Sunday, 9 June 2013

Tourist boom ...

... What tourist boom ?

Saturday evening at 8pm ...
A people free zone ...
Nobody at all ...
Rather worrying, and its just so quiet, rather like May ...

Elsewhere its been quiet of an evening for a week. 11 aircraft landed here on Friday from the UK, around eight on Saturday from Scandanavia. Wherever the people are, they are not in town. Sunday evening a few more people around but for long periods, the paralia was empty except for locals, enjoying a volta.

Friends who have businesses in PapaD are saying they have never known anything like it. No-one is buying anything. Others down the island are saying its quiet there too. Seems the supermarkets and quality time on the balcony rule at the moment this year.

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3 comments:

  1. Hardly anyone got off the Germania flight on Friday and we had only 89 people onboard for our return to Gatwick. Given that the place we stay in Achladies was apparently full this week, seems a little odd that the town was so quiet! I thought the Greek government reckoned tourism was significantly higher this year?!

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  2. Victoria (Skiathosbooks)is saying town is busy, yet we are seeing a different picture. I do not see the buzz of previous years. Saturday night - the proof is there to see, but its the other nights as well ...

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  3. I didn't think town was as busy when we were there last week - Batis was empty on the two occasions we went and Lakis & Christos were saying the same thing, even mentioning that they were closing before midnight - now that is unheard of! One of the big problems I've seen, is that there is lots of availability on accommodation but people seem to be struggling to get flights. Something just doesn't add up...

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