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Greece Travel Guide

Is it Greece’s natural beauty or man-made marvels that make the birthplace of western thought so alluring? From ancient to modern, Greece is a myriad of beautiful beaches, quaint villages, crumbling ruins and the freshest local food. So, whether you're looking to hop aboard a boat and sail the Mediterranean waters, get lost among the whitewashed island villages or soak up the history of Greece's past - you'll end up coming back for more.

Greece Fast Facts

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Languages Spoken

The official language in Greece is Greek. Ancient Greek is now extinct.

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Currency

Name: Euro
Code: EU
Symbol: €
€25 is approx R400

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Time Zones

The time zone in Greece is Eastern European Time (EEST)
UTC+02:00

Contiki Greece Tours

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Greek Sailing

FR. R21,825
  • 1 Country l 8 DaysTop cities: Poros, Athens, Nafplio
  • Watch the sunset in beautiful Perdika
  • Visit the idyllic and vehicle-free island of Hydra
  • Spend time at the seaside town of Plaka
  • Stop in the town of Nafplio for a visit to it's museums, local markets and hillside fortresses
  • Swim in the pristine waters of Zogeria Bay
  • Visits to Spetses, Poros and Aegina
  • Use of the on-board snorkels, goggles and stand-up paddle boardsT&Cs apply.

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Greek Island Hopping

FR. R26,420SAVE R6,299
  • 1 Country l 13 DaysTop cities: Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Ios
  • Visit 3 fantastic Greek Island - Mykonos, Santorini & Ios
  • See Mykonos Town and it's traditional Cycladic-style houses
  • See the famous windmills
  • Visit Paradise Beach
  • Visit Santorini's main town, FiraT&Cs apply.
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Best Of Athens Private Tour: Ancient & Modern Times

Explore the best of Athens on a private tour. Admire the must-see masterpieces, discover tucked-away corners and get all the insights from your local host.
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Athens' Favourite Food Tour

• Duration 3 hours
• Daily departures
• Private tour
• Informative, friendly and professional guide
• 10 tastings per guest
 

 

 

 

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Greece Travel Costs

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Beers

A pint of local beer in a taverna in Greece will set you back around €3.50 (approx R55), and is often less on the party islands.

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Meals

Go fully authentic with meals from markets and street stalls, which is also the cheapest option: it'll cost less than €10 (approx R160) to fill your bellies there.

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Transport

You can walk around a lot of the smaller cities/islands, but if you need to catch public transport, a one-way ticket only sets you back around €1.40 (approx R20). Ferries across to the islands can cost between €4-€10 (approx R60 - R160)

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Taxi

Taxi tariffs start at around €3.50 (approx R55) and they add about 80c (approx R13) for every km.

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Hostels

Travelling solo or on a budget? Grab a dorm bed from €13 (approx R200 a night) or a domatio (Greek B&B) for less than €60 (approx R970).

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Hotels

Willing to splash out a bit more on your digs? A double room in a mid-range hotel costs between €60-€150 a night (approx R970 - R2,440)

Flights to Greece

There are flights to Greece out of every major city in South Africa, with at least one stop in the middle (you need to stretch those legs!). It takes time to fly from Cape Town (on average 24 hours), with the rest of the cities between 16 - 24 hours approx with an average of 1 stop. Once in Greece, one of the best ways of getting around is by sailing around the islands.
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When to go to Greece

Greece bathes itself in a Mediterranean climate, which means you've got sunshine all year round, with dry, hot summers and rainy, warm winters. If you're looking for a middle ground, where the weather is dry and pleasant, then aim for April-June or September-October, where the temperatures are in the mid-20s.
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