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Birthplace of democracy, philosophy, and incredibly strong ouzo, a visit to Greece is an island-hopping adventure of sun-bleached ruins, idyllic Mediterranean coves, and a culture as old as Zeus himself. The rocky outcrop just above Athens is the site of the famed Acropolis, a fascinating ancient citadel of great architectural and historic significance. Further flung islands include Mykonos, a haven for young and old alike with its lapping turquoise waters and sunlit white shores, while the blue and white cliffs of Santorini will capture your heart at first glimpse. Rich in incredible artworks and timeless culture, Greece is a land of intense passion and endless thrill.


  • Capital: Athens
  • Dialing code: +30
  • Population: 10,846,979
  • Languages: Greek, Modern (1453-)

General Information

Time zones

  • UTC+02:00

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Electricity

230V/50hz
plugs:C, F

Visas

Health & Safety

Vaccinations

Drinkable Water

safe

Emergency Numbers

  • Fire: 112
  • Police: 112
  • Ambulance: 112

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Travel Troubleshooter: Expedia misspelled her baby's name. Will she be able to fly to Greece?

Q: My husband booked us a trip to Greece for this summer on Expedia. Our flight is on Air Canada. He called Air Canada to pick seats, since we will be traveling with a 9-month-old baby. Air Canada informed us that our child was booked under the name “S. read more

6 days ago

Hyatt to open first Grand Hyatt in Greece in third quarter

Tourism, together with shipping, is Greece’s main industry ... It also accounted for a quarter of all jobs in 2017, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which forecast the number to rise by 5.6 percent this year. read more

1 day ago

Travel Troubleshooter | Please fix name on my baby’s airline ticket, Expedia

We just want to get to Greece without having to buy new tickets ... You had written proof that you’d entered Stevie Anne’s full name. Your online-travel agent should have worked this out with Air Canada. Travel agencies — particularly online agencies ... read more

3 days ago