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Demolition of illegal beach bar in front of stunned tourists

Customers of a hotel in Anavyssos were stunned to hear police officers urging them to leave the area of the beach bar because demolishing works were imminent. Bulldozers had arrived early Monday morning to demolish four illegal constructed buildings and several kiosk in an area of 100 square meters in …

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Fireworks? Water by the Pool? German tourist complains about 5*resort on Rhodes

Fireworks in the evening? Water by the pool? Prompt service? A German tourist at a 4-star resort on the island of Rhodes had 1000+1 reasons to complaint about. The nights in the hotel were “sheer horror,” he wrote implying that especially children need peace and calmness during their vacations. “We …

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Cristiano Ronaldo tips big Greek hotel personnel with €20,000

A football superstar and big spender. Cristiano Ronaldo left a whopping €20,000 tip at a Greek luxury hotel during a holiday with his family. Ronaldo was so impressed by the service at the Costa Navarino resort in Messinia, South Peloponnese, that he claimed he could not leave without rewarding them, …

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Tourists evacuated from hotel on Alonissos due to wild fire

Dozens of tourists were evacuated from a 5-star hotel Resort on the island of Alonissos on Wednesday night as the wind was pushing the blaze towards to the resort facilities. The evacuation was ordered by the Civil Protection Agency for precautionary reasons. A total of  70 people evacuated the resort …

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Toddler drowns in hotel swimming pool where mother works as cleaner

A four-year-old girl was drowned in the swimming of a hotel facility where her mother was working as part of the housekeeping and cleaning staff. The mother would take the little girl to work as she had nowhere to live it. The tragedy occurred on Monday in Migli Vigla on …

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Cypriot businessman wins against the Trumps in Panama Trump Hotel

A worker with a crowbar on Monday pried the word “Trump” from the sign in front of the only Trump-branded hotel in Latin America, after the building’s owner said he’d won a legal fight to take control of it. The removal of the Trump name from the Trump International Hotel …

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Mysterious suicide committed by a foreign national jumping from hotel in downtown Athens

A mysterious suicide from the upper floor of a hotel in downtown Athens is puzzling the Greek police: the man, a foreign national, had with him a suitcase with four thousand euros. The 42-year-old man walked into a hotel close to Omonoia Square in Athens short before 10 o’ clock …

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Prominent hotel group in Kos up for auction for outstanding bank loans

Several hotel units in Greece are set to go on the auction block in the upcoming period, with most coming under foreclosure due to defaults on bank loans. According to narfemporiki, one company in bankruptcy liquidation is the Lakitira S.A. company, which managed three units on the holiday island of …

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“Austerity Air Conditioning”: One A/C for two rooms – seen in hotel in Greece

The tourists were surprised about the construction and tried to find out what it was. It was “austerity air conditioning” or “shared A/C” : One A/C for two rooms. The hotel is on the island of Lefkada at the Ionian Sea. Κουβαρντάς Έλληνας ξενοδόχος … Αιρ κοντισιον για 2 δωμάτια …

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Ledra Marriott Group gives up Athens hotel

With a simple notice on its website, international hotel chain Ledra Marriot announced that it will not operate its hotel in Athens as of the end of the year. After 30 years with presence in Athens, the Hotel will not operate under Marriot anymore. “Please be advised that as of …

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Fitness During Vacation? Yes, Please!

My day starts with a small bowl of mixed cereals and seeds, milk, a bit of cocoa powder and extra sugar. Two cups of coffee. I sit on the terrace enjoying the breathtaking view over the blue bay on the west of Kos. I watch the Hobby-Cat sailors training as …

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