What to Eat in Greece

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What to Know Before You Travel to Greece

Currency: Euro (EUR, €)

Time Difference: London GMT + 2

Capital City: Athens

Language: Greek

Electricity: European 230V


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What is the currency in Greece?

The currency in Greece is the euro (€), which is divided into euro coins and euro notes. Euro coins are available in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents, as well as 1 and 2 euros. Euro notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 euros. Greece adopted the euro as its official currency in 2001, replacing the drachma.

What language do they speak in Greece?

The official language of Greece is Greek. It's the primary language spoken by the majority of the population. The Greek language has various dialects, but the standard form is used in education, media, and official communication. Basic conversational Greek includes phrases like "hello" (Γεια σας, Geiá sou), "thank you" (Ευχαριστώ, efcharistó), and "goodbye" (Αντίο, antio sas).

When is the best time to visit Greece?

The best time to visit Greece depends on your preferences. In July, a Greece summer offers warm weather and vibrant nightlife, ideal for beachgoers and party enthusiasts. Greece in spring (April to June) and Greece in autumn (September to October) provide milder temperatures, perfect for sightseeing and outdoor activities without the summer crowds. Rest assured, there is an Insight Vacations Greece 'Business Class' tour for whichever you consider the best time of year to visit Greece.

What is the traditional food in Greece?

Traditional Greek cuisine is rich in flavours and includes dishes like moussaka, a layered dish with eggplant, minced meat, and béchamel sauce; Traditional Greek salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, olives, and feta cheese; tzatziki, a yogurt-based dip with cucumber and garlic; briam, a vegetable medley roasted with olive oil and herbs; keftedes, seasoned meatballs; and souvlaki, skewered and grilled meat typically served in pita bread. Greek traditional food is often enjoyed as street food as well.

What are the best islands to visit in Greece?

Insight Vacations 'Business Class' tours include the best Greek islands to visit for your next getaway. Santorini beach is famed for its stunning waters and sunsets. Corfu beach offers lush landscapes and family-friendly activities. Paros boasts beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife. Mykonos beach is known for its liveliness and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Crete offers a blend of history, nature, and beaches. Zakynthos, Lefkada, and Patmos are also popular for their picturesque beaches and relaxed vibes.

What tourist attractions are in Greece?

The Acropolis of Athens, Greece featuring the iconic Parthenon, is a must-see for its ancient grandeur. The archaeological sites of Mycenae and Olympia offer insights into Greece's rich history. Athens itself is filled with historical landmarks and vibrant neighborhoods. Its cosmopolitan charm makes Santorini Greece's one of many picturesque getaways. Zakynthos and Lefkada beaches offer pristine beauty. These attractions make Greece a top Insight Vacations 'Business Class' tour destination.

What is the weather like in Greece?

Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters - this is Greek weather. Coastal areas enjoy temperate weather moderated by the Mediterranean Sea, while inland regions experience more extreme temperatures. In summer, the average temperature in Greece ranges from 25°C to 35°C (77°F to 95°F), while winter temperatures range from 5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F). Rainfall is more common in winter, with drier summers. In any climate, you'll be touring in style with Insight Vacations.

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