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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 & Appartment in Milos, Greece Captain Zeppos
Captain Zeppos
Pollonia, 84800 Milos, Greece

Captain Zeppos is located in village of Pollonia, just 30 meters away from the beach. Milos Port is 10 km away and Milos National Airport is 12.5 km away.

Hotel in Rhodes, Greece Sylvia Hotel
Sylvia Hotel
114, Kolokotroni Str., 43065 Rhodes, Greece

Centrally located in the historic Rhodes Town, Sylvia Hotel lies 3 minutes walk from the beach and 10 minutes walk from the main port of Rhodes. The medieval centre of the town can be reached within 10 minutes. Rhodes International Airport "Diagoras" is at 15 km.


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