Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and offers a diverse range of attractions and accommodation that have made it a popular destination for many. Whether they’re looking for a leisurely holiday atmosphere or lively nightlife, visitors to Crete are well catered for. Unfortunately standards of safety and hygiene can vary widely across all resorts and many holidaymakers have reported cases of avoidable holiday illness.
Symptoms such as diarrhoea, stomach cramps and vomiting have been reported by holidaymakers. Visitors to Crete have also reported instances of poor food hygiene, dirty swimming pools and it is not unusual for Salmonella, E. Coli to be diagnosed. Swimming pools that have not been cleaned or correctly treated can lead to an individual contracting Cryptosporidium, a parasite that can be spread by coming into contact with infected faeces.
Whilst staying in Crete it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:
- Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
- Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature.
- Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
- Wash hands before and after meal times and after using toilets and washrooms.
- Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to Crete will obviously affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket from costly local medical treatment.
It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.
If you have fallen ill whilst on an all-inclusive holiday to Crete, get in touch with a member of our team on 01625 253 020.
We have over 10 years industry experience and we will be happy to help you through the process of claiming back the cost of your holiday plus any additional compensation you may be owed.