The Most Complete Guide to Greece

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.

Greece is one of the best destinations in Europe, so you have to visit it at least once in your lifetime. From the best places to visit in Greece to the best beaches and hotels, in the most complete guide to Greece, you will find everything you need to plan your next trip to Greece.

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The most complete guide of Greece

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The country of Greece is divided into three geographical regions: the mainland, the islands and Peloponnese (the peninsula south of the continent).


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.

The most complete guide of Greece
The most complete guide of Greece
The most complete guide of Greece

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.

In Greece, there are many famous places you sure heard already about. From the capital Athens, the islands of Mykonos and Santorini. But Greece is not only these three tourists destinations. Every little village or island in Greece is a true paradise.

Every village in Greece has its own olive cultivation, can you believe it?

If you are an olives lover, you should definitely explore Greece at some point don't you think?

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When Should you 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 and the first half of June and September.

 

In these months, the water is warm, prices are more affordable, it is less crowded, and you can enjoy the beauty that Greece has to offer without having to share 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, from November till March the smaller islands are empty, and hotels and restaurants are closed.

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IMPORTANT BASICS KNOWLEDGE

What is the Currency in Greece?  

The currency in Greece is the Euro

which language is spoken in Greece?

The official language is Greek, but in most tourist areas people speak English.

Is easy to use credit cards and ATMs in Greece?

There are ATMs in every little town.

You can pay by credit card in most shops and hotels, but there are still some bars and market stalls without one.

Which Plugs and Voltageare used in Greece?

The plugs in Greece are Type C and F.

The standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz.

 

I always advise having a universal adapter (make sure it has surge protection).

Is Greece a safe country?

If you are going to Athensas in every big city, I advise you to stay in the city centre and make sure to book accommodation in a safe area.

On the islands, I felt pretty safe but I always advise you to keep both eyes open if you travel solo.

Read "Everything you need to know before visiting Greece".

Is Greece expensive?

A bit further from the main streets, a meal with a drink costs around 10 euros. Accommodations start from 30 euros, depending on the location.


Is easy to find Wifi in Greece?

It can be found in most restaurants, bars, cafes and hotels and is likely to be both fast and reliable.


Which Time Zone is Greece?

Greece lies in the Eastern European Time Zone, which is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +2).

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