As the saying goes, ‘after the storm comes the rainbow’ and here in Crete now we’re certainly seeing our rainbow smiling down on us again after winning the battle against the coronavirus & coming out of lockdown stronger than ever!
Here at moments we’re feeling upbeat & confident about what lies ahead for our amazing 2020 weddings. We believe the best days are yet to come! Everywhere on the island there’s a wonderful feeling of optimism in the air so we thought the time was right to bring you up to date on what’s happening over here right now, with most of the restrictions having already been lifted.
The shops, malls & outlets have now all reopened (with limits on the number of customers allowed inside at a time) so the city streets are coming back to life with a cheerful vibe. For everyone’s safety the shop assistants continue to wear masks, a rule that also still applies for any inside and outside spaces.
The public beaches have also reopened to the immense joy of the city’s residents, after months of restrictions, although careful safety measures apply here too. Crete’s gorgeous blue seas have always been breathtaking but with the beaches lying unvisited for so long, the island’s waters are now super crystal clear!
Cafes & restaurants have reopen their doors for a long-awaited coffee or dinner with friends….While observing social-distancing of course!
From the 14th of may flights have resumed and the hotels have started welcoming back happy guests to our sun-kissed island.
In order to travel to Greece you have to fill in the passenger locator form (plf) as well as either provide a digital vaccination passport or a negative pcr test conducted within the 72 hour period before your arrival time. You do not need to self isolate in Greece.
Travel within Greece has already begun again, with ferry services operating between the mainland and Crete. However you need a negative test to travel to any of the Greek islands from the mainland.
Wedding ceremonies & receptions will be able to be celebrated from June onwards with a maximum of 100 persons. Restrictions are reviewed every 2 weeks.
We hope to know more very soon about any additional restrictions concerning exactly how the food at receptions that might be in place.
Things in Crete are returning to normal every week so to keep up to date on all the changes to the (fewer & fewer!) current restrictions, do follow us on Facebook & Instagram where we post regular updates.
You set your heart on idyllic Crete for your perfect destination wedding….Hang on to that dream, you’ll be so glad you did. This magical island is reawakening and amazing times are ahead…