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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Average High
Temperature (C)
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Average Low
Temperature (C)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
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°
9.9°
7.0°
Precipitation
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Average Precipitation (mm)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
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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Temperature
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Average High
Temperature (C)
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Average Low
Temperature (C)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
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°
9.9°
7.0°
Precipitation
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Average Precipitation (mm)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
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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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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