Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)
- What is the best time of the year to travel to Greece ?
- Do I need a Visa to enter GREECE? Is a vaccination required ?
- Can I use my credit cards/traveller’s cheques ?
- What happens when I arrive in Athens capital?
- How do I get to Athens from the Air Port ?
- What is the taxi cost ?
- Can I bring my own car to GREECE ?
- What’s the Greek weather like ?
- What should I bring ?
- Do I have to speak Greek to survive in GREECE ?
- What about the Greek Cuisine ?
- Can I use my mobile phone in GREECE ?
- Shall I take my computer ?
- Embassies and consulates in Greece
- List of Greek airports
- Types of hotels in Greece
- Best Ski Resorts Contact Info
What is the best time of the year to travel to Greece ?
It depends on where you want to go. The best months to visit the islands are May, June, early July, also late in August, September & early October. Avoid the dates July 20th to August 20th which are the busiest of the vacation season, and late October because the weather gradually deteriorates.
If you want to visit the mainland in Greece, then March, April, May, June, September and October are suitable months. July and August are both very warm and busy.
Do I need a Visa to enter GREECE? Is a vaccination required ?
Visitors from the European Union need only their Identification Card to enter Greece. For visitors from the US, Canada, Australia and Japan, a Passport is required.
A Visa is not required for a tourist/business stay of up to 90 days. However, if you travel on an official or diplomatic U.S. passport, you will need a Visa issued through the U.S. State Department. Similar restrictions exist for other official and diplomatic passport holders from other nations. More importantly, your U.S. or Canadian passport must be valid for a minimum of three months beyond the end of your projected stay.
This is true for many countries, not just Greece, and it is a good idea to never travel on a passport with less than six months valid time remaining. For additional information, consult the Consular Section of the Embassy of Greece, 2221 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 ( 202/939-5818 202/939-5818 or 5800).
Citizens of Andorra, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, South Korea (the Republic of Korea), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, St Kitts & Nevis, San Marino, the Slovak Republic, Switzerland, and Vatican City also do not need a Visa.
For the citizens of Brazil, ElSalvador & Uruguay, a Visa is also not required, but the visa-free period is for 59 days. Requirements for other countries vary substantially and should be verified with the local Greek Embassy or Consulate in that country.
Technically, Greek officials may ask to see travel tickets for your return home or for additional destinations beyond Greece. In practice, this rarely occurs and usually will only be asked for if there is a suspicion that the visitor intends to attempt to work in Greece illegally.
It is more likely to occur prior to a one-way flight, or with some other form of transportation into Greece, rather than once you’ve arrived on Greek soil. No vaccinations are required for Greece.
Can I use my credit cards/traveller’s cheques ?
All major Credit Cards as well as Euro-cheques are recognized and accepted in most hotels, shops, travel and car rental agencies and restaurants.
Stickers in the front windows will advise you as to which cards are acceptable. Traveller’s Cheques issued by all the major Greek companies are widely recognized.
You can cash your traveller’s cheques in all Greek and foreign banks, exchange bureaus and big hotels, but do not forget to have your passport with you. Identification is necessary for the transaction.
What happens when I arrive in Athens capital?
There will be two different channels at immigration: one for citizens of EU countries and one for everyone else. If you are a US citizen, you will go through the latter channel.
You will need to get your passport stamped by the immigration officials, It is also possible that you will need to answer a few questions, but nothing daunting. You will then have to wait a fairly long time for your bags to appear on the carousel. Be patient. Once you have collected all of your bags, you should then exit through the “nothing to declare” channel of the customs area, unless you are carrying dutiable goods You will then exit into the main area.
How do I get to Athens from the Air Port ?
The air port has moved from Gylfada to a larger site further south. The new airport is very modern, very nice and organized..So you can either take the metro into the city (your bus ticket also is a 24 hour metro/city bus ticket) or catch a boat to what ever island you are going to.
If you are staying in the Plaka you will most likely want Syntagma or Monastiraki. Ask your hotel which station is closer. There may be a bus that goes directly to central Athens as well. Before you spend your first night in Athens, decided on what you are planning on doing.
If you are going right to the islands, see when the boat leaves. Many of the boats leave at night and arrive on the island the next day. If your boat leaves in the evening, there is no point is spending a night in Athens then wasting a day (assuming you will spend your last couple of days seeing the sites in Athens).
What is the taxi cost ?
The minimum fare is EURO 3.3. The fee when taking a taxi from airports and ports is EURO 2.0.
For every piece of luggage over 10kg there is a supplement of EURO 0,80. After midnight the tariff is doubled. You can only pay cash. Taxi drivers are not obliged to issue receipts but may be able to provide you with one upon request. The standard ride airport-Athens city is 25,00 – EURO 30,00 depending on the traffic and the time of the day.
Can I bring my own car to GREECE ?
Yes, you can. For drivers bringing their own cars to Greece, no special documents are required for limited stays of up to three months. However, international third-party insurance is required.
The vehicle’s details are entered into the driver’s passport on entering the country. This helps with regard to possible theft, and prevents the car from being left in Greece.
For stays exceeding three months, drivers should contact the Greek Automobile Touring Club (ELPA), Athens Tower, Messogion 2-4. The standard ride airport-Athens city is 25,00 – EURO 30,00 depending on the traffic and the time of the day.
What’s the Greek weather like ?
All of us think of Greece as sunny and warm. The cold, damp and sometimes windy weather from late October until March will therefore come as a surprise.
Houses and even public buildings are built to stay cool in summer, which means many are downright cold in winter. Central heating frequently isn’t turned on during the day. Be prepared with a few sweaters!
What should I bring. ?
1. Sun block, sun block and more sun block. (I tend to bring one bottle and buy another there.)
2. A hat that covers your face.
3. A good pair of sunglasses that block U.V. rays.
4. 2 sets of “day clothes” that are cool and comfortable. Can be shorts (nice) and a decent t-shirt. Should be cotton. Many women travelers wear sun skirts, but this may get you stared at.
5. a set of “evening” clothes that include pants and a nice shirt. How you look is important. Also you want to wear pants if you go into a major church.
6. Good walking shoes. Acropolis tended to be on high peaks (surprise surprise) and they tend to have a lot of rocks. Many of the island villages have cobble stone streets.
7. A Day bag that you can carry a 1.5 L bottle of water in, your guide books, sun screen and towel in.
8. A decent camera that you can hide in your pocket or bag.9. 200 or speed film. All purpose most of your pictures will be outside. Can even get by with 100.
10. A guide book.
11. Toothbrush, razor, etc.
Do I have to speak Greek to survive in GREECE ?
But of course you don’t… Fortunately, Greece is a country with a very long tradition in tourism, therefore, all of the people who are working in the tourism industry have a good knowledge of the English language.
Even the Greek traditional people living on the island have a basic understanding of the English language and are usually happy to give you any kind of information you wish. Especially among the younger Greek generation, you will find most of them speaking Italian, in addition to English and Greek, as the islands have many visitors from Italy during the high season. So, speaking Greek is not necessary… however, visitors who attempt to speak Greek are thoroughly encouraged by the locals.
Even if it’s just a phrase or a few words, the gesture is always appreciated. Indeed, Greek is a language of gestures and to speak it also entails a lot of gesticulation.
One point of confusion, however, is the slight jerk of the head or eyebrows upward to indicate ‘no.’ So, here are some tips in Greek that you might find of use during your stay: Don’t confuse ‘yes’ and ‘no.’ Yes is ne – which sounds like ‘no’ or ‘nah’ to English speakers.
No is okhi – which sounds like ‘okay’ to English speakers. Need something? Remember to say ‘Please!’ – parakalo – par-ah-kah-LO. And always say ‘Thank you!’ – efkharisto- eff-car-ee-STOH.
A general affirmative is entaksi – en-DOCK-see – right, okay, uh-huh. Greece greets differently, depending on the time of day. In the morning, say kalimera – kah-lee-MARE-ah – and, in the afternoon, say kalomesimeri – kah-lo-messy-mary- In the evening, say kalispera – kah-lee-spare-ah.
To say goodnight, say kalinikta – kah-lee-neek-tah. You can also just say ‘Hello’ anytime – yiasas or yiassou – yah-soo.
What about the Greek Cuisine ?
The Greek food is considered to be both delicious and most nutritious at the same time, so don’t be afraid to try it out: Find a nice restaurant with a great view, open the menu, and let the party begin!
In case you’re completely confused with what you read in it, this is a small useful guide for you: Soupa – Avgolemono. This is a pleasant chicken soup with lemon & rice.
Greek Mezedes – Assorted appetizers, such as a selection of Greek olives, and some taramosalata (caviar spread, generally pretty mildly flavored), tzatziki (a cool, creamy cucumber and garlic dip), and/or hummous (flavorful mashed garbanzo bean dip). You may also find cold ntolmadakia, stuffed grape leaves filled with rice and tomato, which as meat-filled ntolmades do double duty as an entree.
Tyropita and spanakopita are cheese and spinach pies, respectively. Famous Greek Souvlaki – Skewers of chicken, lamb, beef or, most commonly, pork, grilled and often served with tzaziki sauce. Simple fare, generally delicious, occasionally tough. Moussaka – A layered primarily vegetable casserole, often made with eggplant, sometimes with the addition or substitution of squash or potatoes or other vegetables.
Topped with Bechamel sauce, a rich, fluffy, cheese-flavored, custardy sauce, usually forming a high-calorie layer about an inch thick. But it is delicious. Pastitsio – Similar to the above, only made with macaroni and ground beef, vaguely similar to lasagna, but without the tomatoes. Usually a safe bet for kids.
Stuffed Tomatoes or Stuffed Bell Peppers – Nearly universal dish, especially savory in Greece, great for the timid eater. It will taste pretty much like home no matter where you come from.
Coffee – If you want something like American coffee, ask for a filtered coffee or French coffee. Nescafe Instant is greatly respected in Greece, and finer restaurants will ceremoniously bring out an empty cup, a small silver pot of water, and the precious single packet of Nescafe, in response to a request for a cup of coffee.
Now, genuine Greek coffee is delicious and can be ordered in a variety of ways – give it a try! Baklava – honey-drenched pastry with nuts. Delicious, if a bit sticky and chewy. Not good for those with sensitive teeth!
Note : If you are a vegetarian travel ling in Greece, you may be surprised at the relative scarcity of vegetarian restaurant meals, except at specifically vegetarian restaurants.
With wonderfully abundant fresh vegetables available, more choices might be expected. But in Greece, people go to restaurants largely to dine on cooked meats that they may not get every day. Worse, vegetables are often cooked in chicken broth, and it is very difficult to get trustworthy information on this point from the restaurant staff.
Salads are a safe bet, but cooked vegetable dishes will often contain meat or animal products. Many Greek restaurants still allow diners to wander into the kitchen to see what’s cooking. Bring your camera for a great “action shot” you’ll treasure. Enjoy your exploration of Greek cuisine!
For more info on what to eat in Greece, click here
Can I use my mobile phone in GREECE ?
If you want to use your mobile abroad, you may need to get permission from your network operator before travelling.
This involves calling customer service and asking for your phone to be enabled for international use. This function can be switched on remotely. But, you should also check to see that the specifications of your phone are compatible with networks abroad. The GSM Association’s website has a full list.
Once you arrive in Greece, your phone will lock onto the network with the strongest signal. While some devices will let you choose which one you can use, you will have to reset it each time you switch on the phone. Frequent travellers to Greece often purchase a mobile phone for Greece, or purchase another Sim card which they swap when they arrive in Greece.
The main Greek active networks, particularly on Greece, are Vodafone, Wind and Cosmote.
Shall I take my computer ?
Don’t expect 24-hour computer centers, but it won’t be difficult to find compatible software and printers.
The problem is power. Electricity in Greece is 220 volts, 50 cycles.
Check your computer for a dual voltage switch. If there isn’t one, then check with your manufacturer.
You will need a transformer and an adapter. Finally, leave your printer at home.
Fluctuating air pressures may wreak havoc with the toner
Embassies and consulates in Greece
Below, in alphabetical order are the embassies and the consulates in Greece with their contact information.
ALBANIA 1, KARACHRISTOU STR. ATHENS 11521, +30 210 7234412
ALGERIA 14, VAS. KONSTANTINOU & ERATOSTHENOUS, PAGRATI 11635, +30 2107264191
AMERICAN EMBASSY 8, MAKEDONON STR. ATHENS CENTER 10160, +30 2107202233
ARGENTINE 59, VAS. SOFIAS AVE. ATHENS 11521, +30 2107224753 & +30 2107224710
ARMENIA 159, SYGGROU AVE. NEA SMYRNI 10121, +30 2109345727
AUSTRALIA 37, D. SOUTSOU STR. ATHENS 11521, +30 2106447303
AUSTRIA 4, VAS. SOFIAS AVE. ATHENS CENTER 10674, +30 2107257270
BANGLADESH 81, AKTI MIAOULI STR. PIRAEUS 18538, +30 2104283315-7
BELGIUM 3, SEKERI STR. ATHENS CENTER 10671, +30 2103617886-7
BRAZIL 14, FILIKIS ETERIAS STR. ATHENS CENTER 10673, +30 2107213039 & +30 2107234450
BULGARIA 33A, STRAT. KALLARI STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106748105-8
CAMEROON 180-182, KIFISIAS AVE. NEO PSYCHIKO 15451, +30 2106724415
CANADA 4, I. GENNADIOU STR. ATHENS 11521, +30 2107254011
CHAD 114, ALIMOU STR. ARGYROUPOLIS 16452, +30 2109916523
CHILE 25, VAS SOFIAS AVE. ATHENS CENTER 10674, +30 2107252574
CHINA 2Α, KRINON STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106723282
CHONG KONG 13, DIMOKRATIAS STR. MELISSIA 15127, +30 2108042789
COLOMBIA 3, VRASIDA STR. ATHENS 11528, +30 2107236848 & +30 2107231420
COSTA RICA 10, GR. LAMBRAKI STR. GLYFADA 16674, +30 2103225946
CROATIA 4, TZAVELLA STR. ΝΕΟ PSYCHIKO 15451, +30 2106777049 & +30 2106777059
CUBA 5, SOFOKLEOUS STR. PHILOTHEI 15237, +30 2106842807 & +30 2106855550
CYPRUS 16, IRODOTOU STR. ATHENS CENTER 10675, +30 2107237883 & +30 2107232727
CZECH REPUBLIC 6, SEFERI STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106713755 & +30 2106719701
DENMARK 11, VAS. SOFIAS STR. ATHENS CENTER 10671, +30 2103608315
ECUADOR 6, SOTIROS STR. PIRAEUS 18510, +30 2104223800-4
EGYPT 3, VAS. SOFIAS AVE. ATHENS CENTER 10671, +30 2103618612-3
EL SALVADOR 22, SARANTAPOROU STR. KIFISIA 14561, +30 2108077531
EMBASSY OF SPAIN 44, VAS KONSTANTINOU STR. ATHENS 11635, +30 2107247390
EMBASSY OF POLAND 1, KONTOLEONTOS STR. NEO PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106726167-9
ETHIOPIA 253, SYGGROU AVE. NEA SMYRNI 17122, +30 2109303483 & +30 2109430922
FINLAND 1, ERATOSTHENOUS & VAS. KONSTANTINOU ATHENS 11635, +30 2107011775 & +30 2107516080
FRANCE 7, VAS SOFIAS STR. ATHENS CENTRE 10671, +30 2103391000
GABON 22, K. PALEOLOGOU STR. ATHENS CENTER 10438, +30 2105236795
GEORGIA 85, MICHALAKOPOULOU STR. ATHENS 11528, +30 2107489180
GERMANY 3, KARAOLI DIMITRIOU STR. ATHENS CENTER 10675, +30 2107285111
GHANA 367, SYGGROU AVE. PALEO FALIRO 17564, +30 2109380700-4
GUATEMALA 7, SYGGROU AVE. ATHENS 11743, +30 2109249701
HAITI 9, MAXIMOU STR. KIFISIA 14562, +30 2108013113
HONDURAS 5, KAR. SERVIAS STR. PIRAEUS 18533, +30 2104118850
HUNGARY 16, KALVOU STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106725994 & +30 2106725337
ICELAND 5, PARASCHOU STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106726154 & +30 2108962555
INDIA 3, KLEANTHOUS STR. ATHENS CENTER 10674, +30 2107216481 & +30 2107216227
INDONESIA 55, PAPANASTASIOU STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106712737 & +30 2106774692
IRAN 16, STRAT. KALLARI STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106741436 & +30 2106741783
IRAQ 4, MAZARAKI STR.PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106749690 & +30 2106722330
IRELAND 7, VAS. KONSTANTINOU STR. ATHENS CENTER 10674, +30 2107232771-2 & +30 2107238645
ISRAEL 1, MARATHONODROMON STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106719530-1 & +30 2106719773
ITALY 2, SEKERI STR. ATHENS CENTER 10674, +30 2103617260-3 & +30 2103617273-5
IVORY COAST 13, LYKIOU STR. ATHENS CENTER 10674, +30 2107216625
JAPAN 2-4, MESOGION AVE-ATHENS TOWER, ATHENS 11527, +30 2107758101-2
JORDAN 30, P. ZERVOU STR. PSYCHIKO 15410, +30 2106744161 & +30 2106775618
KUWAIT 27, MARATHONODROMON STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106743593-5
LEBANON 6, 25TH MARCH STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106755873-4
LIBYA 13, VIRONOS STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106741842-3 & +30 2106742120-2
LUXEMBURG 42C, TZAVELLA STR. PSYCHIKO 15451, +30 2106721891
MADAGASCAR 18, DIMITRESA STR. ATHENS 11528, +30 2107242845
MALAYSIA 114, ALIMOU STR. ARGYROUPOLIS 16452, +30 2109916523 & +30 2109922774
MALDIVES 3A, KASSANDRAS STR. PIRAEUS 18533, +30 2104224220-7
MALI 9, SYGGROU AVE. ATHENS 11743, +30 2109222000
MALTA CONSULATE 2, EFPLIAS STR. PIRAEUS 18537, +30 2104185715-6 & +30 2104181501
MEXICO 14, KOLONAKIOU SQUARE, ATHENS CENTER 10673, +30 2107294780-2
MORROCO 14, MOUSSON STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106744209-10
NEPAL 8, IRODOTOU STR. ATHENS CENTER 10675, +30 2107214166 & +30 2104124731
NETHERLANDS 5-7, VAS KONSTANTINOU STR. ATHENS CENTER 10674, +30 2107239701-4
NEW ZELAND 24, XENIAS STR. ATHENS 11528, +30 2107710112 & +30 2107770686
NORWAY 5-7, VAS KONSTANTINOU STR. ATHENS CENTER 10674, +30 2107246173-4 & +30 2107247605-6
PAKISTAN 6, LOUKIANOU STR. ATHENS CENTER 10675, +30 2107290122
PALESTINE 31, MARATHONODROMON STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106726061-30
PANAMA 42, PANEPISTIMOIOU STR. ATHENS CENTER 10679, +30 2103636121 & +30 2103622932
PARAGUAY 2, ALOPEKIS STR. ATHENS CENTER 10675, +30 2107249511-5 & +30 2107210669
PERU 105-107, VAS SOFIAS AVE. ATHENS 11521, +30 2106411221 & +30 2106411321
PHILIPPINES 26, ANTHEON STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106721837 & +30 2106721883
POLAND 22, CHRISANTHEMON STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106716917-8 & +30 2106725793
PORTUGAL 44, KARNEADOU STR. ATHENS CENTER 10676, +30 2107290096 & +30 2107290052
ROMANIA 7, EMM. BENAKI STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106718020 & +30 2106718008
RUSSIA 28, N. LYTRA STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106725235 & +30 2106726130
SAN MARINO 1, MISTHOU STR. KAISARIANI 16121, +30 2103244798
SAUDI ARABIA 71, MARATHONODROMON STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106716911-3
SENEGAL 87, AKTI MIAOULI STR. PIRAEUS 18538, +30 2104291000-20
SEYCHELLES 10, TSOKOPOULOU STR. PHILOTHEI 15237, +30 2106828572
SINGAPORE 10-12, KIFISIAS AVE. AGORA CENTER, MAROUSI 15125, +30 2106845072
SLOVAKIA 4, G. SEFERI STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106776757-8 & +30 2106776762
SLOVENIA 10, MAVILI STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106775683
SOUTH AFRICA 60, KIFISIAS AVE. NEA IONIA 14281, +30 2106806645-9
SOUTH KOREA 124, KIFISIAS AVE. ATHENS 11526, +30 2106484080-2
SRI LANKA 20, KANARI STR. ATHENS CENTER 10674, +30 2103614575
SUDAN AMALIAS STR. ATHENS CENTER 10558, +30 2103313261-2
SWEDEN 7, VAS KONSTANTINOU STR. ATHENS CENTER 10674, +30 2107904210
SWITZERLAND 2, IASSIOU STR. ATHENS 11521, +30 2107230364-6 & +30 2107249208
SYRIA 61, DIAMANTIDOU STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106725577 & +30 2106711604
TAIWAN 57, MARATHONODROMON STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106776750 & +30 2106775122
THAILAND 23, TAYGETOU STR. PSYCHIKO 15452, +30 2106717969 & +30 2106710155
Despite the fact that Greece has a strange ground relief, in the Greek territory have been created 73 airports which have asphalted runway. The 15 of them are international and the 20 are national airports which serve regular and charter flights. The 82% of the tourists who visit Greece per year get in through these airports. The national airports serve the interior route flights for the entire country. There are 7 airports only for military use and the rest 31 are private airports. In this article, you will find a list with the Greek civil airports and their codes according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Also you’ll find some useful information for the major of them.
- Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” – ATH
- Thessaloniki International Airport “Makedonia/Macedonia” – SKG
- Alexandroupolis International Airport “Dimokritos/Democritus” – AXD
- Chania International Airport “Ioannis Daskalogiannis” – CHQ
- Corfu International Airport “Ioannis Kapodistrias” – CFU
- Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” – HER
- Kalamata International Airport “Captain Vassilis Constantakopoulos – KLX
- Kavala International Airport “Megas Alexandros” – KVA
- Kefalonia Island International Airport “Odysseas/Ulysses” – EFL
- Lemnos International Airport “Hephaestos” – LXS
- Mytilene International Airport “Odysseas Elytis” – MJT
- Rhodes International Airport “Diagoras” – RHO
- Samos International Airport “Aristarchos of Samos” – SMI
- Zakynthos International Airport “Dionysios Solomos” – ZTH
- Astypalaia Island National Airport “Panaghia” – JTY
- Chios Island National Airport “Omiros/Homer” – JKH
- Ikaria Island National Airport “Icarus” – JIK
- Ioannina National Airport “King Pyrrhus” – IOA
- Kalymnos Island National Airport “Pothaea” – JKL
- Karpathos Island National Airport “Ammopi” – AOK
- Kastoria National Airport “Aristotelis/Aristoteles” – KSO
- Kozani National Airport “Filippos” – KZI
- Kithira Island National Airport “Eptanisos” – KIT
- Milos Island National Airport “Aphrodite” – MLO
- Mykonos Island National Airport “Delos” – JMK
- Naxos Island National Airport “Apollon” – JNX
- Paros National Airport “Artemis” – PAS
- Araxos National Airport “Agamemnon” – GPA
- Aktion National Airport (Lefkada Airport “Aktion”) – PVK
- Santorini (Thira) National Airport “Zefyros” – JTR
- Skiathos Island National Airport “Alexandros Papadiamantis” – JSI
- Skyros Island National Airport “Aegeo” – SKU
- Syros Island National Airport “Demetrius Vikelas” – JSY
- Nea Anchialos National Airport (Volos Central Greece Airport) – VOL
- Kassos Island Public Airport “Agia Marina” (Kasos Municipal) – KSJ
- Kastelorizo Island Public Airport “Megisti” – KZS
- Leros Island National Airport “Dodekanisos” – LRS
- Sitia Public Airport “Vitsentzos Kornaros” (Sitia Municipal) – JSH
Athens International Airport – Eleftherios Venizelos (Central Greece)
The international airport of Athens, Eleftherios Venizelos, is one of the most functional and comfortable airports of Europe. It is located in the area of ‘’Spata’’, 33klm away from the center of Athens. You can access it by metro, buses, suburban railway and by car through a modern highway. In the airport territory is available low cost parking for both short and long time. It serves airlines with regular flights and companies with charter flights for destinations in Greece or in other countries worldwide. In the surrounding area, there is shopping center with several large stores, parking areas and a 5 star hotel.
Tel: +30 210 36 98 300
Address: 5th km Spaton Avenue, Loutsa-Spata, 19004
Thessaloniki International Airport – Makedonia (Northern Greece) Thessaloniki Airport is the second biggest airport in Greece, located 14 km of the city center and serves 3.5 million passengers per year. It serves the local and international flights to European countries and to Cyprus and works 24 hours as a passenger and cargo terminal with 14 aircraft parking positions. The airport parking offers over 1400 parking spaces and 28 spaces for the disabled. You can access it by taxi, car and bus (every 45 minutes).
Tel: +30 2310 985000
Address: P.O.BOX 22605 GR-55103 Kalamaria Thessaloniki
Heraklion International Airport – Nikos Kazantzakis (Crete)
The Heraklion International Airport is the second busiest in Greece and took its name by the famous author Nikos Kazantzakis. It is located 4 km away from Heraklion center. You can access it by buses and car as it is just off the E75 motorway.
Tel: +30 2810 397800
Address: Heraclion Crete, 71601
Rhodes International Airport – Diagoras (Dodecanese)
The airport Diagoras is located in the Rhodes island, 14 km of the city of Rhodes. It’s the 4th in Greece in passenger and aircraft traffic. Since 2005, it works new terminal for better service of the visitors. The airport is connected with the city by car, taxi and buses and the trip duration is approximately 40 minutes.
Tel: +30 2241088700
Address: Paradisi, Rhodes, 85106
Zakynthos International Airport – Dionysios Solomos (Ionian Islands)
The airport of Zakynthos is located in the area of Kalamaki, just 1 km from Laganas and 5 km from the Zakynthos town. The most interesting thing with this airport is that the night flights are not permitted due to the sea turtle Caretta-Caretta which is disorientated and disturbed from the flights when laying its eggs in the nearby areas. It accepts a high number of flights on a daily basis.
Tel: +30 2695029500
Address: “D.Solomos” Airport, Zakynthos, 29100
Greece is one of the most popular tourist destinations worldwide, as every year hosts more than 12 million tourists and is placed among the top ranked countries on the World Tourism Organization’s list of countries with inbound tourists (according to WTO data). Over the past several decades, modern tourist complexes have developed in order to satisfy the accommodation needs of every visitor. Accommodation in Greece reaches amounts as 8.900 units with a total number of 352.000 rooms and 670.000 beds. Moreover, most of the tourist areas appear remarkable number of rooms for rent which operate under the special operational seal of G.N.T.O. (Greek National Tourism Organisation) while more than 340 camp-sites with 30.000 spots and 2.500 small houses are operating throughout the country. Most tourist lodgings have been recently renovated and upgraded and now offer high quality modern facilities for all budgets.
- Standard type hotels
- Traditional guesthouses
- Agro-tourist lodgings
- Rooms for rent
- Apartments for rent
- Tourist residences and villas: self-catering dwellings provided in various sizes as holiday accommodations, depending on the needs of the tourists.
- Camping: organized places for camping throughout Greece which operate under the official G.N.T.O. seal. They provide places for tents or caravans, as well as small bungalows while their facilities provide a wide range of services. Places can be booked through travel agencies. You can get additional information through the search form of the Pan-Hellenic Camping Association.
- Youth hostels
Hotels in Greece as worldwide are classified according to the hotel size, location, target markets, levels of service, facilities, number of rooms etc. Some of them can be classified according to the target group of visitors they try to attract. Many hotels offer services for visitors who want to combine business, airport, suites, residential, resort, timeshare, casino, convention and conference hotels. These are also plenty of luxury hotels which attract businessmen, VIPs and celebrities, high ranking political figures and wealthy clients. These hotels provide high quality restaurants and lounges, special services and also private dining facilities. Housekeeping services are given two times a day including turn-down service. Above all, luxury hotels give personalized service to the guests by well trained personnel. Although the most of the people prefer to stay in hotels which provide good quality services combined with a good price. Type of visitors who like to stay at these hotels are business people, individual travellers and of course families. Services as speciality restaurants and coffee bars, room service and every day housekeeping are available. For people who want to enjoy their holidays and spend less money for their accommodation, in Greece there is the ideal option of the economy service hotels. These hotels provide clean, comfortable, safe and cheap rooms which meet the basic needs of the visitors. Economy hotels are ideal option for budget minded travellers who want a room with minimum services and comfortable stay without unnecessary paying additional cost for expensive services. The common guests are families with children, travelling business people, backpackers, retired people and many others. This kind of hotels might not offer food and beverage facilities. Whatever you want to pay and to enjoy it’s sure you will be very satisfied. In this beautiful country, Greece, there is a wide range to choose for your accommodation without stress. Whether your budget is low or high you can easily find the place you wish to spend your much desired holidays.
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