Greece, with a population of 11 million people, is a very interesting and beautiful country, extremely rich in historic past and with a very unique inherited culture. Visiting Greece can be an amazing experience, and just like when traveling to any other destination, there are some basic facts and info tourists should know in order to be properly prepared.

There are many different ways to reach Greece. There are several airports receiving flights from a variety of points in the world, as well as there are many different buses and trains which would bring visitors from other European countries to many spots in Greece. Another transport method visitors can use to visit this country is through the sea, which is one of the most convenient ways to not only arrive from other countries in the region, but also visit different islands and go from one point of the country to other.

Regularly, there is a variety of different promotional offers for transport tickets which can be very useful for travelers and visitors. It is very recommendable that those visitors who intend to travel from one city to another by train or by bus to ask and find out which type of cards and offers are currently available to them.

It is important to know that it is forbidden to bring plants and soil to Greece. Besides this, it is also important to have in mind that antiquities can not be exported from the country without permission from the Archeological Service of Athens. People under the age of 18 are not allowed to buy tobacco or alcohol, and there is a maximum of those products which each adult can bring with them.

The main currency used in Greece is the Euro, and it is very advisable that tourists bring some change with them at the time of arriving, although they would be able to exchange money at many different banks and other places. It is also interesting to have in mind that the 10 or 15 % tipping used in many other destinations is not very necessary in Greece, unless in expensive hotels or restaurants.

Map of Greece