This list of Tips for traveling to the Greek Islands It will help you plan your trip through some of the most beautiful corners of the country, either by combining them with the continental zone or as a trip only to the islands.
Spread over several archipelagos in Greece, you can find more than 2000 islands, all of them with transparent turquoise waters, postcard landscapes and charming white house villages surrounded by bougainvillea, which have made them one of the favorite destinations for travelers from all over the world. the world.
Based on our trip to Greece in 32 days we leave you what are for us 10 tips for traveling to the essential Greek Islands. We start!
1. What is the best time?
Although we could say that any time is good for a trip to the Greek Islands, it is important to take into account certain aspects so that your trip coincides with the best time and you can fully enjoy one of the most beautiful places in the world.
- High season (from May to August): although until a few years ago the high season in the Greek Islands was limited to the months of July and August, these terms have now increased and prices are usually higher since May. Despite that, from May to the end of June, there is usually not much crowding, including islands such as Mykonos or Santorini, which are among the most famous.
- Mid season (April and September): these months, just before and after the high season, can be perfect for making a trip to the Greek Islands if you want to have more accommodation options and tighter prices, without forgetting that ferries are considerably reduced.
- Low season (from October to March): although if you are lucky and the weather is good, it can be a perfect time as prices fall to a minimum, less benign temperatures, the closure of many stores and the few ferries between islands, make This is not the best time to plan your trip.
2. Requirements for entering the country
If you are a Spanish citizen, you will only need your ID to travel to the Greek Islands, neither the Passport nor Visa is necessary. If you have another nationality, we recommend you check the website of the Foreign Office or the Embassy for updated information on the entry requirements to Greece.
Remember that it is very advisable to have a copy of your documentation in the cloud, so that if necessary, any type of procedure can be done in a faster and faster way.
Regarding the safety on a trip to the Greek Islands, we can say that it is totally safe to make a trip, without forgetting the precautions you would take in any other destination such as not carrying many valuables without surveillance, going through places you do not know about night without having asked in the accommodation if they are safe ... etc
10 + 1. More tips for traveling to the Greek Islands
Other of the best tips for traveling to the Greek Islands are:
- If you are going to rent a car in the Greek Islands we recommend you to choose Rentalcars, with whom you can also pick up the car in one office and return it in another, hire the option «Premium» with which you will have full risk insurance at a much tighter price than if you hire it with the rental company.
- Remember that most of the car parks in the tourist locations of Greece are free, both in the continental zone, as in the Greek Islands or beaches, even on islands such as Santorini or Mykonos.
- Although you will not have any problem with the language, since in the tourist islands they speak English perfectly and even in many they speak you in Spanish, if you want the eternal smile of the Greeks to be much broader, you just have to learn a few words like: Good days - Kaliméra, Good afternoon - Kalispéra, Good evening - Kaliníjta, Please - Parakaló or Gracias - Efjaristó.
- In some restaurants, especially those that are not in the most tourist areas, they give the customer a small dessert, which is usually Greek yogurt, some homemade sponge cake or fresh fruit. Keep that in mind when you leave the tip.
- Although some restaurants already include the tip, taking into account the kindness and the exquisite treatment of the Greeks with the tourist, we advise you to leave at least 10% of the amount of the bill as a tip.
- In Greece the voltage is 230V, the frequency 50 Hz and the plugs are of type F.
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