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All tourist accommodations in Greece closed until 30 April

by Erno » 14 Mar 2020, 23:20

All tourist accommodations in Greece closed until 30 April - 15 March, 2020

Prohibitions continue in our country due to the coronavirus pandemic, as tourist shops and businesses are already closed, and now tourist accommodations are being added.

According to a Joint Ministerial Decision entitled: "Imposition of the measure of temporary closure of seasonal tourist accommodation from 15.3.2020 to 30.4.2020", published in Government Gazette, it is decided that "Temporary prohibition of operation throughout Greece for preventive public health reasons, for the period from 15.3.2020 to 30.4.2020, of the main and non-main seasonal tourist accommodations. In respect of those already in operation at the time of publication of these tourist accommodations referred to in the preceding subparagraph, the provisional ban shall enter into force on 23.3.2020 and shall last until 30.4.2020."

From: http://www.haniotika-nea.gr/kleinoyn-ka ... -ti-chora/
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Re: All tourist accommodations in Greece closed until 30 April

by Jean » 15 Mar 2020, 07:00

Let's hope that the government will compensate hotels, tavernas, cafes etc for loss of earnings. We also have to hope that our friends in Sfakia and elsewhere stay well, and that eventually we can all get back to Sfakia.

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Re: All tourist accommodations in Greece closed until 30 April

by deadeggs » 15 Mar 2020, 13:31

I'm sure we'll all get back to Sfakia. I'm also sure that it's going to get worse before it gets better.
The Greek people have grown used to financial suffering and hardship but they certainly don't need another dose of suffering.
But as the Gloria Gaynor song says "I will survive". Just change the words to "we, the Greek people, will survive".

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Re: All tourist accommodations in Greece closed until 30 April

by tours » 17 Mar 2020, 15:00

The situation is so weird. Now, after a few weeks and the first numbers in hand, there are more and more questions coming up. At least for me.

So its good to get a different look than the mainstream at COVID-19.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_AyuhbnPOI

What do the people in Sfakia thing about it?
Would you like to stay alone? Or are Visitors wellcome anyway?

It's so hard. The Tourist-Season Spring till early Summer (at least) is lost... (looks like)

Stay healthy! All the best.

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Re: All tourist accommodations in Greece closed until 30 April

by Marie and Andrew » 18 Mar 2020, 17:44

Hello Tours,
Thanks for The YouTube link. Many interesting aspects. We have sent it further to our friends and family.
We do not know what the people in Chora Sfakia think. But our love and thoughts are with them.

We got a mail a couple of days ago from the hotel in georgioupoli that the 2 nights in April was canceled. We got that the same day they closed all hotels in Greece.
And the hotel Livicon in Chora Sfakion we had booked in April we got a mail from today that it was canceled because all the hotels in Greece are closed at the moment by the government until 30th of April.

The cafe and restaurants closed a as well and the places who stayed opened will have to pay a fee of 5.000€. Incredibly.

Today they stopped people to travelling to the Greek islands, so covid-19 is not spreading there to the people. Because there are not prepared to look after all the sick people.

Let's hope for the best.

Best regards
Marie and Andrew Taylor

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Re: All tourist accommodations in Greece closed until 30 April

by Robert » 08 Apr 2020, 11:58

Is there any update about the situation in Crete? Maybe its an idea to create one cretan corona topic, with news about this subject. Do you think that hotels, restaurahts etc. will be open again in may,

Thanks,

Robert
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Re: All tourist accommodations in Greece closed until 30 April

by Erno » 08 Apr 2020, 12:05

As soon as there is relevant news about Crete regarding Corona I will post it here on the forum.

Greece and Crete will not be open in May, although this is not official yet. Not only the situation in Greece, but also in the home countries of the tourists, determines when Greece will open. Until then there is only hope.

Some hotel owners, like the ones in Sfakia, hope to be able to open in July. Others hope for August or September, and some expect not to open at all this season.
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Re: All tourist accommodations in Greece closed until 30 April

by deadeggs » 08 Apr 2020, 12:17

To all the people involved in the touristic sector (accommodation/restaurants etc) in Crete and all of Greece, hang in there as we'll be back to see you as soon as we are authorised. We are thinking of you during this difficult period. Above all, take good care of your health.
Have courage.

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Re: All tourist accommodations in Greece closed until 30 April

by Robert » 10 Apr 2020, 18:30

Thanks fot the info..sounds and looks like we wont be able to visit Sfakia and Agia Roumeli this Spring our summertime. Say hello to my favourite taxicompany Amaridakis.

Stay save !!!

Robert

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