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Coronavirus in Greece: Reopening for tourism as of 15th of November


In the tiny Greek island of Paxos, where seaside villages and centuries-old olive groves alternate, you can live the most authentic experience of the Ionian Sea. It consists of sailing between mythical grottoes that combine the intense turquoise of the waters with the white of the limestone rock. A place of extreme beauty that has, like everything in this archipelago, a mysterious divine origin.

On this island of the Cyclades archipelago, a peasant found the famous Venus of the Louvre. The Greek goddess of love and beauty could not have chosen a better place than this island of versatile landscapes and life from another time that treasures some of the most spectacular sandy beaches on the planet.

The Athenian capital; Olympia, the city that hosted the first Olympic Games in history; Crete; the monasteries of Meteora; the blue caves of Paxos, Mykonos and Santori, the great showcases of the Cyclades islands?

Complete Athens Travel Guide, Day 6

Tragic shipwreck in the Aegean Sea | The Greek Navy and Coast Guard search for some 30 missing after their boat sank south of the island of Rhodes. Twenty-nine others have been rescued alive.

This is what the explosion of a Ukrainian plane loaded with weaponry in Greece was like. “It was like an atomic bomb” say local residents, who were forced to stay in their homes. The presence of hazardous substances has been ruled out.

The European Health Data Space, launched in May 2022 by the European Commission, is expected to fill this gap. This health-specific ecosystem will make health data more accessible to patients and professionals at home, and abroad.

In the EU economic space, companies in the e-health sector face a number of hurdles operating in a fragmented market. The European Health Data Space (EEDS) is expected to improve this situation.

Greek authorities routinely denounce the relaxation of controls at Turkish border crossings as a pressure maneuver by Ankara in the territorial disputes that the two countries have maintained for decades.

At least 50 dead in fires at the gates of athens

What are the requirements to travel to Greece now, do I need a PCR or is a vaccination certificate enough? It is normal that you ask yourself these questions, as we are in a time of many changes. Fortunately, the Hellenic country is one of the destinations where you can travel now. At IATI Insurance, as lovers of Greece, we are going to tell you everything you need to know so that you can plan your adventure and discover beautiful landscapes and corners with centuries of history.

It is expected that from May 1, 2022, all these restrictions will disappear. The use of face masks indoors will only be mandatory in certain limited cases. Greece wants to boost tourism at all costs this summer, so if you decide to visit, you will find an almost normal climate.

As we told you in Is it safe to travel to Greece, you should always drive with caution, but we advise you to be much more cautious in Greece. Forced overtaking is not uncommon and many drivers expect you to pull straight onto the shoulder so that they can overtake you. In addition, most of the roads are not in good condition.


The islands of Greece are so many and so different that you could spend a 15-day trip just going from one to another. But if you have two weeks for the whole country there are at least two, the most famous ones, that you should include in your itinerary: Mykonos and Santorini. Even if you have not been to Greece before, you have surely heard of them, a sign that when you go there you will find them extremely crowded unless you go in low season. To get to Mykonos you will have to leave from Athens and you can go either by ferry or by plane. The difference is that it takes 45 minutes by plane and 2.5 to 5 hours by boat, depending on the speed of the boat. Once in Mykonos you can go from beach to beach, walk through the center of Chora, visit the famous windmills of the island, stroll through Little Venice and visit the old port of Mykonos.

And we arrive in Athens, one of the highlights of the trip. But do not think that here you have to see the Parthenon and that’s it, because the city, in addition to many other archaeological landmarks of great importance has an atmosphere in its streets and museums that you should not overlook. We will not deny it, the Acropolis of Athens is one of the most touristic places in the world, and the Parthenon its most famous temple, but here you will also find the Erechtheion with its Caryatids, the Propylaea, the temple of Athena Nike, the theater of Dionysus Eleuteros and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Next to the ruins is the Acropolis Museum of Athens, which is an absolute must-see. Between the two you have enough for a whole day.

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