Rhodes is the most popular of the Greek islands, attracting over 250,000 visitors each year. The east coast of the island is where all the main holiday resorts are found. The most visited of which are Faliraki, famous for its 18 to 30s scene, and Lindos for a more relaxed option. Any of the resorts across Rhodes should offer holidaymakers a chance to experience a great holiday regardless of the pace they choose. However, these holidays can too often be ruined due to avoidable issues of poor safety and hygiene.
Although some all-inclusive holidaymakers find a satisfactory experience awaits them on their visit to Rhodes, it is an unfortunate fact that cases of avoidable holiday illnesses are reported. If you are staying in Rhodes and are served raw or contaminated food you may suffer from such a holiday illness. Illness caused by bacteria such as Salmonella, Shigella and E. coli are not uncommon.
Poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.
Whilst staying in Rhodes 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 Rhodes 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 Rhodes, 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.