Athens hotels reluctant to open

The government decision to allow the opening of hotels that operate throughout the year is proving a dead letter for now, as the majority are not going to open before early July, with few exceptions.

Most hoteliers, whether they have seasonal or year-round units, are waiting to see what arrival numbers from abroad are like after flights resume on June 15 from 29 countries. Their main focus will be on the liberalization of flights from all countries - with the exception of those with high Covid-19 figures - as of July 1.

Even the large, emblematic units in Athens are reluctant to open. For example, the major hotels of the Laskaridis group (i.e. the Grande Bretagne and King George in Syntagma Square) are mulling the resumption of operations in early July.

The group's third unit, the Athens Capital Hotel, a member of the M Gallery collection, will be completing...

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