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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 & Studio in Rhodes, Greece Ano Kampos Hotel & Studios
Ano Kampos Hotel & Studios
Ladiko, Faliraki, 85105 Rhodes, Greece

Ano Kampos Hotel & Studios is located southeast of Rhodes town in the area of Ladiko, which is just 1 km from the well-known tourist area of Faliraki. Rhodes Airport is at 18 km, while Rhodes town and the port are 16 km away from the hotel.

Hostel in Athens, Greece Student and Travellers Inn
8.9 10
Student and Travellers Inn
16, Kidathinaion str., 10558 Athens, Greece

Student and Travellers Inn – the first hostel in Greece since 1977 is located in the heart of Plaka, right below the Acropolis. Traditional cobbled streets full of taverns, shops, cafes are right at our hostel's doorstep. The main square of Athens, Syntagma, is at 600 m, while the lively Monastiraki square is at 800 m. The nearest metro station and the bus stop for the X95 Airport Bus can be reached within a 7-minute walk.

Hotel in Patmos, Greece Hotel Rodon
9.2 10
Hotel Rodon
Skala, 85500 Patmos, Greece

Hotel Rodon is located 50 meters away from the central square of Skala, 100 meters from the public parking and 150 meters from the main port of Patmos island. The nearest beach can be found within 3 minutes walk and many shops, supermarkets, banks, taverns and cafes are within a very short walking distance. Patmos island can be reached with a ferry boat from Piraeus (Athens), Lipsi and Leros islands.


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