Greece is a classic bucket list destination for most folks and for good reason! It offers very varied experiences – from the historical sights in Athens to the stunning landscapes in the Cyclades islands. It is a beautiful place to travel to, however one that requires a bit more planning than other destinations in Europe.

Here’s a quick reckoner about Greece:

  • Location: Southern Europe.Greece shares borders with Turkey, Albania, North Macedonia and Bulgaria
  • Languages: Greek
  • Currency: Euro
  • Visa: Schengen
  • Public transportation: Most cities have great public transportation including Uber. Greek islands have good bus networks but renting a car might be a more convenient way to explore
  • Driving side: Right
  • Electrical plug category: Power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz
  • Major cities: Athens (capital city), Thessaloniki 
  • Famous food: Greek cuisine is well known for being hearty and healthy. Some of the things not to miss include Greek salad, Spanakopita, Moussaka, Souvlaki
  • Famous souvenirs: Olive tree products – Olive oil, Olives, Olive wood items, Handmade ceramics
  • Useful phrases to know:
    • Hello – Geiá sou
    • Thank you – Efcharistó
    • Yes – Naí
    • No – Ochi
    • Please – Sas parakaloúme
    • Do you speak English? – Milás angliká?

Here are some travel guides to get you started on planning your Greek vacation!

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