offers great variety of experiences, activities and geographical locations
to the travelers. Greece has the world’s most gorgeous beaches that
attract the tourists from all over the world. The rich culture, traditions,
stone-built villages and historical locations makes the country even more
attractive to the tourists. Greece is considered as the birthplace of
western civilization, philosophy, democracy, Olympic Games, drama that
includes comedy and tragedy and arts. Greece travel is suitable for people
from all walk of life and the tourists can find tour packages and
accommodations that suits to the taste and budget of all kind of travelers.
The peak tourist season of Greece is from June to August. If you are not
interested to visit Greece with crowds or in summer, then Greece travel is
better during the months of May, June or September. During winter also
travelers are flocking in to the country to enjoy skiing at Mountain
Pelion, Mountain Parnassos or Mountain Metsovo. If you would like to visit
Greece during offseason to reduce airfares, accommodation prices and food
prices, then you must visit the country from October to May. Hospitality
of Greece welcomes you everywhere and you should visit the famous
Acropolis and Athens.
While planning a travel to Greece, you should remember certain things and
plan accordingly. General strikes of 24 hours will be there in the country
regularly that affects the public services, pharmacists and transportation
most probably with a short notice. It is better to avoid public gatherings
as they may turn violent. Petty crimes such as purse snatching pick
pocketing, theft of luggage and muggings happens in public transport and
tourist areas. Always remain alert and never walk through streets of
Omonia or Monastiraki or railway station of Peloponissos and Larissa.
Avoid parks, restaurants, down-market bars and lonely areas after dark.
Women should be alert and never take rides from unknown persons or
acquaintances as sexual assaults may occur, especially in islands. The
travelers should take care of their travel documents such as passports,
driving license and valuables. Call 112, which is an emergency number for
calling fire, ambulance, coast guard and police. This service is available
24 hours for the tourists in French and English. Military sensitive areas
should be avoided. Travel documents are required to enter and exit the
country. Medical facilities are available everywhere, but the service is
good in mainland than in islands. In case of any major illness or accident,
mainland hospital is always better to get good treatment facilities.
Drug trafficking attracts heavy penalties and long term jail sentences.
Intoxicated driving is an offense in Greece. Strict custom rules have to
be followed to export archaeological pieces and antiquities. Photographs
of military personnel and installations should not be taken. Foreigners
should carry their identification all the times. The accident rate of the
country is the highest among the European Union because of the difficult
terrain, heavy traffic, aggressive drivers and poor standards of driving.
Travelers should have insurance coverage and helmet is must while
traveling on two wheelers. Regional ferries and buses can be used to
travel, but it is recommended to use reputable ferry and bus operators
because of the poor safety standards.