Holidays in Greece 2022: what travelers need to know
Do you fancy beaches and sun? Then in Greece. We will tell you how expensive rental cars and accommodations will be in the summer and which Corona rules currently apply.
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Greece is one of the main travel destinations for Germans, and not without reason: the country enchants travelers with its beautiful bays, the second longest coastline in Europe and many sights. And this year too many vacationers are expected in Greece. Holidays in Greece will increase in the summer, according to Kerstin Heinen, a spokesperson for the German Travel Association (DRV).
Book a vacation package in Greece – you need to pay attention to this
Crete, Rhodes, Mykonos, Kos, Corfu, Zakynthos or mainland Greece: in 2022 the main German tour operators will offer tour packages to all the most popular travel destinations in Greece. Due to the crown pandemic and the war in Ukraine, the DRV advises travelers to opt for the usually slightly more expensive Flex fare when booking.
In the event of an escalation of the infection or a war situation, you can cancel or rebook your trip at short notice and you do not have to bear the costs, depending on the provider without giving reasons, for free or at an additional cost.
Holidays in Greece: the flight is so expensive
The war in Ukraine is currently causing crude oil prices to skyrocket. This can also have an impact on airline ticket prices, since kerosene, the jet fuel, is also produced from crude oil. However, it is currently not possible to predict exactly how air fares will develop.
It cannot yet be specifically said whether prices will rise now, later or not at all, says DRV spokesperson Kerstin Heinen. The influence on airline prices is too individual for that. According to the expert, in the past the tour packages have proved to be stable in price. This is different with single flight seats.
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How much do rental cars cost in 2022?
When booking a rental car, tourists can get away relatively cheaply this year. According to comparison portal billiger-mietwagen.de, the price of a rental car in Greece in spring averages 33.43 euros per day.
For comparison: in Spain travelers have to pay an average of 61.39 euros, on the holiday island of Mallorca the average price is even 77.82 euros, an increase of 106% compared to 2021!
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Prices on the island of Rhodes are particularly low. In April, vacationers paid an average of € 28.87 per day for a rental car. This is 17 percent less than in 2020. Travelers pay 37.18 euros in Corfu and 31 euros in Chania on Crete.
However, you shouldn’t put off booking a rental car for long: “It is essential to book early for the summer holidays, it will get even more expensive, especially in the islands, and then the few rental cars still available will make it run out”, says the manager of the comparison portal, Frieder Bechtel.
How much does a vacation rental cost in 2022?
According to a press release from the booking portal “Holidu”, holiday homes in Greece will be among the most expensive accommodations in 2022. In summer, a holiday home costs an average of € 226 per night. If you don’t want to burden your travel budget too much, you should hit quickly.
These rules must be observed at the entrance
On May 1st, Greece loosened the rules of the crown again. Travelers no longer need proof of vaccination to enter the country. Since March 15, travelers have not had to fill out a registration form for crown tracking before entering Greece.
Crown measures in Greece
From 1 May the obligation to test in taverns, bars, shops and museums was also abolished. The obligation of the FFP2 mask in restaurants and other internal public spaces and means of transport will remain in force until June 1st. In the autumn, the country wants to check whether the lifting of the measures will remain in effect. Then the vaccination certificate could be important again.
Gil in Greece: If you are fully vaccinated but not boosted, your vaccination certificate loses its validity 270 days after the second injection. The recovery test is valid for 180 days.