Athens rejects reports tourists in Greece will ‘face problems’

( ANA-MPA) Greece’s Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura on Saturday rejected press reports alleging that holidaymakers arriving in the country will face many difficulties, including empty ATMs.

“These reports in the foreign press which aim at preventing tourists from travelling to Greece lack seriousness and substantiation and do not reflect reality,” Kountoura told Athens news agency ANA-MPA.

“Greece always welcomes visitors in the best possible conditions and offers them traditional Greek hospitality,” the minister added.

Commenting on tourist bookings at a recent Economist Conference, Kountoura said major international tour operators have extended the holiday packages offered for Greece to 210 days from 185 days previously.

Speaking to the news agency, the Deputy Head of Tourism Promotion for the Ionian Islands, Spyros Galiatsatos, said that June is expected to be a very good month for tourist arrivals and that any losses observed in May will not influence the overall performance of the sector at the end of the year.