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Greece by Hessle Travel
The birthplace of western
civilisation, Greece is a popular destination for holidaymakers due to
temperatures rarely dipping below 20C throughout the year and more than
220 inhabited islands to explore.
It also has an island for all
types of holidaymaker, catering for all sorts of budgets; from Santorini
for romance, Corfu and Kos for families and Athens, Rhodes and Lindos
for culture. And while many of the islands shut down between October and
May, the Greek mainland offers a year-round tourism industry.
seeking a quintessentially Greek experience with plenty of nightlife and
diversity can’t go far wrong with mainland Greece or one of the larger
islands, while those seeking a more authentic Greek experience should
head to the smaller islands.
Capital City: Athens
Major Cities: Thessaloniki,
Population: 11.30 million
Area: 50,942 miles |
Languages: Greek. English is widely spoken
Electricity: 220V AC 50Hz
Expected at around 10% in restaurants and for taxis
Hints: Many executives
speak a second language. At meetings Greek coffee will be offered.
People often use gestures when speaking. Head nodding or up and down
movement may indicate - no.
Smoking is generally accepted but is
restricted in public buildings and on public transport. On social
occasions, eg invitation to restaurants, be reasonably punctual and
dress as for business meetings unless otherwise indicated. The minimum
drinking age is 18 years
Clothing: Lightweights during summer
with light sweaters for evenings, mediumweights with rainwear for winter
although heavyweights may be required for the north
Summers are hot with a distinct three month dry
period. The wettest season is winter when it is generally mild although
cold spells can occur. Snow in winter in the mountain regions is
frequent and not uncommon elsewhere although it is rare on the islands.
Spring and autumn are short seasons with changeable weather
What to Wear
Lightweights during summer with light
sweaters for evenings, mediumweights with rainwear for winter although
heavyweights may be required for the north
Who is it for?
Stunning sceneries. Young crowds in popular resorts. The romantic golden light of a sunset. Dancing 'til dawn. Hearty food served on the terrace of a taverna. Tiny islands truly off the beaten track. Thrilling watersports. The incomparable treasures of ancient civilisation. The picturesque bustle of a fishing harbour. A host of amenities at luxurious holiday resorts. Island hopping experiences. The friendliness of the locals...
Thousand of different reasons to visit Greece!
General Information -
Full country name: Hellenic Republic
Area: 131,944 sq km
Population: 10.3 million
Capital city: Athens (pop approx. 3.7 million)
People: 98% Greek with minorities of Albanians, Turks and
Religion: 98% Greek Orthodox, 1.3% Muslim, 0.7% other
Travel Facts -
Visas: nationals of Australia, Canada, Cyprus, EU
countries, the European principalities of Monaco and San Marino,
Iceland, Israel, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, the
USA and most South American countries are allowed to stay in Greece
for up to three months without a visa; most others can enter Greece
for up to two months without a visa; Greece will refuse entry to
anyone whose passport indicates that, since November 1983, they have
visited North Cyprus
Health risks: sunburn, Typhus (rural areas from April to
September), Lyme disease, Rabies; codeine, which is commonly found in
headache preparations, is banned in Greece and you may face
prosecution if you bring it into the country
Time: two hours ahead of GMT/UTC; three hours ahead during
daylight saving time
Weights & measures: metric
Mainland - Direct flights to
Choice of Islands - Direct flights to
Spring and autumn are the best times to
visit Greece. Conditions are perfect between Easter and mid-June - the
weather is pleasantly warm in most places, but not too hot; beaches
and ancient sites are relatively uncrowded; public transport operates
on close to full schedules; and accommodation is cheaper and easier to
find than in the mid-June to end of August high season.
once more ideal from the end of August until mid-October as the season
winds down. Winter is pretty much a dead loss outside the major cities
as most of the tourist infrastructure goes into hibernation from the
middle of October till the beginning of April.
This is slowly
changing, however; on the most touristy islands, a few restaurants,
hotels and bars remain open year-round.
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