With a financial crisis, numerous protests by the people and a government that is looking pretty shaky, things are not looking too good for Greece. While it’s bad news for its citizens, it is good news for potential travelers. Here’s 5 pros and cons of visiting Greece today.
1. Cheap as it may ever be
Tourism makes up for 9% of Greece’s GDP, so you know the country does not want to shut that source of income off. Right now, you can get great deals on things that typically are more pricey.
2. There is a cash shortage
Don’t even think about trying to use an ATM upon landing in Greece. The government has set a cap of €60 on ATM transactions so make sure you have tons of cash before touching down in Greece.
3. Protest and rioting
The people of Greece are taking to the streets to protest their dissatisfaction with how the government is handling various problems. While the protest have been peaceful, it is imperative that you keep the location of the protest in mind when planning your trip around Greece.
4. Sights to yourself
With many people trying to get out of Greece as fast as they can, you’ll be virtually by yourself while visiting certain spots in Greece.
5. Helping the country
Your money that you will spend during your time in Greece will actually benefit the country. So, why not just go.