Practical Tips For Traveling To Greece

The spring and the autumn are the best seasons to visit Greece because there are fewer tourists and the climatic conditions are ideal from Easter until mid-June and from late August to mid-October, when the weather is pleasant and mild in most of the country, the beaches, and the monuments are relatively little frequented and the accommodation is more economical and easy to find.

The necessary documentation in Greece is your national identity document or passport in force. The citizens of the European Union and many countries of Latin America can remain in Greece up to three months without a visa.

Greece denies entry to any person whose passport indicate that since November 1983 has visited the northern part of Cyprus, under Turkish rule.

  • ¬†Currency: Euro

In cities and large islands can be used a credit card. In small islands, it is advisable to bring money in cash.

  • Official Language: Greek
  • Local time: GMT +2
  • Electricity: 220 V, 50 Hz
  • Telephone: +30
  • Weights and Measures: decimal metric system.

Gastronomy: The Greek cuisine is based on the Mediterranean diet although has influences from both east and west.

Greek Telephone Numbers of Interest

  • Emergency calls: 112
  • Police (emergencies): 100
  • Fire: 199
  • Tourist Police: 171
  • Ambulances: 166
  • SOS Doctors: 1016

Transport: Olympic Airways has flights between several cities and islands with a cost three times higher than the price of a voyage by sea.

Buses and taxis are the most popular form of public transport. The  car rentals are expensive. The railway system is limited to the continental Greece, it is more economical but also slower. An important network of ferries connects the mainland Greece with the islands and the islands between them.