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Covid-19 Policy

Covid-19 Policy

Recognizing the ongoing uncertainty that coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing around the world, our highest priority is the safety, health and security of all our guests and staff. In response to this, we reviewed our existing health and safety procedures and developed a new safety protocol, in compliance with Greece’s COVID-19 Hotel Safety Protocols. We implement not only the mandatory criteria but also several extra recommendations.

Our goal is to enhance the trust and safety of our guests.


General Notice:

During check-in, guests must present Vaccination or Proof of Recovery Certificate, 72-hrs PCR Test or 48-hrs Rapid Test.    For children 5-18 years old, a 24-hrs registered negative Self Test is required.

The enhanced measures our Hotel is implementing include the following:

Staff training

  • Training on COVID-19 safety and sanitation protocols to all employees
  • Informative posters throughout the staff areas

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Provision of personal protective equipment to all employees
  • Hand sanitizing stations for our guests and staff around public areas

Physical distance

  • Floor signage and informative posters for physical distance
  • Proper arrangement of restaurant, bar and pool area tables, to ensure appropriate distancing


Cleaning and disinfection protocols:

Guest rooms

  • The hotel has chosen approved ECOLAB disinfectants effective against bacteria and viruses and appropriate for SARS-CoV-2
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols are used to clean guest rooms with attention to high touched surfaces (TV remote controls, telephones, door & window handles, light switches, e.t.c.)
  • Steam cleaners are used for the disinfection of fabric surfaces such us sofas, chairs
  • All decorative items are suspended
  • Mini Bars are suspended
  • Housekeeping trolleys are sanitized after each shift
  • Disinfecting liquid is provided for guests’ personal use
  • Daily cleaning is temporarily suspended. Room cleaning and linen change is performed every 2-3 days (depending on room type) unless otherwise requested upon check-in
  • Room cleaning and maintenance is performed only in guests’ absence
  • Turn down service is temporarily suspended
  • Access to guest rooms is allowed to registered hotel guests only. No visitors are allowed to guest rooms.

Public areas

  • Increased frequency of disinfection of all public areas and staff areas with attention to high touched surfaces
  • Steam cleaners are used for the disinfection of fabric surfaces
  • Dining tables are disinfected after each use
  • Use of in-room WC instead of public toilettes is recommended to all guests 
  • Touchless public garbage bins are available in public areas for the disposal of used PPE
  • Regular cleaning and disinfection of air-conditioning filters

Front office 

  • Check-out time: 11h00 / Check in time: 15h00
  • Guests personal data (address, telephone number, email) are requested upon check-in, for public health protection purposes and possible need of tracing 
  • Appropriate floor signage for physical distancing
  • Key cards are disinfected prior to guest’s use
  • Credit card POS terminals are disinfected after each use
  • Working surfaces & shared equipment are disinfected regularly
  • Luggage trolleys are disinfected after each use by doormen.
  • A complete medical kit is available at front desk
  • Credit card as payment method instead of cash, is strongly recommended
  • Guests are informed for the services that are officially suspended or altered

Elevator use

  • Guests are advised to prefer the use of stairs
  • Maximum capacity of persons is indicated in each elevator (40% of normal capacity)
  • Guests are advised not to enter elevators if other guests are already inside
  • Disinfection of button panels is performed on a regular basis

Restaurant services

  • A hand disinfection stand is available at restaurant’s entrance
  • Use of face mask and disposable hand gloves is compulsory during buffet service. 
  • Table set up is completed upon guest’s arrival
  • Tables are arranged with appropriate physical distancing

Room Service

  • Room service plates are properly covered
  • Room service trolleys are disinfected after each use

Food Safety

  • Food handlers and supervisors are trained on safe food preparation and service practice according to HACCP principles 

Pool Operation

  • Maximum number of persons simultaneously inside the pool is limited to 12 
  • Sun loungers and tables are arranged with appropriate physical distance
  • Extra pool towels are provided to cover sun loungers

Fitness center

  • Fitness & Gym facilities are available to guests sharing same room, by appointment only
  • Utensils and gym organs are disinfected after each appointment

Suppliers of goods & services

  • All our Contractors and suppliers of goods and services follow similar Safety Protocols measures
  • No access is allowed within the hotel

The hotel has implemented an action plan in case of COVID-19 suspected cases of guests or staff members which complies with Greece’s Hotel protocols and legislation.

The Management of our Hotel is committed in fully implementing Greece’s Hotel COVID-19 Safety Protocols.

We wish you a safe and pleasant stay in our hotel!



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