Greece officially reopens to tourism – here are the best hotels to stay
Of course, Ezon recognizes that things remain precarious, even in Greece. Although Minister Theocharis has announced the country’s aspiration to reopen, there is no guarantee that will be the case – especially if the rest of the European Union remains closed or if the number of coronavirus cases increases sharply.
“Make no mistake: we can send people to Mykonos thinking they’re going to dance on tables and all of a sudden it could be like South Beach two weeks ago where it all stopped because ‘they were overwhelmed,’ Ezon said. “And we are trying to temper that message. It’s not a normal year. You’re probably not going to be in a nightclub with your 2,000 closest friends. That’s why we also try to encourage people to go to the outer islands, not just Mykonos, where it’s all about nightclubs and beach clubs. “
Fortunately, Greece has some 6000 islands, 227 of which are inhabited, so there is a lot to choose from Fortunately, Greece has some 6000 islands, 227 of which are inhabited, so there is a lot to choose from. And the country has recently seen magnificent new resorts opening with serious design, and more are on the way. On the mainland, the Athens Riviera has witnessed the transformation of the 1961 Astir Palace into a glamorous resort by Four Seasons after a $ 123 million renovation in 2018. It will be joined in August by Brown Beach Corinthia, a new complex with a futuristic design by Elastic Architects on the Saronic Gulf. It will be the first seaside resort in Greece by Brown Hotels, the avant-garde Israeli brand that is expanding in Europe with boutique hotels in Greece and Croatia.