Enjoy one of our best Greece Tours and explore Athens, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Prime Minister's residence, The Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier and more. Then the Greek Island Hydra, Poros and Aegina.
For all of you who are originally from an Eu country or most countries of the Americas, you're in luck. The reason your in Luck is that Greece is a member of the EU therefore a member of the Shenzhen agreement that allows people from the two above mentioned countries to travel visa free for 90 days. So if you're from the United States, Canada, and Australia all you will need is a valid passport for 3 months beyond the end date of your visit.
Greece traditionally has rarely been under any form of travel alert or travel warning and its safe to say that generally speaking it's a very safe country. Granted that the protests and strikes are the center of Focus when it happens, that's not the perpetual state of Greece.
The best time to visit Greece would be in the summer since Greece is a mostly coastal touristic city. Summer in Greece would be July and August. Do bear in mind that these are the peak months so hotel prices might be high. The other great time to visit Greece would be late spring in May and in the fall (Sept/Octo). THe reason we are recommending this as an alternative as the crowds are less and the weather is more forgiving.
The Official currency of Greece is the Euro, EUR for short, the exchange rate for a single US American dollar would be 0.85 EUR, the Canadian Dollar would be 0.64 EUR, Finally, a Sterling Pound would be 1.11 EUR. There are several ATM machines spread around the main cities with American Express and MasterCard being the least likely to be acceptable, however.
Tourism has returned to Greece and opened up as of June 15. And hotels have been allowed top open their doors and airport and flight restrictions have been diluted.So as long as you're sticking to the WHO (World Health Organizations) best practices and have taken your outline cycle of vaccinations before visiting you should be good to go.
Going against its other Eu and travel destinations in Europe, cash is king in Greece. We don't mean that Hotels and many shops accept payment via card but many restaurants & smaller businesses deal only in cash, to the degree that some hotels may take the deposit to secure the room booking via card but take the payment in cash. As for ATMS and their abundance in the country the major big cities have plenty of them, with their numbers being much less in the smaller towns and rural areas of Greece.
Greece enjoys somewhat shifty weather as depending on the time of the year Greece can be either a cold winter land or a hot tropical escape, with summers sometimes topping at 43 degrees Celsius. That's we we advise you to schedule your vacation around Spring or early summer time ( Mid April to Mid June) or Autumn( from September through Mid-October)
The official Language of Greece is naturally Greek. As for if you will just need English to get by, you surely will be able to enjoy your experience fully just using English. English is spoken by most of those who occupy jobs in the tourism and hospitality industries. The signs are bilingual so that you don't get lost while navigating the city.
Without a doubt Greece is a great destination for both you and your young ones to have fun. Alongside the warm, welcoming & engaging culture of the locals & their calm gentle demeanor Greece is filled with historic and more modern venues for them to visit, that offer kid friendly Programs. Aside from the many aquatic and beach side activities they can engage in there are also many interesting historical sites such as the Medieval Forts in Corfu, The Natural history museum of Crete and many others.
Whether your plan is to just hit the beach, get a tan and just relax in the sun or your embarking on a journey of exploration, there are some things you should consider bringing with you. Since Greece is big on Cobbled streets & rocky mountains, a good pair of shoes and some breathable clothes is a great idea. If you're gonna be heading there in the summer then sunglasses, sunscreen & a wide brimmed hat will go a long way, it's the winter then throw in an umbrella and a lightweight raincoat. Finally if you're gonna be island hopping then a sturdy pair of sandals to make your life easier as you navigate the island.