In July, Greece voted in a controversial referendum against the terms
of its third bailout and threatened to leave the Eurozone, 6 years
after the country's economic crisis began. At the time, Greece's debt
was estimated at 320 billion Euros.
In July, Greece
closed banks temporarily, passed austerity measures limiting daily cash
withdrawls to €60 for Greeks, and forbid international money
transfers. These actions provoked long lines at ATMs and crowds outside banks of frutrated pensioners who lacked ATM cards to withdraw cash electronically.
2. Long ATM lines (Saloniki)
The same month, Greece's parliament approved austerity measures and economic reforms (e.g., cutting pensions,
raising the retirment age and expanding property taxes), and received its
third economic bailout from international creditors.
3.-4. Gran Meteora (Meteora)
5. Mt. Olympus (Litochoro)
Although some tourists were temporarily scared off by the bailout
negotiations in July, as the UK warned travellers to bring enough cash
to cover the costs of their entire trip despite the fact that credit
card transactions were not restriced, tourism remained strong in 2015.