This is a positive step in the right direction, talked about for many years now, they should open Creta and Rhodes for all year round tourism as it was 50 years ago.....Then the Spanish islands and the Canary Islands took over because of infrastructure, much more efficient and professionally organised.
This is ridiculous on the part of the Airlines of the World, they withheld Millions in Various currencies of the world because they did not have liquidity and many Governments wouldn't bail them out so they were were in serious financial difficulties.This is welcome news at last.This proves how weak the consumer law really is.....And has taken EU Commission over 20 months to reach this decision. Issuing vouchers shouldn't have been allowed in the first place....My personal opinion there is an Enforcement action served on the Airlines, because it is far from easy to take them on! Excellent on part of Aegean Airlines (Greece) to participate in issuing refunds!
If you're looking for old towns and beautiful architecture, there are a few standout places that you have to visit!! I love Thessaloniki old town because there is also great things to do all around the city and it is by the water. Chania old town is also great, and Crete is one of my favorite islands! Finally, I highly recommend going to Monemvasia, it is so beautiful and has amazing small shops with local artists and craftsmen.