Greece’s restaurants, cafes and bars reopen on Monday, May 3 and will be permitted to serve outdoors in open spaces.
It will not be a typical “back to business” as restrictions remain, including no music and early closing at 22:45.
Menus will be disinfected, there will be disinfectants on every table, staff and customers will have to wear masks unless seated at their table and there will be a maximum of six people per table. Bar stools will be placed in pairs, with 1.5 metres distance between each pair.
Hotel restaurants and bars can operate only if they are located outdoors or if they only serve hotel guests.
Other shops and services
Open-air zoos and natural habitats will receive visitors, allowing groups of up to three (apart from families), with one person per 25 square metres.
Opening hours for hair and beauty salons will be extended, between 7:00 and 21:00.
The Kifissia Flower Show will take place from May 6-23.
In his message following Orthodox Easter Resurrection services, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis focused on the pandemic and the hopes ahead of the country’s gradual reopening,
“The fact our country is one with least fatalities in Europe does not reduce the grief,” he said, “but marks the degree of danger this pandemic brings, the effort of those still fighting at the front lines for public health, and the hope that the gift of vaccinations brings.”