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Greek accommodation closures

The Greek Government have brought in temporary closures in regards to tourist accommodation, relating to Covid 19. The measures, as announced in the Greek Government’s Gazetteovid 19, state that all minor and major seasonal tourist accommodation will close from 15th March 2020 to the 30th April 2020, inclusive.

These closures are for public health protection and they apply to the whole of Greece. Some beaches and other resorts are also affected by this temporary closure, and churches are now also closed.

Any accommodations that are currently open and operational will have until the 23rd March 2020 to close, and will then remain closed until 30th April 2020, in line with all other accommodations.

This is a temporary closure initiated by the Greek Government, and we understand that it will be worrying for some who may have travel plans on these dates.

You are advised to contact your accommodation/airline/tour operator as soon as possible to discuss and organise next steps, as this is a Greek Government decision, so they should have been advised as to what the next steps will be.

About Chrissie Parker

Chrissie Parker joined the Zakynthos Informer Team in 2014. Chrissie’s first experience of the island was a combined birthday and wedding celebration, in true Zakynthian style. Since then she has been able to combine her love of the island, including its incredible history, tradition and culture, with her love of writing.

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14 comments

  1. Hi there does this apply to those of us who have our own houses on the Island. Is there any discussions regarding flights to the island to be cancelled in order for us to stay away until the van is lifted?
    Look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Sharon.

    • Chrissie Parker

      Just package/holiday accommodation. No news on flights yet. Keep an eye on further updates.

      • I have been visiting the island twice a year for many many years, its a beautiful place to be wen on ur own and I, ve met some wonderful friends both Greek and English, staying hopeful for flying out in May.

    • I have heard today that my flight with Jet2 Ex STN is still going but depart one hour and three quarters later but the new price is 30 pounds cheaper

  2. We have holiday booked in Zante 4th May,any chance it will go ahead.

    • Chrissie Parker

      At present it should be open. You will need to check in with you travel company before travelling to make sure.

    • We are due to arrive on the 2nd May on Jet2 for two weeks
      Staying Filoxenia Hotel Tsilivi
      From Lincolnshire in the UK
      What do you think

      • Chrissie Parker

        At present tourist accommodation is closed until 30 April 2020. We cannot say what will happen past that date. You will need to speak to your travel organiser.

  3. Have flight booked end may to zante will I still be able to fly

  4. My wife and I share your love of this beautiful island, we are due to visit late June,and urge others to continue to support this wonderful place

  5. Were flying out to zante beginning of july . Really hope we can go

  6. We are supposed to be at IKOS Olivia resort in Halkidiki on April 5…in email from them today they say they are open then….confusing information?

    • Chrissie Parker

      All we can do is go on the information given to us by the Government. You will need to speak with your hotel/travel provider.

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