Greece is headed for a record 30 million visitors this year. Fear of terrorist attacks in the Middle East has encouraged many vacationers to opt for Greece. The tourism industry is also profiting from cheap labor.
Despite the Turkish lira crisis, tourists from the country are still flocking to Greece with ample funds in their pockets. Marianthi Milona reports from Alexandroupoli, where the contradictions of modern Turkey are felt.
The idyllic district of Anafiotika was constructed on the northeastern side of the hill leading up to the ancient Acropolis, and its 100-odd, tile-roofed houses are as old as the modern Greek capital itself.
Portugal is exporting more and more agricultural products, such as olives, berries and citrus and tropical fruits. They are harvested by illegal workers who, increasingly, come from Africa.
The World Heritage-listed city is using a busy long weekend as an experiment before the summer season kicks off. Mass tourism has taken its toll on the lagoon city, but it relies on the income.
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