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Greece Travel Insurance

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.

Why Choose Alpha if you’re Travelling to Greece?

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 £0 to £175).

All of our policies at Alpha include the following benefits:

What to do in Greece

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!

Epidaurus Theatre

Papingo Rock Pools

 Monemvasia Fortress

Greece Travel Advice

You are not currently required to have any vaccinations before travelling to Greece. For the most up to date information please click here.

From 1st January 2021 rules around travel to Europe have changed, visit the Government website for up to date information on passports, EHIC, healthcare and more. We’ll update this page with more information as and when the Government release it.

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.

Entry Requirements

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

Useful Info:

CurrencyEuro -
Click here for the current exchange rate.
Capital CityAthens
Population Over 11,000,000
Emergency InfoFor General emergencies, call 112

Police: 100

Ambulance: 166

Fire Brigade: 199

Forest Fire: 191

Tourist Police: 1571
Tipping ProtocolIt 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 Age18 years to buy it and drink in public – although there is no legal drinking age as such.
WeatherEarthquakes 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.
SeasonsSpring – March – April

Summer – May – August

Autumn – September – December

Winter – January - February
Languages spokenGreek
PhrasesHello – Χαίρετε (Chaírete)

Good Morning – Καλημέρα (Kaliméra)

How are you? – Πώς είσαι (Pós eísai)

How much please – πόσο (póso)

Good night – καληνυχτα (kalinychta)
Plug Type220V to 230V – 50Hz
Driving sideRight Hand Side
Local Laws/CustomsIndecent 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.
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