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Is the British Government Tackling the Brexit Effectively? The opinion of an Englishman
Greek Authorities Urge Tourists to Demand Receipts
Two navy boats for Apokoronas marine diving park Apokoronas is about to get its own
diving sea park off the eastern shore of Drapanos peninsula in the Georgioupolis area. The location was chosen as the most suitable one after a hyrdographic study and consultations with marine biologists. Two decommissioned navy boats were donated to Apokoronas by the Greek defence ministry to provide the main attraction. Apokoronas mayor Charalambos Koukianakis thanked the Commander of the Greek Navy Admiral Giakoumakis for the donation.
TOURISM ON CRETE DURING 2016
Greece’s Secretary General of Public
Revenue Giorgos Pitsilis is urging all tourists to demand receipts for products or services as the finance ministry is moving full-speed ahead with over 30,000 inspections by September 30 in efforts to tackle tax-evading tourist businesses. In an interview to Swiss daily Le Temps, Mr Pitsilis said the finance ministry was carrying out extensive tax raids on tourism-related businesses including restaurants, hotels, car rental, shops and stores, with plans to expand to other sectors in the coming fall where tax dodging is a “traditional problem”. Mr Pitsilis explained that the idea behind temporarily shutting down tax-evading businesses is aimed at putting a damper on serious violations. Law-breaking businesses will be marked with a front-door notice in Greek and English explaining the violation. The spot checks, announced in July, are carried out at random daily.
The first signs for Cretan tourism this year wεre positive, according to the survey carried out by the Western Crete Tourism Observatory in coordination with the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, the University of Crete and the Chania Hoteliers Association.
German Tourist on Crete to Taxi Driver:
‘I don’t have to pay you because Greece owes Germany money’ PUBLIC BUS SERVICE
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