Greece

Europe

Overview

Teeming with a plethora of customs and traditions, historical wealth, ancient myths, diverse natural beauty and a dynamic and friendly culture, Greece is a definite must-visit destination for anyone who truly loves travel and appreciates exploration. Whether you choose spring, summer, autumn or winter for your next trip to Greece, the options of what you can do are endless and equally exciting.

For a memorable vacation, visit the different Greek islands and experience the diversity of flavors, colors, aromas and landscapes. From lovely white houses, clear blue waters, fresh greenery and amazing beaches to old romantic towns, cosmopolitan cities and a wild nightlife, the charms and enchantment of Greece walk hand in hand with you everywhere you go. 

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Important information

3 Main Attractions: Acropolis of Athens, Parthenon, Meteora

Social Norms: Traditions and customs differ throughout Greece, but overall a strong sense of unity prevails. The Greek Orthodox Church has a strong traditional influence on the Greek way of life, especially in more rural areas. The throwing back of the head is a negative gesture. Dress is generally casual. Smoking is prohibited on public transport and in public buildings. Most people connected with tourism and younger generations generally speak some English, French, German or Italian. However, it is advisable to learn some Greek phrases before your trip.

Price of Necessities: Bottle of water - 1.0 $, coffee - 3.9 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons - 44.0 $

Emergency Numbers: Police 100, Ambulance 166, Fire Brigade 199

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Precautions

Vaccinations: Hepatitis A vaccination sometimes recommended for extended travel to rural areas where food hygiene is questionable. Two doses of MMR vaccinations are recommended for travelers born after 1956 if not previously taken. Influenza shot is recommended for all travelers from November through April.

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Currency

Name: Euro

Symbol: €

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Weather conditions

Temperature
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12.4°
13.0°
15.2°
18.8°
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28.1°
30.4°
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27.2°
22.3°
17.6°
13.9°
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13.5°
17.4°
19.8°
19.8°
17.1°
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90.7
77.7
65.1
42.5
29.1
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9.6
11.0
28.0
70.6
93.9
106.3
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Temperature
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Temperature (C)

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12.4°
13.0°
15.2°
18.8°
23.5°
28.1°
30.4°
30.4°
27.2°
22.3°
17.6°
13.9°
5.2°
5.5°
7.0°
9.7°
13.5°
17.4°
19.8°
19.8°
17.1°
13.6°
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Average Precipitation (mm)

JAN
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MAR
APR
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JUL
AUG
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90.7
77.7
65.1
42.5
29.1
15.1
9.6
11.0
28.0
70.6
93.9
106.3
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Location: Greece
Duration: 11 days

From Athens to Mykonos and back, enjoy this 11-day odyssey across Greece. On this journey, you will be able to see such historical and cultural monuments as the Palace of Knossos, the Panagia Kera Church and the Island-Citadel Spinalonga.

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Location: Greece
Duration: 8 days

From Athens to Heraklion, enjoy this 8-day odyssey across Greece. On this journey, you will be able to see such historical and cultural monuments as the Palace of Knossos, the Panagia Kera Church and the Island-Citadel Spinalonga.  

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Location: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 9 days

Explore amazing landscapes, fascinating cultures and take beautiful pictures on this 9-day trip of fun from Turkey to Greece. On this trip, you will enjoy a scenic visit of Athens, take a wonderful ferry ride from Marmaris, and enjoy a fantastic walk alongside the stream, visited by thousands of butterflies! Whatever it is you love doing on vacations, there's something for you in this trip!

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Location: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 16 days

Enjoy 16 days of fun from Turkey to Greece, and explore amazing landscapes, fascinating cultures, and take beautiful pictures. On this trip, you will enjoy a scenic visit of Athens, take a wonderful ferry ride from Mykonos, and enjoy fantastic cable car rides that will show you some spectacular views of Thira! Whatever it is you love doing on vacations, there's something for you in this trip!

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Location: Greece, Italy
Duration: 9 days

Enjoy nine days of fun and exploration in Greece and Italy. This unforgettable trip will take you to the most important places in both of those amazing destinations. Enjoy boat rides in Venice, and walking around the outdoor museum that is Florence. You'll take a cruise across Italy, and enjoy picturesque views of small towns. Not to mention that you'll discover the rich history of Greece in Athens and Olympia and delve deeper into their culture when you visit the Panathinaikos Stadium and the magnificent Ancient Theatre!

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Written by Arpy K Published on July 09, 2016
For my mother’s birthday I decided to take her on a surprise vacation somewhere she’s always wanted to go: the land of ancient Greece! I bought us tickets to Athens and after coordinating...
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