Businesses battle to beat the Greek crisis

Businesses ail as the country goes through an 'economic dark age' Photo: Reuters/Yiorgos Karahalis

The economic crisis in Greece is biting hard. Even the country's main industry, tourism, has been ailing from the crisis.

Greece's islands which are usually meant to be packed at this time of year, in some areas are completely deserted, and that means disaster.

In the second part of an ITV News special on Greece, we report on how businesses have been affected in the country.

On the Greek island of Crete, two out of three people depend on tourism for a living. But tourists are not coming in the same numbers anymore, and those who do, are not spending.

Greeks are braced for the worst tourism season in decades.

And it's not only the tourism industry that is suffering, restaurants are equally empty. With taxes up and wages slashed, businesses have been hit by an "economic dark age".

Read part one of the human cost of the Greek crisis, as part of an ITV News special.