Greece international travel guide in 2024

Greece international travel guide in 2024

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Greece has a population of 11M with main currency as Euro. The languages spoken are Greek. Greece travel safety advice is Exercise normal safety precautions. Automatic teller machines are common in Greece. 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.

Greece travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions
Petty crime and theft are serious issues in tourist areas, public transport, and accommodation, including short-term rentals. Pay close attention to your belongings, particularly your passport, bank cards and phone. Dust storms occur in Greece, particularly during Spring. These can be dangerous if you have a respiratory condition. Limit your movements outdoors until the skies clear. We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Greece.

Issue Date : Apr 30, 2024

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Plugs

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

Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Greek

Money in Greece

Currencies

Greece uses the euro (symbol: €), 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.

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.

ATM

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 — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

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.

Internet in Greece

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.

Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about €22.57, 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.

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

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%.

On the road

Road assistance is available at 1158 (InterAmerican). For news on Greece’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 ??????? ?µ?????? (Bentsini amolibdi) 95/98/100. Petrol costs about €1.42 per liter.Diesel options are called Diesel or ??????.

Emergecy

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Police
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Ambulance
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Fire department
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Greece visa advice

If you're considering exploring Greece beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on Greece transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to Greece, understanding Greece Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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The information in the site should be used as a guide only. You are advised to contact your local official mission/consulate/embassy and ensure you have the latest information. We take no responsibility.