Will Coronavirus affect your sea kayak trip to Halkidiki, Greece?
Read the latest updates about our 2020 scheduled sea kayak trip departures.
At Sea Kayak Halkidiki, we are continuing to closely monitor the unfolding outbreak of Coronavirus / Covid-19 in Greece. The situation is changeable. We hope that the information below will help you make an informed decision on your travel plans.
Guest and staff welfare are paramount to us. In 7 years of exploring and kayaking Halkidiki, Greece we have never once canceled a trip. We have taken this difficult step to protect our valued guests, as well as our suppliers, tour guides and office staff.
What’s happening on the ground in Greece?
On Saturday 15th 2020, the Greek government took the precautionary step of temporarily closing all seasonal accommodation tourist units in Greece until April 30, in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). To see the ministerial decision (in Greek), press here.
As a result, we feel strongly that, aside from the clear issue of health and safety, the quality of experience for our sea kayak guests will be greatly diminished.
Will other 2020 Sea Kayak Halkidiki Tours and Trips run?
Yes. We are hopeful that the outbreak will remain isolated. Rest assured that we are planning to run all of our scheduled sea kayaking trips and other outdoor activities as planned, from May 1, 2020, onwards.
Our standard terms and conditions apply to all scheduled departures.
Our Commitment To Our Guests
Above all, Sea Kayak Halkidiki is committed to the health and safety of our guests.
Because we only operate small tours with limited numbers, we will be able to incorporate regular cleaning and sanitizing into our daily routine. Each of our trip guides will be equipped with hand sanitizers for guest use, disposable paper towels for single-use, as well as all of the latest emergency contact details. Due to our responsible tourism philosophy, we always paddle and explore remote and beautiful places and beaches in the picturesque area of Vourvourou in Halkidiki, Greece.
Our health services in Greece are committed to promoting good practices to limit the spread of the virus. They have been proactive in educating people in good personal hygiene to good effect so far.
Deferring your Trip
Deferring your tour means that you will get to enjoy the full Sea Kayak Halkidiki experience at another time. This is a popular option for our guests. We understand that most airlines are offering deferral at no additional costs.
We encourage guests who plan to defer their tour to get in touch as soon as possible, as tours later in the 2020 season could be booking up fast. Our full 2021 touring schedule will be live later this month and can be booked online. Please note that the terms and conditions in effect at the time of your new departure date will apply.
Canceling Your Trip
We understand that it may be necessary for some of our guests to cancel their tour so we have put in place changes to our cancellation policy in light of the current situation.
Updated Cancellation Policy: 5 days before it starts for a full refund, with no refunds after that
Best Travel Practices
We advise all people traveling anywhere to have full travel insurance that will cover medical expenses, travel costs, and cancellation fees. We could, of course, assist in producing any required documentation as required for an insurance claim.
Moreover, we advise checking with your insurance company if they have a Government Travel Advice Benefit (or similar) which you can add to your policy.
In addition, Sea Kayak Halkidiki suggests that guests check with their own insurance companies for all related travel cover including flights and any additional accommodation outside of your Sea Kayak Halkidiki tour. We will continue to monitor this changing situation and we will follow the advice issued by national and international bodies. If there are any major changes, we will let you know.
How To Contact Us
If you have any concerns about your upcoming tour, please do not hesitate to contact us.
☎️ By Telephone
+30 6945 235 686 (Alexandra)
+30 6974 789 073 (Nikos)
📨 By Email
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Stay strong. Stay Safe and Save Tourism!