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Tours & Packages to Greece

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Athens & 3 Day Greek Isles Cruise
Ancient Athens, then a 3 day cruise to Mykonos, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Patmos, Santorini & Crete; independent adventure with flights & hotel included
8 days  •  from $2199 $1899
per person, double occupancy*
dates independent stay + cruise + flights
Athens & 4 Day Greek Isles Cruise
Athens, then a 4 day cruise to Mykonos, Kusadasi & Ephesus, Patmos, Rhodes, Santorini & Crete; travel on your own with flights & hotel included
9 days  •  from $2449 $2149
per person, double occupancy*
dates independent stay + cruise + flights
Athens & 7 Day Greek Isles Cruise
Athens, then a 7 day cruise of the Greek Isles plus Kusadasi for Ephesus; independent travel with flights & hotel included
12 days  •  from $3499 $3099
per person, double occupancy*
dates independent stay + cruise + flights
Greek Island Hopper
The ancient capital of Athens, then 2 of the magical Greek Isles: Mykonos & Santorini; travel independently with flights, hotel & ferry included
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dates independent stay + flights

Fast Facts

Already booked on one of our packages to Greece? See everything you need to know before you go.

Overview

Capital: Athens
Population: 10.75 million
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Languages: Greek
Drives on the: Right
Time zone: EET (UTC +2)

Entry requirements

U.S. citizens must have a passport which is valid for at least 90 days after your return date, though we strongly recommend at least six months. U.S. passport holders do not need a visa to enter Greece for stays up to 90 days. See the U.S. Dept. of State website for more information.

If you do not hold a U.S. passport, you are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and meeting all entry requirements. If a visa is required, we recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider VisaHQ.

More information about passports & visas.

Health Precautions & Vaccinations

There are no health requirements for entering Greece. However, you might want to consider getting a hepatitis vaccination. Ask your physician when planning a trip to Greece.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

Weather

Greece has fairly good weather all-year round with very little rain. Peak tourist season is June through August with temperatures getting into the 90's. May and September are optimal months to travel to Greece, avoid tourists and still enjoy the wonderful weather. Winter is still nice for touring but the water tends to be too cold to swim in.

Tipping

Restaurants include a 15% service charge, and additional tipping is always welcome, but not required. Leave a small tip for the busperson. Concierges and hotel receptionists, around 3 euros. Tip guides 2 euros, doormen 1.5 euros, barbers 10%.

Money

ATMs are prevalent in Athens.

Always notify your bank prior to departure to avoid any problems using your credit or debit card abroad.

Shopping

In Greece, shop for pottery, lace, rugs, wines, embroidery, gold jewelry with Greek designs, and silver jewelry with precious stones. In Crete, look for handbags and harps. In Rhodes, ceramic tiles.

Electricity & Power Adapters

220 volts. Plugs C, D, E & F. You will need a voltage converter, and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

Cell Phones & Internet

Want to take your cell phone, tablet or laptop, but not sure how to get cell service or wifi? See our blog posts on using your cell phone abroad and the top 5 ways to get Internet abroad.

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Rave Reviews

I had a wonderful time, and think Friendly Planet did a fantastic job with coordination of flights, bus transfers, and our hotel in Athens. Thank you for providing such a comprehensive package. I will definitely be recommending Friendly Planet to my friends!

Dr. Karen Thomas, Baltimore, MD
easyCruise Greek Islands & Turkey Cruise

I judge the value of a vacation by the desire to return. After seeing Greece on this tour, I most certainly want to go back.

Carol Gargan