Greece: The eternal favourite with travellers despite economic crisis

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Readers of Condé Nast Traveller UK magazine have voted and named Greece the best country in the world in the 2016 edition of the Readers’ Travel Awards. Oh, how pretty is this multi-coloured house in Kefalonia Island. (visitgreecegr/instagram)

Readers of Condé Nast Traveller UK magazine have voted and named Greece the best country in the world in the 2016 edition of the Readers’ Travel Awards. Oh, how pretty is this multi-coloured house in Kefalonia Island. (visitgreecegr/instagram)

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The ongoing migrant and economic crises in Greece have done little to deter visitors from descending on the Mediterranean paradise. Santorini by the night... (webgreece/instagram)

The ongoing migrant and economic crises in Greece have done little to deter visitors from descending on the Mediterranean paradise. Santorini by the night... (webgreece/instagram)

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In fact, the country’s tourism office predicts a bumper year for 2016, with arrivals estimated to reach 25 million and 27.5 million including cruise ship passengers. The breathtaking beauty of Melissani lake in Kefalonia Island... (webgreece/instagram)

In fact, the country’s tourism office predicts a bumper year for 2016, with arrivals estimated to reach 25 million and 27.5 million including cruise ship passengers. The breathtaking beauty of Melissani lake in Kefalonia Island... (webgreece/instagram)

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Growth is also attributed to fears of terrorism, violence and unrest in neighbouring Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt -- major resort destinations -- with holidaymakers diverting their vacation plans to Greece. The beautiful Santorini... (webgreece/instagram)

Growth is also attributed to fears of terrorism, violence and unrest in neighbouring Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt -- major resort destinations -- with holidaymakers diverting their vacation plans to Greece. The beautiful Santorini... (webgreece/instagram)

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Greek history is one of the longest for any country and is considered the cradle of Western civilization. The richness of colour at Santorini... (visitgreecegr/instagram)

Greek history is one of the longest for any country and is considered the cradle of Western civilization. The richness of colour at Santorini... (visitgreecegr/instagram)

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It is the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature and major scientific and mathematical principles. The tranquil Zakynthos Island… (visitgreecegr/instagram)

It is the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature and major scientific and mathematical principles. The tranquil Zakynthos Island… (visitgreecegr/instagram)

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The climate of Greece is primarily Mediterranean, featuring mild winters and dry summers. A look at Antiparos Island... (visitgreecegr/instagram)

The climate of Greece is primarily Mediterranean, featuring mild winters and dry summers. A look at Antiparos Island... (visitgreecegr/instagram)

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Greece has been plagued by a financial crisis since 2010. #parthenon #ancient #historic #architecture #ruins (neoagram/instagram)

Greece has been plagued by a financial crisis since 2010. #parthenon #ancient #historic #architecture #ruins (neoagram/instagram)

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