Travel guide

Flooded with sunshine and bathed in azure waters.

We love them for their softness, but we also love them for their colors, especially in blue. On the Greek islands of the Cyclades, you can spend a relaxing holiday on pebble or sandy beaches, marvel at volcanic formations or windmills, ride a scooter along scenic roads, taste the finest olive oils or relax in a beautiful hotel with an infinity pool.

Naxos, Paros, Mykonos and Santorini can also be combined for even more discovery and pleasure!

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Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

  • Yes = né
  • No = ochi
  • Good morning = kalimera
  • Good evening = kalispera
  • Good night = kalinikhta
  • Hello = yassou
  • Goodbye = athîo
  • Please = parakalo
  • Thank you = efkharisto
  • Sorry = signomi
  • I am French = Imé ghalos / ghalida.
  • Do you speak French? = Milatè ghalika ?
  • I don’t understand Greek. = Then katalavéno ta hellinika

Key figures

Area: ?2,572 km2

Around 250 islands

Population: 120,000.


Up-to-date vaccinations :

  • diphtheria-tetanus-polio
  • rubella, mumps and measles.

Preventive vaccination against hepatitis A and B may be recommended, as well as against typhoid fever or meningococcal disease, depending on the length and conditions of your stay. It is advisable to seek advice from your GP or a travel advice center.

Depending on the location and length of your stay, preventive vaccination against Central European tick-borne encephalitis may be advisable (particularly for stays in rural or forested areas).


As Greece is a member of the European Union, French nationals do not need a visa for stays of less than 3 months, whatever the purpose of their visit.

They are admitted to Greece on presentation of a valid national identity card or passport.