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Greece’s breathtaking coastlines, pristine architecture and historic influence have attracted travelers from around the world for centuries.
The country is a Mediterranean paradise that boasts something for all who visit. Whether you’re looking to experience a gorgeous sunset off of the Santorini coast or take a tour down the streets of Athens, Greece is the perfect destination!
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Greece. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Greece: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap), and influenza.
Outbreaks of routine diseases do happen in some parts of Europe. Make sure your routine immunizations are up to date.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
A valid passport is required to enter Greece. The country does not require a visa for stays under 90 days.
Travelers’ passports must be valid for at least another 6 months beyond their trip. Make sure to have one blank page per stamp available in your passport.
Though no vaccinations are required to enter into the country, some are recommended.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Greece is pictured as a vacation hot-spot with endless coastline and tropical temperatures. Much of the country lives up to these expectations. But, it is important to research weather trends specific to the region that you are visiting.
Summers in Greece are typically very hot and dry, with temperatures reaching the high 80s in July. A strong northern wind called the “Meltemi” provides some relief from the summer heat.
Snow in Greece is not uncommon, especially in the northern regions. The country can have wet and cold winter months, with averages in the 40s in January and February.
Greece generally experiences extended periods of sunshine throughout the year.
Terrorism is always a credible threat in Europe. It is important to be aware of the threat whenever you are traveling abroad.
Domestic strikes, demonstrations and work stoppages are common throughout Greece. These strikes are often unpredictable. Be aware of your surroundings and flee the area immediately.
Petty crime, such as pick-pocketing and purse-snatching, are common at tourist sites.
Greece is actually much safer than the United States. Greece is ranked 44th in world for total crime rate.
Greece enchants visitors with its dazzling countrysides and harvesting experiences. The olive and olive tree have been huge influencers on the Greek culture, in recipes and ancient stories.
Visitors have the chance to pick olives and embrace the harvesting season in Greece. The experiences can last anywhere from one day to a few weeks, and bring to life with the local customs. This is an interactive visit that goes far beyond a, day-trip.
Harvesting season occurs anytime through early November to late February.
Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to Greece:
If you find yourself in need of help while traveling in Greece, there is a U.S. embassy in Athens.
U.S. Embassy Athens
91 Vasilisis Sophias Avenue
10160 Athens, Greece
Telephone: +(30)(210) 721-2951
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +30 210 729-4444 or +30 210 729-4301
Fax: +(30)(210) 724-5313
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