It is not a secret that Greek hospitality and spirit are renowned globally. Greece has the most iconic geographies, histories, and cultures. A warm air breezing through a salty smell of crystal-clear waters may only mean one thing – visiting Greece has reached its ripe hour.
Greece is an easy-going country and has warm and welcoming individuals. However, similar to other destinations, there are some things you may do to have an enjoyable trip; this might include:
- Avoid the Peak Season
Unless you must travel in the summer because of the school holidays, it’s important to try as much as possible to visit Greece at the end of August or the peak season of late July. In this period, the climate is blisteringly hot, and everywhere gets too crowded since the Greeks themselves are also on holiday.
June and May see warm days with fresh lights and a proliferation of flora. Early October and September also offer golden days as the sea holds the summer heat.
- Plan Ahead
It’s unfortunate that Greece is well-organized and prepared for individuals with disabilities. If you’re an individual with special needs or just touring with a person who is, ensure you book a cabin or room for the disabled in ferries and hotels early.
If you are also planning on touring a few Greek islands, you may try to stick to ‘flat’ islands because most of these vicinities are not designed for individuals with disabilities.
- Put All the Documents in Order
For the EU citizens looking to tour Greece, no passport will be required. An identity card with Latin characters would be enough. However, if you are a non-EU citizen, you will need a valid password to travel to Greece.
If at all, you lose your passport while in Greece, you can contact the embassy of your home country and local police for help. It is advisable to have a passport photocopy so as to facilitate the replacement process. Other documents you may need include:
- Animal’s documents
- An ID
- A visa
- Hire a Yacht
Basically, Greece is surrounded by the Ionian, Aegean, and Mediterranean seas that opens up a lot of possibilities when sailing. A Greece yacht charter is advisable for sea lovers since you can tour different islands, including Ikaria, Mykonos, and Milos.
Among the recommended beaches you can visit with a yacht are the Beach of the Shipwreck and the Red Beach. By hiring a yacht in Greece, you will be able to enjoy all these beaches and islands from an outstanding point of view.
- Learn about the Dishes
Greek dishes have a venerable history, which can be rooted back to antiquity. While the rocky terrain of the country limits its agricultural output, cuisine and cooking are important to its culture. Wheat, cheese, olives are an important part of the local diet. They can appear in stews, bread, and salads.
Seafood in restaurants, including octopus, fish, mussels, and squid, also come fresh, especially in the Greek islands. In terms of popularity, you may find souvlaki, dolmades, and moussaka, just to mention a few.
Greece is one of the countries, which has a significant amount of territories and hundreds of islands. You may spend months adventuring this historic and fascinating area.
While the news has been full of bad stories regarding the immigrant and financial crises engulfing Greece, there are still a lot of reasons to visit the country. From warm Hellenic and stunning beaches to great dishes, Greece always has something for everyone.