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Greece Holidays,  Greece Holiday Packages Overview

Greece is one of the most visited countries in the world today. It is a country that satisfies all your senses, from the vibrant nightlife of Mykonos and the grand Delphi to the rugged hills of Cretan and the seriousness of Meteora. Greece is perhaps most known for its ancient temples and theatres, it's beautiful beaches and the bleached white houses.

The most popular destinations in Greece are the islands of Western Greece, Cyclades, Dodecanese, Crete, and Peloponnese. The Cyclades Islands with their whitewashed homes and beautiful blue-domed churches are an iconic image associated with Greece for decades. However, the countryside in Greece is equally stunning with olive trees, vineyards, cypress groves, dramatic coves, bays, rugged mountains and rolling hills.

Greece's capital Athens is home to the iconic Parthenon. Equally famous is Delphi, the site where mighty emperors once sought prophecies from the oracle in ancient Greece. Rhodes' beautiful old city, the Apollo temple of Bassae and Olympia's archaeological site are also quite impressive.

The architecture of Greece is quite diverse. Cities like Nafplion and Ermoupolis feature neoclassical architecture, Kozani and Grevena offer Ottoman architecture, Corfu is home to baroque pastel coloured churches and homes while Paros is home to the whitewashed homes.

The terrain of Greece is also quite diverse featuring wine producing valleys, olive orchards, lush forests, mountain ranges and beautiful beaches. Greece has more than 6000 beautiful islands, out of which only 227 are inhabited. Scattered throughout Greece are many historical sites- classical temples, ruins and medieval churches.

Tourist Offices - Greek Tourist Office: +30 210 3310392 or www.gnto.gr

 

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Entry Requirements for Greece Holidays & Greece Travel

The borderless region known as the Schengen area includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. All these countries issue a standard Schengen visa that allows the holder, in principal, to travel freely within the borders of all. Travellers to Greece must hold visible means of support. It is recommended to hold return/onward ticket. If arriving with a one-way ticket, passengers may be asked for proof of sufficient funds for the return/onward journey.


- For Australians - Australians require a passport valid at least three months beyond period of intended stay. A visa is not required for a stay of up to three months.


- New Zealand citizens require a passport (must be valid at least three months beyond period of intended stay). No visa is required for a stay of up to three months, provided coming for touristic purposes.


- US citizens require a passport valid for at least three months after the end of their stay. No visa is required for a stay of up to three months, but a return ticket and proof of sufficient funds are advisable.


- US citizens require a passport valid for at least three months after the end of their stay. No visa is required for a stay of up to three months, but a return ticket and proof of sufficient funds are advisable.


- UK nationals require a passport valid for the intended period of stay, but a visa is not required.

 

Greece Holidays - Currency of Greece

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, divided into 100 cents. Banks and bureaux de change are widely available and travellers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted. ATMs are widespread and are generally the cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining euros.

 

Greece Telephone Access Codes and Communications

The international access code for Greece is +30. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the United Kingdom). The city code for Athens is 21. There are often surcharges on calls made from hotels and it is generally cheaper to use OTE (Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation) offices for local and international calls. Calls can also be made from public card phone booths and cards can be bought from kiosks or OTE offices. The local mobile phone operators use GSM networks and have roaming agreements with most international operators. Internet cafes are available in the main towns and resorts and are cheaper than accessing the Internet from hotels.

 

Greece Duty Free Allowances & Restrictions

Travellers from non-EU countries do not pay duty when entering Greece for 200 cigarettes, or 100 cigarillos, or 50 cigars, or 250g tobacco; 1 litre of spirits with alcohol volume over 22%, or 2 litres of dessert wine not exceeding 22% alcohol volume and sparkling wine, and 2 litres of table wine; 50g perfume or 250ml eau de toilette; and other goods for non-commercial value to the value of EUR175 for adults and EUR90 for children under 15 years.

 

Greece Holidays & Packages- Tipping Information

The tip is often included in the bill in a restaurant. If not, leave between 10 to 15 percent. For drinks at cafes, round the bill up to the nearest euro. Taxis expect change as do cloak room attendants and porters.


 

 

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