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The tourism sector in Greece is not affected by earthquake

June 10 2008

Powerful earthquake in Greece on June 8, did not damage the Greek tourism sector, said Minister of Tourism Aris Spiliotopoulos country. 6.5 magnitude earthquake affected area of Elida, and Achaea in the Peloponnese.

Two people were killed and at least 257 were injured, hundreds of homes destroyed. "Fortunately, the tourism sector was not affected by the consequences of a major earthquake. With our infrastructure, there is absolutely no problem" - said Minister of Tourism as saying that reports on Tuesday, the Athens News Agency.

Spiliotopoulos personally visited the town of Andravida, located about 200 kilometers west of Athens, near the earthquake epicenter. "The tourist infrastructure in the affected areas of Elida, and Achaea so strong that it will help to cover the weakness of other sectors of the local economy after the recent unpleasant events" - the minister added.

"Absolutely no one cancels the tour, not a single tourist was hurt. Everything is the same as before the earthquake. Hotels live normally, the tourists have all the same ease as before the earthquake," - concluded Spiliotopoulos. According to Greek authorities, hotels in areas affected by the earthquake, were not injured. Element is not damaged and archaeological sites. Greece is visited annually by 16 million tourists, according to RIA Novosti.

As reported by Pravda.Ru, an earthquake with magnitude 6.5 occurred on Sunday. Its epicenter was near the town of Andravida in the north-west Peloponnese, 200 km west of Athens. As a result, two people died and about 230 injured.

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