Christos Drazos Photography
At the very moment you’re reading this, tens of thousands of people are crowding the beaches, bars, alleys, and clubs of Santorini and Mykonos, the two most famous of Greece’s islands.
Thousands more are behind their screens, plotting their visit. It’s a daunting reality, and one that risks unpleasantness. Earlier this summer, I was invited by one of the region’s hotel groups–Katikies–to experience these spots as curated by them.
The last time I visited Greece was shortly after its borders reopened. This meant wherever you went felt exclusive. To say I was nervous about the experience in a year when American tourism has become turbocharged would be an understatement.