Essential Greece Travel Tips

If you’re traveling to Greece for the first time, then it might benefit you to know a few things about this wonderful place before departing. The following tips will help you to have a wonderful time in this exciting country:

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Don’t Ask for Another Opinion

Everybody is very opinionated in Greece. If you ask for another opinion on something, no matter what it is, you could start a full scale debate! You’ll also be confused with way too many conflicting views, as the Greeks speak their minds. Avoid asking for another opinion, as you don’t want to cause a fuss!

Know the Rules

Greece has certain rules that you should abide by, but in some cases these rules can be broken. For example, you may be told that you need to book ahead for an activity on your trip, but you might find that if you walk in on the day they allow you to join in!

Try to Break the Tension

People in Greece are very friendly and helpful. However, it’ll help if you make the effort to learn a few Greek phrases first! A simple ‘how are you?’ in Greek should be enough to impress.

Go Camping

There are so many places in Greece to go camping. They love it here! You’ll even find last minute camp sites being put up on beaches. It isn’t unusual to see people camping under no camping signs either.

Drink Plenty of Water

Greece is a very hot country. Ridiculously hot, in fact. Even if you plan on staying in the shade or cooling off in the sea, make sure you up your water intake. You should be drinking at least 2 litres a day, even more if you’re drinking a lot of alcohol.

Go and Explore

Greece is covered in hidden gems that you’ll love exploring. Go off the beaten track and explore the ruins, coves, and islands – the ones that noone really knows or talks about! Saying that, I recommend visiting popular places just as much. Hotels such as Blue Bay Deluxe complex in Rhodes has a great waterpark for all the family to enjoy!

Push in the Queue

Greeks don’t often queue up in an orderly fashion. If you aren’t vigilant, you could wait ages to be served! People will push in front of you if you aren’t standing your ground, so plant your feet firmly and make sure you get served fairly.

Keep Cash on You

Many restaurants and shops won’t take card, so make sure you keep cash on you. You don’t have to keep all of your holiday money on you at once, just be sure you have enough to pay for a meal or a souvenir. There are ATM’s dotted around that you can take cash out of, so if you don’t have cash simply find one of those and top yourself up.

Now you have these travel tips; you can have a great time in Greece, keep yourself safe, and perhaps make a few friends along the way!

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