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Travel tips you should know before coming to Greece

Greece ● 03 May 2017
 

Have you planned your vacations in Greece or are you willing to? Have you booked your tickets and accommodation and everything is ready? Then, you should read these travel tips about Greece and get familiar with this beautiful country and the attitude of the locals.

1. The first thing you should remember is that Greece is a European country, which is safe, civilised and follows all rules of hygiene and orderliness.

2. If you live in a northern country and you are used to low temperatures, don't come to Greece in July and August. The best season for you is May, June, September and October, when the weather is warm, the sun shines, but the temperature doesn't outreach 30 °C.

3. Don't forget your sunscreen cream as well as a mosquito repellent. Sunbathing is perfect, but you don't want to get burnt, and at night, in your balcony or a bar by the sea, you will definitely need a cream against mosquitoes.

Sunny day on the sea

4. A unique experience you can have in almost every destination in Greece is watching a movie in an open-air cinema. Movies in Greece are not dubbed but with Greek subtitles, so you can watch the movie in its original language.

5. The Greeks smoke almost everywhere. If you don't smoke, cafés, restaurants and bars have usually special areas for non-smokers, but it is still impossible to avoid the smoke. However, in summer, most spaces are open-air, so you will probably have no problem.

6. Make sure you have enough money or a credit/debit card with you. Some small villages and islands don't have an ATM.

7. Greece is a Christian country, so there is no particular dress code. However, if you want to visit a church or a monastery, it is considered appropriate for women to wear long skirts and for men long trousers.

8. The communication in Greece is easy since the locals are fluent with English and familiar with tourists. Most of them speak also a second language, like German, French, Spanish or Russian.

9. You will definitely need your GPS. The signal is very good, but there are not enough sings, and many streets have no name.

10. Don't be afraid asking for help. Greeks are friendly people, and they are willing to help you, but they won't do so, unless you ask it. Their philosophy is not to bother the tourists, who are a stable part of their everyday life.

11. Pedestrian signs are usually ignored by the Greek drivers, so be very careful when you cross a road.

12. The Greek sea is calm and not dangerous, but in many beaches, there are no lifeguards, so you have to pay attention when you swim.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Athens, Greece Phidias Hotel
8.9 10
Phidias Hotel
39, Apostolou Pavlou Str., 11851 Athens, Greece

Built in the historical centre of Athens, Hotel Phidias is just a 10-minute walk from Acropolis. Thission Metro station, which connects you directly to Piraeus Port, is only 150m away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Hotel Rio Athens
7.7 10
Hotel Rio Athens
13, Odisseos str., Karaiskaki Square, 10436 Athens, Greece

Hotel Rio Athens is conveniently located on the quiet pedestrian street of Κaraiskaki Square, just 1 km from Syntagma Square. Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is 36 km away, while the port of Piraeus is 10.4 km away.

Hotel & Hostel in Karpenisi, Greece Guesthouse Oihalia
Guesthouse Oihalia
Fidakia, 36100 Karpenisi, Greece

Guesthouse Oihalia is located in the small traditional village of Fidakia, 26.5 km away from Karpenisi. Lake Kremaston is approximately a 10-minute drive away.


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