Tips for your holidays in Greece
Greece is famous worldwide thanks to the paradisiacal beaches, turquoise waters and of course the delicious mediterranean cuisine. No matter whether you decide to stay on the Greek mainland to chase after the ancient history, or want to relax and do some summer holidays on one of the numerous islands, Greece is a perfect destination for everybody.
Besides being blessed with natural beauty at its best, the country is also full of very warm and loving people. The Greeks are welcoming and happy to share their culture with you, making Greece an even more popular destination.
Popular destinations for the best watersports and boat tours in Greece
has been one of the most popular Greek islands for the past decades. Thanks to the proximity both to the mainland of Greece as well as to Italy it is simply a perfect destination for people coming from the South of Europe. The crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea around Corfu invites sea-lovers from all around the world to enjoy a refreshing swim and the beaches.
The best way to explore the coastline of the island is on a boat tour in Corfu. With its green mountains, the landscape of Corfu is very distinct and different from the other big tourist islands. You can choose to stroll along the town of Corfu with the big selection of local Greek cuisine and a buzzing nightlife. Or why not go on a roadtrip to the rural villages of the island to get to know the authentic charme of Corfu!?
is the largest Greek island, situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea,
and one of the most famous one! From the buzzing towns in the North, over the mountain range with its deep forests all the way down to the calmer South coast,
where you can still find completely deserted places - Crete is definitely a magical place to visit!
Crete is not all sandy beaches and turquoise waters, but also has a lot of culture and an impressive ancient history. Did you know that this little paradise was once inhabited by one of the first advanced ancient civilizations, the Minoans? Even today you can still findthe traces of ancient Greece all around the island of Crete!
has been a cultural hotspot
not only for decades or centuries, but thousands of years!. No wonder that there is so much to discover in this vibrant city around every corner! History freaks will love all the ancient buildings and historical sites like the Acropolis, the Partheon or the famous Temple of Olympian Zeus to be discovered.
But did you know that the new generation in Athens keeps modernizing its culture scene, making it one of the hotspots for arts, theatre, music and gastronomy in Europe?
While walking through the city don’t forget to admire the relics of Ancient Greece. If you want to travel back to the 21st century, visit a pop-up store or enjoy a fancy meal on a terrace accompanied by street music. This is Athens for you! If you visit Athens, make sure to stay for at least a couple of days to also be able to visit the beautiful beaches nearby where you can relax in the sun or do cool watersport activities in Athens.
Language and Currency in Greece
The currency used in all of Greece, including the islands, is the Euro. So if you come from another EU country, you don’t have to worry about exchanging money. ATMs can be found usually quite easily in the bigger towns, and you can also easily exchange foreign money. The official language in Greece is Greek. Locals in tourist regions usually speak good English though, so no problem getting around only with English!
Getting around in Greece
The best way to get around in Greece depends strongly on what part of the country you’re visiting. On the mainland, the best way to get around is by public transport, so busses or trains. You can easily travel between the bigger towns and cities on the Greek mainland by public transport. Within the big cities, there are also the common transportation Apps as Uber or iMove.
If you want to visit the islands, there are usually ferries operating to get you there. Depending on what island you plan to visit, you might have to take more than one ferry! On the islands itself, you’re usually best off if you rent a scooter or a car to really get to know even the most hidden parts of the islands!
Whatever you decide to do during your trip to Greece, we promise you will love this unique country with its many facets! Sunshine, ancient history and boat trips are guaranteed! For any further tips or questions, feel free to contact us anytime.