Greece

What to Expect

Language

The main languages spoken in Greece include Greek, English, German, French, and Italian.

Currency

The currency in Greece is the Euro Click here for current exchange rates.

Credit Cards

Almost everywhere in Greece takes major credit cards and there are plenty of ATMs in every city.

Voltage

The standard voltage in Greece is 230 V, the frequency is 50 Hz, and the plug type is C. You cannot use your electric appliances in Greece without a voltage converter, because the standard voltage in Greece (230 V) is higher than in the US (120 V). 

Driving

The minimum age for owning a driver’s license in Greece is 18. Most car rental companies will only rent cars to persons 21 and older. People drive on the right side of the road. Greece uses metric units (kilometers) for driving-related measurements. Major distances are always measured in kilometers. Speed limits are given in kilometers per hour. Fuel uses the metric system and is bought in litres.

When To Visit

The best time to visit Greece is in May and September when the crowds of tourists haven't shown up yet/have left and the temperatures increase. Restaurants and hotels will be cheaper during this time.