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Greece Travel Guide

Quick Facts

💰Currency Euro (€)
🔄Exchange Rate US$1 = €0.92
💬Language Greek
🗣️English Fluency Moderate
🏙️Capital Athens
👥Population 10.4 million
🚘Driving Side right
🔌Plugs C, F
🕑Time Eastern European Time (UTC+02:00)
🍽️Must-Try Moussaka, Souvlaki, Dolmades, Spanakopita, Tzatziki

Backpacker Budget: US$42 ( 39)

Hostel Dorm US$15 ( 14)
Takeaway Meal US$5 ( 5)
Public transport US$2 ( 2)
Long-distance bus US$30 ( 28)
Entrance Fee US$10 ( 9)
Beer US$3 ( 3)

When to go?

April to June Spring, mild temperatures and fewer tourists
July to August Summer, high temperatures and peak tourist season
September to October Autumn, pleasant temperatures and fewer tourists
November to March Winter, mild temperatures and low tourist season

What's unique?

Welcome to Greece, a captivating country that effortlessly combines ancient history with stunning natural beauty. Nestled in the southeastern part of Europe, Greece is renowned for its rich cultural heritage and picturesque landscapes. From archaeological wonders to idyllic islands and crystal-clear waters, this Mediterranean gem offers an unrivaled experience.

As the birthplace of democracy and Western civilization, Greece truly showcases its historical significance. Explore the iconic Acropolis in Athens, where the majestic Parthenon stands as a symbol of ancient Greek architecture. Delve into mythology at sites like Delphi, home to the famous Oracle of Apollo, or visit renowned ancient theaters such as Epidaurus and Dodona.

But Greece isn't just about its past; it also boasts breathtaking natural beauty. Discover the charming charm of Santorini's white-washed buildings against the backdrop of azure waters and dramatic cliffs. Immerse yourself in paradise on Mykonos' vibrant beaches or embark on a sailing adventure around the hidden coves of Corfu.

With warm hospitality, delectable cuisine featuring Mediterranean flavors, and a laid-back atmosphere that invites you to slow down and savor every moment, Greece promises an unforgettable journey.

Oia, Santorini
Oia, Santorini

Exploring Greece
(2 weeks)

  1. 1

    Explore the ancient ruins of the Acropolis and visit the Parthenon.

  2. 2

    Experience the iconic white-washed buildings and stunning sunsets in Oia.

  3. 3

    Visit the archaeological site of Delphi, known as the center of the world in ancient times.

  4. 4

    Marvel at the monasteries perched on top of towering rock formations.

  5. 5

    Relax on the beautiful beaches and explore the charming old town of Corfu.


Fun Fact

Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilization, as it was the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, and Western drama.


What are some popular tourist destinations in Greece?

Some popular tourist destinations in Greece are Santorini, Mykonos, Athens, Crete, and Rhodes.

Is English widely spoken in Greece?

English is widely spoken in Greece, especially in tourist areas.

What is the best way to get around Greece?

The best way to get around Greece is by using public transportation, such as buses and ferries.

Travel Tips

  • Money Cards are accepted at most places
  • ATM Fees Most ATMs charge fees, but you can find fee-free ATMs
  • ATMs to avoid (high fees) Euronet
  • Do try to learn a few basic Greek phrases
  • Do dress modestly when visiting religious sites
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Cover: Santorini; Photo Credits: Patryk_Kosmider / Depositphotos

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