It depends on where you want to go. The best months to visit the islands are May, June, early July, late August, September and early October. Avoid the dates July 20th to August 20th which are the busiest of the tourist season, and late October because the weather gradually deteriorates. If you want to visit the mainland, then March, April, May, June, September and October are suitable months. July and August are both very warm and busy.
Overall E.U nationals and US/Canadian citizens do not need a visa. US/Canadians visitors must have a valid passport that will be in effect at least another 3 months after the end of their trip. For more information, please contact the appropriate consulate or embassy.
No special vaccinations or immunizations are needed when travelling to Greece.
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The winter months in Greece are much milder than they are in Northern Europe, but still we get heavy rains, low temperatures, strong winds and snow (in the north). The majority of the tourist related enterprises on the islands -hotels, shops, restaurants- close down, the transportation to/from/between the islands becomes irregular and weather dependent, the sights and museums close earlier and many hotels on the mainland close down for renovation and maintenance. Good destinations are Athens, bigger islands with many permanent inhabitants like Crete and Rhodes, and certain mainland areas inGreece that offer Winter activities (e.g. ski centers) or can be easily visited throughout the year like Delphi, Nauplion, Meteora, Karpenissi, Mani etc...
It depends on the time of the year and the kind of holiday you have booked. Overall, bring casual clothes with only a few informal pieces for evening outings. If you go on a cruise, ask for the evening dress code. In all cases, bring good, sturdy shoes and your hat.
Domestic airfare: age groups entitled to discounts are children until the age of 12, youths between the ages of 12 and 24, and senior citizens over 60.
Domestic ferries: age groups entitled to discounts are children from age 4-10. Children under 4 are free of charge, when not occupying a bed in a cabin.
Domestic hydrofoils/catamarans: age groups entitled to discounts are children from age 4-10. Children under 4 are free of charge, when not occupying a seat.
Eurail passes: they are applicable on international sea routes only.
International airfares: here the cases are too many to be listed under a regular FAQ list. Please contact us when having a specific request.
The taxis in Athens have a meter that starts at EUR 1,29 and the minimum fare
is EUR 3,44. The fee when taking a taxi from ports, railway stations and main
bus stations is EUR 1,17. For every piece of luggage over 10kg there is a
supplement of EUR 0,43. After midnight the per kilometer tariff is almost
Specifically for rides from/to the Athens Airport to/from the city center (ring) depending on the time of disembarkation from the taxi, the flat rate is EUR 35 between 05:00-23:59 while the night fare is EUR 50.
You can only pay cash. Taxi drivers will provide you with a receipt upon request.
EUR (€): International 3-letter code for Euro
GRD = International 3-letter code for the Greek drachma (also occasionally written DRS; information in effect till end 12/2001)
+30 = when calling Greece, dial 0030 and then the area code and the
For our office, one dials 0030-2109227772.
If you are calling from the USA or Canada, please dial 01130-2109227772.