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Retail shops will open on Sunday, Nov 27, says SELPE

Retail shops throughout the country will be open on Sunday, 27 November, from 11:00 to 20:00, the Association of Retail Businesses (SELPE) said in an announcement on Tuesday. SELPE announcement comes a day after retail workers had announced that shops will not open on Sunday, Nov 27, 2022. Additionally, on …

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Christmas season: Extended opening hours for shopping Dec 12- Jan 2

The retail sector in Athens announced on Wednesday the extended opening hours in the Greek capital for the holiday season. The new scedule includes two Sundays before Christmas where the shops will be open. The Athens Trade Association says the suggested opening hours will apply from December 12, 2021 are: …

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Keep safety distance: Rules for Greece’s shops, hairdressers, cafes

Life is getting complicated especially for business owners who are allowed to open again on May 4, 2020, thus keeping safety distance among for customers in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus. A new challenge for business owners who have had their facilities shut down for over a …

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Good Friday in Greece: Cemeteries closed, supermarkets working hours

The Holy Week is extremely crucial for the course of the coronavirus in Greece, Head of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias said on Tuesday. He announced that cemeteries throughout the country will be closed on Good Friday, April 17. At the peak of the Divine Drama, Greeks traditionally visit the graves …

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Retail shops on Cyclades islands allowed to open also on Sundays

Retails shops on the Cyclades islands will be allowed to open also on Sundays, the Chamber of Commerce of Cyclades said in a statement on its official website. The decision refers initially for the year 2020 and it is optional. However, the year’s period when shops will be open on …

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Christmas 2019: Greek shops prolonged opening hours, Dec 12-Jan 2

Shops will be open for longer hours during the Christmas and New Year festive days in Greece with the special working hours that go into effect from Thursday, Dec 12, 2019, until January 1, 2020. At the same time, shops will be open also on three consecutive Sundays, Dec 15, …

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Extended opening hours for Greece’s shops over Easter time

Shops in Greece will operate with extended opening hours ahead of the East time, twoards the end of April 2019. Shops will be open as follows: April 20: Sunday (Palm Sunday) 11:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. April 21-25: Monday-Thursday 09:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m. April 26: Good Friday 01:00 p.m. …

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Easter 2018: Extended shop hours in Athens & Thessaloniki

Retail shops in Athens will operate in extended opening hours due to the Easter Holidays. The extended working hours start Thursday, March 29th 2018 and end on Holy Saturday, April 7th. On Palm Sunday, April 1st, retail shops will be open. The general plan is as follows: On weekdays, Monday …

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Greece’s Winter Sales kick start on Jan 8th 2018

Extended Winter sales aiming to boost the retail market start in Greece on Monday January 8th 2018 and will last until 28 February. According to the legislation, retail shops may open also on the first Sunday of the Winter sales, on January 14th from 11 a.m. to 08:00 p.m. Retailers …

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Shops opening hours over Christmas and New Year period Dec 17-Jan 2

From Friday, December 15th 2017, until Tuesday, January 2nd 2018, shops in Greece follow different operation hours and will be open also on three Sundays in order to allow consumers to do their Christmas shopping in a relaxed atmosphere. Shops will be open on three consecutive Sundays, December 17, 24 …

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Shops owners and workers protest against Sunday opening

Stores remained closed and workers and shopkeepers  marched through the streets of Athens protesting the introduction of Sunday opening for shops. The provision to open stores 30 Sundays per year is part of the additional austerity deal Greece signed with creditors beginning of the week. The protest occurs on the …

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Greek Court orders temporary suspension of shops opening on Sundays

Greece’s Council of State ordered the temporary suspension of shops opening on Sundays. Traders, retailers and private sector unions had appealed to the court asking the cancellation of shops opening on Sundays. According to the Court’s reasoning, the opening of shops on Sundays will lead to “irreparable financial harm” and …

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