Why Tourists Are Still Flocking to Greece And Avoiding Turkey

While visitors are less worried by a bad economy, violence is a different story
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Even Turks are flocking to vacation in Greece, where the cost of living has decreased dramatically compared to their homeland.

Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Greece and Turkey — neighbors, historic foes — share the same blue Aegean waters, tasty food and ancient ruins, though only one has triumphed on the tourist front. While near-economic collapse in Greece proved to be no deterrent in attracting visitors, Turkey's proximity to war-torn Syria and the threat of indiscriminate acts of terrorism were turn-offs.

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