Tourism: Myth and Reality

In this Sunday, April 1, 2018, photo members of the Presidential Guard perform in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

What I heard in Greece by hoteliers and restaurateurs time and again was that tourism in general was down at the end of July and that tourism by the Greeks of Greece in particular was lower than before.

It seems, they were telling me, that the Greeks have now reached an impasse.

And yet, the prevailing perception in the Greek media, with one or two exceptions, is that Greece is drowning in tourists.

So, in arriving in Athens, I was surprised. The first …

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