Crowds of cruise ship passengers taking the cable car back to the cruise ship port in Fira, Santorini. For a strong and sustainable local economy cruise ships should be banned in Santorini.
Why we want cruise ships banned from Santorini:
• Cruise ship passengers put incredible amounts of stress on the Santorini infrastructure with little economic benefit to the local economy.
• Cruise ships accelerate the degradation of the Santorini environment.
• The economics of cruise ships encourage short-term financial interests at the expense of long-term and sustainable tourism growth and development.
• Santorini is a much more healthy and enjoyable place to live, work, and visit without the stress, hassle, and chaos introduced by thousands of daily cruise ship passengers.