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Tourist Protection

When travelling to Greece, it is advisable to bear in mind the following:

As a consumer, you are protected by Greek consumer protection law for all transactions you make while travelling in the country. All enterprises, regardless of their nature (tourist or otherwise), are obliged to issue written receipts for the total amount they receive. Possession of a receipt safeguards the consumer in the event of any claim or dispute with the enterprises. Foreign visitors must ensure that they have valid medical cover before departing.

The following is valid during your stay in accommodation licensed by the GNTO and displaying the Special Function Sign:

  • The hotelier is obliged to lisence vacant rooms to customers and provide all advertised amenities.
  • Within 3 days of receiving an enquiry for a room, by any means (telephone, letter, or email), the hotelier is obliged to inform the customer  by print whether or not they accept the booking, and include details on the booking (type of room, length of stay, price). A written response protects both the customer and the hotelier.
  • The deposit for the booking cannot exceed the 25% of the total accommodation cost, and on the other hand cannot be less than the charge for one night.
  • In the event that the customer wishes to cancel a booking, and the cancellation is made 21 days prior to the agreed arrival date, the hotelier is obliged to refund the deposit in full, while for cancellations made within 21 days, the customer must pay the hotelier the 50% of the total cost of the cancelled booking.
  • In the event that the hotelier is unable to provide rooms they have confirmed with customers, they are obliged to secure customers’ stay in alternative accommodation of at least the same category, in the same town, which offers the same amenities and services as those advertised by their own establishment.
  • The hotelier is only responsible for valuable belongings entrusted to them by the customer, and for which they have issued the relevant receipt.
  • Keeping pets of any kind in a hotel is forbidden, unless the hotel provides a designated area for pets. In all cases, a prior arrangement on this issue must be made between the hotelier and the tourist-consumer.

The following is valid for transactions with tourist agencies licensed by the GNTO and displaying the Special Function Sign:

  • The tourist agency is responsible to the consumer for all the services they have sold, including those provided by third parties (hotels, restaurants, car rentals, etc.), except in cases of personal or third party liability, or force majeure.
  • In all cases, the customers of a tourist agency or car rental agency must be informed by print about the terms under which services or products are provided prior to making a purchase.
 

Specifically, for Organized Trips (P.O. 339/96), which Greek law defines as a fixed combination of at least two of the following elements, i.e. transport, accommodation or other services (participation in meetings or events of a professional, cultural or artistic nature, meals, guided tours etc.), it is obligatory to sign a relevant contract, which includes:

  1. The terms attached to the services included in the contract (cost and category of accommodation).
  2. Means of transport, meals included, itinerary, information pertaining to passports and necessary visas, cancellation policy, guided tours, entry to archaeological sites and museums, other recreational services, etc.).
  3. An insurance policy which will state by print that in case of insolvency or bankruptcy of the tourist agency, the consumer, above and beyond other claims, will be entitled to a refund of the full amount paid, as well as immediate payment of repatriation expenses.

In all cases, the tourist-consumer:

  • Should acquire, for their own convenience, detailed information regarding the use of public transport at their destination, especially with regards to the cost of the journey, ticket validity and cancellations, and recommended arrival times in advance of the departure of the service.
  • Has to be aware, when using taxis, that drivers are obliged, upon request, to issue official receipts for the total cost of the journey, which include vehicle’s registration number and  owner’s name.
  • In the event of any omission or violations of the above, you may submit a complaint or claim to the Greek National Tourism Organization, by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For tourist information:
call +30 210 3310392, +30 210 3310716 send you email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Call the Tourist Police: 171

 

ENJOY YOUR STAY!

 

Source: http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/before_you_travel/travel_tips


A Bit of History

Chrysiida

In Greek mythology, Chryseis (the ancient name for Chrysiida) was a Trojan woman, the daughter of Chryses. Chryseis, her apparent name in the Iliad, means simply "Chryses' daughter"; later writers give her real name as Astynome. In the first book of the Iliad, Agamemnon enslaves her, whom he admits is finer than his own wife, as a war prize and refuses to allow her father, a priest of Apollo, to ransom her.

An oracle of Apollo then sends a plague sweeping through the Greek armies, and Agamemnon is forced to give Chryseis back in order to end it, so Agamemnon sends Odysseus to return Chryseis to her father. Agamemnon compensates himself for this loss by taking Briseis from Achilles, an act that offends Achilles, who refuses to take further part in the Trojan War. A later Greek legend, preserved in Hyginus' Fabulae, states that she had a son by Agamemnon.

Achilleas

In Greek mythology, Achilles (the ancient name for Achilleas) was a Greek hero of the Trojan War and the central character and greatest warrior of Homer's Iliad. Achilles was said to be a demigod; his mother was the nymph Thetis, and his father, Peleus, was the king of the Myrmidons.

Achilles’ most notable feat during the Trojan War was the slaying of the Trojan hero Hector outside the gates of Troy. Although the death of Achilles is not presented in the Iliad, other sources concur that he was killed near the end of the Trojan War by Paris, who shot him in the heel with an arrow.

 

Later legends (beginning with a poem by Statius in the 1st century AD) state that Achilles was invulnerable in all of his body except for his heel. Because of his death from a small wound in the heel, the term Achilles' heel has come to mean a person's point of weakness.

Agamemnon

In Greek mythology, Agamemnon was the son of king Atreus and queen Aerope of Mycenae, the brother of Menelaus, the husband of Clytemnestra and the father of Iphigenia, Electra, Orestes and Chrysothemis. Mythical legends make him the king of Mycenae or Argos, thought to be different names for the same area.

When Helen, the wife of Menelaus, was abducted by Paris of Troy, Agamemnon commanded the united Greek armed forces in the ensuing Trojan War. On Agamemnon's return from Troy he was murdered by Aegisthus, the lover of his wife Clytemnestra.

In old versions of the story: "The scene of the murder, when it is specified, is usually the house of Aegisthus, who has not taken up residence in Agamemnon's palace, and it involves an ambush and the deaths of Agamemnon's followers too". In some later versions Clytemnestra herself does the killing, or they do it together, in his own home.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org


Before you Travel

Before you travel in Greece, it is advisable to bear in mind the following:

  • Depending on your country of origin, you might need a passport and a visa; you could obtain a visa through the Greek consulate nearest to your residence.
  • Call your bank or your credit card company to let them know that you will be using it in Greece.
  • The Electric Current in Greece is 230V AC (50Hz). Appliances from North America require a transformer and British ones an adapter.
  • In order to have access to necessary health care, tourists from member states of the European Union (EU) wishing to visit Greece must be holders of the European Health Card (EHIC) or any other legal Community document issued by their competent social security agency. Tourists from countries other than the member states of the European Union must consult their social security agency for information before traveling.
  • Contact your phone company in order to make sure that your can use your mobile phone in Greece.
  • As a consumer, you are protected by Greek consumer protection law for all transactions you make while traveling in the country.

General Info

Here you'll find useful information for preparing your trip to Greece. We give you practical tips on documentation, safety, healthcare, what clothes to pack, currency, tourist cards, public holidays… so you're all set when you arrive. You'll find the whole list below. Enjoy!

  • Capital of Greece : Athens
  • Official language: Greek
  • The currency : Euro(€)
  • Climate: Mediterranean
  • Population: 11.306.183 (2010 estimate)
  • Calling code: The international calling code of Greece is +30
  • Time Greece: GMT +2

Exchange Currencies

Greece is a Member-State of the European Union and uses its uniform currency – the Euro. Greece, as is the case with the other Member-States of the E.U. uses eight coins as follows: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents (lepta in Greek) and 1 and 2 Euros. The banknotes are issued in the following denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euros.

Currency exchange rates are clearly displayed in every bank that accepts currency exchange, while credit card holders may acquire money from the ATMs of the collaborating banks. Greek banks are open for the public from 8:00 to 14:30 Mondays to Thursdays and from 8:00 to 13:30 on Fridays. They are closed on Public Holidays.

Euros can also be exchanged for notes of other foreign currencies at exchange offices that are situated at the airport and certain main ports, in the larger cities, as well as at many tourist destinations. A passport is required when exchanging currencies.

 

Health & Safety

In order to have access to necessary health care, tourists from member states of the European Union (EU) wishing to visit Greece must be holders of the European Health Card (EHIC) or any other legal Community document issued by their competent social security agency. You can find more information about the EHIC here

In these cases, the necessary treatment in Greece is provided by:

  • the IKA (Social Security Institute) Health Units (polyclinics) or doctor’s offices in the region;
  • Regional clinics (former rural clinics) or the Health Centres of the National Health System; and
  • the outpatients’ departments of the hospitals on contract

In order to have access to necessary health care, tourists from countries other than the member states of the European Union wishing to visit Greece must consult their social security agency for information before travelling.

In case of emergency call:

  • Ambulance Service: 166
  • SOS Doctors : 1016
  • Duty Hospitals and Clinics: 1434
  • Pharmacies: 1434
  • Open Line for alcohol drug Addiction: 210 36 17 089
  • Poisoning First Aid: 210 77 93 777
  • Police: 100

Climate - Weather

Greece has a Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures and a limited amount of rainfall.

Due to the country's geographical position, its rugged relief and its distribution between the mainland and the sea, there is great variation in Greece's climate.

In summer, the dry hot days are cooled by seasonal winds called the meltemi, while mountainous regions have generally lower temperatures.

The winters are mild in lowland areas, with a minimum amount of snow and ice, yet, mountains are usually snow-covered. Moreover, a common phenomenon is the occurrence of different climactic conditions during the same season (for instance, mild heat in coastal areas and cool temperatures in mountainous regions).

You can obtain more information about the weather from the National Observatory of Athens www.meteo.gr

Source: www.visitgreece.gr


Achilleas Suite

Achilleas Suite is located on the first floor of the complex. It is about 140 square meters, surrounded by an acre of colorful gardens and close to a 30 square meter swimming pool. The apartment combines a wonderful sea, garden and mountain view and overlook the beautiful valley of the village of Tersanas. Just 500m from the suites there is the quiet sandy beach of Tersanas which once was a boatyard for fishing boats. Nowadays, you can enjoy swimming to its crystal clear waters or endless sunbathing under the Mediterranean sun. The beach is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas while you can enjoy your drinks from the beach bar.

The suite is built in a modern design with light and elegant decoration which manage to combine simplicity and luxury in a way to provide the perfect premises for relaxation, comfort and joy, necessary ingredients for memorable holidays. The suite can accommodate up to 6 adults with two double bedrooms and two additional beds in the living room, one fully equipped bathroom, a WC and a spacious luminous kitchen and a dinning area.

 

Accommodation

The suite has an independent entrance to a large open space living-room fitted with comfortable furniture and equipment ideal for relaxation. Next to the living-room you can find the dinning area where you can enjoy any specialty. The kitchen is fully equipped and functional with all the necessary household appliances in order for you to prepare any meal desired.

The appartment has a fully-equipped luxury bathroom with shower and a WC.

There is a master bedroom with a double bed, fitted wardrobe and a remarkable view from the balkony. The second bedroom is equipped with two single beds (which can be transformed to a double bed) with fitted wardrobe. All Bedrooms are airconditioned and have flatscreen TV. The suite has a sofa-bed in the living-room which can be converted into two comfortable single beds or a double bed if needed.

The suite has its own balcony with a view to the pool and the magnificent cretan sunset.



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Location

Chrysiida Luxury Suites are situated in a quiet village named Chorafakia in the area of Akrotiri. The suites are in a 500m. distance from the sandy beach Tersanas, 2km away from the famous beach (from the movie Zorba the Greek) Stavros and 2km from the beach of Kalathas.

The sea is well known for its crystal clear waters where you can relax and enjoy swimming.

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Agamemnon Suite

Agamemnon Suite is located on the second floor of the complex. It is about 140 square meters, surrounded by an acre of colorful gardens and close to a 30 square meter swimming pool. The apartment combines a wonderful sea, garden and mountain view and overlook the beautiful valley of the village of Tersanas. Just 500m from the suites there is the quiet sandy beach of Tersanas which once was a boatyard for fishing boats. Nowadays, you can enjoy swimming to its crystal clear waters or endless sunbathing under the Mediterranean sun. The beach is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas while you can enjoy your drinks from the beach bar.

The suite is built in a modern design with light and elegant decoration which manage to combine simplicity and luxury in a way to provide the perfect premises for relaxation, comfort and joy, necessary ingredients for memorable holidays. The suite can accommodate up to 6 adults with two double bedrooms and two additional beds in the living room, one fully equipped bathroom, a WC and a spacious luminous kitchen and a dinning area.

 

Accommodation

The suite has an independent entrance to a large open space living-room fitted with comfortable furniture and equipment ideal for relaxation. Next to the living-room you can find the dinning area where you can enjoy any specialty. The kitchen is fully equipped and functional with all the necessary household appliances in order for you to prepare any meal desired.

The appartment has a fully-equipped luxury bathroom with shower and a WC.

There is a master bedroom with a double bed, fitted wardrobe and a remarkable view from the balkony. The second bedroom is equipped with two single beds (which can be transformed to a double bed) with fitted wardrobe. All Bedrooms are airconditioned and have flatscreen TV. The suite has a sofa-bed in the living-room which can be converted into two comfortable single beds or a double bed if needed.

The suite has its own balcony with a view to the pool and the magnificent cretan sunset.



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Location

Chrysiida Luxury Suites are situated in a quiet village named Chorafakia in the area of Akrotiri. The suites are in a 500m. distance from the sandy beach Tersanas, 2km away from the famous beach (from the movie Zorba the Greek) Stavros and 2km from the beach of Kalathas.

The sea is well known for its crystal clear waters where you can relax and enjoy swimming.

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Our Suites

Chrysiida Luxury Suites consists of two independent modern apartments "Achilleas" and "Agamemnon" of about 140 square meters each surrounded by an acre of colorful gardens and close to a 30 square meter swimming pool. The luxury apartments combine a wonderful sea, garden and mountain view and overlook the beautiful valley of the village of Tersanas. Just 500m from the suites there is the quiet sandy beach of Tersanas which once was a boatyard for fishing boats. Nowadays, you can enjoy swimming to its crystal clear waters or endless sunbathing under the Mediterranean sun, a unique place Crete luxury vacations. The beach is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas while you can enjoy your drinks from the beach bar.

Both suites are built in a modern design with light and elegant decoration which manage to combine simplicity and luxury in a way to provide the perfect premises for relaxation, comfort and joy, necessary ingredients for memorable holidays. Each suite can accommodate up to 6 adults with two double bedrooms and two additional beds in the living room, one fully equipped bathroom, a WC and a spacious luminous kitchen and a dinning area. An ideal place for luxury vatation rentals.

 

Accommodation

Each suite has an independent entrance to a large open space living-room fitted with comfortable furniture and equipment ideal for relaxation. Next to the living-room you can find the dinning area where you can enjoy any specialty. The kitchen in both suites are fully equipped and functional with all the necessary household appliances in order for you to prepare any meal desired.

The appartments have a fully-equipped luxury bathroom with shower and a WC.

There is a master bedroom with a double bed, fitted wardrobe and a remarkable view from the balkony. The second bedroom is equipped with two single beds (which can be transformed to a double bed) with fitted wardrobe. All Bedrooms are airconditioned and have flatscreen TV. The suites have a sofa-bed in the living-room which can be converted into two comfortable single beds or a double bed if needed.

Both suites have their own balconies with a view to the pool and the magnificent cretan sunset.



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Location

Chrysiida Luxury Suites are situated in a quiet village named Chorafakia in the area of Akrotiri. The suites are in a 500m. distance from the sandy beach Tersanas, 2km away from the famous beach (from the movie Zorba the Greek) Stavros and 2km from the beach of Kalathas.

The sea is well known for its crystal clear waters where you can relax and enjoy swimming.

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