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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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