As the destination considered the birthplace of Western civilization, you can only assume the Greeks know how to live – and live well. From the raw and rollicking heart of Athens where ancient myths and modern influences collide, to the iconic Greek islands surrounded by the glistening Aegean, this is a place where simplicity wins out. Alive with flavorsome food, spirited local music and dance and coastlines you only see in travel magazines, Greece will have you living The Good Life at first ‘Yamas!’ (Cheers!).
Currency: Euro (€)
Entry requirements: U.S. citizens must have a passport which is valid for at least 90 days after your return date, though we strongly recommend at least six months. U.S. passport holders do not need a visa to enter Italy for stays up to 90 days. See the U.S. Dept. of State website for more information.
If you do not hold a U.S. passport, you are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and meeting all entry requirements. If a visa is required, we recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider VisaHQ.
Electricity & Power Adapters: The electrical current at the hotels in Greece is 230 volts with 50 cycles. On the cruise ships, the electrical current is 220 volts with 50 cycles. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit.
Best Time to Visit: The months of May, September & November are ideal months to travel, as there are fewer tourists and comfortable temperatures from 60 to 80 degrees. January and March tend to range between 50 and 60 degrees while April through August is about 80 to 90 degrees.
Tipping Customs: Though not expected, you could give 10-15% at restaurants, if service charge is not included.