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Following the mass "arrivals" of new units in 2019, plans for new hotels in Athens and the rest of the peripheral units of the country, have not been abandoned. International luxury hotel chains such as Mandarin Oriental, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Edition Hotels, 1 Hotels and Rocco Forte, are some of the well-known international luxury brands, which currently have their eyes on Greece.
The South Aegean seems to occupy the largest share in the success story of Greece in Tourism in 2021, despite the unfavorable environment formed by the pandemic, since, before the end of August, the traffic from the direct international flights at the airports of Cyclades and Dodecanese exceeds by more than 500,000 arrivals for the entire 2020 tourist season, according to the South Aegean Touri
Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias announced today that two of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece, Mykonos and Ios, are just a step away from a mini-lockdown due to the spike in COVID-19 cases on these islands at a moment that the highly transmissible Delta variant is on its way to totally prevailing.
A number of Greece's most popular islands will be confronted with a local lockdown where there has been over the last two weeks a continual steep rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases Some experts have projected a possible 10,000 cases a day by mid-August.
That is over three times the number of cases in the last 24 hours (2,691) announced today by the National Public Health Organisation.