Visa and entry requirements Greece:
Passport not required
No visa is required

Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to Greece:

The parliamentary republic of Greece is located in southeastern Europe on the eastern Mediterranean and consists of the mainland and its over 3,000 islands. The Greek territory borders on Albania, Macedonia and Bulgaria in the north and Turkey in the east. The state has around 11.4 million inhabitants, is a member of the European Union and uses the euro as a means of payment. Greece is mainly known for its antiquity and was once considered a European civilization. Here in the country Greek is spoken without exception. The Greek language is the oldest language spoken in the world today. The state religion is Orthodox Christianity, which is professed by almost 98% of the population. Greece predominantly has a mild Mediterranean climate.

The territory of Greece has significant gas and oil reserves. The most important agricultural export goods are wine, asparagus, soy, avocado, olives, tobacco and grapefruit.

On the mainland is the capital Athens with around 3.2 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area. The city is considered the country's cultural, historical and economic center. Athens was named Europe's first cultural capital by UNESCO in 1985 and has twice hosted the Summer Olympics.

The Acropolis is undoubtedly the most famous attraction in the city. Other important buildings in Athens include the Acropolis Museum, Syntagma Square, the Parliament Building, Parthenon, the ancient Kallimarmaro Stadium, the Athenian Trilogy, the Athens City Hall, the Agora market square, Olymieion - the Temple of Zeus, the historic Plaka district and the Catholic Episcopal Church.

Other larger cities on the Greek mainland are Thessaloniki, Piraeus, Larisa, Kallithea, Nikea, Kalamaria and Patras.

However, the country's most important tourist attractions include the many well-known Greek islands, including Crete, Rhodes, Corfu, Mykonos, Lesbos, Chios, Euboea, Santorini, Kefalonia, Samos, Zakynthos, Lemnos, Ikaria and Kos. The southernmost point of Europe is the island of Gavdos.

After the Athens Acropolis, the most visited tourist attractions on the Greek mainland include the Meteora monasteries, the ruins of Delphi, the legendary Mount Olympus, the Corinth Canal, Olympia - site of the first Olympic Games in 1896, the Agora, the Vikos Gorge, the Palace of Knossos, the holy Mount Athos with its Orthodox monastic republic and various beautiful sandy beaches.

Apart from four visits to the capital Athens, I have only ever visited one of the beautiful Greek islands. In the summer of 2017 I visited the islands of Corfu and Rhodes. While Corfu seems a bit smaller and cozier, Rhodes thrives on absolute mass tourism. Both old towns invite you to take a tour and are fascinating with their ancient buildings.

In the summer of 2014 I visited Crete. The island is particularly overcrowded in midsummer and is particularly popular with German tourists. Crete impresses with its beautiful landscape, clean beaches and diverse excursion destinations.

After somehow only being able to stay in Athens for a day, I finally managed to stay longer in May 2019. This time my program included a complete city tour by bus, a visit to the Acropolis and a trip to Piraeus. As the last globally important UNESCO World Heritage Site and at the top of my personal wish list until then, after a long wait I had finally completed the Acropolis.

Greece is a dream tourist destination with a fantastic landscape, lots of nice people and unique cuisine.

My absolute highlight of every trip to Greece was the local Greek food. It is probably unique in the world and will always remain in my fond memories.

I will certainly enjoy visiting Greece again and again in the future.