GREECE DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Greece in a way like no other. The benchmark of holiday destinations, this idyllic country needs little introduction. Whitewashed buildings, flower-covered laneways and streets lined with alfresco cafes set the scene as we recline into the Greek way of life. Join us on a trip that will fulfil your travel dreams, whether you’re looking for a sun-drenched escape as you sail Greece, a culturally stimulating experience filled with art and gastronomy or an informative trip that takes you deep into Greek history. With us as your guide, you’ll discover endless coastlines, stand in awe at some of the world’s oldest ruins and savour a rich cuisine that is the gateway to an ever-social culture. From Athens to the Aegean Sea, with charming villages and olive groves in between, a trip to Greece with Trafalgar will connect you to the soul of the country. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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"There is nowhere quite like Greece, there is something here for everyone; you can walk in the footsteps of the Ancient Greeks, dance the Zorba while indulging in a Greek feast or get lost in a maze of the whitewashed houses of Mykonos as the sun sets"

Evana, Travel Director
Greece at a glance
Whitewashed buildings, flower-covered laneways, streets lined with alfresco cafes, ancient ruins and sun-drenched sailing set the scene in a country that needs little introduction. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and discover why Greece is the ultimate holiday destination.
Currency
Euro
Winter avg temp
10°C
Summer avg temp
29°C
Time Zone
GMT+3
Capital City
Athens
Language
Greek
Good morning
Kaliméra
Good evening
Kaló apógevma

What to pack for Greece

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Long, breathable pants or skirts

Often warm all year around, and extremely hot during summer, long, light clothing is ideal for daytime sightseeing in Greece – particularly when visiting historic religious sites that require modest attire.

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A stainless steel water bottle

Whether you’re basking ocean-side beneath the hot sun or trekking the ancient monuments of this distinct country, you’ll need to stay hydrated. Stainless steel bottles keep your water cold for eight hours while treading lightly on the environment.

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Walking shoes

Comfortable shoes are a must when you’re out from morning to night. Choose sturdy, open-toe walking sandals or closed toe sneakers to ensure you can walk effortlessly for hours.

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A wide-lens camera

From coasts spanning miles of sea to some of the world’s most spectacular ruins, Greece is bursting with scenes you will want to remember forever. A wide-lens camera will make it easier to capture the views.

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Sun protection

Whether it’s SPF50+ sunscreen, a wide-brimmed sun hat or long-sleeved clothing, some form of sun protection is crucial when visiting this popular summer holiday spot.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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