A power cut that left holidaymakers on the Greek island of Hydra without electricity and water for over 24 hours has been restored.
The blackout disrupted cash withdrawal machines, while mini-markets, restaurants and ice-cream shops saw much of their stock destroyed in the summer heat, Greece’s SKAI TV said.
The island gets its power via two undersea cables and damage was detected on the main one.
Power distributor HEDNO, a subsidiary of Greece’s power utility Public Power Corp., said it had repaired the damage.
Hydra mayor George Koukoudakis told Reuters: “We are not able to measure the impact yet but as the island is full of visitors this gives a bad impression.”
Nikos Sofianos, who owns a hotel on the island, said the economic impact was huge and several visitors had left on Monday morning.
“Our hotel is fully booked, but our customers are not able to use the toilets or take a shower,” he said.
Hydra is a two hour ferry ride away from Athens.
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