(REUTERS) – All is well on the Greek Island of Naxos as tourists enjoy the clear water as part of their holiday.
As Greece is engulfed in turmoil — facing a stark cash crunch — tourists take in the sun — and offer a helping hand to Greece.
NORWEGIAN TOURIST, BREDE,
“You know, they need us now; they need our money.”
While Greeks face an uncertain future — not so for holiday makers — with another tourist offering her support by not canceling her vacation.
NORWEGIAN TOURIST, DORTE THORBECH,
“We have to support the Greek people, so we are staying the full time.”
Tourism is Greece’s biggest cash earner. It accounts for a fifth of GDP and employs one in five Greeks.