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Two women wear masks to the beach in Valencia, Spain.

11 tourist hot spots planning to reopen this June

Despite many places still discouraging nonessential travel, a lot of tourism-reliant economies plan to reopen for business as soon as June 1.
A woman sits at Peraia beach as Greece begins a gradual easing of the nationwide lockdown due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID 19), in Thessaloniki, Greece, on May 5..JPG

Greece thinks tourists will be able to visit as early as July after the country had a successful coronavirus lockdown

Greece, which has a population of 10.72 million, has counted 2,632 cases of COVID-19 and 146 deaths from the virus.
People walk on a pier in Aarhus, Denmark, on April 26, 2020, as the country started to ease coronavirus restrictions.

More and more countries across Europe have started lifting their lockdowns. Here’s how they’re working out.

Some countries across Europe have slightly eased coronavirus restrictions, with many planning more steps in early May towards reopening.
Under normal circumstances, the Greek island of Santorini is a wildly popular tourist destination.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the Greek tourism sector hard with 65% of hoteliers saying they could face bankruptcy

"Every industry will change after this [pandemic]. Whether this change will last forever, or 10 years, or three years, nobody can know."
An official of the Ministry of Health wearing a protective suit walks next to a migrant at the entrance to the Ritsona camp. The Greek Coronavirus crisis team has quarantined a refugee camp in northern Athens for 14 days. The situation in the Ritsona camp - where the Athenian media estimate that around 3,000 people live - is far from as bad as in the camps on the islands in the eastern Aegean.

All 2,700 residents of a refugee camp in Greece will be tested for the coronavirus and quarantined, after 20 residents tested positive

"While you stay at home, we have to stay in the camp where there is no guarantee of health safety," a 16-year-old refugee told Al Jazeera.
Greek islands like Mykonos are closed to everyone but permanent residents for the foreseeable future.

Greece is banning non-residents from flocking to their second homes on local islands in a desperate bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

On March 22, Greece's prime minister issued strict regulations to enforce social isolation during the coronavirus outbreak.
The lesser-known parts of the island, like Imerovigli (right) and the traditional town of Pyrgos (left), are where you'll discover its true charm.

I’ve visited the Greek island of Santorini twice — and if you think it’s just a tourist trap, you’re going to all the wrong pl...

"The lesser-known parts of the island are where you'll discover its true charm — and they're the reason why I know I'll be back again one day."
Greek salad is the perfect desk lunch. I should know, I eat it every day.

The perfect desk salad takes 5 minutes to make, costs less than $5, and has no lettuce. I should know — I eat it every day.

Leave the soggy leaves and mushy cheese of your sad desk salad behind. This will transport you to a seaside Greek taverna with every bite.

The EU will tell Britain to give back the ancient Parthenon Marbles, ‘brutally removed’ from Greece over 200 years ago, if it wants a post...

The EU will tell Britain to give back ancient marbles 'brutally removed' from Greece over 200 years ago to secure a post-Brexit trade deal.