Will the Greek economy affect your summer holiday?


With sun, sea, and summer on our minds, many of us are dreaming of a holiday in Greece. But with the economic crisis, is it safe?

Pack your bags and book your flights, because Greece is just as inviting as before the crisis. In fact, you may even have a better trip! With the euro weakening, many families have been blessed with cheaper holidays.  Although the country is perfectly safe, some holiday accommodations have been offering discounts in order to draw people back to this luxurious destination.

In addition to possible savings, the islands have become increasingly quiet. The strikes and protests have been taking place in the larger cities, like Athens and Thessaloniki, leaving visitors basking peacefully in the sun on the islands. If you want a break from sunbathing and boat rides, shopping and local restaurants in the lovely villages of places like Mykonos are perfectly welcoming as well. With smaller crowds, beaches and towns will be more enjoyable and less chaotic – ideal for a summer getaway.

So don’t let the economic downfall fool you – Greece is resilient and has been dealing with strikes for over 35 years while vacationers have been obliviously enjoying the sultry islands. And with a large selection of IAVRA properties located in places like Santorini and Antiparos, there are plenty of beautiful beaches and stunning villas ready to welcome you all.

To book your villa holiday and get in touch with your IAVRA agent or if you’d like a recommendation of an IAVRA agent, please contact us at info@iavra.com.

Great travel tips for your trip to Greece:

  1. Order your taxi in advance, assuring you a stress-free arrival at your villa.
  2. Use a travel agent to book your holiday. They can assist you through any obstacles you may come across.
  3. Visit http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/europe/greece for further information about personal security during your holiday in Greece.