Greece Travel Advice

Make sure you are up-to-date with the pre-departure essentials before your trip to Greece. 

Passport & Visas

Greece is part of the European Union and the Schengen area. If you are an EU citizen, you do not require a tourist visa. You can also visit Greece without a tourist visa for stays of less than three months if you are a citizen of one of the following countries: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

Your passport needs to be valid for a duration longer than your stay in Greece. We recommend at least 6 months of validity from your arrival in Greece. You should carry your passport or travel document with you at all times. 

Check with your embassy or your official government website for foreign Greece travel advice. Bear in mind that the information we provide is for guidance only. You are advised to check the details based on your nationality as it is your responsibility to have all the official documents ready before traveling. 

You can consult the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. We recommend all travelers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA 

Travel Insurance 

You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins. It is your responsibility to have your insurance ready, but we are more than happy to provide you with guidance in the process. WorldNomads.com is one of the travel insurance providers that you can go with. You can visit our travel insurance page for more details. For now, here is some Greece travel advice that you need to keep in mind when choosing the right plan.

  • To prevent any unwanted surprises, make sure your plan covers emergency medical situations, cancellations, and threats against your personal belongings.
  • Based on your tour and country, there may be adventure activities that your travel insurance does not include.  So, look carefully at what your policy covers. 
  • Make sure you have the latest information regarding safety and health issues. Check out the Government’s Travel Warnings, which keep you informed about civil and natural situations. You can find useful Greece travel advice on governmental websites.
When to Go
  • The High Season

Famous for its dazzling islands and treasure-trove of historic attractions, Greece has something to offer in every season. But, if it is the quintessential island hopping tour that you seek, the best time to visit Greece is June to August. The Mediterranean gains its mojo in the high summer months when the sun is the most vigorous, the beaches are sizzling, and the entertainment hubs are full of life. Temperatures vary between 25 and 35°C, which makes it perfect to enjoy activities in the sea.

  • The Shoulder Season

As most facilities on the islands close towards the end of October, late fall till spring is not the best time to visit Greece. Come in May or September, and you will see the ancient lands change color with the season. 

The weather is balmy at this time of year with an average of 20°C. Occasional rains and the sweet Mediterranean breeze make it comfortable for long walking tours. It is a lovely time if you wish to have the best places to visit in Greece and the islands to yourself.

Greece travel advice
Passport & Visas

Greece is part of the European Union and the Schengen area. If you are an EU citizen, you do not require a tourist visa. You can also visit Greece without a tourist visa for stays of less than three months if you are a citizen of one of the following countries: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

Your passport needs to be valid for a duration longer than your stay in Greece. We recommend at least 6 months of validity from your arrival in Greece. You should carry your passport or travel document with you at all times. 

Check with your embassy or your official government website for foreign Greece travel advice. Bear in mind that the information we provide is for guidance only. You are advised to check the details based on your nationality as it is your responsibility to have all the official documents ready before traveling. 

You can consult the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. We recommend all travelers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA 

Travel Insurance 

You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins. It is your responsibility to have your insurance ready, but we are more than happy to provide you with guidance in the process. WorldNomads.com is one of the travel insurance providers that you can go with. You can visit our travel insurance page for more details. For now, here is some Greece travel advice that you need to keep in mind when choosing the right plan.

  • To prevent any unwanted surprises, make sure your plan covers emergency medical situations, cancellations, and threats against your personal belongings.
  • Based on your tour and country, there may be adventure activities that your travel insurance does not include.  So, look carefully at what your policy covers. 
  • Make sure you have the latest information regarding safety and health issues. Check out the Government’s Travel Warnings, which keep you informed about civil and natural situations. You can find useful Greece travel advice on governmental websites.
When to Go
  • The High Season

Famous for its dazzling islands and treasure-trove of historic attractions, Greece has something to offer in every season. But, if it is the quintessential island hopping tour that you seek, the best time to visit Greece is June to August. The Mediterranean gains its mojo in the high summer months when the sun is the most vigorous, the beaches are sizzling, and the entertainment hubs are full of life. Temperatures vary between 25 and 35°C, which makes it perfect to enjoy activities in the sea.

  • The Shoulder Season

As most facilities on the islands close towards the end of October, late fall till spring is not the best time to visit Greece. Come in May or September, and you will see the ancient lands change color with the season. 

The weather is balmy at this time of year with an average of 20°C. Occasional rains and the sweet Mediterranean breeze make it comfortable for long walking tours. It is a lovely time if you wish to have the best places to visit in Greece and the islands to yourself.

Useful Tips for Greece Tours

Greece travel advice

Money Matters

The currency in Greece is the Euro (EUR). We recommend that you wait until you go to the city center to change your money. Exchange rates are usually more favorable in the city.

ATMs are available and credit cards are widely accepted, except in some small islands and local shops.

We recommend carrying cash with you at all times for small purchases.

Greece travel advice

The Food Scene

If you are familiar with the Mediterranean culture, you know that ultimate relaxation dominates also the meals. The Greeks have culinary rituals that will sweep you off your feet with mouth-watering food.

Dinner time usually begins at 9.00pm in Greece.

Greece is big on traditional appetizers. Complement your main course with some tzatziki, moussaka, and choriatiki.

Make sure to pay a visit to Greece’s soulful tavernas for the best of its local cuisine. Also, try Ouzo, the national alcoholic beverage of Greece.

Greece travel advice

Solo Travels

Are you traveling alone? You can stay in a single room if your accommodation in Greece has the single supplement option.

You can also choose to be roomed with a solo traveler of the same gender.

Feel free to contact your tour leader if you require assistance.

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