You’re bound to have some questions about Greece and your 12-day vacation to the stunning Mediterranean country.
From the weather to transportation, concerns about language barriers to questions about packing, by understanding the main logistics of your trip, you can make the entire process and experience much easier.
To ensure your planning process goes smoothly and you enjoy a hassle-free vacation, we have put together these comprehensive FAQs on all that you need to know about Greece and planning for your trip.
Greece’s Mediterranean climate welcomes sunny weather and little rain from late May to early September. Because these months present the ideal weather conditions for an adventure to the Greek islands and the country’s historic cities, many like-minded travelers plan to visit during these months.
Traveling to Greece between April and June is your best option if you wish to avoid the intense heat of Greece’s summer months. Another bonus of choosing this window is that the more popular Greek Islands, such as Mykonos and Santorini, are much less crowded.
Greece offers travelers a wealth of transportation options, including bus and tram systems in Athens, with local bus services on the islands, and a variety of ferries connecting it all.
Travelers also have the option to rent a car when in Greece, providing the flexibility to travel at their own pace, with Greece’s highways and roads being well-marked and maintained, especially on the mainland.
If you are still unsure of what mode of transportation to take for your Greece tour, Zicasso eliminates every possible hassle by handling your transportation needs. Zicasso ensures you have private transfers between all hotels, airports, and ferry terminals.
If traveling during the summer months, you will not need many (if any) long-sleeve shirts, pants, or sweaters.
For vacations during the warmer months between June and September, bring along breathable clothing, comfortable shoes, bathing suits, sunblock, and other items typical for an outdoor summer adventure to busy cities, staggering forests, and sun-washed islands. Greece’s winters are mild, so if you are traveling during this time, a pair of light pants, jeans, a light jacket, a few pairs of shorts, and an assortment of shirts or sundresses should be enough to keep you warm on cooler nights and cool enough during the warmer days.
Sockets in Greece are type C and F, and the standard voltage is 230. For these reasons, it would be wise to bring along a universal travel adapter and/or voltage converter to utilize your electronics.
Pharmacies are accessible in Greece, especially on the mainland and the major islands, and these stores offer medical supplies you will be familiar with. That said, you may wish to bring your prescription medication and/or a first-aid kit should you find yourself in a rural town with limited pharmaceutical availability.
Greek is the official language of Greece and is spoken by 99% of the population. There are also several non-official and foreign languages spoken throughout the country, including English. Your accommodations and tours booked with Zicasso are also hosted by English speakers.
You should not have any communication troubles, although it is best practice to learn a few key phrases and/or carry a translator app if you wish to explore small communities on your own.
Greece is considered to be safe to visit by the United States Department of State. Although pickpocketing and purse-snatching have been reported by travelers, such occurrences are primarily limited to crowded tourist areas and on public transportation.
Just like you should with any travel destination, remain vigilant, especially when using public transportation or exploring crowded areas.
Travel insurance is essential for international adventures as medical emergencies, short-notice cancellations, and other factors can impact your vacation. Travel insurance ensures you are financially covered for a variety of these unexpected occurrences and you can click here to get the best quotes for your 12-day vacation in Greece today.
Zicasso Flights is an international air-ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation. By employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso, our competitive flight pricing, 24x7 service and support, and complimentary consultation of routing versus pricing with an expert flight specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.
With your travel questions answered, you can comfortably and confidently plan your 12-day vacation in Greece with Zicasso and enjoy a stress-free adventure in one of the most beautiful European countries in the world.
We offer a collection of customizable 12-Day Greece Itineraries to suit your travel preferences, or you can chat with a Zicasso Greek travel expert by completing a Trip Request or calling us on 1-888-265-9707 to arrange something completely different. Check out our Greece Travel Guide if you are eager to learn more or discover what to do during your visit.