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Athens mayor calls for a city tax on tourists

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis on Tuesday called for the introduction of a city tax that will be paid by visitors towards the municipal authority to help it respond to increased pressure on services from the influx of tourists. The Greek capital “has 650,000 permanent residents and serves 3.5 million people …

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Cretan “bully” in temporary detention for attacking German tourists

The Cretan bully from Mylopotamos has been ordered to temporary detention for the attack of the German family and their exposure to danger a week ago. The 38-year-old gave a testimony that lasted six hours on Friday. He tried to convince the judicial authorities that it was the German tourists …

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Tourists on ATVs: List of traffic accidents on Greek islands is getting longer

The list of traffic accidents that have taken place on the Greek islands recently involving all terrain vehicles ATVs – or     “sows” in common Greek –  is getting longer and longer. Involved in the majority of the ATV accidents are young foreign tourists who are neither experienced with the local …

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Rhodes: Dutch tourists steal Greek flag, write anti-Greek slogans; arrests

Τhree foreign tourists stole a big Greek flag from its mast on a castle and wrote anti-Greek slogans. They were arrested by the authorities on the island of Rhodes. The three Dutch tourists in their early 20’s told authorities that they were drunk and did not understand what they were …

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Halkidiki: One of two missing tourists found swimming 14 n.m. off Kassandra coast

Οne of two men who went missing on Saturday in the sea region of Possidi, Halkidiki, was found and rescued 14 nautical miles off the area he went into the water. 30-year-old Ivan managed to survive 20 hours in rough sea thanks to a children’s ball he found randomly floating …

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Greece suspends Covid-Pass and EU Digital Certificate from May 1

Greece’s Epidemiologists Committee decided on Thursday to recommend the suspension of Covid-Pass and European Digital Covid-Certificate (EUDCC) from May 1, 2022. The suspension affects vaccinated and unvaccinated citizens in the country but also tourists arriving in Greece. Details will be clarified in the forthcoming joint ministerial decision. But roughly seen …

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Greece’s hoteliers offer rooms for Brits from 6 euros per night

Greek and Turkish hoteliers of low-end accommodation are dropping prices in anticipation of the start of the season to stimulate demand. According to research by website travel.gr, in at least 7 Greek popular destinations, British Tour Operator First Choice are recording prices from 6 to 10 euros per night in …

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Accessible Athens Routes: Interactive website for tourists with disabilities

  A website created as a pilot project by the Municipality of Athens and the official Athens Guide ‘This is Athens’ in collaboration with the social enterprise ‘Me Alla Matia’, is now available to provide information on accessible routes and sites for tourists with either visual or mobility disabilities. The …

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Tragedy with UK tourists: Grandfather drowns trying to rescue grandchildren on Crete

A 61-year-old grandfather drowned on the island of Crete on Tuesday afternoon as he tried to rescue his grandchildren from the rough sea. The grandfather and the children aged 7 and 9 went for a swim at the Agios Konstantinos beach of Gouves, west of Heraklio, where the family was …

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