Travel guide

Between arid lands and Ilian beauty.

A German proverb says that “Today is yesterday’s pupil”. Indeed, every year thousands of visitors come to learn about its fascinating and mythical history, and enjoy the beauty of its landscapes. Discover the ancient remains of the unmissable Acropolis and its capital Athens, succumb to the beauty of paradise islands such as Corfu, Rhodes, Mykonos and Crete, and the more intimate beauty of the gentle way of life and hospitality. We forget that it’s the cradle of tragedy, because of its breathtaking beauty…

Time difference





Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

  • Yes/No = Né/Ochi
  • Good morning = Kalimera
  • Goodbye = Athio
  • Please = Parakalo
  • Thank you = Efkharisto
  • I am French = Imé ghalos/ghalida
  • Do you speak French ? = Milatè ghalika ?
  • I don’t understand Greek. = Then katalavéno ta hellinika
  • My name is … = Mé Léné
  • How are you ? = Ti Kanété
  • How much is it ? = Posso Kani ?

Key figures

Greece is at GMT+2 in winter (GMT+3 in summer), so there is always a 01:00 time difference with France: when it’s 12:00 in Honfleur, it’s 13:00 in Athens.

Good to know

European plugs – Type C or Type F



Vaccines recommended:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Whooping cough
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Measles, Mumps
  • Rubella

For short-term stays, don’t forget to get your European Health Insurance Card!

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).

It is advisable to seek advice from your GP or a travel advice center.


If you wish to stay in Italy for less than 90 days, you may be exempt from visa requirements. Citizens of the following countries do not require a visa: Citizens of the EU, EEA and Switzerland.

For stays of up to three months, French nationals must be in possession of a valid identity document (national identity card or passport, excluding any other document).

Valid national identity card or passport for French, Belgian and Swiss nationals. For other nationalities, we’ll be happy to help you with all the formalities.