Greek. English will be understood by almost everyone.
Euro (EUR). Debit cards and cash are accepted everywhere. Credit cards are accepted at most large stores, though not usually American Express.
Largest City: Athens
Population: 10.72 million
Best Known For:
The birthplace of democracy, Greek mythology, ancient civilizations, and the Olympic Games. Olives, Mediterranean food, the Greek isles.
An overall Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers.
Greek food epitomizes the healthy, and delicious Mediterranean diet. The ingredients are always fresh in moussaka, spanakopita, souvlaki, tzatziki, and Greek salad. Underrated wines and the world’s best olive oil.
More About Greece
As one of the countries with the longest history in the world, Greece has no shortage of historical sights to explore and understand ancient Greece. As the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, geometry, cartography, and mythology, there is something for everyone to learn here. The Greeks are extremely warm and friendly, and will make your stay that much more enjoyable.
Many of the most famous sights are located in and around Athens. Start at the Acropolis to get your feet wet before exploring further afield. Athens is a somewhat underrated destination, and has great neighborhoods to explore with unique shopping, and delicious food everywhere you turn. Day trips to Meteora, Delphi are popular for a city break.
Most people think of the captivating Greek isles with their white and blue churches, houses, and walking streets. Santorini is the jewel if this is what you are after, but Mykonos, Milos, Naxos, and Paros all offer excellent experiences. These islands represent the travel experience most people are looking for, and all offer unparalleled views, quaint towns, and excellent seafood, wine, and dining.
Enjoy the essence of Greece with a fabulous meal amongst friends while watching the sun set over the ocean for long-lasting memories.