Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Visit Greece 2020 - about COVID 19

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During the pandemic of Covid-19, that affects the entire planet, Greece has timely taken all necessary measures that intercepted effectively its spread in the country. Thus, until today, Greece reports approximately 3.000 cases and less than 200 deaths.

See here detailed data about the evolution of the pandemic in Greece.

Now, after the successful management of the health crisis, the Greek government proceeds gradually to the lift of measures taken against the spread of Covid-19 throughout Greece and leads the country to normalcy. The government has announced a two-month plan in order to open again Greece’s market in several stages.

Greece’s return to normalcy has started from May 4 with the opening of some shops and services, such as bookstores, electronic stores and hair salons. More shops and services have opened on May 11, while as of May 18 large shopping malls, archaeological sites etc. re-opened. At the same time, the land and air connection between the areas of the continental Greece and the ferry connection with Crete and Evia has been permitted, while as of May 25 transition to/from all the other Greek islands is permitted. In addition, as of May 25, the re-opening of restaurants, cafes and bars has started. On June 1st summer cinemas have opened, on June 15th museums, historic buildings and areas, thematic parks and entertainment parks as well as wellness services (gyms, saunas, spas, thermal baths etc.) open while on July 1st concerts and cultural events start in open areas.

The plan of the government for a gradual lifting of the measures, relies on monitoring developments of the gradual return to normalcy on a 24-hour basis. At all events, the Greek government requests the respect of social distancing between shop owners and customers; to limit the number of customers per footage when indoors; and to mandatorily use a mask in public transports, taxis and hospitals; and when visiting public services and shops.

For the plan of gradual lift of restriction measures see here.

See here the Health Protocols of Tourist Businesses.

Till all restrictions are lifted

Previous restrictions will still apply during Greece’s gradual return to normalcy and lifting each one will be carefully examined and announced to the public.

Year-round hotels and campings re-open as of June 1st, while seasonal hotels/resorts open as of June 15th.
Flights from abroad will start in two stages: on June 15th flights to “Eleftherios Venizelos” Athens International Airport (ATH), and “Macedonia” Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG) will start from countries with good epidemiological features (see the list of these countries here), while as of July 1st flights to all Greek airports and from all countries will start, with the exception of those presenting negative epidemiological features. For the entrance of visitors in Greece, there will be no condition of any type of test or the imposition of any quarantine, while only sample tests for epidemiological monitoring will be effected.

Until then, a 14-day quarantine is imposed.The ban for private or professional sailboats departing or docking at Greece’s ports has ceased to apply as of May 25th, while for cruise-ships is extended until further notice.
We have gathered all the answers to questions you might have in order to prepare better for your trip. Take a look here.

#greecefromhomeFirst priority remains always our health and the one of our loved ones. We stay safe and stay connected until Greece is able to welcome you again. We communicate, be inspired and learning – now we need it more than ever before.
Visit Greece team advises you to #Continuedreaming and visit Greece from home via our #Greecefromhome webpage.

Travelers adviceThe risk for travelers is considered high. It is recommended that travelers avoid nonessential travel to areas with local transmission of COVID-19. There is no vaccine against this novel corona virus.

If you are travelling to areas with local transmission of COVID-19, you should:
Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or a disinfectant, especially after coughing or sneezing, before handling and consuming food.
Avoid any contact with patients who are ill with respiratory symptoms.
During your stay in areas with local transmission of COVID-19 you should:
Postpone your trip if you have fever and/or respiratory symptoms, such as cough or you have difficulty to breathe.
Cover your mouth and your nose with a tissue or with your elbow (not with your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
Avoid any contact with other persons if you have fever and/or respiratory symptoms such as cough or you have difficulty to breathe.

After your return from areas with local transmission of COVID-19:
Watch your health constantly for 14 days.
In case you have fever and/or respiratory symptoms, such as respiratory failure or cough 14 days after your return, it is recommended to stay at home and seek immediately medical care, mentioning your recent trip or communicate with the National Public Health Organisation in Greece (1135, 210-5212054).

For further information by the National Public Health Organisation click here.

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Halkidiki - one of the safest summer European destinations

Nowadays safety largely dictates where you will want to spend your holiday, so we are happy to say that Halkidiki is one of the safest European destinations. That is why is one of the most desired summer holiday destinations.

Halkidiki is a large peninsula with long coastline - kilometers of uninhabited beaches. Yes, you can find more than 500 km of beaches and small tranquility villages with thousands of private properties right on the beach. All this offer opportunities for privacy and relaxed family vacation, far from the crowd.

How Greece is out of quarantine:

May 4
Small shops, service stations, hairdressers and beauty salons, book, sports and garden shops, optics shops, open bazaars will open Public hospitals for tactical operations and outpatients

May 18
Zoo and botanical garden, Archaeological sites, Restriction of traffic * within the country is removed

June 1
Shopping centers, cafes, bars, restaurants will allow to have clients in the open air
Hotels of 12-month operation

The beginning of June
Entertainment and sports facilities (cinemas, theaters, entertainment centers, gyms, etc.)
Restoration of domestic flights

June 15
Hotels seasonal accommodation of tourists
Opening of organized beaches
Restoration of sea traffic to the islands
Group sports

The end of June
Restoration of international flights, borders are open. 

***Today, a total of 2700 cases of infection have been registered in Greece, and in the last 10 days the daily number of new cases has ranged from 6 to 18. Recovered - the half of the infected: 1300+ people. 

At the moment, Greece is one of the safest countries in the European Union. Judging by the planned resumption of international flights at the end of June, the season will be! So those who wish will still have time to bask in the Greek sun ... 🤗

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Properties for rent that are completely safe and private, right on the beach

The truth is that there are very few avalible dates for these beautiful villas by the sea. Some of the properties that are value for money are rented already on 70-90% of the dates this summer. 

But still have a chance at the following properties:

Greek beach villa Halkidiki

Villa Vourvourou 3B is a luxury beachfront villa in Greece for rental located in Sithonia, Halkidiki.

It includes a two-storey main residence of 90m² connected to a garden studio (37m²) by a pretty, shaded lawn.

The studio lies in the center of the well tendered garden offering amenities for the most demanding needs. The well-equipped barbeque area can satisfy a large group of people while moments of peace and quietness will be part of the day.

The garden shields the barbecue and dining area with a 16m² pergola. Simply walk out of the living room (18m²) through the patio doors, relax in the shade of the private terrace or one step more to relax on the sun beds of the sandy beach.

This property is located in front of a beautiful sandy beach in Vourvourou, in the most prestigious area of Sithonia, offering amazing views over the sea and overlooking the island of Diaporos.

The Private Villa Vourvourou is build on three levels having 6 double bedrooms all of them with an en suite bathroom, one master living room and two Kitchens.

Beachfront Private villa Rosa is a unique beachfront property for rental, located in Vourvourou region Sithonia peninsula Halkidiki. The property laying on a private area of 350 sq/m divided into 2 levels ground and 1st floor.

Beachfront Private villa Rosa in Halkidiki offers 5 luxurious bedroom suites, 4 of which are located on the first floor and the other one on the ground floor. Also the five suites has a private bathroom with its own terrace and courtyard. Amenity-wise, each suite has a satellite smart TV, Wi-Fi and air-conditioning system. In additon two of the suites are connected to each other through a door, this can be quite helpful in case of a family with small children. The property hosting up to 10 guests.

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