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1st July, 2020

Rules for conducting excursions.

 

  With the protocols we have so far, the following rules apply:

- Maximum permitted bus fullness 65%. There will be a plan for how customers will sit, the implementation of which will be done by marking the seats that are not allowed to sit, as well as of course with the guidance of the bus staff. Boarding and disembarking from the bus will be done through the back door only. Customers are required to wear a mask.

- Maximum permissible fullness of daily boats is 50%. The distance of 1.5 meters must be observed and the use of a mask is optional.

- The food supply remains as it is, for the excursions of Chrissi and Gramvousa-Balos, as it is already prepared and packaged.

- In the excursion "Cretan Night", the distances to the table seats must also be observed, as well as to the dance floor, where there will be smaller groups of dancers and who will not be able to perform the entire dance program that existed before.

- Visits to Spinalonga are set at 50 people per 30' and the maximum number of people per group is 25 people, with the distance of 1.5 meters mandatory and the use of a mask optional.

- The visitation of the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion is defined in a group of 8 people with the distances of 2 meters being mandatory. The use of a mask is optional.

- The visitation of Knossos Palace is defined in groups of 25 people with the distances of 1.5 meters mandatory. The use of a mask is optional.

- The visitation of the national park of Samaria is defined in groups of a maximum number of 25 people with the distances of 1.5 meters mandatory. The use of a mask is optional.

- The visitation of the monasteries is governed by the rule of distance of 1.5 meters in open space and 2 meters in closed space. The use of a mask is optional.

 

  The above applies for the safety of customers and employees due to the pandemic COVID-19, until the regulations are renewed.

 

Happy holidays from Rossilena Tours!

Monday 18/5/2020

 

Today, the Ministry of Health, informed the citizens about another 2 new cases.
A total of 2836 are the confirmed cases of coronavirus in Greece, of which 55.1% concern men. Crete is now COVID-19 free over a month.
At the same time, the death toll now stands at 165

24 are our fellow citizens who are in the intensive care unit.

Today, all other grades of upper and lower secondary education will resume classes and private tuition and foreign language centres re-opened. Worshippers will be able to attend Divine Liturgies and other religious services following specific hygiene rules. Today, the movement restrictions across the regions and across the island of Crete and Evoia were lifted. But still you can't visit the other islands. Also, archaeological sites, zoos and botanical gardens re-opened.

We expect to know about the measures that will be taken in Greece and in Europe in general, in order to restart tourism safely!

 

Let's dream of the best days that will come again !!

Until then #stay safe and #stay healthy !!

Monday 4/5/2020

 


Today, in the official information of the Ministry of Health, Professor Sotiris Tsiodras, informed the citizens about another 6 new cases.
A total of 2632 are the confirmed cases of coronavirus in Greece. Crete is now COVID-19 free for about a month.
At the same time, the death toll now stands at 146.
35 are our fellow citizens who are in the intensive care unit. More than 80951 tests have already been performed in Greece to detect the virus.
According to the professor, "the first wave of the disease in Europe seems to have reached its peak in Europe, while the UK still holds the worst daily death toll".

However, today is an important day, because like in other European countries, the first lift of the emergency measures was taken in Greece. So, citizens now can move around freely (but always strictly adhering to hygiene and distance measures). Also, some retail stores have been opened and travel within the prefectures is allowed.The use of face mask will be mandatory for employees and costumers in all small and closed places, as well as in public transport.

In these difficult times, we must remain strong and not lose our optimism.

Let's dream of the best days that will come again !!

Until then #stay safe and #stay healthy !!



Monday 13/4/2020

 


Today, in the official information of the Ministry of Health, Professor Sotiris Tsiodras, informed the citizens about another 33 new cases.
A total of 2145 are the confirmed cases of coronavirus in Greece. Only 15 confirmed cases have been found in Crete.
At the same time, the death toll now stands at 100.
2114 cases were reported until yesterday. More than 43,000 tests have already been performed in Greece to detect the virus.


In these difficult times, we must remain strong and not lose our optimism.

Let's dream of the best days that will come again !!

Until then #stay safe !!

Koules Castle (Rocca al Mare)

If you ever find yourself in Heraklion, it’s worth visiting Koules. Within 10 minutes walk from the city center and the entrance fee being only 2€ you can travel through history.

Koules Fortress, Heraklion

Magnificent and full of history, it dominate the entrance of the Venetian port. The fortress of Koules is a venetian construction that still adorns the city of Heraklion. The Venetians first builded a tower  that in 1523 was demolished. Koule obtained its final form between 1523 and 1540. From that point on, it has been repaired many times due to wear of waves, time and other disasters. The repairs also continued after the capture of Crete by the Turks in 1669. In 1719 the fortress was used as a prison.

 

Koules had two floors. The ground floor was been consisted of 26 different apartments used for various purposes such as food and munitions stores, but also as prison cells. On the first floor there were rooms for the officers, a mill and an oven.

Ground Floor