Are you planning a trip to Greece? we give you some tips to keep in mind before and during your tour of Greece
Where is Greece?
Greece is a country in southeastern Europe on the south of the Balkan Peninsula in front of the Mediterranean sea.
Greece has more than 2000 islands, the most uninhibited. Creta which is located in the south of the Aegean Sea, is the largest Greek island.
Some Important Facts about Greece
Santorini which is one of the most famous Greek destinations is an island in the south of the Aegean Sea. You’ll probably need to take a flight from Athens for reaching it.
LANGUAGE: the official language is Greek, and a lot of people speak English very well. But in the less known islands, language could be challenging. However, greeks are so nice that you’ll find a way to communicate.
CURRENCY: EURO. It’s easy to pay with international cards and payment applications like Apple Pay. you have to know that some banks get a commission when you retire money at the ATM.
ELECTRICITY: Standard Voltage 110 / 220V; with the plug that is used in France. Type C and E plugs, many hotels have adapters or additional type A plugs. But not always, so you have to provide an adapter and a converter according to the voltage accepted by your appliance.
planning a trip to Greece on your own?
It is not very complicated to organize a trip to Athens or the island on your own. Read our recommendations and our travel post.
A lot of the hotel’s staff speak English and answer very quickly to emails, so you can request information and organize accommodations directly with them.
You can also be helped by a travel agency, but be careful about the prices. Normally the agencies add a marge (the job has a value). The advantage is that you’ll have a unique interlocutor and a person to talk with if any problem happens.