Greek Prime Minister: 2021 tourism season much better than the previous one

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke of the logistics of managing an extensive vaccination program, expressed his optimism that Greece and Turkey will improve relations, and said that the government has no intention of calling snap elections in 2021, in a televised interview, ANA reports. "Greece has managed better than other European countries" in the pandemic, the prime minister pointed out, while rejecting criticism that the government had not prepared well enough for the second novel coronavirus wave, calling it "a lot more violent than the first one." He also rejected criticism of main opposition SYRIZA on the number of deaths from Covid-19, and limited his comments to saying that "what we see in Greece is not main opposition - it's a disappointment." Speaking of the EU's purchase of vaccinations on behalf of its member states, Mitsotakis said, "From the very start, Greece adapted and participated in Europe's great effort to purchase the vaccine. It was Europe's success that we all bought the vaccines together." The Greek premier asserted that by the end of March roughly 2 million Greeks will have been inoculated, as four large vaccination centers will have begun operation in Athens and Thessaloniki in February. "It will be possible to be able to welcome safely millions of visitors this summer," he said, expressing optimism that the 2021 summer season will turn out much better for tourism than that of 2020. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Let's block ads! (Why?)