OPINION

Instead of finger wagging…

It is inconceivable that so many of this country’s important archaeological sites have either been left to operate under poor maintenance and opening hours or present an image of complete neglect. Greece has many comparative advantages as a tourist destination that go beyond its natural beauty and cultural heritage, and these need to be used to the country’s advantage now more than ever. It is high time that all ministers involved in areas that relate to Greece’s tourism sector, either directly or indirectly, sat down together and found a permanent solution to the problems that plague the operation and maintenance of the country’s archaeological sites and museums. That would be a small start, but a very necessary one, because the current situation should not be allowed to persist any longer. Our officials should be more concerned right now with making every asset that Greece has to draw visitors more attractive rather than focusing their attention on thwarting all-inclusive packages. The state needs to learn how to first do its job before it starts wagging a finger at private initiative.