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Move over Croatia, this year festival goers are heading to Greece | Musique Non Stop

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Move over Croatia, this year festival goers are heading to Greece

After years of economic turmoil, a new wave of dance music festivals is attracting sun-loving young people this summer

Clubbing in Greece has come a long way since the days of drinking ouzo and climbing partially lit mountain trails to listen to Cretan music in ancient ruins. This summer, there are quality electronic music festivals taking place, with lineups including DJ Harvey, Midland and Jeremy Underground. You can snorkel in the day, party on the beach at night and even hike down a gorge to recover if you want.

Could Greece’s music scene restore its reputation as a tourist hotspot after years of economic downturn, social unrest and the human crisis that has led to overcrowded refugee camps?

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The Greek calendar is full of festivals and Greeks are always up for a celebration

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by Tess Reidy via Electronic music | The Guardian