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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.

Need to know

Greek Islands

Need to know

What time zone is Greece in?

GMT +3

What curreny do they use in Greece?

Euro EUR

What language do they speak in Greece?


What power adapters do you need for Greece?

Type C & F

What is the average fight time to Greece?

3-4 Hours

Culture and etiquette


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


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 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.

What are the current testing requirements for Greece?

We aim to keep this information up to date however we advise always checking the current entry requirements on before you travel.

If you're looking for a recommended supplier you can find and book these via our Covid Testing FAQ page

Fully vaccinated? 

Travelling with children? 

UK >> Greece

⚠️ Negative Covid-19 test required

Test type : Antigen within 24 hours of departure, PCR test within 72 hours of departure.

⚠️ Complete a Passenger Locator Form

Children under 5 are exempt

Greece >> UK

⚠️ Pre-departure test required

Test type: Lateral flow or antigen

⚠️ Day 2 & Day 8 test required

Test type: PCR

⚠️ 10 Day Quarantine

⚠️ Complete a Passenger Locator Form

Test to release (optional)

Children 10 and over are required to provide the same tests as adults.

Children aged 5 - 9 must have a pre-departure test and a day 2 test only.

UK >> Greece

⚠️ Negative Covid-19 test required

Test type : Antigen within 24 hours of departure, PCR test within 72 hours of departure.

⚠️ Complete a Health Control Form

Children under 5 are exempt.

Greece >> UK

⚠️ Lateral flow test on return

⚠️ Complete a Passenger Locator Form

Children under 18 have same testing requirements as adults.

Are there restrictions once you arrive?

Face masks are mandatory in indoor public spaces and crowded outdoors. Proof of vaccination, or a recent negative test, is needed fror anyone over 4 years old to access shops, restaurants, museums and other public spaces.

Greece Airport Transfers

Greece Airport Transfers

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Greece Car Hire

Greece Car Hire

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