traveling to Greece, Santorini

Is it safe for US travelers to tour in Greece, Santorini given the high unemployment rate there?

Posted by Frank
Tresana, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
12666 posts

Sure - tourist business, especially Santorini, is what keeping them alive.

Posted by pat
victoria, Canada
8720 posts

Santorini is totally a tourist place, I don't mean that in a bad way, I mean its totally built around catering to tourists and in season its busy as ever, , there are no demonstrations there or anything, its not a big city like Athens with government offices etc. I would visit Santorini with my 90 yr old mother or 9 year old child and feel equally safe.. ( my mom is dead however and my daugther is 16 now, but just illustrating a point, lol ) . Do not worry. If you are too worried though, send me your ticket and I will go for you . . I will of course submit a written report on any safety threats I perceivced while there though, lol

Posted by Roberto
Fremont, CA, USA
5411 posts

Stop watching American TV news and stop worrying. Greece is safer than Florida. There are no alligators or hurricanes there.

Posted by Keith
United Kingdom
891 posts

And to agree with Roberto, if I used British news to judge whether to go somewhere, then I'd advise you never to visit Florida. But many of us do and love it. You will be quite safe in Greece too.