What’s in our Greece Travel Guide?
Greece Travel Basics
Places To Visit In Greece
Where to go in Greece? Greece is full of beautiful destinations both on the mainland and of course the Greek Islands. Some of our favourite Greek Islands to visit include Mykonos, Santorini and Rhodes, which also make for a perfect Greek Islands Itinerary for your first Greece Holiday. Then you have Greek cities like its capital Athens and Thessaloniki, along with many other Greece destinations like Meteora and the Corinth Canal. Below you will find the best places to visit in Greece, things to do in Greece and our Greece Travel blog posts.
Things to do in Mykonos // Explore the winding streets of Mykonos Town // Hire a car or quad bike and explore the island’s remote beaches // Have a delicious lunch at Fokos Taverna
Things to do in Santorini // Hike from Oia to Fira // Sunset in Oia // Have a seafood dinner at Amoudi Bay
Things to do in Rhodes // Step back in time and explore Rhodes Old Town // Walk up to Lindos Acropolis and explore the town // Relax at some of the beautiful beaches
Things to do in Athens // Visit the Acropolis and Parthenon // Wander through Athens Central Market // Explore the Plaka neighbourhood
Greece Travel Itineraries
Greece Food Blog Posts
Greece Accommodation Highlights
Trying to decide where to stay in Greece? We know how hard it can be to find those special places to stay in Greece, from luxury hotels to hotels that offer value for money, not to mention all of the Greek Island accommodation options, from beautiful hotels and villas perfect for your Greece honeymoon or trying to find a more affordable option for your Greek Island holiday. So we have put together our Greece accommodation guides with the best hotels in Greece so you don’t have to waste hours trying to find the gems.
Greece Travel Resources
In Greece, we love staying in anything from apartments to luxury hotels and resorts, there is such an amazing range of accommodation and experiences. We book most of our Greece hotels through Booking.com.
When we want our own Greek villa, we book through Airbnb. We’ve done this in Santorini and stayed in a beautiful cave house in Oia with Caldera views. Sign up here to get $50 credit off your first booking.
Skyscanner is a great website to compare all the available flights to Greece.
Which Greek Airlines are the best? For all of our internal flights in Greece, we flew with Aegean Airlines and had a good experience.
You will probably find yourself needing to travel by ferry during your Greece travel itinerary, especially if you are planning on doing some Greek Island hopping. You can check Greece Ferry schedules here.
We have travelled with Good2Go Travel Insurance for many years and have made a few claims that have all gone smoothly.
Greece Packing List
Get your Greece printable packing list here to make life easier.
Find all the travel resources we use to plan and book our travel here. We also check the Australian government site SmartTraveller for current advice, warnings and other information. You can visit the official Greece tourism website, Visit Greece, for more information.
Things To Know Before Travelling To Greece + Greece Travel Tips
When To Go To Greece?
For the Greek Islands, a lot of services, flights, hotels and Greek Island ferries will shut down in the low season of November to April. Peak season is July and August, so there will be more tourists and higher prices. The shoulder months of June and September will still have warm weather and slightly fewer crowds. We went in the second half of June, and although it was still busy, the weather was beautiful. For the mainland, Spring and Autumn seem to be the best time to visit, although this can vary depending on exactly where you visit.
How Long To Spend In Greece?
If you visit the Greek Islands, I would try and visit at least 3 islands and spend at least 3 or 4 days on each. You will most likely go through Athens, so spend a couple of days here too. There are also many other places to visit on the mainland, so depending how many places you visit, it will vary your length of stay.
Greece is part of the Schengen area, and as an Australian, you can enter the Schengen area without a visa for up to 90 days. Read more about the Schengen area here.
Tipping In Greece
Tipping in Greece is quite common, particularly at restaurants (check to see if a service charge has already been included) and hotels. The amount to tip varies, so tip what you feel comfortable.
Scams In Greece
We, fortunately, didn’t experience anything personally but have heard about pick-pocketing and phone snatching. As per usual, common sense and being careful go a long way.
How To Get To Greece
You will most likely fly into Athens, and get connecting flights to the islands or other areas of Greece. You can also get ferry connections to reach the different islands too. If combined with a trip to Turkey or Italy, you can also reach Greece via Ferry.
Getting Around Greece
Getting around on the islands will vary, but common ways include buses, driving, and quad bikes (make sure you have the appropriate licenses and travel insurance coverage for each option). Getting between the islands can be done via boat or plane. And getting around on the mainland can be done via car, bus, train or plane.
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