The Best 4 Travel Tips for a Holiday in Greece

8 Nov

I was supposed to go to Greece in 1999 but I ended up in Morocco instead.  Hopefully, I’ll get there one day………..until then enjoy this guest post: 

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Greece is home to some of the most stunning tourist attractions in Europe. It boasts of numerous things to see and do. Visiting any of the famous landmarks, beaches,  or monuments would definitely offer you very memorable experiences. For you to find some great deals  on a Greek holiday, you should check with legitimate travel companies such as Thomson Holidays. As you prepare to go to Greece, it is very important that you know a few facts about the fascinating country. The following are some of the most important tips for your Greece holidays:

1. Book Early: For many years, Greece has been a very famous holiday destination. Airplane and train tickets are usually sold out weeks in advance due to the high number of tourists travelling to the country. Therefore, if you intend to travel to Greece, especially in July or August, you should book your flight or train in advance.

2. Currency:  The official currency unit in Greece is the Euro (€). If you are not from the Eurozone, then you can get your currency exchanged at any bank in Greece.

There are also forex bureaus,airports, hotels, railroad stations, and travel agencies that offer currency exchange services in Greece. One of the best ways to save money while you are in Greece is to eat and drink in cheap tavernas with the locals. Avoid modish bars and restaurants with multilingual menus that can easily drain away your money. There are also a lot of things to do and places to visit in Greece for free.

3. Pack Appropriate Clothes: When travelling to Greece, you should be very mindful of your dress code. Make sure that you carry  decent clothes that fit well. Do not carry baggy or tight-fitting clothes that might shock your hosts. You can bring colorful t-shirts, 2 pair of jeans, your favorite swimsuit, and  two pair of shoes. If you are a fashion-conscious lady, you can bring the latest designs of tops, sunglasses, and stylish shoes. If you are a Christian and you intend to visit the monasteries or churches during your stay in Greece, it is very important for you to bring long dresses and shirts that cover your knees and shoulders, such as a spaghetti-strap dress.

4. Learn a Bit of  the Greek Language: Even though Greek is not an easy language to learn, it is very advisable that you learn how to spell and say some basic words. Being able to greet people, ask for directions, and thank people in Greekis a very good idea.  Some of the basic Greek words that you should learn include the following:

Kalimera – Good morning

Kalispera – Good evening

Kalinichta – Good night

Yia sou – Hello

Adio – Bye Efharisto – Thank you

Parakalo – Please

Endaxi – Alright

As you will be visiting hotels and cafés, you can also learn how to order for food and drinks, how to ask for the menu and how to say thank you  for services that you have been given.

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