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1) You can’t YOF (yoghurt, ouzo and feta) anywhere else. You only YOF in one place. Sure it can be argued that you can YOF in many places but it would be a sham. The touristic experience has not changed from this summer to last. Do it right and YOF in Greece.

2) Greece is safe. Other than a few protests in Athens, there has been no violence in other parts of the country. Tourists are not being discouraged from travelling to Greece for a good reason.

3) Greece’s good looks remain unchanged. The crisis did nothing to alter the crystal clear waters of the Aegean and Ionian. All the countless reasons that draw traveller to Greece – the natural beauty, archaeology and history – are still there.

4) The nightlife hours on the islands will still extend to the early morning when the sun comes up, especially in Mykonos. Everyday is the perfect day to party in Mykonos, so it seems. When it comes to Greek nightlife not even a thunderstorm and power outage will drag the DJ out of the DJ booth, let alone a financial crisis.

5) Greek businesses will be grateful for tourism. Money trickles down from the pockets of tourists into the hands of Greek business owners who then distribute it deeper into the economy. Regardless of how the money is spent, it’s the spending that gets the economy going. Tourism will help lead Greece down the road to recovery.

Read our guides to Santorini and Mykonos.

Words by Eleni Alafouzou

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