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Passports and VisasPassport required for entry.
Health InformationNo vaccinations required for entry. Codeine, which is commonly found in headache preparations, is banned in Greece and you may face prosecution if you bring it into the country.
TimeEST + 7 hours
ElectricityElectric current is 220 volts, 50 Hz AC; plugs have two round pins. Visitors from abroad who wish to operate personal small electronic items should consider bringing a plug adapter and a transformer.
CurrencyEuro (EUR) €
Gratuity TipsIn restaurants the service charge is included in the bill but it is the custom to leave a small amount; rounding up the bill is usually sufficient. Likewise for taxis - a small gratuity is appreciated.
Taxes and VATSA value-added tax (VAT) of 13 to 18% is included in the price of goods and services. Visitors may be eligible for a partial refund of the VAT. Ask shopkeepers for a receipt and refund form. The form must be stamped by customs upon departure and the form mailed back to the merchant.
Banks, Credit Cards, ATMsAll major Credit Cards such as American Express, Citicard (Citibank), Diners, Eurocard/MasterCard, Visa are recognized and accepted in most hotels, shops, travel and car rental agencies and restaurants. Some of the smaller establishments do not accept credit cards, so it is wise to have a ready supply of cash on hand.
Driver License RequirementsVisitors from non-EU countries need an international driving permit (available from automobile clubs in one's home country). Road signs are written in Greek and repeated phonetically in English. Traffic drives on the right.
Clothing RequirementsCasual clothing is acceptable for most places and occasions. If you plan on visiting a monastery, do not wear shorts, miniskirts, or tops that bare the shoulders. Women in pants might also be declined. In winter, spring and fall, a raincoat or umbrella might prove handy. Winter months can be cold and central heating is not too common in Greece, therefore; a coat for outdoors and a sweater for indoors is recommended.
Tourism InformationContact the Greek Tourism Offices at firstname.lastname@example.org
Honeymooners find historic structures and natural beauty around every corner in Greece. The country lies at the juncture of Europe, Asia and Africa and is heir to the heritages of ancient Greece, the Roman and Byzantine Empires, and nearly four centuries of Ottoman rule. Greece is the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature and historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, as well as Western drama including both tragedy and comedy. Ancient Greek civilization was the cultural center of the world and evidence is visible at almost every turn. Greece also offers many relaxing and beautiful options for a honeymoon such as Santorini, Mykonos, Crete - islands with spectacular beaches surrounded by deep blue sea. A Greek honeymoon truly has something for everyone.
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