Showing posts from May, 2020

Greece Opening for Tourism Earlier than Expected

Wondering when you will be able to get your travel fix again? Well we have exciting news to share... Greece's 2020 tourism season will begin again on June 15! On this day, the country will open seasonal hotels and also welcome back flights from abroad. Initially, flights will only be accepted into Athens, with other airports, such as Santorini and Thessaloniki, opening on July 1. Restrictions banning travel to and from islands has also been lifted. Although they are re-opening, there is a limited list of 20 approved countries that have been granted access. The list will be amended as necessary, but for now, the countries being accepted in are: Cyprus Israel Germany China Australia Japan Denmark Austria Bulgaria Serbia Romania Albania North Macedonia Bosnia and Herzegovina Czech Republic Croatia Hungary Poland Slovakia Norway Tourists will not be tested or required to quarantine upon arrival to the country, yet it has been advised that randomised tes

Virtually Visit Some of the Most Amazing Places in Spain

Just because we can't travel the world at the moment, that isn't going to stop us from exploring some of the most breathtaking museums and landmarks from around the world. Many of Spain's most popular tourist attractions have released virtual tours for us to explore while we sit on our couch in the safety of our homes. Here are some our favourites that we found! The Picasso Museum, Barcelona This extensive virtual tour gives you three options. Tour through the rooms of the collection in the museum, the courtyards, or the houses Picasso lived and worked in and the places he frequented in Barcelona. The museum opened in 1963, and holds a broad collection of the genius artist's works, 4,251 works to be exact! The extensive collection is housed in five adjoining medieval palaces located Barcelona's La Ribera neighbourhood. The museum really highlights the intimate relationship the 20th century artist had with Barcelona, a relationship that was shaped at a you

Sicily to Pay for Tourist's Holidays

After being stuck at home for over two months now, we're all craving a summer vacation. If you've had Italy on the bucket list, it might be time to finally tick that one off... The Sicilian Government is offering to pay a portion of tourist's post COVID holidays. An estimated €50 million (AU$84 million) has been budgeted to help lure tourists to the stunning island located just off the coast of Italy. They are offering to pay for half of tourists airfares to and from the island, along with one in three nights accommodation. To sweeten the deal even more, they are removing fees for museums and archaeological sites, letting you explore some of the richest historical sites and still have a bit of extra cash left over for another cheeky arancini. They aim to do this by handing out vouchers through Sicily's tourism website . While they are yet to release when these will be available to the public, and whether they will be available for Australian tourists, bor

Greece's Push Towards Normality

Skiathos, Greece With the European summer looming, Greece is beginning to ease its lockdown laws to begin the return to normality, or the “new normal” as the government put it. Aiming to be in a place where they can safely re-open the borders to tourists, their efforts are aimed at salvaging what is left of the year in order to keep the tourism industry alive. Stage one of easing the lockdowns has seen the introduction of some new rules, including the mandatory use of face masks by workers, including those working in the food industry, supermarkets and grocery stores, public transport and taxis, hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres, hairdressers and beauty salons. They have also recommended that customers also oblige to wearing face masks, even recommending those working in offices, going to school or university, and those going to places of worship and churches also follow the rule. While they have allowed for Greeks to travel within their prefecture without an excuse, there