Greek beaches are renowned across the world for their beauty, but many locals and tourists claim that overtourism is ruining the country’s most popular summer destinations.
Social media users from across the planet likely know about some of the most popular Greek beaches, such as Navagio Beach on Zakynthos or Balos Beach on Crete, even if they’ve never visited the country.
That’s because these scenic locales, which are unlike any other beaches found across the world, have become famous on social media platforms, like Instagram.
This popularity has contributed to the waves of tourists who visit the country every year, and locations that were once not well-known have since become internationally famous due to social media posts.
Overtourism to blame for crowding in Greece?
Overtourism refers to overcrowding caused by a massive amount of tourists visiting a place at one time, and it usually leads to difficulties for locals. The phenomenon has been recorded across the world, as well as in many areas of Greece during the summer months.