Greece Travel Guide
Greece: where historic ruins, volcanic cliffs, and friendly locals meet the blue Mediterranean Sea. My first trip to Greece was a summer adventure through Athens and Mykonos. I returned again to sail the Saronic Islands on The Yacht Week Greece. There are some islands that are famous for their beaches and natural features, while others have a significant nightlife scene or strong cultural traditions.
Mykonos is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Greek islands and is famed for its incredible beaches and world-renowned party scene. I spent a week on the island and indulged in delicious food, epic sunsets and some of the best parties I’ve ever been to. Don’t forget to visit the capital, Athens, and explore the Acropolis and the Parthenon!
In my opinion, the best time to travel to Greece is between April and May. The weather is perfect for outdoor adventures, and you’ll have the Greek Islands to yourself before the summer crowds arrive.
The one event you need to plan your trip around is the Easter weekend. It’s an incredibly busy time in the country and hotels are often booked up a few weeks in advance.
If you’re traveling Greece on a budget or you want to avoid the crowds, the winter months are the best time to visit. The top attractions are void of other tourists, and you won’t have a problem finding cheap flights and hotel deals.
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What To Expect
Language: The official language in Greece is Greek.
Currency: The currency in Greece is the Euro. 1 USD is equivalent to about 0.88 EUR.
Credit Cards and ATMs: You can ATMs all over Greece. Every major town and city will have a couple, and all the inhabited islands have at least one machine. You can use your credit card to pay for most purchases at shops and hotels, but you might come across a few bars that don’t have a working credit card machine.
Plugs: The plugs in South Africa are type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz. I recommend buying a universal adapter (make sure it has surge protection) and using a converter for hair dryers and hot tools.
Safety: While there have been periods of unrest in Greece, I still think it’s a safe destination for solo female travelers. If you’re planning to go sailing or do any adventurous activities in the country, I highly recommend taking our travel insurance, so you’re covered just in case something happens.
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