easter vacation in Bulgaria.

According to Lora Lyubenova, spokesperson of the Bulgarian Border Police, a total of 220 000 persons and 77 600 cars crossed the Bulgarian-Greek border through the five operational crossings in both directions during the Easter holidays.

More than half of the traffic – 145 000 persons and 48 000 vehicles - was through the large Bulgarian-Greek border crossing at Kulata-Promachonas.

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