Daily Telegraph, a top newspaper in United Kingdom, has published a list with ten most popular Greek islands suggested for visiting this summer.
These places have always been in high demand by tourists. Amongst the favorite holiday options in Greece, the article writer in Daily Telegraph mentions classic choice of Santorini, modern Mykonos, sunny Rhodes, authentic Kefalonia, Ko – the homeland of famous Hippocrates, charming Corfu – the most northern island in Greece, scenic Skiathos, Zante with beautiful beaches, Crete – the largest Greek island and center of travel zone.
According to the editor, tourism in Greece is known for its unique variety of choices towards travelers, with many alternatives for ideal vacations, especially today, when the search for destinations away from crowds is a new trend. Tinos and Koufonisia, Skopelos and Symi, Karpathos and Folegandros, Ithaki and Skopelos, Lefkada and Tilos are ten destinations full of scenic landscapes, contrasts, and lively memories for tourists.
The editor especially focuses in Greek island Skopelos. He admires the idyllic villages, the amazing beaches which tempt the visitor with their virgin beauty. The majestic church of Agios Ioannis is admirable, looking like it climbed upon a rock with altitude of one hundred meters! As noted by Gianna Efstathiou, the chief of tourism commission of local Municipality, the island authorities are constantly updating Greek National Tourism Organization (G.N.T.O.) offices and top media for suggestions addressed for visitors of Skopelos.
Minister of Tourism Charis Theocharis announced that the opening of tourist season in Greece is estimated for 14th of May. From this moment, the country will be ready to welcome tourists. The News Agency in Athens also mentioned the above. The chief of the department noted that this applies not only to visitors from EU countries, but also to visitors from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Mr. Theocharis added that in early April, a pilot opening is under discussion for countries within the EU, as well as for states where vaccination is actively progressing, such as Israel. In addition, tourists will have to be vaccinated, have antibodies against coronavirus or a negative COVID-19 test.