Greece Travel Guide

There are few things to say about Greece that haven’t already been heard. The freshness and brightness of the food with Mediterranean ingredients like you will find nowhere else is reason enough to come here. Mix in the  people who are just as vibrant as the food, the endless views of mountains and seaside and throw in the beginnings of civilization? You’ll never want to leave. 

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Things to Consider

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When to go 

Peak season is July and August. Weather is very hot, prices high and lots of crowds. Book well in advance if you plan on visiting during this time. Athens is empty in August as that is when Greece gets their vacation time, however, because of this, many bars and restaurants will be closed. 

Should seasons of April – June and September – October are considered the best since crowds have thinned but weather is still nice. From November – April many hotels and restaurants are closed on some of the islands but larger islands will remain open and pleasantly devoid of many tourists. Mainland Greece Is also an excellent option during this time period for low prices and few crowds. 

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Covid-19 Updates

Arrivals are required to fill out a Passenger Locator Form prior to arrival. Upon arrival a test will be administered with 24 hour response time. Those who test positive will be contacted to carry out further protocols.

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Money

Official currency: € Euro

Budget: As a tourist hotspot expect higher prices, especially during peak season. Backpackers should plan for around €40 – €50 per day. Island hopping during peak season will be more expensive, though.  Mid range can expect to spend from €80 – €100 with the same caveat. 

Credit cards: Common 

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Where to go 

Suggested itineraries for traveling Greece

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Visas

Schengen state. 62 countries can enter for 90 days within 180 visa free. 

**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**

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Vaccines

None

**Recommendations are given assuming you are up to date on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations for Greece travel specific to your country**

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Safety 

Exercise Normal Precautions

**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**

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Responsible Tourism

Know before you go so you can be the most respectful and responsible visitor possible 

Greece

Basic Info

Capital: Athens

Official Languages: Greek

Plugs: European plugs with the rounded tips

A Closer Look