Tourism inching back to normal in Areopoli, Greece amid Covid-19

Europe’s wealthier north appear more inclined to stay closer to home on concerns about coronavirus infections, which is a potential blow to countries like Spain, Italy and Greece, where tourism accounts for a big chunk of their economies.

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Tourists and local residents sit outside taverns in the town of Areopoli on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Peloponnese region, Greece on Wednesday July 29, 2020. Some travelers from Europe’s wealthier north appear more inclined to stay closer to home on concerns about coronavirus infections, which is a potential blow to countries like Spain, Italy and Greece, where tourism accounts for a big chunk of their economies. (Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg)

Tourists and local residents sit outside taverns in the town of Areopoli on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Peloponnese region, Greece on Wednesday July 29, 2020. Some travelers from Europe’s wealthier north appear more inclined to stay closer to home on concerns about coronavirus infections, which is a potential blow to countries like Spain, Italy and Greece, where tourism accounts for a big chunk of their economies. (Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg)

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Tourists and local residents sit outside a tavern in the town of Areopoli on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Peloponnese region, Greece on Wednesday July 29, 2020. (Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg)

Tourists and local residents sit outside a tavern in the town of Areopoli on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Peloponnese region, Greece on Wednesday July 29, 2020. (Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg)

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Tourists and local residents sit outside bars and taverns in the town of Areopoli on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Peloponnese region, Greece on July 29, 2020. (Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg)

Tourists and local residents sit outside bars and taverns in the town of Areopoli on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Peloponnese region, Greece on July 29, 2020. (Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg)

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Tourists and local residents sit outside taverns in the town of Areopoli on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Peloponnese region, Greece on Wednesday July 29, 2020. (Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg)

Tourists and local residents sit outside taverns in the town of Areopoli on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Peloponnese region, Greece on Wednesday July 29, 2020. (Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg)

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A couple sits in a tavern in the town of Areopoli on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Peloponnese region, Greece, on Wednesday July 29, 2020. (Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg)

A couple sits in a tavern in the town of Areopoli on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Peloponnese region, Greece, on Wednesday July 29, 2020. (Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg)

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Tourists and local residents sit at a cafe bar in the main square of the town of Areopoli, Mani peninsula, Peloponnese region, Greece on Friday July 31, 2020. (Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg)

Tourists and local residents sit at a cafe bar in the main square of the town of Areopoli, Mani peninsula, Peloponnese region, Greece on Friday July 31, 2020. (Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg)

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Tourists and local residents sit outside a tavern in the town of Areopoli on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Peloponnese region, Greece on July 29, 2020. (Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg)

Tourists and local residents sit outside a tavern in the town of Areopoli on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Peloponnese region, Greece on July 29, 2020. (Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg)

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A waiter wears a face mask as she prepares a table in a tavern in the town of Areopoli on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Peloponnese region, Greece on Wednesday July 29, 2020. (Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg)

A waiter wears a face mask as she prepares a table in a tavern in the town of Areopoli on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Peloponnese region, Greece on Wednesday July 29, 2020. (Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg)

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A waiter wearing a face mask prepares a table in a bar in the town of Areopoli on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Peloponnese region, Greece on Wednesday July 29, 2020. (Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg)

A waiter wearing a face mask prepares a table in a bar in the town of Areopoli on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Peloponnese region, Greece on Wednesday July 29, 2020. (Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg)

UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 01:27 PM IST
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