August. The hottest month for Greek tourism.
Regarding Greek tourism, the current year is definitely the most unpredictable in many decades. Reviewing the situation, we should point out that at the beginning of the year, in the middle of lockdowns, with Covid Intensive Care Units all over the country at the limits of their capacity (and 90% full in the region of Attica) expectations were very low.
Following this, the vaccination schedule and the expected improvement in the situation with the arrival of warmer months, raised hopes. All hotel beds in the country were prepared for a “hot” summer! However, things changed again with the appearance of the Delta mutation which is galloping all over the western world, without, fortunately, so far overburdening the health systems.
At the moment, and shortly before August (traditionally the best tourist month in the country), there is restrained optimism. The “heavyweights” of the Greek tourism industry (Crete, Rhodes, Corfu) are showing satisfactory numbers and the tourism agents are sure that the final result will definitely be better than 2020, with the goal of 40% of revenues in 2019 still being feasible.
August will be hot!