Quick facts and Greece travel tips

  • Capital City? Athens
  • Currency? Euro
  • Languages? Greek
  • Where is this place? Southeast Europe
  • What is Greece famous for? Ancient monuments, History, Greek Mythology, Wine, Beaches, Nature, and Sceneries
  • Best time to visit Greece? Summer in Greece (June to August) can be really hot and crowded. Therefore, Spring (mid-April to May) and Autumn (September to October) are the most preferred time to visit.
  • How to get there? You can easily fly to most airports in Greece from all over the world. You can also take a bus or drive your car and cross the neighboring countries’ borders.
  • Which side of the road do they drive in Greece? The right-hand side.
  • What electric plugs do they use? Types C and F. Read this post for more information on what to get.
  • Neighboring countries? Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey

Do you need a visa for Greece?

In order to enter Greece, you need to have a valid Schengen visa. If you’re a citizen of the EU group of countries, you can enter Greece without a visa. However, if you’re a citizen of Canada, the USA, New Zealand, and Australia – you can stay in Schengen areas for 90 days.

Check out our detailed guide on how to apply for a Schengen visa – read it here.

Where to book your flights to Greece?

Check our handy-dandy guide on how to find the cheapest flights around the world – read it here.

Do you need travel insurance for Greece?

Remember this: anything can happen! Read our take on why you need travel insurance and how it can save you money when things go unplanned – read it here.

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