Ten Travel Tips for the Best Greek Adventure

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Greece is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, ranking in the world's top 20 countries. According to the Greek Ministry of Tourism, almost 25 million tourists visit there every year!. The nightlight, the natural beauty and the history are all enticing to visitors - and rightfully so! Anyone who has ever been to Greece will affirm that it is one of the best places on earth! Before you pack your bags, check out our guide to Greece, so you can have the best experience possible!

Don’t Overbook

Every Greek island is special and beautiful in its own way. Don’t try to spend each new day on a new island. Enjoy just a handful, or whatever your time-frame will allow so you are enjoying the feel of each island instead of just spending time in transit.

Unforeseen Delays Might Happen

Because the economy has been in crisis for a couple of years, many of the transit systems in Athens such as buses and the subway go on strike at random.

Drink Lots of Water

Between the heat and the delicious Greek wine, you don't want to get dehydrated. Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day, especially if you are visiting in the summer.

Book your Ferries in Advance

Island hopping means you will probably be taking ferries. During the summer, ferries sell out and get more expensive closer to the date that they leave. We recommend booking far in advance. Remember, you have to be at the port an hour before departure, so factor that into your scheduling as well.

Let loose

Even though most Greek women dress conservatively, on the beach it is common to see women going topless. If you’re feeling up to it, give yourself a confidence boost and even out those tan lines by letting it all hang out.

The Bread Isn't Free

When you sit at a restaurant you will be brought bread, even if you don't ask for it. Chances are, even if you don't touch if, a small fee will be added to your bill. If you don't want the bread, just politely refuse it when they bring it to the table.

Be Careful On the Roads

Greeks are known for being crazy drivers. If you want to rent a car, be sure to be careful and on the look out for local drivers. As a pedestrian, it is also important to keep in mind that all drivers won't pay attention to the signs, so stay alert!

Mosquitos are Everywhere - Be Prepared!

There are lots of mosquitos throughout Greece. We recommend bringing repellent and medication if that is a worry to you.

Carry Cash

The Greek financial market has seen better days, and that means that cash is king. Many small restaurants and stores won’t take credit cards, so it is best to always have cash on hand.

Learn a Few Words of Greek

Greeks are very proud and love to share their culture. The easiest way to quickly bond with a Greek person is to know a few words. Here is how to pronounce some basic words:

Good Morning: Ka-li-me-ra

Good Evening: Ka-li-spe-ra

Hello: Yai-sas

Yes: Ne

No: O-hi

Thank You: Ef-ha-ri-stoh

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