Greece destination information

All you need to know before visiting Greece

Greece summary

Greece is a medium sized country with around 11M Greek. Official language is Greek. Greece uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+02:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Greece is Euro (EUR).

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ATMs in Greece are Common. Internet speed in Greece is on average 7.3 Mbps. In Greece you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

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👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 11M ☀️ ~15 °C 🌧 ~52 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 132k km2 (51k mi²)
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Socket 🔌

Greece uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

Languages 🗣️

  • Greek


Currency 💱

1 EUR = 1.1 USD

Greece uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Greece. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Expected to tip

Tipping is quite common in Greece and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it. Receipts usually include a service charge.

Card 💳

Widely accepted

Credit cards are widely accepted within Greece (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.


Mobile Phone 📱

Greece uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Greece upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Greece, dial +, then 30 (the country code for Greece), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Greece, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 21 .

international: + 30 21 1234567
calling local: 21 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Greece is on average 7.3 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Greece is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about €22.57, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Cosmote, Vodafone or Wind.


Rules 🚗

In Greece you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 130 km/h (80 mph) on motorways, 130 km/h (80 mph) on expressways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Greek embassies

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