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I have a flight booked to Greece for a month this August and I'm trying to plan out the vacation. Beyond the mask requirements that I'm sure will be in place, I'm wondering how many businesses have survived the lockdown? Will there still be lots of little shops in tourist centers like Monastiraki in Athens? What about taverna's and local bars for nightlife? I'm worried from all I hear that it will be a completely different experience and I'm hoping it will still be as relaxing and fun as previous years. I hear the islands were less effected...anyone hear anything specific?
 

redsoxdw_

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Sorry, I don't know anything specific about this year. My family friend went last summer and he said that everything was the same (besides masks), and that the streets and shops were still pretty busy. People weren't being very careful. I'm not sure how this upcoming summer will be, because the past year has been tough for Greece economically and I'm sure many businesses didn't survive the off season.
 

TatianaS

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I've heard that they do plan on re-opening everything for tourism starting in Mid-May. Most hotels will be allowed to open on June 1st and tourist attractions will also be open so there will be a lot of things to do You will have to be vaccinated or have a negative test in order to enter the country and there will likely be protocols in place like masks but it's worth the sacrifice to be able to go!!
 

Joni T.

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I have a flight booked to Greece for a month this August and I'm trying to plan out the vacation. Beyond the mask requirements that I'm sure will be in place, I'm wondering how many businesses have survived the lockdown? Will there still be lots of little shops in tourist centers like Monastiraki in Athens? What about taverna's and local bars for nightlife? I'm worried from all I hear that it will be a completely different experience and I'm hoping it will still be as relaxing and fun as previous years. I hear the islands were less effected...anyone hear anything specific?
I hope you make it there and post on this forum as you go. I, too, am wondering what traveling to Greece will be like and when it's most optimum to go.
 
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I hope you make it there and post on this forum as you go. I, too, am wondering what traveling to Greece will be like and when it's most optimum to go.
I would suggest waiting until procedures and protocols are announced for the summer travel months. Many things can change and it's best to be better safe than sorry. It's best to keep updated with this website often and check it before you plan everything: https://travel.gov.gr/#/
 

Stratos Morfis

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I hope you make it there and post on this forum as you go. I, too, am wondering what traveling to Greece will be like and when it's most optimum to go.
Everything will be in order. We hope after vaccination and support we have from our goverment that we will enjoy Greek summer once again.
 

Stratos Morfis

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