Greece delivers sunshine amid blue skies, fresh air and inspiring views in spades. Plan to make the most of your vacation in the country where the ancient gods flirted with nymphs in cerulean seas, on craggy islands and across undulating mountain ranges.


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May, September and October are the best months to visit Greece: Temperatures are comfortable and there are fewer crowds. June through August is peak tourist season, with temperatures at their hottest between July and August; however, tourist season generally begins in April, around the Easter holiday. October through March can be chilly, windy and rainy, and many tourism businesses, particularly on the islands, close for the season.


Visas: Travelers with passports from the U.S., Canada, European Union countries, Australia and New Zealand do not need visas. All travelers from non-E.U. countries are required to show a valid passport. 
Money: Greek currency is the euro. ATMs are widely available and credit cards are accepted by most businesses.
Travel Health: Check with for the latest health safety information, including travel protocols and requirements like negative COVID-19 tests, quarantines, mask mandates and more in connection with COVID-19. Before traveling, research and prepare for what to do if you get sick while away.


Getting Here: Most travelers arrive via plane, landing in Athens at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH).
Getting Around: If you plan to travel beyond Athens, domestic flights are easy to book and serve most parts of the country. Book tickets well in advance if you’re traveling in peak season. If you’re visiting the islands and not pressed for time, a less expensive alternative is to use Greece’s ferry or hydrofoil services.


Local Lingo: Learn a few key Greek words and phrases before your trip, though most people in popular tourist areas will speak at least some English. Γειά σου (YAH-soo): Hello / Goodbye. Ευχαριστώ (eff-kha-ri-STOE): Thank you. Παρακαλώ (para-kah-LOE): Please. 
Must-Have Apps: Google TranslateGoogle Maps
Insider Tips: Ancient Greeks began pressing olives more than 5,000 years ago, and the olive oil produced here is considered some of the best in the world. Time your trip to coincide with Greece’s annual olive harvest, between October and January, to experience the tradition.