Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Go to Greece

This is a personal post, one that I have been meaning to write for a while now. I keep people saying, how gorgeous Greece is, how the would love to visit BUT how they are choosing NOT to because of the current situation. And it saddens me incredibly. 
Greece IS gorgeous, Greece IS the most incredible travel destination, and Greece lives off tourism, no denying.
Greece IS suffering, yes, the situation for the Greeks is painful, BUT it is NOW that we need you all to come and visit our gorgeous country. It is NOT dangerous for you to visit, you will enjoy it, the Greeks will treat you with their warmth and love and I guarantee you, you will remember me, it's going to be the trip of your life. If you were considering Greece as your summer holiday but have been fearful, PLEASE do support the Greek tourism. 


On an side note, yes I completely agree with the Anonymous comment (and yes I should have written this post long ago!) Greece is indeed suffering, BUT the world has not fallen apart indeed. Another thing I have heard is that it is dangerous to go to Greece now, it is not. And you may wonder, am I going to Greece this summer? YES I AM. And if you can, so should you. I am happy to help anyone with ideas, destinations etc etc just drop me an email (but bear in mind I am no travel agent and don't know much much, just my two cents)  
Santorini via here

32 comments:

  1. yep, need to go here now. absolutely beautiful image!!!
    xo TJ

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  2. as a fellow greek blogger, i couldn't agree with you more! we need all the support we can get. love your blog by the way :)

    - Δανάη

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  3. I would love to visit Greece, but sadly my own personal economy suffers as well :( But one day I will make it there!!

    http://www.mythriftychic.com/

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  4. I would really love to go! Crossing fingers for a summer holiday there soon.

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  5. I'm a honeymoon travel agent and lovee Greece, I'm working with a couple now that I hope considers Greece as their honeymoon. I will continue to offer Greece as a wonderful honeymoon destination because I know the country needs it. I pray the crisis ends soon for all the beautiful people of your country.

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  6. I have to get there immediately. Soooo beautiful.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  7. Gorgeous and on my bucket list to go!

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  8. 100% agree with you, Helena. Greece is very special to my heart as well.

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  9. Bravo Helena, well done. I've been waiting for this post for a long time, what took you so long? What you need to point out though is that there is a misunderstanding and confusion regarding the Greek Crisis. Things are quite difficult here but it is not like the world has falled apart. And the problem is attacking the big cities mainly. The rest of the country is affected but not severely. So the main tourist attractions of Greece, the islands, remain unaffected and since they are supported by tourism noone can see any difference. Anyone who has been in Santorini 4 years ago will see the same Santorini today and will enjoy his holidays in the exact same way he did in the past. There is really no reason to avoid Greece, on the contrary, people will benefit from better deals now.

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  10. I so agree with you; I lived & worked on Lesvos & Chios for a couple of years & loved it. The Greek people are so hospitable & warm, they don't deserve to be in this current situation. My boyfriend at the time had a taverna & worked 18 hours a day, 7 days a week from April till October - most Greeks are very hard-working!!!! They so need money from tourism, pls don't stay away!

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  11. I was in Athens, Santorini and Mykonos last year and I totally recomend it. Although you could appreciate the effects of the crisis in Athens, it worths visiting it and the islands are a completely different world, it is paradise. If you are considering it as your holiday destination, I would not hesitate!

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  12. Currently in Santorini and couldn't agree more! I have felt nothing but safe and everyone is SO nice!! Highly highly recommend to anyone who can go - it's a must-see!!!!

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  13. From the moment I set foot in Greece I fell in love with the landscape, its people, food, beaches, architecture...I could go on and on . My dream is to fins a small white washed house in the remote island of Anafi (off the coast of Santorini). My husband started to send me emails regarding real estate in greece. Perhaps if Greece does indeed leave the Euro, we might be able to buy a small piece of paradise.

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  14. Ainsssssss recuerdo cuando estuve allí en Santorini y el pueblito de Oia. Desde aquí mando Mucho ánimo a los griegos para que salgan adelante y el turismo vaya a mñas, aunque nosotros estamos parecidos ainssssssss... Elena muy bonito homenaje a parte de tu tierra.

    Bss!!!

    http://mrsboho.blogspot.com/
    http://www.kulunkadecoblog.com/

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  15. I would LOVE to go to Greece. Someday I actually hope to go. It looks beautiful. My Uncle has been many times and he is a huge fan of Mykonos. xo

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  16. Agree agree! Santorini was one of my favourite destinations I've ever visited. Just like the postcards it really is magnificent to experience. Had I not just had my holiday to Turkey I would be getting on a plane again to Greece pronto!

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  17. I Love Greece, i went last summer and I Love it!

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  18. if i could afford it, i would be there now. i have always wanted to go to greece. ive been looking at maybe going in september.

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  19. I haven't been to Greece before but we're planning to go there for our honeymoon after our destination wedding in Israel next year! If Israel doesn't scare me then Greece REALLY doesn't! x

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  20. Thank you for posting this! No-one really truly understands what's going on here... In the years i've been living here i've seen a dramatic change which is deeply upsetting... Life is hard here sweets (and no people are not selling their children or leaving them on the streets Grazia reported!) but everyone tries to remain optimistic. The whole elections thing was absolutely mental!
    I DON'T KNOW WHY PEOPLE THINK IT'S SCARY OR DANGEROUS TO GO TO GREECE! OMFG!!!! - It's absolutely beautiful right now - we've had crazy hot weather, the beaches are a 30/45min drive from the city centre - actually less if there's no traffic at the weekend, beach bars are all open now too. The islands are just stunning - I have a long list I can share if anyone want to visit!

    Sorry to vent sweetie, but is that really what the hype out there is, thanks a lot liars!

    x.o.x.o

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  21. what a special and meaningful post. I hear nothing but great things about greece and want to go there someday for sure. bravo to you!!

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  22. Great post! Greece is very high on my countries to visit list!

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  23. Such an amazing post, Helena! I agree with you 100% and couldn't have said it better! xoxo

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  24. beautiful post. i leave for greece on monday and i'm so very excited. headed to santorini, athens and mykonos. please let me know if you have recs: katie@shopblueprintmodern.com ~ xo

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  25. the image is breathtaking. hope i can visit Greece someday=)

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  26. Good post and Smart Blog
    Thanks for your good information and i hope to subscribe and visit my blog Ancient Greece and more Ancient Greece for Kids thanks again admin

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  27. Bravo Helenaki mou Bravo sou
    mouk

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  29. thank you so very much for your kind words and your support!
    have a great summer
    kisses from kimolos

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  30. as I saw you are half greek!
    thank you for supporting our country via your blog!
    I don t know how deeper this crisis will be...
    I know that my people suffer for things they are not in blame for....
    Thank God we have our sun, our country, our culture and each other!!

    Kisses from Athens!

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  32. Great Photo! Greece is very high on my countries to visit list!

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