Although ancient, the Parthenon in Athens is a masterpiece of architecture.

Greece Travel Guide

Greece is a land of rich history, stunning cliffs, and blue waters. A simple city stroll can turn into an adventure as you explore ancient ruins and modern graffiti. Along the coast, volcanic rock creates epic views and stunning beaches. There is so much to explore in one location.

History and nature aside, Greece is also famous for its island getaways. One of the most popular spots for tourists is Mykonos. The Greek island is world-renowned for its party scene and nightlife. Santorini is another favorite destination with its romantic sunsets, gorgeous beaches, and tasty wine too.

basic information

Language: Greek is the official language of Greece.

Currency: The official currency of Greece is the Euro (EUR). 1 USD is equal to about 0.95 EUR.

Plugs: Greece uses type C and F plugs. The standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. I recommend buying a universal adapter and a converter for hairdryers and other hot products.

Safety: Despite some turbulent periods in Greece, the country is mostly safe. However, if you’re planning adventurous activities or going sailing, I recommend buying travel insurance. It’s better to be safe and covered than sorry.


the best time to visit

The most iconic shot of Santorini is in Oia, where white buildings shine in the sun.

Like most beach destinations, summer is the busiest season for tourism. Plan your trip ahead of time if you want to join the crowds of partygoers and island hoppers. Otherwise, go between April and May. The weather isn’t so unbearably hot, and the crowds are smaller. Just be aware that Easter is a busy time in Greece. So plan accordingly.

If you don’t want any crowds at all, go during the winter. You’ll have no trouble finding cheap flights and cheap hotels.