Everything about the flight program to the country and an unforgettable vacation with the whole family
Greece has finally become more accessible and is looking forward to Russian tourists. Why this particular direction should be chosen for families with children in the summer of 2021, says the managing director TEZ TOUR Greece Dimitris Haritidis…
At a low start
Greece is open, the flight program to popular resorts has been expanded. Since May 15, guests from the Baltic countries, Romania and Ukraine are already arriving to us. We are working very actively: programs with the Baltic countries are at the level of the 2019 season, and tourist flows from Romania and Ukraine have even increased this year. Hotels are opening one after another. But, of course, most of all tourists from Russia are expected here – one of the main markets for the Greek tourist business, especially on the islands. For Crete, Rhodes, Corfu, Peloponnese, it is in the top five in terms of tourist traffic.
From July 10, TEZ TOUR customers will be able to travel to Crete, Rhodes and Corfu on guaranteed scheduled flights by Aegean Airlines. Tours with direct flights are already available for booking on the company’s website.
Departures to Crete on the route Moscow – Heraklion: in 2, 4, 5 and 7 days,
Moscow – Rhodes: 2, 3, 5 and 6 days,
Moscow – Corfu: 2, 4, 6 and 7 days.
Now, to enter Greece, Russians need to have one of the documents with them:
– a certificate of vaccination (from the moment of the second vaccination, at least 14 days must pass, Greece recognizes “Sputnik V”) issued by an authorized organization in accordance with the legislation of the country of residence. It can be presented in the form printed from the State Services website, but the presence of a QR code is required;
– negative PCR test (done in an authorized laboratory no earlier than 72 hours before entering the country);
– a certificate of a previous illness with a coronavirus infection, confirmed by a PCR test aged from 2 to 9 months from the day of illness;
– a certificate from an authorized laboratory with a negative diagnosis of the RAPID (antigen) test for coronavirus COVID-19, issued 48 hours before arrival in Greece.
All these documents can be in Russian. You also need to fill out the PLF form online at travel.gov.gr. This can be done at any time, but no later than 24 hours before entering the country, otherwise the tourist will not even be put on a plane. Do not panic if the confirmation of completing the form is not received immediately. Due to the heavy load on the system, the certificate arrives at 00:00 the day before the trip. It is not necessary to print it, it is enough to save it in your mobile phone. When planning a family trip, it is important to remember that PCR tests are required for children over 12 years of age.
Why you need to go to Greece with children
If we take the European Mediterranean countries, then there are no alternatives to family vacations in Greece. There are large hotels with good infrastructure (and even hotels with water slides and water parks), as well as a variety of quality food. In addition, we offer a wide range of excursions, including for children, both historical and archaeological.
In Russian schools, children are told the myths and legends of Ancient Greece, so it will definitely be interesting for them to see with their own eyes those objects that they read about in textbooks. Our excursions are really in demand among both adults and children. In Greece, it is very convenient to combine a relaxing beach holiday in a hotel with walks and sightseeing trips.
Another important advantage of a summer vacation in Greece is comfortable weather. From mid-June to the end of August, there is neither particular humidity nor sweltering heat, but there is always a light breeze.
And finally, Greece is a fairly safe country, including in terms of the epidemiological situation. We are vaccinating at a fast pace – about 100 thousand people are vaccinated a day, and more than 7 million vaccinations have already been made, which is about 80% of the country’s population. And as the pace only increases, the incidence rate falls. So in this regard, the country is now in a very good position. I think for many tourists today this plays an important role, and for those traveling with children, it can be one of the key reasons to opt for Greek resorts.
The most popular destination in Greece among Russian tourists is traditionally Crete, so for us this island is in the first place – it is the flagship of TEZ TOUR and Greek tourism in general.
In Crete, we traditionally place great emphasis on the entire hotel chain Aldemar Resorts Is our general partner on exclusive terms. Also in priority the chain Grecotel Hotels & Resorts, where there are both family hotels and VIP-level facilities.
We also recommend exclusive TEZ TOUR hotels from the chain Aquila, first of all Aquila Rithymna Beach Is one of the best family hotels in Crete with a large territory and a beautiful beach. The hotel is also noteworthy Aquila Elounda Village…
Hotel Zeus Hotels Marina Beach – these are solid four stars on all inclusive at competitive prices. Starting this year, we also have an exclusive hotel in Crete Atlantica Akti Zeus… This is a very good family product in Amoudara with water slides and all inclusive. And finally the hotel Nana Golden Beach… Last year it was completely renovated (by the way, in the amount of more than 40 million euros), and now it is one of the best family hotels in Greece for all inclusive.
In Rhodes, we focus on the hotel Amilia mare… This is our basic product, which has a large territory and is very well located in the place of Kallithea – quite close to both the old city and Faliraki. We offer exclusive and very attractive prices for it.
Also in the range of TEZ TOUR this year a number of hotels in the chain have appeared on exclusive terms. Atlantica: Atlantica Holiday Village Rhodes, Atlantica Mikri Poli Rhodes and Atlantica Princess…
Almyros Beach Resort & Spa and chain hotels Atlantica Hotels Are our priorities in Corfu this season. Picturesque beaches, quality service, modern luxurious rooms and exquisite cuisine will please all travelers without exception and will leave an unforgettable experience of the Greek holidays.
I want to emphasize: when choosing a tour, many look primarily at prices, but it is equally important to pay attention to the quality of the product. TEZ TOUR Greece 3 years in a row became the best Greek tour operator according to the Greek Travel Awards. We have the latest transport, round-the-clock call service and, most importantly, additional insurance for every tourist in Greece thanks to our cooperation with the Greek National Bank. Such “little things” are imperceptible while everything is going well, but they become significant in the event of force majeure. And do not forget about this when planning your vacation. We also actively cooperate with the Greek National Tourism Organization.
And for representatives of travel agencies, we have a joint promotion with a hotel chain Ikos Resorts – “Generous Ikos”. All Ikos resorts have a great location, each with a private beach, many swimming pools, and a huge area of evergreen manicured gardens. From toddlers to adolescents, so many different events are held for all young guests at the resorts that time just flies by.
TEZ TOUR – we know Greece better!