Santorini View in Greece

Introducing Greece

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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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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  • Santorini
  • Athens
  • Nafplio
  • Crete

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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.

Greece Trivia and Facts

  • Ikaria is one of the five "Blue Zones" in the world. The Blue Zones are places where people have the longest lifespans. 
  • Remember the plate-smashing wedding scene in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"? Yes, it's indeed part of traditional Greek weddings.
  • The saying “taking the bull by its horns” originated from the Greek myth where Hercules saves Crete from a ranging bull by using his strength to seize its horns.


July 24, 2017

What to Pack for Greece


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Colorful houses in Island Symi Greece

Driving in Greece

Greece drives on the right hand side of the road. When searching for options and deciding to rent a car, we suggest using Discover Car Hire to compare the best rental agencies.

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