Greece, like any other European countries is highly affected by covid; or rather was. But it has sprung up from the pandemic like a phoenix. If you visit Greece now, it is more like covid never came in there. The country has seen fewer cases compared to its neighbors. And also, the very early and optimum steps taken has brought it this far.
There are a few reassuring precautions in place. But the beautiful empty beaches, crystal clear seas and waterfront taverns are all serving up authentic Greek relaxation needed to cure those lock down blues. Not everyone can visit Greece now. This pristine country has opened its doors to the members of European Union and a few others. Before summer ends, visitors from US might be allowed.
Rugged hillsides, covered by cypress trees, olive groves and citrus orchards. Descend to soft-sand beaches and navy blue waters. Almost every evening spectrum of oranges and pinks adorn the beautiful sky. It is all so enticing and safe too.
Hotels and guest houses are doing their best to make guests feel safe. Check-in desks have been placed behind screens. Staff wear masks and sometimes gloves and full plastic face guards, even if they’re uncomfortable. After all the country has its major source of revenue in tourism.
Restaurants are also taking precautions. Tables are sprayed with disinfection between diners. Hand sanitizer bottles occasionally sit next to the salt and pepper. With every possible care and the beauty of the country still there, Greece is definitely the most soothing place to visit. As they say, a perfect escape from everywhere.