Greece travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Greece with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Greece.

Greece travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Greece with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Greece - quick facts
Flight time 3.5 to 8.5 hours
Time difference UK +2 hours
Language(s) Greek
Currency Euro
Electricity C + F plug (230V)
Driving side Right

Why visit Greece?

Considering a holiday to the Greece? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for beaches or culture to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

  • Beach babes - beaches
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  • Nature lovers - nature & wildlife
  • Night owls - nightlife

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Greece weather

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Maximum daytime temperature °C
Hours of sunshine (daily)
Days with some rainfall
Sea temperature °C

The Greece weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Athens.

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Greece travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Greece from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Greece.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Greece travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Greece with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Greece, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Greece covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Greece with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Do you want to learn more about Greece? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Greece.

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Greece FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Greece including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Greece due to Covid-19?

Greece is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Greece.

Check out Ministry of Health, Greece for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Greece?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Greece. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Greece from the UK?

The flight time to Greece from the UK is typically 3.5 to 8.5 hours.

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What is the time difference between Greece and the UK?

The time difference between Greece and the UK is UK time+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Greece?

The main language spoken in Greece is Greek.

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What is the currency in Greece?

The currency in Greece is the Euro (EUR).

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Which plugs are used in Greece?

Greece uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Greece?

They drive on the right side of the road in Greece.

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