On the occasion of the upcoming holiday season, the Consumer Protection Union of Crete (Ένωση Προστασίας Καταναλωτών Κρήτης) recalls the rights enjoyed by tourists and other people using catering facilities in Greece. In several concise points are included the basic aspects to pay attention to in this type of places.
Bread and olive oil is one of the additions often appearing on tables in Greek taverns
If you did not order them or use them, you should not be charged an additional fee
Knowing your rights, however, remember to use common sense. Each person has the right to make mistakes that are not always the result of ill will or deliberate action. For our part, we know that it is usually enough to pay attention to the problem or mistake. It is also worth being forgiving for the electronic forms of payment that are not always available in Crete. A broken power network or poor coverage of the Internet or mobile telephony cause that not always such operations carried out with the help of the card can be booked.
Consumer Protection Union in Crete is a non-profit organization fighting for the rights of local consumers. As part of its activities, it provides free consultancy services and limited legal support. More information, unfortunately, only in Greek can be found at: http://enosikatanaloton.blogspot.com/
More basic information about leisure in Greece and Crete can be found in our extensive article entitled " Tourist Necessary ", which is devoted to this topic