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Why travelers should be visiting Greece

Bookings to Greece are down and there are many theories as to why. I believe that it is due to the perception that Greece is in chaos. However, I also think this sentiment is very overblown. The combination is an unfortunate situation, because Greece remains a magnificently beautiful country with so much to offer, such as history, archaeology, gorgeous scenery, and much more.

I covered this topic further in my first blog contribution to The Huffington Post. Check it out, and pick up where I left off about the current situation in Greece.

I also wanted to share some pictures of what makes this destination so fabulous:

Greece is known for its history, romance, music, and more. It was home to the first advanced civilizations in Europe, making it one of the most historically rich places in the world.

Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea that is known for its small, but flourishing, wine industry and locally grown produce. 

Mykonos, another Greek Island, is known for its nightlife and beach resort atmosphere. Beautiful clear water, white sand, and warm people make this location a perfect one for a summer getaway.

The Temple of Poseidon, located on Cape Sounion,was constructed in 444-440 BC, and was destroyed by Emperor Arcadius in 399. It was built to honor Poseidon, a Greek God who was second only to Zeus. It stands today as remembrance of the past.

Let us know: Are you planning a trip to Greece despite the booking slump? If so, why?

1 Comment

  1. We traveled with Friendly Planet to Athens, Santorini & Mykonos last summer for our honeymoon. Some of our friends and family were terrified for our safety. Their fears were completely unfounded. We’ve never enjoyed such a relaxing vacation. True, there were some demonstrations happening in Athens while we were there–taxi drivers were protesting in front of Parliament against measures that would leave them in heaps of debt with no regulated taxi market…and frankly, I sympathized with them. But their protest was focused and disciplined, and we didn’t feel at all unsafe. In fact, I think the Occupy protests in the U.S. over the past year have been at least as unsafe and chaotic as any in Greece.

    California, where I live, is also in the midst of economic chaos, and people are protesting here too. Yet I haven’t heard anybody suggest California is unsafe to visit!

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Peggy Goldman is a specialty tour operator and travel expert, who owns and operates Friendly Planet Travel, a full-service company that specializes in tour packages to exotic worldwide destinations at affordable prices.   More about Peggy

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