After a year of closed borders, the European Union (EU) shared news that spurred hope among the travel-starved: the bloc's intention to open their borders to international travellers soon. According to a report by Reuters, given the current pandemic restrictions, only people from seven countries (including Singapore) can enter the EU for leisure travel. This is regardless of their vaccination status but the travellers would be subject to testing and quarantine.
Even before the landmark announcement, however, Greece has shared its plans to open on May 15, traditionally seen as the start of the season. On Monday, the Greek government has also eased domestic pandemic restrictions allowing restaurants and bars to open. Greece joins other countries like Seychelles and Ecuador who have opened up in a bid to revive their tourism industries.
While hotels have been closed for most of the year, it didn't stop developers from opening new properties in well-trodden destinations such as Santorini as well as in lesser-explored places like Antiparos. Whether you want to spend your days sailing on the Aegean Sea, relaxing in a spartan-chic villa or indulging at a taverna, here are the newest resorts to book for your dream Grecian holiday.