Greece is a magnificent country in South-Eastern Europe, made up of thousands of islands throughout the Aegean, Ionian and Mediterranean seas.
Athens is its capital, with famous landmarks such as the Acropolis and the Parthenon.
Together with the longest coastline in Europe, you can explore the mainland for its rugged mountains, forests, and lakes to some of the well-known islands like Santorini for its whitewashed buildings of Oia to the party resorts of Mykonos.
Greece is romantic and intoxicating with exotic foods, white sandy beaches, turquoise Mediterranean waters and sunsets that leave you mesmerised. An island of pure romance.
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT
Spring (April to June) and Autumn (September to October) are the best times to visit Greece. The days are long, and the weather is perfect, especially if you want to swim in the Mediterranean waters.\
The climate in Greece is of the Mediterranean climate, mild and rainy winters, relatively warm and dry summers and long sunshine duration almost all year.
Average temperatures for each season are:
Summer (Centre-South): 21 – 33°C
Summer (North): 15 – 32°C
Spring (Centre-South): 11 – 31°C
Spring (North): 5 – 29°C
WHAT TO EXPECT
Language: Greek is the country’s official language.
Other languages spoken in Greece are Macedonian.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Banks & ATMs:
Alpha Bank, Eurobank Ergasias, National Bank of Greece, and Piraeus Bank are the most prominent banks.
ATMs are widely available at most banks, commercial centres, airports, hotels, restaurants, and even streetside.
If heading out to rural areas, keep some cash as ATMs are less available.
Plugs and Sockets:
For Greece, there are two associated plug types, C and F.
Plug type C is the plug that has two round pins.
Plug type F is the plug that has two round pins with two earth clips on the side.
Greece operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
Greece is generally a safe country to travel to with the only concern of petty crime on the streets, so be vigilant and apply basic precaution measures.
The hub for most international flights is Athens International Airport, which connects other Greece airports.
Aegean Airlines is the full-service flagship carrier of Greece. The airline operates on an extensive domestic network and serves passenger scheduled services to international destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
There are some great airfares with EasyJet UK if travelling out of London.
Other major airlines include:
Iberia, British Airways, Lufthansa, KLM, Emirates, Turkish and Qatar Airways (to name a few)