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Your full Wanderlust guide to travel in Greece

Consisting of a rugged, history-rich peninsula and nearly 1400 islands, Greece is one of the world’s oldest and most popular travel destinations. With world-famous ancient architecture, tasty food and an adventure to be found everywhere from the rugged mountainous interior to the azure coast, there’s no shortage of incredible travel experiences. We’ve put together this essential travel guide to help you plan your perfect adventure in Greece…

Greece's vital statitstics

  • Capital city: Athens
  • Population: 10.72 million
  • Money: Euro
  • Int dialing code: +30
  • Languages: Greek
  • Visas: Not required for UK nationals
  • Voltage: 230V
  • Time: +2 GMT

When to go to Greece

With balmy year-round temperatures and very little rainfall, Greece is perfect for outdoor adventure year-round. Travel in spring and autumn to avoid the crowds – although be aware that in the winter months, many accommodation and restaurants will be closed. Those who are after an unusual place to ski should head into Greece’s mountainous north during the winter.

Exploring Greece's islands

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Top travel tips for Greece

  1. Choose locally-owned accommodation and restaurants for a more authentic and sustainable travel experience.
  2. Get into the interior! Greece many be famous for its postcard-perfect coast, but don’t forget its mountainous interior hides some adventurous travel experiences.
  3. Don't pack too much in! There is so much to see and do in Greece that you won't want to rush around. Choose what you want to do carefully, slow down and enjoy an enriching travel experience.

Things to do in Greece 

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Wildlife things to do 

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