Some economists argue that returning to a sharply devalued drachma – a the prospect Greece faces if it leaves the euro – could boost tourism and other service sectors by making them cheaper.
But for Stavrakis, it’s not worth the risk:
«There are so many unanswered questions on how it would work if we did return to the drachma, what it would cost now, I’m not sure. Definitely it would make holidays cheaper but I don’t think that it is a realistic option.»
Kalaitzoglou of the jam and handicraft shop says life is already difficult enough. His wife, who works at a travel agency, has seen her salary reduced by 200 euros. And the shop, run by his daughter, could struggle.
«We can’t be wishing to buy an ice-cream for our grandchildren and start having second thoughts about it,» she said.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.reuters.com