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Travel FAQs

What documents do I need to visit Greece?

Depending on your country of origin, you might need a valid passport and a visa; If you are a EU citizen, you do not need a visa. You just need your valid national ID card or passport. Please note that driving licences, bank, tax and other cards are not accepted as valid travel documents. If you are a non-EU citizen you will need a valid passport and depending on your country of origin, you might need a visa; you could obtain a visa through the Greek Consulate nearest to your residence. Please visit the following link in order to find the contact information you need.
Greek Missions Abroad

Where can I find free maps and brochures?

Visit Greece is in the process of re printing new material as well as uploading it on to the website. At the moment you are able to download existing brochures on the following web link:
Brochures | Maps

How can I find a specialized tour guide?

Please address your request to the Panhellenic Guide Federation.
Contact information:
45-47, Voulis Street
105 57 Athens
Tel: +30 210 3210680
Fax: +30 210 3210680
URL: Panhellenic Tourist Guides' Federation

I need to find accommodation in Greece.

Please visit the following accommodation website:
Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

How can I organise my trip in Greece?

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies specialises in finding the most suitable Agency for organising your trip and stay in Greece.
Contact details:
Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA)

Tel : +30 210 9223522, 210 9234143
E-mail :
URL : Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies

I need information on Greek culture.

Please visit the website of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Hellenic Culture Organization S.A. below:
Hellenic Culture Organization

I need contact details for G.N.T.O. Offices Abroad.

Please visit the following web link:
GNTO Offices Abroad

I need contact details for the Regional Tourism Offices in Greece

Please visit the following web link:
Regional Tourism Offices

General Info

Capital of Greece : Athens
Official language: Greek
The currency : Euro (€)
Climate: Mediterranean
Geography: Greece is located in south-eastern Europe
Population: 11.306.183 (2010 estimate)
Time Zone: Time Greece GMT +2
Calling code: The international calling code of Greece is +30

Before you travel
Health and Safety
Tourist protection line
Other Tourism Institutions

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