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Santorini during Covid-19 Pandemic

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What you will be able to do in Santorini if strict lockdown applies during your travel days?

 

Santorini still welcoming guests from all over the world even though travel restriction applied worldwide. Travellers trying to adjust to new normal since old normal  became memory of past. After all is better to keep social distance measures in Santorini than spend your vacation in your living room.

What you will be able to do in Santorini if strict lockdown applies during your travel days?

  1. View

The spectacular views and walks of Santorini can be enjoyed all year around.

  1. Photo session

Take advantage and make your best photos since the best places that are usually overcrowded with tourists are available now for astonishing best photo click. Don’t forget to wear your best outfit .Use your imagination with the best view on background and be viral on social media.

  1. Food

Santorini has a year-round population of 15,000 so there’s always taverns, restaurant ,fast food, sweat shop ,coffee-bars that make take away or delivery. So even during lockdown you can enjoy local meals on your private terrace in your room.

  1. Private Jacuzzi ,hot tub or pool

To keep things interesting book room with private Jacuzzi or hot tub. A short soak in the hot water can make you relax and drive away all the tiredness.

  1. Driving tour

Rent car and set out on a road trip.Explore the entire island at your own pace. Admire panoramic views. Discover landmarks including a lighthouse, markets, red beach, black beach, museums , wine cellars shops, Akrotiri Minoan Site , Emporio Castle, Kasteli Castle, Tomato Industrial Factory,Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral and Santorini Blue Domes .Customize the departure point and itinerary according to your individual interests.

  1. Hiking from Fira to Oia

If you want to enjoy magnificent viewpoints of the island and the caldera, you should hike from Fira to Oia. A 9-km long marked trail on the edge of the caldera connects the 2 cities. You will stop many times to take beautiful pictures, as the view is just breathtaking! It’s clearly one of Santorini’s best points of interest.

This marked trail isn’t really difficult but weather can get really hot on sunny days or to windy on winter .  So, it’s better check weather before planning hiking. You can for example plan your walk from Fira to arrive in Oia for the sunset.

From Fira, you will reach Oia in about 2 hours. You should however plan a bit more time, as you will for sure stop a few times on the way to enjoy the panorama and take pictures.

  1. Sunset

You can watch magnificent sunset view from any point of Caldera cliff.

Blue road on the map below shows the Caldera cliff form where you can enjoy magnificent view. You can drive along the blue road  from Akrotiri Lighthouse to Castle of Oia and find your favourite spot .Keep in mind that Oia is the most famous place to enjoy the sunset in Santorini  and considered as  Santorini’s most famous show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Wine testing

Wine cellars shops are open during lockdown. Except of wine, you can find there local tasteful snacks. Make the combination of snacks and wine you like and enjoy it in a privacy of your room .Even better if you have private Jacuzzi in your room.

  1. Beach at summer time 

You have free access to all the beaches in Santorini . During lock-down  self service/take away  at beach bars are always open.So you can spend all day on sandy beach with beach towel and drinks/snacks  from self service bar.

 

Who can visit Greece?

 

Residents from EU+ countries are allowed to travel to Greece. EU+ consists of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Lichtenstein and Iceland.

Residents of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, UAE and United Kingdom are also allowed to travel to Greece.

Learn more https://travel.gov.gr

 

Before travel you need to check :

 

  1. Visit website https://reopen.europa.eu/en . The restrictions measures in Greece get strict or loosen up daily. This website provides overview of the health situation Greece .The information is updated frequently and available in 24 languages.
  2. As of November 11, 2020 all people traveling to Greece from foreign countries will be required to have a negative molecular test result (PCR) for COVID-19, performed up to 72 hours before their entry to Greece. This includes air and land arrivals to Greece.Only travellers who carry a certificate of a negative RT-PCR test result will be allowed by the border authorities to enter the country. The certificates should be written in English and bear the name and passport/national ID number of the traveller.

The Laboratories that perform the RT-PCR testing should be:
– National Reference laboratories
– National Public Health Laboratories or
– Private laboratories which are accredited by the respective national accreditation authorities (not necessarily specifically for COVID-19).

Children under 10 years old are not subject to the obligation to a PCR test.

All travellers will still have to complete and submit their PLF form and may be subject to random testing upon arrival to the Greek border.

          Learn more https://travel.gov.gr

 

 

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