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Greece Travel Guide

Greece is consistently one of the most popular destinations for UK holidaymakers. Its combination of history and culture, incredible food and beautiful landscapes make it irresistible to all kinds of travellers.

What you'll find in this guide:

Top things to do in Greece

Practical Information

Popular Greek Islands

Top things to do in Greece

  • Palace of Knossos Tour
    CULTURE & HISTORY

    Palace of Knossos Tour

    One of the oldest and most popular places to visit when in Crete - the Palace of Knossos was said to have been the site of the underground labyrinth that contained the legendary Minotaur.

  • Acropolis of Athens
    CULTURE & HISTORY

    Acropolis of Athens

    Ascend to the Parthenon, the summit of the city, and enjoy panoramic views of the remains of the classical world and the modern-day city of Athens.

  • Santorini at sunset
    CRUISES

    Enjoy a Santorini sunset cruise

    There are few sights in Greece as iconic as a sunset over Santorini - enjoy the view from the famous caldera.

  • Mount Athos Monasteries
    EXCURSIONS & DAY TRIPS

    Cruise to the monasteries of Athos

    Explore 6 of the 9 monasteries at this UNESCO World Heritage Site and then visit Ammouliani's village or take a swim at Alikes beach.

  • Ancient Messene
    EXCURSIONS & DAY TRIPS

    Explore Ancient Messene

    Visit one of the best preserved archeological sites in Greece - standing since 369BC.


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What time zone is Greece in?

GMT +3

What curreny do they use in Greece?

Euro EUR

What language do they speak in Greece?

Greek

What power adapters do you need for Greece?

Type C & F

What is the average fight time to Greece?

3-4 Hours

Practical Info

Culture and etiquette

Religion

The majority of Greece is Greek Orthodox but other religions are practised. If you visit any places of worship, cover up to show respect.

Tipping

Do you need tip in Greece?Tipping isn't seen as a necessity but if you feel you've had good service then it's always nice to leave some change at the end.

Smoking

Smoking is popular in Greece so most places have designated smoking areas. It's banned inside public places.

Language 101

Greek is the main language across the mainland and islands. English is widely spoken in tourist areas but we think it's a good idea to learn a few key phrases and words to help immerse yourself in the culture and authentically enjoy all the things to do.

Hello | Yassou (ya-sou)

How are you? | Ti kanis? (ti-kanis)

Please | Parakaló (para-kalo)

Thank you | Efharistó (ef-ha-risto)

Table for two | Trapézi gia dýo (tra-pezi jiya duo)

The bill, please | Ton logariasmó, parakaló (toh-loh-garismo, para-kalo)

Goodbye | Antio (antio)

Jabs, visas and other advice

For up-to-date advice on jabs, visas and other foreign advice, we recommend following the government's website

Emergency numbers

For ambulance services call 166 and for police services call 100.

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    Greece Car Hire

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    Greece Airport Lounges

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    Greece Ultimate Experiences

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  • Greece Travel Insurance

    Travel Insurance for Greece

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The Good Trip Index
36th

Greece ranks 36th on the Good Trip Index

This score is calculated based on Sustainability, Human Rights, Women's Rights, Press Freedom, Quality of Life, LGBTQI+ Rights and Animal welfare

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