Greece, Without the Tourists

Despite hopes, tourism hasn't pulled Greece out of its recession.

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Greece's sandy resorts, azure waters and ancient temples are hot spots.

But visits from abroad are not enough to save the country from its ever-deepening recession. According to Reuters, tourist receipts for the first quarter tumbled by 15.1 percent to 396.3 million euros from 466.7 million euros. Below, what a slump looks like:

Konstas by his shop inside the medieval castle of Monemvasia.

Photo by Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

A Greek flag flutters as the sun sets on the beach front of Olympia Riviera resort in the town of Kyllini southwest of Athens. Photo by Yannis Behrakis/Reuters
Ruins are seen atop the medieval fortress of Monemvasia. Photo by Yannis Behrakis/Reuters



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  • Amanda Erickson is a former senior associate editor at CityLab.