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Visa requirements to travel to Greece

Greece ● 18 September 2017
 

Are you planning coming to Greece? Before booking your accommodation in Greece and your air tickets, you have to check whether or not you need a visa to travel to Greece. Read here about the countries that need a tourist visa and the visa requirements for your vacations in Greece.

Travelling to Greece

EU countries

If you are a citizen of an EU country, you don't need a visa to come to Greece, which is also a member state of the European Union. You can travel with your passport or you identification card.

USA, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Mexico, Korea, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland 

If you are a citizen of these countries, you don't need to apply for a Greece visa. You are allowed to travel to Greece and to all other members of the European Union for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa, as long as your passport is valid for at least 3 months after your planned return back home.

Other countries

Citizens of other countries, such as China, Turkey and Russia (see here the list of the countries that require a visa) need to apply in the Greek embassy of their country for a visa to Greece.

Required documents for the Tourist Visa Application

1. Download the application form and fill it.

2. Attach 2 photos of passport format.

3. Your passport, which must have at least 2 blank pages and be valid for at least 3 months beyond return date, is required.

4. Travel medical insurance confirmation of at least 30,000€ coverage within Greece and European Union

5. A cover letter with the purpose of your travel to Greece and your itinerary

6. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse)

7. Flight itinerary with dates and flight number that specify your entry and exit from Greece.

8. Hotel reservation in Greece for the whole duration of the intended stay

9. Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay in Greece

10. Invitation Letter

11. Bank statement of the last 6 months

12. Passport copies

Where to Stay

Hotel in Piraeus, Greece Argo Hotel
Argo Hotel
23-25, Notara str., 18531 Piraeus, Greece

Argo Hotel is centrally located in Piraeus, just a 10-minute walk from Piraeus Port and Piraeus Metro station. The nearest beach is approximately a 15-minute walk away.

Hotel in Rhodes, Greece Star Hotel
Star Hotel
129, Lazarou Tiliakou Str., 85100 Rhodes, Greece

The family-run Star Hotel is located on the outskirts of Rhodes Town, just 10 minutes walk from Zefyros Beach and 15 minutes walk from the centre of the scenic Old Town of Rhodes. The main port of the island is at 1.8 km. Rhodes International Airport "Diagoras" is 16 km away.

Hotel in Leros, Greece Elpiniki Hotel
Elpiniki Hotel
Alinda, 85400 Leros, Greece

Elpiniki Hotel is located in the popular resort of Alinda, approximately a 10-minute walk from the beach. Agia Marina harbour is 3.5 km away while Lakki port is 7.4 km away. Leros Municipal Airport is 5.6 km away.


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