Greece is an amazing country with lots of great sights and attractions. Currently, most travellers can’t see the benefits of visiting Greece because of the negatives. Thanks to the Eurozone crisis, the country is in turmoil and holidaymakers and travellers alike are giving it a wide berth. However, it is now the perfect time to visit the country if it is on your bucket list. Why? To find out why you need to take a look at the reasons underneath.
No one wants to revel in the misery of others, but you can’t deny that you like the idea of a cheap holiday. Everyone likes the idea of a cheap holiday because holidays are expensive. At the moment, the cost of holidaying in Greece is as cheap as any time in the past. The major islands like Santorini and Mykonos are still quite expensive. After all, they do have a good reputation that the economic crisis can’t shatter. Islands like Paros, on the other hand, aren’t as reputable. So, the cost of everything from food to alcohol inevitably gets lower. You can even find real estate Porto Heli or Amanzoe for a reasonable price. When it comes to cheap holidays, Greece is up there with the very best.
Tourism Is Still Thriving
Despite the crisis, Greece is expecting a record number of tourists for this year. Yes, 2016 is expected to be the busiest year for tourists in the country’s history. How is that a good thing? It is a good thing because it means your destination will have an atmosphere. It is one thing booking a quiet holiday, but you still want some excitement. You want the bars, clubs and restaurants to be full of life and entertainment. That won’t be the case if there are only a handful of people in the country! Don’t worry because the place is still as vibrant as ever before.
The Attractions Are Still There
It is important to remember that the things that make the country great are still in place. Yes, the economy is weak, and that is a dangerous thing for everyone. But, it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a holiday in South-Eastern Europe. When you land, you will still be able to see the Parthenon and Acropolis of Athens. You will still be able to witness the Temple of Zeus and National Archaeological Museum. And, there are still plenty of great beaches and resorts and places to unwind. The only difference is that it is cheaper to see everything now than before.
Greek is famous for its hospitality, and that hasn’t changed in the last couple of years. If anything, the Greek people are more hospitable than ever as they are so happy to see tourists. Tourism makes up almost 17% of the national GDP, which directly affects their livelihoods. When you land, the people will make you as welcome as you have ever been in a foreign country. Plus, you will help make their situation that little bit better thanks to your custom.
Greece still has a lot to offer in 2016. Make sure you don’t pass up the opportunity.