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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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Greece’s Tourism Minister promises more road entry points for tourists

Greece’s authorities are working to ensure that more road entry points will opened to meet the needs of incoming tourists crossing the border from the north, Tourism Minister Haris Theocharis has told parliament. “In cooperation with the chief of police, efforts are being made so that from 1 July there …

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Germany drops quarantine rule for vaccinated tourists

The German government has agreed to let travelers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered from infection avoid testing and quarantine when entering the country, unless they come from areas where variants of concern are prevalent. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet on Wednesday reportedly approved a change to existing rules …

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Experts to announce this week decisions on travel during Easter holidays

Greece’s health experts will announce this week the measures over the Easter holidays and during church services, government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni said on Monday. She stressed the the Epidemiologists’ Committee evaluates all the data, including the latest ones, and advises the government accordingly. “We are in a very fragile balance …

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Greece opens for vaccinated Israeli tourists on March 23

Greece will permit entry of 10,000 vaccinated Israelis per week, starting Tuesday, March 23, 2021, following an agreement between the two countries to accept citizens with a certificate of vaccination, Israeli Foreign Minister said in a statement. According to the Israeli press, Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis informed the Israeli …

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Greece’s rough roadmap for gradual lockdown lifting

The Committee of epidemiologists and other health experts advising the Greek government will hold an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday, March 17, to assess the epidemiological situation and to consider when and how the lockdown restrictions will be lifted. The prolonged lockdown, in the 4.5th month now, has increased citizens’ fatigue …

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