Even though the coronavirus pandemic has all but shuttered global tourism, Greece is among some countries to have launched the greecefromhome.com website.
The online platform "Greece From Home" is a brilliant initiative of the National Tourism Organization in collaboration with Google that aims to help the international travel public stay in touch with Greece and its culture during the pandemic and assist locked-down people to visit virtually the country to broaden their vision beyond their house walls.
From the safety of their home people around the world can visit Greece through YouTube videos and other creative content and have the opportunity to visit archeological sites and museums without queuing, experience gorgeous natural landscapes, hear top Greek music artists or learn how to prepare tzatziki during self-quarantine.
Although Greece has successfully begun offering virtual tourism, the country does not consider the upcoming tourist season lost. Until now, Greece has the best results in Europe in terms of flattening the curve for the number of confirmed coronavirus cases and one of the countries that are the safest in terms of COVID-19. The Greek state has imposed severe social distancing measures much earlier than other southern European countries and is closer to Germany that also brought the spread of the virus under control early on.
Greece has handled coronavirus response responsibly and effectively, ranked 40th in the list of the countries with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 virus cases, a rate that places Greece very low among the EU countries. However, given how quickly Greece responded to the outbreak, the country might be able to get back to the feet sooner than Italy or Spain. The Greek state is working on a plan for returning the nation to normalcy while #Greecefromhome is a message of hope and optimism until real holidays in Greece become possible again.
What helped was to treat each coronavirus case as a small circle of the epidemic and trying to isolate it, so that those circles don’t “connect or intersect,
The pandemic has come at a particularly cruel time for Greek tourism. After a decade of economic crisis, things were finally getting back on track and restoring international credibility.
, while it . It will not be a record year but Greece will still claim a piece from a smaller pie," stressed the Minister, who added that the economy is showing good signs despite the strict measures adopted to slow down the coronavirus spread.
Crete is one of the islands that receive the most tourists, while Greeks also choose it for their holidays.
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