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Greece is located in southeastern Europe at the crossroads of Asia, Europe, and Africa. Greece is historically said to be the cradle of western civilization, and remnants of the old empire are scattered throughout the country. The country has hundreds of islands off its coast, making it a wonderful destination for experiencing both nature and rich culture.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Greece
If you are not an EU citizen, you must have the right visa to enter Greece. Greece is a member of the EU, thus, you will need to apply for the Greek Schengen visa. Before applying, you will need to make sure to book your air ticket, hotel and provide proof of sufficient funds to cover expenses during your stay in Greece. If you are a U.S Passport holder, there is no need to apply for a visa. You can directly book your ticket and stay in Greece for up to 90 days for tourism or business purposes without a visa. However, your U.S passport must be valid for at least 3 months. So please make sure to check the validity of your documents before booking any ticket from the U.S. to Greece.
Things/Items Allowed into Greece
Passengers older than 17 years old and arriving from non-EU locations are allowed to bring without customs duty 200 individual cigarettes, 100 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each), 50 cigars, 250 grams of smoking tobacco or proportional assortment, 1 liter of spirits over 22%, or non-denatured ethyl alcohol with more than 80% volume, 2 liters of spirits or aperitifs made of wine or similar beverages less than 22% volume, or sparkling wines or liquor wines, a proportional mix of these products; and in addition, 4 liters of wine or 16 liters of beer, medicines in proportion to the traveler's needs (for all passengers), and other goods (for air travelers), up to a total value of EUR 430 per adult or EUR 150 if aged under 15 years old.
Passengers who purchased items within EU countries are allowed the free import of 800 individual cigarettes, 400 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each), 200 cigars or 1 kilogram of smoking tobacco, 10 liters of spirits over 22%, 20 liters of alcoholic beverages less than 22%, 90 liters of wine (though no more than 60 liters of sparkling wine) or 110 liters of beer.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Greece
• Art Objects
• Artifacts of historical and cultural significance
Things/Items Forbidden into Greece
• Firearms, Weapons, and Ammunition
• Narcotics and Illegal Drugs
• Taxidermy Items
• Live Plants
Voice of Travelers to Greece
The Best Hotels and Tourist Areas!
To save money, I always book my air ticket and hotel at least three months in advance. I highly recommend staying around Syntagma Square as there are nicer hotels. Greece is a beautiful country with modern hotels and fun places to visit, and amazing food. It's highly recommended for travelers on a budget. Don't forget to book the air ticket in advance!!
Cheap Air Tickets, Amazing Food and Quality Service
I was recommended by a friend to visit Greece. She told me that Greece was a beautiful country with amazing food. I had never been there before, so I was not sure what to expect. When I got there, I was pleasantly surprised, and I had a great time. I first visited a cafe called Café Avissinia, their recommended dish was so savory and delicious. The waiter also recommended we try their baklava and rose-flavored pannacotta, with a small bottle of mestika, a botanical liquor made from tree sap. Everything was delicious, and I can't wait to go back!
p.s. I've booked an air ticket to Greece for next summer already!
Beautiful Ancient Sites
I went to Athens, the capital of Greece. Visitors can see ancient sites like the Acropolis, Erechtheion Temple, and Ionian temples while exploring the streets of Greece. For those looking for nightlife, it offers numerous nightclubs. Personally, I really enjoyed the beer and pubs in the area. And for foodies, the dining is elegant, and the cuisine is delicious. All of the food was made from fresh meat and vegetables.
Greece Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When is the best time of year to book an air ticket to Greece?
A. The best time to book an air ticket to Greece is from late May to early October, as the weather at this time is perfect for swimming and beach visits. Air tickets get most expensive around August, the busiest time of year. So it is best to book your air ticket from June to early August to avoid high air ticket rates.
Q. What is prohibited in Greece?
A. The Greek government is currently fighting against illegal gambling and black market trade. Greek law also prohibits all types of electronic gambling in public areas.
Smoking is also not allowed indoors, especially in bars, pubs, and cafes.
Q. What are the popular sightseeing spots in Greece?
A. From historical places, archaeological sites, iconic villages, sunny beaches, delicious cuisine, and friendly people, Greece has been ranked one of Europe's top travel destinations. Athens is particularly famous for its monuments and rich history left from the Golden Age of Athens (480 BC - 404 BC). Santorini is also a popular spot that many people love to visit for its beautiful scenery. The Ionian Islands should not be missed either as visitors can enjoy everything from swimming to hiking to even visiting the home of Odysseus.
Q. Which island is recommended for honeymooners?
A. The best island for your honeymoon is Santorini. It is a quiet, beautiful, and romantic island. You will definitely enjoy your time there. Sifnos Island is also a good location, as it has a lot of beautiful scenery. Couples can enjoy the beauty of Greece through great beaches, flavorful food, and so much more. Make sure to book air tickets and hotels earlier as it is a popular honeymoon destination.
Greece - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" • Singapore Changi Airport
• Heathrow Airport
• Dubai International Airport
• Beijing Capital International Airport
• Toronto Pearson International Airport
• John F. Kennedy International Airport
• Brussels Airport
Airports handling direct flights to Heraklion International Airport • Charles de Gaulle Airport
• Vaclav Havel Airport Prague
• Milan–Malpensa Airport
• Berlin Tegel Airport
• London Sutton Airport
Airports handling direct flights to Thessaloniki International Airport "Macedonia" • Munich Airport
• Frankfurt Airport
• Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
• London Gatwick Airport
• Manchester Airport
• Ben Gurion International Airport
Airports handling direct flights to Rhodes International Airport • Charles de Gaulle Airport
• London Gatwick Airport
• Leeds Bradford Airport
Airports handling direct flights to Chania International Airport • Charleroi Brussels South Airport
• Bristol Airport Overview
• Marseille Provence Airport
Flight Routes to Greece
There are many direct flights to Greece from major airports around the world, making the country a convenient travel spot. There are many travelers from other European countries due to the geographical proximity. You can book your air ticket from all major UK, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and South African airports. The cheapest air tickets can be booked from Amsterdam or Frankfurt.