Bottleneck at Greek-Bulgarian border as tourists flock in


Cars formed three-kilometre lines at the Greek-Bulgarian border crossing of Promachonas-Kulata on Friday as tourists from the Balkans continued to make their way to Greece, more than a week after the country opened its northern borders which followed a three-month-long lockdown.

Vehicles were backed up onto the national highway since early Friday morning. Greek broadcaster Skai reported that most visitors were heading to the region of Halkidiki, Pierria, the seaside towns of Katerini, Kavala and the island of Thassos.

Several tourists said they were planning to take a ferry to the islands of the northeastern Aegean, such as Lemnos, Lesvos and Chios.