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Greece Plans To Keep Rowdy Tourists Out Of Town
Locals there say they've had enough of debauched tourists who have been wreaking havoc in the otherwise beautiful and peaceful Mediterranean region. Their solution? Set up segregated tourist zones to keep the riffraff out.
If the Greeks do agree on the plan, it'll be a sad day for travelers who actually want to experience everything the islands have to offer. Visiting a city that's split in half -- with locals on one side and tourists on another -- is not really visiting the city at all. Think of the tourist strip in Cancun, which is nothing like the real Mexico, or Times Square in New York, which is far from representative of the Big Apple. Do we really want all of our travels to feel like a trip to the Vegas Strip? If we want to continue having authentic travel experiences, it's time to step up and treat the locals and their way of life with respect.