Holidaymakers evacuated in last summer’s Rhodes wildfires offered free stays

Holidaymakers who were forced out of hotels due to forest fires in Rhodes last summer are being offered free stays this year.

The Greek Ministry of Tourism ‘Rodos Week’ initiative allows for stays of six nights on the island either this spring or in the autumn.

Free stays are being made available between April 10 and May 31 and from October 10 until November 15.

“The programme is aimed at all individuals – regardless of nationality – who resided in hotels evacuated during the forest fires on the island of Rhodes in July 2023,” the national tourism body said.

“Eligible individuals can secure free accommodation for a period of seven days (six nights) on the island of Rhodes, during the two specific periods, choosing from participating hotels of similar category and room type to those they stayed in during the fires.”

E-vouchers will be made available via a special digital application process based on a register of those evacuated supplied by affected hotels and tour operators.

“Interested potential beneficiaries should follow the instructions provided by the special digital application. The details provided in their electronic application will be verified for accuracy and validity by the evacuated hotels and any tour operators indicated in their application,” the ministry added.

The deadline for those affected but not on the official list have until April 4 to apply by providing details of their stay, including proof of last year’s booking from their travel agent.

Details of the scheme are available at:

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