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Greece international travel guide in 2024

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Greece is part of Europe with main city at Athens. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 17.40 ยฐC in Greece with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 32.87 mm. Tipping is quite common in Greece and it's good etiquette to leave one. Internet speed in Greece is on average 7.3 Mbps. In Greece you drive on the right side. Its Developed country with a population of 11M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are Greek. Automatic teller machines are common in Greece. Current travel safety advice is Exercise normal safety precautions. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Developed ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~17.40 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~32.87 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 11M people

Greece Travel Advice

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Exercise normal safety precautions
Strikes, protests and demonstrations occur regularly, including at tourist sites such as Syntagma Square in central Athens. Public transport is often disrupted, and the protests can turn violent without warning. Avoid locations where protests are happening, monitor media and follow the advice of local authorities. Face masks are no longer required on public transport and taxis but are still mandatory in all healthcare facilities. If you test positive for COVID-19, authorities recommend self-isolating for 5 days and wearing a mask for another 5 days. We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Greece.
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Greece Weather

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Greece Essential travel details

๐Ÿ”Œ Plugs

Greece uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

๐ŸŒ Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Greek

Money in Greece

๐Ÿ’ฑ Currencies Used

Greece uses the euro (symbol: โ‚ฌ), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

๐Ÿ’ณ Cards

Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within Greece (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

๐Ÿง ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Greece. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is quite common in Greece and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it. Receipts usually include a service charge.

Calling in Greece

๐Ÿ“ก Internet

Internet speed in Greece is on average 7.3 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Greece is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

๐Ÿ“ฑ Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about โ‚ฌ22.57, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Cosmote, Vodafone or Wind. Greece uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Greece upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

๐Ÿ“ž Calling

To call Greece, dial +, then 30 (the country code for Greece), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Greece, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 21 .

Driving in Greece

๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ Road rules

In Greece you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 130 km/h (80 mph) on motorways, 130 km/h (80 mph) on expressways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.05%.

๐Ÿšฆ On the road

Road assistance is available at 1158 (InterAmerican). For news on Greeceโ€™s motorways and tolls use Attiki Odos, Aegan Motorway, Egnatia Odos, Moreas, Nea Odos or Olympia Odos. Most popular petrol stations in Greece are Shell, AVIN, Aegean, EKO, ???? and BP. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called ??????? or ??????? ?ยต?????? (Bentsini amolibdi) 95/98/100. Petrol costs about โ‚ฌ1.42 per liter.Diesel options are called Diesel or ??????.

๐Ÿ†˜ Emergency

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