Greek wildfires don’t deter tourists

Published on: 1 Sep 2007
by Fileo

According to the Tourism Minister Mrs. Petralia, “No one can deny the magnitude of destruction caused by these wildfires, but Greece’s beautiful beaches and islands, our strongest marketing points, are here, untouched by the fires.” Most of Greece’s tourism earnings come from popular vacation islands like Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes and Crete, where an estimated 1.7 million Russian and American tourists spent their summer vacations, up 350 percent from last year’s figures.