When you think about Greece, the majestic Acropolis in Athens, the breathtaking sunsets in Santorini, the multitude of islands in the Aegean Sea, are just a few of the things that come to mind.
Want to know more? Keep reading for the Ultimate Greece Travel Guide.
Language: The official language in Greece is Greek, but English is widely spoken in major cities and tourist destinations.
Credit cards/ATM: Major credit cards are widely accepted, and ATMs are basically everywhere.
Currency: The currency of Greece is the Euro (€). 1 USD is equivalent to about € 1,18
Tipping: Tips are not expected in Greece but always appreciated.
The best time to visit Greece is between April-May and September-October when accommodations are reasonably priced, temperature are good, and you can enjoy the country with not too many tourists around.
The high season (between June–August) is the most expensive and less enjoyable one since cities and islands are packed with tourists.
If you think about visiting Greece during Winter (November–March), keep in mind that many hotels and restaurants shut down, especially on the islands, and that temperatures drop to the point you could find snow in Athens or Crete.
Taking Pics. Pay attention when using tripods and drones since they’re not allowed in archaeological sites, or even in open spaces if you are not a professional with special permissions.
Food. Eating out in Greece means taking time to enjoy food and…wait for it. In many restaurants, service can be quite slow, and it is considered impolite to rush the staff. Also, if someone invites you out, don’t insist on paying: it’s like insulting your host.
– Choose the time of your visit according to the places you want to explore.
– Plan your trip in advance since accommodations can be quite expensive (especially in places like Santorini)
– Try local food in a Tavern.
– Greece produces terrific wines, olive oil, and cheese: don’t miss a chance to visit a winery while there.
Best pics spots in Santorini