GREECE TRAVEL GUIDE
Whether you're after history, gastronomy, sun, or just a little time on the water, Greece is sure to deliver. Just be aware that you are hardly the only tourist interested in visiting the country! For every Greek citizen, the country receives three tourists per year. Be aware that certain places, like Santorini, have recently fallen victim to the perils of overtourism. With that said, Greece is a big country and, for those determined to look for it, it's still possible to find a beautiful and authentic vacation in Greece.
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NEED TO KNOW
Language: You can certainly get by with English as children start learning it by third grade. However, if you want to have a more immersive experience, why not bring along a Greek phrasebook?
Currency: Euro ($1 = ~0.90 euros).
Credit Cards & ATMs: Credit cards are widely accepted in Greece and ATMs can be found all over the country as well, unless you're in a very remote area. Do make sure to bring enough cash on hand just in case.
Plugs: Type C or F, 230V / 50Hz. Bring this universal adapter.
Safety: Other than the occasional petty crimes and scam incidents that are common to a lot of tourist destinations, Greece is a very safe country to visit. Just practice caution and common sense, and you'll be fine. It is also a good idea to check the latest US State Department travel advisories for your destination.
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WHEN TO VISIT GREECE
The spring season of March to May is the best time to visit Greece. It's the perfect weather for outdoor activities, prices are much cheaper and you get to avoid the influx of tourist crowds during the summer. The autumn months of September to October is also a good time to visit. There's just a matter of the occasional storms that occur during October.
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