Category Archives: The Greek crisis

A look back at the tourist season 2016

The tourist season 2016 is winding down and by early November most charter flights to Crete will have taken the last tourists away. It seems that most Cretans who have businesses in tourism have had a satisfying season. Crete and … Continue reading






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A look back at 2013

It’s time for a quick round up of the some news of 2013 in Crete and Greece. The main item making the rounds at the moment is the large increase in the number of tourists (and receipts from tourism) that … Continue reading






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Hope is in the air

The 2013 tourist season is now well under way and all the signs are looking good. Despite Greece now being in its 5th year of recession (with catastrophic results for a significant part of the population) there was no social … Continue reading






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Prospects for 2013

2012 ended with a new tax-dodging scandal in Greece, involving the highest echelons of the political ruling class. As public opinion clamours for heads to roll we’re definitely headed for interesting times. On the economic crisis front, there are signs … Continue reading






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Is the next image crisis looming for Greece?

The 2012 tourist season got off to a really bad start because of all the bad press Greece was getting in the foreign press last winter and spring. Interestingly this stream of bad press was followed by a flurry of … Continue reading






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West Crete tourism is doing well

It looks like tourism in Greece is on the rebound. A lot of people suddenly want to come to Greece and the country as a whole might end up having a better year than in 2011. This is probably due … Continue reading






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Cretan summer – Myth and reality

A short video which plays nicely on the dichotomy between news reports in the foreign press and the reality of holidaying in Crete.  






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The Greek crisis on BBC Panorama

An interesting, pretty balanced half hour programme on the Greek crisis. Note that the date on the video (25th July 2012) is wrong. It should have beenĀ  June. and  






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Greek crisis news update at the end of June

Despite the fact that the newly elected government is still a product of the old political class there are a few signs of hope in Greece. For a start, a government is better than none (at least in the current … Continue reading






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Election update

So as you have all heard by now, Greece has a government (it turned out to be the old crooks- aka the politicians who helped drag Greece in the mess it is in). An immediate positive effect is a boost … Continue reading






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