Mid-season sales to begin on May 3
The mid-season sales for retail shops will begin on Tuesday, May 3, and shops will have the option to open the following Sunday, on May 8.
The president of the Athens Traders' Association Stavros Kafounis made the following statements:
"Expressing the demand of all entrepreneurs and bodies representing consumers, I hope this is the last time we observe this outdated institution of the mid-season sales, which creates distortions in the market and does not allow lower initial prices to be set for all goods from the start of the season."
The mid-season sales will start on May 1st and end on May 15th . Shops will have the option to stay open on Sunday, May 8 between 11:00 and 18:00. Due to the Labour Day holiday, which this year will be transferred to Monday, May 2, they will actually begin on May 3.