We who fell in love with the Greek Islands know that each is a treasure in its own right. The people of Greece rely heavily on tourism. Right now the dire news is deterring visitors to the Greek Islands, especially the Germans and The British. Both of these populations used to visit the Greek Islands in droves during Summer. Now they are turning their backs on Greece.
In 2012 there could also be other reasons why Europeans are bypassing Greece. The Jubilee and Olympics in the UK will attract many tourists. One thing that you cannot rely on in the UK though, and perhaps in Germany, is the weather. In the UK the only thing certain about the weather is that it will be unpredictable.
Added to this many Europeans are worried over their financial future. This will mean that some will not have a vacation abroad this year.
The Greek Islands can offer you beautiful weather and so much more. Wall to wall sunshine on some Greek Islands is the norm for much of the summer months. Visit the eastern half of Crete for glorious weather and more.
There are so many Greek Islands that there is literally something for everyone. Beaches, history, walking, flora and fauna, culture, shopping all with Grecian hospitality. The Greeks are a friendly people who will welcome you with open arms. Perhaps this year they will welcome you more than ever.
In these uncertain times nowhere is guaranteed trouble free. Spain now has its own set of problems. However remember that the protests have been on mainland Greece and not in and around the Islands.
As a precaution you could book a package holiday with an established agent. There are good deals to be had right now. Currently as well English currency is fairing quite favourably against the Euro. This will mean that your money will go further. A final precaution could be to book a last minute deal.
Next time you open the door to rain, hail, wind and more remember there is a warm haven waiting for you in the Greek Islands. What are you waiting for?
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