Greece is a place that most people want to visit once in their lifetime. This could be because Greek mythology is a huge part of pop culture. It could also be because there is no shortage of photos of this country on the internet. Regardless, culture, scenery, and indulgent food are a sure thing to look forward to in Greece. You can also check out AFC Holidays’ Greece Tours. Here is AFC’s Greece Travel Guide Before You Go.
ENGLISH is fluently spoken majority of Greeks. Some of the other languages spoken are German, French, and Italian.
GREEK is the main language in Greece; so it would be most helpful for travelers to prepare access to translators during their time in the country.
What Weather to Expect in Greece
Greece experiences a Mediterranean climate, the winters are never too cold but they are wet in the south, and the northern regions are hot and dry.
- spring (March to May): Ave. 12°C to 20°C (53°F to 68°F)
- summer (June to August): Ave. 22°C to 32°C (72°F to 90°F)
- autumn (September to December): Ave. 16°C to 26°C (61°F to 78°F)
- winter (December to March): Ave. 7°C to 14°C (45°F to 57°F)
What kind of clothes to pack in Greece Travel Guide?
- December: Umbrella/Raincoat/Rain Bag(Waterproof). *Rainiest Month
- March to May: Moderately cold temperatures, bring jackets
- June-August: Bring appropriate sun protection products + sunglasses if necessary, Light cotton clothing and umbrellas.
- September-March: Moderately thick clothes/ jackets, jumpers/sweaters, and scarves
- All Seasons: Comfortable walking shoes.
PREDOMINANTLY CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX with over 90% belonging to the community. Of the remaining population, there is a small fraction of Muslims, Catholic, Jewish and others.
With that in mind, travellers visiting Greece should practice respectful behaviors in and around places of worship.
To keep up with the rest of the European Union, Greece has started utilizing the Euro in 2002, replacing Drachma.
Should you bargain?
Haggling and bargaining are acceptable practices in flea markets. The stated price is expected to be paid everywhere else
Should you leave a tip?
Tipping is not a tradition in Greece, it is appreciated by servers in Restaurant joints and Hotel Staff. Rounding up fares is the best practice in Taxis.
How much is a day in Greece Travel?
Contrary to popular belief, Greece is actually more affordable a country to visit. If you’re someone who doesn’t mind skipping on the luxury yachts or the exclusive beachside resorts, then you can definitely explore the country for around 100- 180 EUR per day. This of course highly depends on your interests and choice of activity.
Power Plugs and Socket Travel Guide in Greece
Getting Around Greece
Greece is notoriously a destination for island hopping, so Boats and ferries to get around are well established and accessible to everyone.
There are buses around the mainland that are affordable and convenient for transportation.
One ride-sharing or ride-hailing app currently operating in Greece is the app iMove and BEAT (available on Android and Apple devices)
Greece Travel Guide – The Checklist
Travel Guide for Internet Everywhere in Greece?
Firstly, Tourists will commonly find local sim cards with ready network access at Athens Airport. There will also be multiple options in the city, you will get the best deal from street vendors (and they’re also official resellers too).
You will need your passport to purchase any SIM Card in Greece.
Some of the more common options for example include Wind, Cosmote and Vodafone (Starts at 8.50 EUR).
Greece Travel Guide to Bringing Medications
Firstly, prepare preferred over-the-counter medicines. Importantly, Keep them in original containers with labels for easy identification. Firstly, try to only bring in small quantities or as necessary. A simple first aid can include i.e. Diarrhea medicines, antacids, antihistamines, motion sickness, cough drops, decongestants, pain and fever relief, mild laxatives, bandages, and small antiseptic solutions accordingly. Lastly, don’t forget your masks and preferred sanitizer.
Moreover, Bring a doctor’s prescription for other prescriptions that you may have as needed. Similarly, check for the allowed amount of quantity depending on your stay.
Now that you’ve read this Greece Travel Guide.
Finally, you are officially ready to travel to Greece. Don’t forget that you’re always free to contact your AFC Representative if you have any more concerns before your departure! Lastly, We wish you safe and happy travels!
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