Unrest in Athens Raises Concerns but Mykonos, Ios, Santorini and Corfu Are Still Prime Places for the Summer Parting Scene
The Greek financial crisis has caused more than concern for the European Union, it’s put people on edge in Athens. So some travelers may be wondering if it’s a good idea to vacation to the Greek Islands.
Is it safe? Should you go elsewhere to party?
Unless something really bad happens, the islands are as immune to trouble as visitors are to their brain cells after a couple of Mind Erasers at the Skandinavian Bar.
When it comes to such things, the capitol city is like that advertising slogan for Las Vegas: What happens in Athens stays in Athens.
Yes, it’s okay to go ahead and party at places like Mykonos, Ios, Santorini and Corfu. Mykonos is Mykonos, which means people from all over the world go there and live it up at Paradise Beach and in Mykonos Town.
Santorini? Gorgeous, and spend your sunsets not at Oia but the Tropical Bar in Fira. Take a moped to Ammoudi. And party the night away in Fira.
Corfu? The legendary toga parties are still going strong.
There are more Greek Islands, of course. But these are the main ones, party central, for the uninhibited fun that awaits anyone who visits.
As far as Athens goes, it’s a huge tourist spot and official will be sure that places like the Plaka are safe. The protesters and troublemakers are angry at the government (and cut in government services), not at anyone who is there to visit the Acropolis.
Americans pretty much have to fly into the ancient city to get to the islands, and often stay a day or two if they’ve never been to it. Europeans can fly directly to the islands.
So go ahead with those plans to party in the Greek Islands. If you’ve been, you know. If you’ve never been, well, embrace it.
Click the links below for all you need to know about the islands and where to cut loose as if on adult Spring Break.