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August 31, 2013

Struth! Greeks pissed with drunken Brits

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IN his continuing search for the more weird, wacky and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis says mayors of a number of popular tourist centres in Greece are considering establishing out-of-town tourist zones to which to shunt rowdy British holidaymakers.

The mayors of Zakynthos, Crete, Corfu, Rhodes and Kos are meeting in October to look at the feasibility of the zones, and how they can be registered and policed – and most importantly if there are other towns willing to "host" such holidaymakers whose alcohol-fuelled behaviour has been reported to make holidaying Aussie louts look like Little Lord Fauntleroys.

The matter came to a head last month when a 19 year old Britain was stabbed to death on Crete during an alleged boozy brawl; another 19 year old, a London university student, has been charged in connection with the death

While the mayors say they are determined to rid themselves of British louts so the more law-abiding can enjoy the amenities their towns offer, the Greece National Tourism Organisation has slammed the idea of zones for drunk and rowdy Brits as "completely ridiculous." 

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