Passports & Visas
All passengers require a machine-readable passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip, with appropriate visas. You should carry your passport with you at all times to ensure against its loss or theft in hotels. Check with the Greek Consulate to determine if any visas are needed. Securing required documents is the responsibility of the traveler. This information is a guide only and it is essential that you check all current passport and visa rules with your travel agent before departure.
All travelers should be up tp date on their routine vaccinations. Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B can be contracted via contaminated food, water, tattoo guns and piercing equipment. Rabies can be an issue for those who plan to spend a lot of time working outside and/or in rural area due to possible contact with bats.
The currency used in Greece is the Euro.
Voltage: 220 V. Plugs: C, D, E, & F. You will need a voltage converter in Grreece, and a plug adapter in order to use US appliances.
It is advisable that the traveler turn off his or her cell phone data upon landing in Greece. The roaming charges are exorbinant, but if you absolutely require navigation, please buy a SIM card available at any Greek mobile phone retailer. Internet access is reasonably priced and available at the majority of hotels and cafes. 20 hour internet access cards are available at the yellow kiosks called "Periptero". These cards give you dial-up access which means you will need a DSL cord to plug in to your laptop as well as a phone jack. These cards are not renewable, so make sure that you stock up if you're going to leave the city.
The country code is +30 (dialing in) and the international access code is 00 (dialing out). Yellow phone booths permit direct dialing to countries abroad.
A selection of jewelry (gold, silver, and reproductions of ancient jewelry), handmade carpets and rugs, leather (shoes, clothes, handbags), handicrafts such as embroidered items, woodwork, and pottery. SHOPPING HOURS: Approximately 9am to 2:30pm, and then 5:30pm to 8:30pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Tipping is normally at 10% of the bill.
Greece has multiple transportation options for those visiting larger cities including bus, light rail, rail, tram, and metro options. In more rural areas, there is limited bus service, but good highway access. Ferries remain the most accessible and consistent transportation between islands.
While modern Greece follows the European fashion trends, there are many shops that carry reproductions of ancient clothing, shoes, and hats for souvenier hunters. Because Greece's temperatures fluctuate from morning to evening, it is advisable that all travelers bring clothing that is light and can easily be layered.