Even if you are an experienced traveler, you will need a lot of time to explore everything Greece has to offer. It’s also a great place to visit because of its climate and you can use it as a getaway option for the pandemic. The regulations are strict like in most countries but it isn’t as hard as for others to visit them.
You won’t have any issues going there if you were positive in the last 6 months and you have all the paperwork with you. On the other hand, if you were negative, you would need to take the PCR test which is valid for the next 72h. This can be annoying if you will stay for more than that because you will need to do it twice or more for around 50 euros.
Are there any restrictions?
You might have trouble finding an open bar in some places because they are protesting constantly about the measures. But, there is always a place that will be open. For some, you won’t even need a certificate that you are vaccinated or that you did a test.
Always bring your identification and COVID pass even if some of them don’t request it. It’s something that has become more important than that passport for some. You might also need to do some stop tests if you use the bus from one city to another so you should look to rent a vehicle. Applying for an international driving permit Greece is very easy you will just need a picture and some basic information.
What to explore?
It’s very important that you plan your travels inside Greece before you visit because there are numerous places that are nice to see. This will usually depend on which part of the country you will be staying in. But, even then, you will find that every street has some kind of history. Most of the cities are in the hills, so be prepared for challenging walks.
You might hear some of the well-known places like Thessaloniki but there are smaller places that are very beautiful and less-known. Some of them include Kythira, Tinos, and Naxos. If you want to learn more about their history and have a beautiful look at the sea, you should think about visiting Peloponnese.
Best time to visit
Greece is a country that mostly relies on tourists so they have events throughout the year. But, the best time to visit Greece would probably be summer because there’s a lot of people and more things to do. Even in winter, they have some amazing places to visit during Christmas. Fall is the time for film and that’s when Thessaloniki International Film Festival is organized.
Considering that we are still under COVID restrictions, you will need more time to organize your trip. Make sure you get well informed and reserve everything on time. Once you are there, you should know that their cuisine is amazing, especially their seafood. Another part that they are famous for are the museums not many people tend to visit.