Greece is a huge country with over 6,000 islands (though only 227 are inhabited). If you’re starting from Athens then I highly recommend paying a visit to some of the islands in the Saronic Gulf such as Hydra and Agistri.
Welcome to the ultimate Greece travel guide. If you’re planning a trip to Greece then chances are you might be doing some research into where to go, what to see and what you should be adding to your bucket list. So I’ve put together a little travel guide of everything you’ll need to know.
Best time to visit:
Spring & Autumn
Best time to visit: During the peak of summer Greece is extremely hot and over-run with tourists. If you can go slightly off-season you will benefit from a little extra quiet and some more manageable weather – 30 degrees maximum usually.
Safety: Greece is generally a very safe country. As a solo female traveller I felt extremely safe, even walking through Athens alone at night. Of course, like any busy city, be wary of pickpockets and the constant sales techniques used by retail and waiting staff. However, if you are visiting Athens it might be worth double checking whether there are any planned movements by political activists.
Tipping: 10% is the customary tip rate
Cash & ATMs: Greece is an extremely cash rich society. Many Greeks still get paid their wages and pay their taxes in cash so they prefer payments in cash.