CRUISE passengers heading to a particular destination in Europe should be careful of what they wear when they disembark the ship – or face being turned back.
Cruise travellers may not be aware of the local laws and customs that they must follow on holiday.
With cruise itineraries featuring a number of countries and islands, each one can have different rules.
From clothes to mannerisms, there are many ways Britons could be breaking the law on land.
For any passengers heading to Greece, there is one particular item they should avoid wearing when disembarking the ship.
Female visitors must wear shoes that do not wound the monuments
Wearing high heeled stilettos is banned in certain parts of Greece.
A number of destinations such as Athens prohibit the shoes at archeological and historical sites to prevent damaging the area.
Some of the marble flooring is easily damaged with can see the pointed heels break them.
Eleni Korka, Director of Greek Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities previously told the Mail Online: “Female visitors must wear shoes that do not wound the monuments.
“These monuments have a skin that suffers and people must realise that.”
Cruises: High heels are prohibited in certain areas of Greece
The ban has been in place since 2009 after the damage was noticed and getting worse.
Passengers who attempt to wear heeled shoes to the monuments will not be allowed to enter unless they change their shoes.
Britons should, therefore, make sure they wear comfortable flat shoes to explore the area.
It also makes sense in the hot weather for flat sandals or trainers to be worn for comfort.
Anyone travelling to the Caribbean should also avoid wearing camouflage to avoid jail time.
Cruises: Greece has banned the shoes to protect the area
Many islands ban camo clothing with large fines and strict arrests even for tourists and children.
It isn’t the only banned item for cruise passengers….
Source: www.express.co.uk (Kara Godfrey)
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