Thousands of Chicago Greeks are off to travel Greece this summer, crisis or not. Bottom line — no matter what, we love our motherland, and we show our support.
It’s time! Travel Greece, show support
Chicago area Greeks have been posting photos on Facebook, noting a calm, organized citizenry, no issues, and as always, the warm and welcoming filoxenia of the Greek people. Greece has always been and will always be near and dear to our hearts. Let’s go — travel Greece! Book those tickets — NOW.
Media reports cite no problems for tourists and no limits on access to ATM funds.
Travel Agents: Tourists Are Not Facing Any Problems in Greece
Travel Tips from Greek National Tourism Organization
What are you waiting for? Let’s travel Greece!
Press release from the Ministry of Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping & Tourism:
Τhe Ministry for Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism would like to inform visitors to Greece that capital controls introduced by the Greek Government do not apply to those wishing to withdraw money from an ATM or carry out any other type of transaction using credit or debit cards issued abroad.
Moreover, the Ministry does not expect any inconvenience in visitor’s every day holiday experience, neither in the islands nor in mainland Greece, as there are adequate fuel supplies, products and services.
Greece continues to offer the highest quality of tourism services to its visitors, who have ranked Greece as one of the best destinations worldwide.
The Deputy Minister for Tourism, Mrs Elena Kountoura, said that Greece still is and will always be a favourite destination for holidaymakers. Visitors currently in Greece as well as people planning to visit Greece will not be affected by the latest developments and they can continue to enjoy their holidays in Greece without any problems whatsoever.