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There is a growing phenomena of begging in the centre of Heraklion

Elevated this year as the phenomena of begging in the city of Heraklion, in the midst of tourist season, where organized coils of Greek and foreign Roma, harass unsuspecting tourists, in order to extort sums of money.The controls, both the municipal police and the Greek police don’t seem to have brought about the “desired” results, as well as guests in the historic centre of the city are harassed systematically and daily by groups of Roma who do… “golden business”.According to information, the beggars change in bank branches, at least 2 – 3 times a day, coins with a value up to 500 euro.It is recalled that the specific αντιτουριστικό phenomenon is a criminal offence, with the people involved at risk of a booking up to 6 months and fines of up to eur 3,000.Source

Elevated this year as the phenomena of begging in the city of Heraklion, in the midst of tourist season, where organized…
coils Greek and foreign Roma, harass unsuspecting tourists, in order to extort sums of money.
The controls, both the municipal police and the Greek police don’t seem to have lead to the “desired” results, as well as guests in the historic centre of the city are harassed systematically and daily by groups of Roma who make “big business”.
According to information, the beggars change in bank branches, at least 2 – 3 times a day, coins with a value up to 500 euro.
It is recalled that the specific αντιτουριστικό phenomenon is a criminal offence, with the people involved at risk of a booking up to 6 months and fines of up to eur 3,000.
Source

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