Popular Greek resort loses tourists due to crowds, high prices and animal exploitation
Santorini, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Every year, the resort is visited by millions of tourists who come to admire its incredible scenery, visit ancient ruins and enjoy Greek cuisine.
However, the popularity of Santorini has its negative sides. According to the Express, more and more tourists are complaining about vacations on the Greek island and looking for alternatives.
There are complaints on social media about crowds of tourists, unreasonably high prices, and the use of donkeys as transportation.
"There were so many tourists that it was hard to move around. And then there were the donkeys. I was so sorry to see them. Santorini is beautiful if you get off the main tourist paths, but the first impression is terrible," wrote one of the island's guests.
Donkeys at the resort are often used to transport people from the port to the main town 400 meters above sea level. This is causing outrage among eco-activists and animal rights activists.
Some users call the popular Santorini and Minokos "tourist traps" and advised to look for less busy destinations in Greece, where you don't have to pay a lot of money for the same nature and cuisine.