Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting Greece
GREECE TRAVEL GUIDE
Greece is the birthplace of Democracy and the cradle of Western Civilization..one of the most famous countries for the summer holidays thanks to its splendid coastal towns and beaches that deserve to be explored.
Welcome to the complete Greece travel guide, your go-to for all things related to travel in Greece! This guide provides expert advice on planning a trip to Greece, from the best Greek Islands to visit to the best tips and tricks for a successful Greece vacation.
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LET'S DISCOVER GREECE TOGETHER...
Its Mount Olympus is the highest mountain above sea level with its 2917 mt and it was believed to be the home of the Gods.
It is also the first park to become National Park in Greece.
In Greece, there are many famous places you sure heard about already. From the capital Athens, the islands of Mykonos and Santorini. But Greece is not only these three tourist destinations. Every little village or island in Greece is a true paradise.
Every village in Greece has its olive cultivation, can you believe it?
If you are an olives lover, you should explore Greece at some point.
Are you in?
The country of Greece is divided into three geographical regions: the mainland, the islands and Peloponnese (the peninsula south of the continent).
Greeks live a healthy and long life, probably thanks to the Mediterranean diet with its variety of healthy food like olives, olive oil, vegetables and fish.
WHEN TO VISIT GREECE
Athens and the mainland are perfect in Spring and Autumn when the weather is pretty sunny but not too hot.
To visit the coast or the islands like Mykonos or Santorini, the perfect time is from the beginning of May to the first half of June and September.
In these months, the water is warm, it's less crowded, prices are more affordable, and you can enjoy Greece's beauty without sharing it with thousands of other tourists.
Some people advise visiting Greece in the winter season, but honestly...who wants to go to Greece and don't swim in its clear blue water?
Keep in mind that the smaller islands are empty from November till March, and hotels and restaurants are closed.
IMPORTANT BASICS KNOWLEDGE
What is the currency in Greece?
The currency is Euro.
What is the language spoken in Greece?
The primary language is Greece, but most restaurants and hotel staff speak English.
Is it easy to use credit cards and ATMs in Greece?
Atm and card payments are available almost everywhere. But some small shops and market stalls are cash required.
Is Greece expensive?
Greece is one of the most famous countries for the summer holidays, every year millions of tourists come from all over the world to have an unforgettable holiday. The more famous the city or the island, the more expensive everything is.
If you have a low budget, I can help you visit Greece on a budget,
EUROPE TRAVEL ALERT
If you are from the US and want to travel to European countries within the Schengen Area, you'll need to fill out an ETIAS visa waiver form before your trip and pay the €7 ($7.25) fees. This easy-to-complete form should give you instant approval, but it's recommended that travelers plan ahead and submit their forms a few weeks in advance of their departure date.
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