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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 Ios, Greece Skala Hotel
Skala Hotel
Chora, 85500 Ios, Greece

Skala Hotel is located in Chora Ios only 200 meters from the center of the village. The famous Milopotas beach can be reached within a 20-minute walk. Ios Port is a 10-minute drive away.

Hotel in Kastoria, Greece Anastassiou Hotel
Anastassiou Hotel
1st km Nat. Road Kastoria-Athens, 52100 Kastoria, Greece

Anastassiou Hotel is built in the entrance of Kastoria town, within a short driving distance from shops, restaurants and monuments. Vitsi Ski center is a 40-minute drive away. The nearest airport is Thessaloniki International Airport which is 214 km away.

Hotel in Kos, Greece Tropical Sol
Tropical Sol
Tigaki, 85300 Kos, Greece

Tropical Sol is located in Tigaki, just a 5-minute walk from Tigaki sandy beach. Kos town and Kos Port are a 15-minute drive away. Kos International Airport is a 20-minute drive away.


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