Greek Winter Resorts Packed

After several lean years when austerity-wracked Greeks stayed home, the country’s winter resorts are showing occupany rates of 80-100 percent.

The holiday period has been unexpectedly good for the hotels and other facilities in areas where there’s snow and offer people a getaway from the cities.

Lower fuel prices despite big taxes on gasoline have driven the sudden boom as Greeks weary of the country’s political problems have flocked to the reorts.

Hotels on Mt. Pilio are reporting 95 percent occupancy, followed by Kalavryta and Arachova at 90 percent.