Greece to offer free holidays to fire-affected tourists on Rhodes


Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Wednesday that the Greek government would provide one week of free holidays next spring or autumn on the island of Rhodes to those whose vacations were cut short due to the wildfires.

Speaking during an interview on the British television network ITV’s show “Good Morning Britain,” Mitsotakis assured that Rhodes is now fully operational and more welcoming than ever.

Talking about the wildfires, he also emphasised that “no lives were lost in Rhodes, no injuries reported, we managed to evacuate 20,000 people very, very safely.”

“We understand that this caused some inconvenience for visitors but I am happy to report that Rhodes today is more welcoming than ever, the island is back to normal,” he added.

“For all those whose holidays were cut short by the wildfires, the Greek government in cooperation with the local authorities will offer one week of free holidays on Rhodes next spring and next fall, so that we make sure that they come back to the island and that they enjoy its natural beauty.”

Stressing that Greece is an absolutely safe destination, Mitsotakis invited Britons that have not yet decided where they will go for their holidays to choose Greece and Rhodes, while pointing out that fires were a problem throughout the Mediterranean, not just in Greece.





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