What language is spoken in Greece?
The official language is Greek, but English is also widely spoken.
What currency is used in Greece?
The offical currency of Greece is the Euro
Do I need a visa to travel to Greece?
Canadian and United States Citizens do not need a visa to enter Greece as a tourist
When is the best time to travel to Greece?
The best time to go to Greece is during June - August. This is when it is driest and warmest. April, September and October can be rainy and cooler but less crowded.
Is there transportation within Greece?
To get around in Greece you can utilitze; Private transfers, shared transfers, taxis, ferries and planes.
Is Greece a family friendly destination?
Greece is a great destination for travelling families. Greece welcomes children with all sorts of fun activities and excursions. Many resorts will have Kid’s clubs, playgrounds, babysitters, children’s activities and more.
How welcoming is Greece to LGBTQ travellers?
Greece has a large, active LGBTQ community and welcomes LGBTQ travelers.
What voltage and power outlet is used in Greece?
In Greece the they use 220 volts. The power outlet uses round two-pin plugs. Travellers from North America should bring an adaptor.
What are some important items to pack for Greece?
Casual clothes, for women a sundress or a dressy pair of shorts or pants, for men a pair of slacks, light rainproof jacket, Flip-Flops or Sandals, athletic shoes or hiking shoes, a small backpack for sightseeing or the beach, 2 swimsuits so you can one wet and the other dry, cover up, Sealife friendly sunscreen, hat or visor, sunglasses, bug spray (eco friendly), camera and extra memory card, reusable and collapsible water bottle, universal travel adapter, extra battery pack, sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer.
What is the wifi like in Greece?
There is wifi available at most hotels. You can buy prepaid internet cards from kiosks also.
What are the main annual events held in Greece?
January - Feast of St. Basil - all Greece
February - Greek Carnival(Apokries) - all Greece
March - Greek Independence Day - all Greece
April - Orthodox Good Friday through Easter - all Greece,
April - Feast of St George - all Greece
May - May Day - all Greece
June - August - Athens Epidaurus Festival - Athens
June - Miaoulia Festiival - Hydra
June - Matala Beach Festival - Crete
July - August - Olympus Festival - Olympia
July - Aegean Film Festival - Patmos
July - Rethymnon Wine Festival - Crete
August - Full Moon Festival - all Greece
September - Armata Festival - Spetses
September - Athens Film Festival - Athens
November - Athens Marathon - Athens
November- Thessaloniki International Film Festival
What are some useful Greek words?
Hello - Yai sas
Good Bye - Antio sas
Do you speak English? - Milate anglika?
Good Morning - Kalimera
Good Night - Kalinikta
How are you? - Ti Kanis
Where is the toilet? - Pou ine I toualeta?
Thank you - Efkharisto
Yes - Ne
No - Ohi
Please - Parakalo
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