Greece Destination

There is so much history in Greece. Nearly everything we study today can be traced back to early Greek civilization.

The capital city of Athens has remarkable historic sights that include the Acropolis and the Parthenon, while Greek islands like Santorini and Mykonos conjure images of the blue Agean Sea set against beautiful sand beaches and whitewashed architecture.  

QUICK GREECE FACTS

Currency: Greece uses the Euro as their currency which can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Greece, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.

Power Points: Most power points are the same as most other European power points (2 circular prongs). Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for non Europeans.

Official Language: The official language of Greece is Greek.

Health: There are some health concerns in Greece for travellers such as measles, West Nile virus and foodborne diseases, including brucellosis. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination.

Drinking Tap Water: The tap water is generally safe to drink, however, if you are unsure, make sure to ask your hotel receptionist or host – on some Greek islands, the tape water is not drinkable.

Visa: Most countries don’t require a visa for short stays, to visit Greece.

Popular foods:
Taramasalata (fish roe dip; creamy blend of pink or white fish roe, with either a potato or bread base).
Dolmades (vine leaf parcel, filled with vegetables and baked in the oven).
Moussaka (layers of sautéed aubergine, minced lamb, fried puréed tomato, onion, garlic and spices).
Kolokythokeftedes (fritter made from grated courgette blended with dill, mint, or other spice combinations, served with tzatziki).

When to go: From May through September, Greece has a wonderful summer with bright sunshine and clear blue skies. Greece is generally at its liveliest during this period, when temperatures reach the late 30s.

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Athens

Santorini

Mykonos

Crete