A Samos Holiday at Ocea Retreat During & After Covid-19
The coronavirus has undoubtedly sent the world running scared for the past few months. Peoples’ lives, businesses, and economies have experienced major setbacks. The travel and hospitality industry in particular has suffered a major blow, as no country wants to risk further infection.
The good news, however, is that Samos is ready and waiting to accommodate you on your next holiday. A happy announcement in the midst of chaos is that Samos is absolutely COVID-19 free! That’s right, Greece is ready to open its doors to happy travelers who want to experience Samos in all its glory.
What’s the Current Situation in Greece?
Though the coronavirus has made its way to Greece, many countries across the globe have praised Greece for its prompt, effective, and diligent action against the pandemic.
As said by Bloomberg:
“…Greece is setting an example for the world with a swift response to the coronavirus epidemic. Greek leaders credit preparedness and a disciplined population. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis asked officials for a virus response plan in January. He praised widespread compliance with lockdown measures…”
The Wall Street Journal also praised Greece for managing the spread of the pandemic admirably.
What About Samos Specifically?
As mentioned before, Samos is safe and corona-FREE! This makes it the perfect destination for travel in the coming months during and after the virus. While there aren’t any coronavirus cases right now, the hospital is still ready for action in the event of a recorded case.
Furthermore, they have admirable health protocols, so even the flights and hotels are safe too.
What Ocea Retreat Offers Travelers
At Ocea Retreat, we are on our marks and ready to receive our beloved travelers.
We have been certified by the Greek Ministry of Tourism for complying with all the safety protocols:
We offer all travelers the following – absolutely FREE:
- Masks and Antiseptics at the front desk
- Complimentary disinfecting and sterilization of all rooms prior to every check in, using effective hot steam methods and advanced UV sterilization equipment
As it stands, Ocea Retreat is extremely serious about caring for every traveler entering our airports. To us, your safety and health are uncompromisable. For this reason, we hope you understand that certain access aspects will be restricted until further notice. Nevertheless, we will continue to do our utmost best to help you enjoy your holiday to the fullest! Here are the restrictions you need to know about:
- No breakfast will be served owing to current hygiene restrictions
- Room cleaning services will be restricted to check-in and check-out only, with the exception of guests staying for 7+ days. In this case, cleaning will occur on a weekly basis. You will be provided with access to cleaning equipment should you wish to clean your own room.
- We must avoid the daily changing of bedding and towels. This action will only be carried out upon your specific request.
- No visitors are permitted in rooms if they are not a registered guest.
- Guests will be required to ventilate their room daily by opening the windows.
To learn more about the health and hygiene guidelines provided by the Government, please click here.
Both Greece and Ocea Retreat are already welcoming travelers to once again enjoy its hospitality and crystal-clear waters. If you’re still second-guessing your much-needed holiday, consider Greece and Ocea Retreat’s offer to you – unparalleled hygiene and security upon arrival, and during and after your stay. Enjoy tourism flexibility with free cancelations up to 7 days before arrival.
The Path Forward
First Stage of Release
As of the 15th of June 2020, Greece has released international flights to the airport in Athens, Eleftherios Venizelos. What’s more, they also offer free entry to visitors from countries with good epidemiological characteristics.
Second Stage of Release
As of July the 1st, 2020, there will be a release of flights to all airports, including Samos. This stage includes free entry from all countries, excluding visitors from countries with negative epidemiological characteristics.
Hotels & Accommodation
- June 1st: All campsites and 12-month hotels have reopened
- June 15th: Other accommodations have reopened
It’s safe to say that by the 1st of July, you will need your bathing suit and travel shoes ready for the best holiday of your life!
Safety Tips for When You Arrive
Upon arrival, it’s still important to adhere to certain security measures. Ocea Retreat offers tips on how you can travel safely without compromising your health (and while having the best time). These include:
Personal Safety Measures
Remember your mask (although it’s not compulsory), and disinfectant! It’s still important to maintain personal hygiene.
Small Hotels Versus Big
Social distancing is still the #1 way to stop the spread of transmission. So, why not visit a small hotel on Samos, with up-close-and-personal attention? Book your stay at Ocea Retreat for the service quality you deserve. It’s the only way to get the intimate experience of Samos you desire! …And there you have it! Enjoy the unprecedented hospitability and beauty Ocea Retreat has to offer. Don’t let COVID-19 keep you from experiencing the wonders of Samos.
Click here to book your stay today!