The cultural, architectural and regional diversity in Greece is almost unrivalled throughout Europe, making it an ideal and varied holiday destination for many - especially those who enjoy catching a few rays.
Whether you're heading for a traditional tour of the many Greek architectural giant ruins or to one of the picturesque islands, having good travel insurance cover is essential. At Alpha Travel Insurance, we have a whole range of Single Trip, Multi Trip and Longstay policies designed to fit around you and your budget.
We are travel insurance specialists, and genuinely believe that our policies can offer policies to suit your needs at a budget-friendly price. Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about sifting through hundreds of options – our policies all offer the same great levels of cover, all you have to do is choose the excess you would like to pay in the event of a claim (ranging from £150 to nothing at all!).
All of our policies at Alpha include the following benefits:
With so many things to see and do in Greece, we have compiled a few of our favourites for you. From amazing architecture, history and culture, to gorgeous views for those perfect insta snaps!
You are not currently required to have any vaccinations before travelling to Greece. For the most up to date information please click here.
We always suggest that you carry your EHIC with you when travelling in Europe (the EHIC replaced the old E-111 forms from back in the day). If you produce your EHIC whilst accessing medical treatment, the treatment will be cheaper or in some cases free.
If you use your EHIC, we will waive the policy excess on your claim. The EHIC is not a substitute for Travel Insurance. It is to help you receive cheaper and sometimes free health care within Europe, but it will not cover the costs of getting you back to the UK (repatriation).
If you don’t have one, can’t find it or it’s expired, click here and apply for a new one for free. The application takes minutes and it arrives in a few days.
As a British National, you will not require a visa to enter Greece. However, if you are planning on staying for longer than 3 months, you will need to apply for a residence permit. Also, ensure your passport is in date and has enough validity to last your trip.
A visitor can currently bring up to 5 different prescribed medicines for personal use, with a maximum of 2 boxes of each medicine. If you need to bring more than this, please contact the National Organisation of Medicines. You can do this by emailing them on firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Emergency Info||For General emergencies, call 112
Fire Brigade: 199
Forest Fire: 191
Tourist Police: 1571
|Tipping Protocol||It is not mandatory, and In Some restaurants will automatically round the bill up – so make sure you check this before tipping on top!
If you are going to tip then 5-10% is preferable, and leave it on the table or give it to the waiter directly.
|Drinking Age||18 years to buy it and drink in public – although there is no legal drinking age as such.|
|Weather||Earthquakes and earth tremors can be felt in Greece. For more info click here
Forest Fires are common during summer due to the dry heat. It is an offence to cause one, even if unintentional, so ensure cigarettes are extinguished correctly and don’t have BBQs.
|Seasons||Spring – March – April
Summer – May – August
Autumn – September – December
Winter – January - February
|Phrases||Hello – Χαίρετε (Chaírete)
Good Morning – Καλημέρα (Kaliméra)
How are you? – Πώς είσαι (Pós eísai)
How much please – πόσο (póso)
Good night – καληνυχτα (kalinychta)
|Plug Type||220V to 230V – 50Hz|
|Driving side||Right Hand Side|
|Local Laws/Customs||Indecent behaviour isn’t tolerated.
Any use of narcotics could lead to a very long prison sentence, especially if you are found bringing them into the country.
Do not purchase pirate dvds/cds
It is illegal to smoke in all indoor public places and you can be fined up to €500.
Alpha Travel Insurance is a trading name of Travel Insurance Facilities Plc, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FRN306537. tifgroup is trading name of Travel Insurance Facilities Plc registered in England No. 3220410. tifgroup; all rights reserved. Registered Office: 1 Tower View, Kings Hill, West Malling, ME19 4UY. All policies offered are on a non-advised basis