The Official Kickstarter Page for Greece

Travel Blog  •  Jim Benning  •  03.01.12 | 12:06 PM ET

If anyone could use some Kickstarter funding right now, it’s probably Greece.

From McSweeney’s: Welcome to the Official Kickstarter Page for Greece.

Greece is a small country in the south of Europe known for inventing democracy and western philosophy and for its national motto, “Release the Kraken!” Our shores are a popular destination for backpackers and tourists wishing to relax amid sun-drenched beaches by day and intoxicated British tourists by night.

We wish to continue this good work, but to do so our creditors are demanding €14.5 billion ($18.6 billion) by March 20. We do not have this money, nor do we think we can raise it in time: Our asset sales have gone nowhere, and the EU has nixed our plan to close shop and re-open a few blocks away as “Greeze”. And so we come to you, our friends, for help.


7 Comments for The Official Kickstarter Page for Greece

Davis 03.04.12 | 9:01 AM ET

I think I have some old Drachmas around somewhere, but I suppose you already have enough of those.

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traveller 03.08.12 | 7:16 PM ET

I really can’t imaging many people wanting to travel to Greece right now, so yes, maybe we should pass around a collection for them.
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DEK 03.08.12 | 8:00 PM ET

Athens and Patras might be places to pass through quickly, but I haven’t heard bad things about the rest of the country.  So I wouldn’t write off Greece for a visit, despite the excitement in the cities.  Look into the Peloponnesus or the islands.  This year Greek Easter falls the Sunday after Roman Easter.  With tourism in collapse, there’ll likely be none of those pesky crowds and the Greeks should be happy to see you.

DEK 03.10.12 | 9:24 AM ET

By the way, a date to watch is March 25th, Independence Day, when there are traditional patriotic demonstrations in towns across in Greece.  That would seem a natural day for something to happen.

Janet Smith 03.27.12 | 11:41 AM ET

It’s sad the way the Greek economy is going at the moment. Greece needs all the tourism it can have to get the country back up and on its feet. However I’m not sure if this will be possible with the euro, it makes food and eating out so expensive. I remember the golden days of the Drachma, when a villa holiday to Greece was affordable.

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