Case, I am curious how things are in Greece at the moment. In the U.S. we hear about a lot of economic hardship, etc. Is it an OK time to visit Greece? I would like to visit Greece, and I'm a big fan of Greek food. Just not sure if now is the time or not. Usually I have found that things are less bad in a country than what is portrayed in the press.
The crisis in Greece is hardest for the big city's like Athens. It iseems always difficult to survive in major city's
Because live in a city tends to be more expensive then in the simple village. And what if people loose their income, their jobs? Then A major city becomes a though place to survive.
The touristical places like the islands will still survive because of the tourist. So if You enjoy Greece, please go!
The Greek people need Your support. On the other hand commercialized tourism like cruiseships and all inclusive Holliday organizations are a bad thing in that these tourist spend very little of their money on local shops, restaurants and culture because they are guided like cattle through the beautifull country and are force fed by the business deal that only the organizations benefit from.....
Luckily for the people that did not sell their land or island to rich foreigners or China and Russia, they possess still something that is worth more then money or gold! You can eat and maybe drink from Your land. I hope they won't make the same mistake that a lot of the native Americans once made....
Last summer we made a trip through the mainland of Greece and Eboia. We visited A interesting ecological community that teaches people how to live from the land with green energies and in harmony with nature.
The Greek people have a lot of experience dealing with poverty and surviving and even enjoying live!
Lots of stuf the media propagate is simply just that. Propaganda.
Our last trip was probably one of the nicest visits we did to Greece.
Especialy sailing in a Yacht around Greece is divine.