Greece is a country located in the southern part of Europe. It is renowned for its magnificent history, beautiful landscapes, and pristine beaches.
Greece has been the cradle of Western civilization and has a rich heritage, as evidenced by its ancient ruins, cathedrals, and temples that are revered by tourists worldwide.
In addition, Greece has a well-established culinary tradition that boasts of savory dishes such as gyros, moussaka ,dolmades and baklava to mention a few.
The country is also famous for olive oil, feta cheese, and Greek yogurt, which are a staple diet for many Greeks.
The Greek people are friendly and hospitable, and they take pride in their cultural heritage.
Things To Remember
*The best time to travel to Greece is between April and May. You will find it is less crowded and not so hot.
The weather is perfect for walking and missing the summer crowds. Avoid the Summer months of July and August. They usually get uncomfortably hot and are also very expensive.
*Greeks are not good drivers, be careful ( we found that out )
*Make sure that you look at the time they open their shops. Their Opening Hours Are Different.
*Try to always have euros on hand so you can pay small shop owners in cash.
*If you are a coffee lover, you’re in for a treat!!
Good To Know
Language:The official language is Greek. But most of them can speak English.
Currency: Euro (EUR).
Credit Cards & ATMs: You shouldn’t have any trouble using your credit card when visiting Greece. However, keep in mind that many people prefer cash when it comes to small purchases. ATMs in all the cities and towns, and you’ll usually find them near gas stations, shopping centers, and bus and train stations.
Plugs: The power plugs we use are type E, the standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Safety: Overall, it is a safe country to visit. Pick Pocket does exist though so don’t carry too much cash and keep an eye on your bags. I always have my Travelon bag with closures.
**The biggest thing to take into consideration when planning a trip is the weather. Just look it up for the month you want to go.
**Getting Around: Walking or using the bus.