Greece travel with Topdeck

Get your Greek on. You’re about to run away to the Greek islands like Donna Sheridan. Not a Mamma Mia fan? We won’t hold it against you. There are tonnes of things to do in Greece sans singing your heart out ABBA-style. Sail the glistening waters of the Med. Party ’til the sun comes up. Schmooze with the super-friendly locals. Fancy catching a tan? You’ve got your pick of golden Greece beaches before you dance the night away in Greek tavernas. Speaking of – the taste of traditional Greek food is OH SO GOOD. Souvlaki, moussaka, feta cheese , tzatziki – is your stomach screaming “FEED ME” yet?

Ready for Greece attractions galore! Delve deeper into Greek glory with our on-hand Hermes’. That’s our all-knowing Trip Leaders. Tick off Acropolis of Athens, the Parthenon, Delphi Theatre... The list is as huge as Hercule’s muscles. And that’s the gospel truth.

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Europe | Delve Deep

Delve Deep: Greek Islands

10 days / 1 country

Start: Athens

End: Athens

From US$1,919.00
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Europe | Get Social

Get Social: Big European

27 days / 14 countries

Start: London

End: London

From US$4,819.00
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Europe | Play & Pause

Play & Pause: Epic European

36 days / 18 countries

Start: London

End: London

From US$8,029.00
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Europe | Get Social

Get Social: Mega European

49 days / 19 countries

Start: London

End: London

From US$8,729.00
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Unmissable Greek spots

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Golden Santorini beaches. Twinkling lights after dark. Views that last for days. This Greek island is world-famous and for good reason. Want inspo for things to do in Santorini? Get your sweat on during a hike along the Path to Oia – think time-worn cobblestones and white-washed churches. The burning calves are worth it. We swear. Dive into the island’s captivating history: Akrotíri and Ancient Thira top the list of Santorini attractions. Catch THAT Santorini sunset. Forget the phone and live in the moment. Editing apps have NOTHING on this.

It’s crowned the Ibiza of Greece for its wild party scenes, but there’s so much MORE to this island soaked in blue and white. Social sun worshipper? Lounge across the sandy Mykonos beaches with a crystal-blue ocean view. Then: dance until dawn. Wanna dig deeper? We’ve got a list of Apollo-approved things to do in Mykonos. Feel the hair-raising presence of Delos island – ancient birthplace of the Immortals. Explore the Neolithic settlement of Fteliá beach. Visit the home of Manto Mavrogenous – Greek Revolution heroine. Her legacy – beauty AND bravery.

Crumbling ruins. Golden skies. A city steeped in mythology, Athens is a one-way ticket to the time of warriors and monsters. Godly Athens attractions as vast as Olympians. The Parthenon and Acropolis are obvious, but what about Kerameikos – the ancient graveyard where thousands of tombs lie? Or Hadrian’s Library – built in 132-134 CE to begin a new era? Want things to do in Athens which don’t require a history lesson? Sun-kissed Athens beaches, full-bodied wine bars and vibrant art give the Greek capital a new chapter in its long epic.

Your Greece Qs answered

How much will a trip to Greece cost?

It depends! You’ll need to budget for spending money, meals (only the ones which aren’t included, obvs) and those immense optional activities. Go through your itinerary and think about the optionals you’re keen to experience – it’s all part of the fun!

What's the climate like in Greece?

Mostly Mediterranean with hot, dry summers (April – September) and mild, wet winters (October – March).

What should I pack for a trip to Greece?

The top three things you need: sunnies, swimmers and sunscreen (sunburn is not a vibe). Get seasick? Motion-sickness tablets are a must. Check out the full list of what to pack in your trip notes.

What public holidays are celebrated in Greece?

Εικοστή Πέμπτη Μαρτίου (Celebration of the Greek Revolution) is celebrated on 25 March. Also known as Independence Day, the holiday features parades throughout the country – the largest being in Athens. Κοίμηση της Θεοτόκου (Dormition of the Holy Virgin or Assumption Day) is a joyous day, celebrated with feasts, processions and family time on 15 August. It commemorates the reunion of the Virgin Mother and Jesus in Heaven. Το Όχι or Ημέρα του Όχι (Ohi Day or Oxi Day) on 28 October marks the day Greece rejected Italy’s demands for occupation of land. National flags are proudly hung high and parades can be seen within Greek and Cypriot communities.

What's the local currency in Greece?

Euro (EUR).

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When’s the best time to travel to Greece?

The short answer: summer.

The long answer: Any time between April and October when the blue skies match the blue sea. If you’re the life and soul of the party who loves to meet people from all over the world, you’re gonna LOVE June to September. Line your pockets with extra dollar though, it’s a bit more spenny during peak season.

Will I need a visa and/or travel insurance to travel to Greece?

You must have comprehensive travel insurance to participate in a Topdeck trip to Greece. You will be unable to join us without it.

It’s your responsibility to obtain the correct visas for your trip. Ask your travel agent or check with the relevant embassies before you depart.

Find travel advice for Australia citizens here, for New Zealand citizens here, for US citizens here, for Canadian citizens here and for British citizens here. If you’re travelling from a country not listed here, head to the relevant government website for more information.

What are the health and vaccine requirements for travel to Greece?

We recommend you consult your doctor about health and vaccination requirements before you travel to Greece.

Don’t forget – if you’re travelling with us on or before 31 December 2022, you must be vaccinated against COVID-19. The only exception is if you are medically exempt. From 1 January 2023 you no longer need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to join a Topdeck trip. Find out more here.

For current travel safety advice, please check your home country’s travel advisories.

Can I use a credit card in Greece?

Mostly. Credits cards are widely accepted throughout Greece, especially tourist hot spots. But, for some restaurants and bars on the Greek islands, it’s better to have cash on you. The same goes for local street vendors.

What do I need to charge my devices in Greece?

Type C and F plugs are used in Greece. The standard voltage is 230V and the standard frequency is 50Hz. We recommend you bring a universal plug adapter – airports usually sell them, but it’s cheaper to buy one before you go.

Top tips for travelling Greece

Avoid crazy taxi fares and hop on public transport – most trips only cost a couple of euros. Sloww downn and smell the coffee – nobody's in a rush in Greece, including your waiter. Pickpockets (as with most busy cities) are around, so take extra care whilst out and about. Beware of hand signs! The OK gesture means a*sehole and a high five (with spread-out fingers) can be misinterpreted as the mountza. An insult you really don’t wanna do in Greece.

What are some useful phrases I can use in Greece?

Good morning = Kαλημέρα (ka-li-me-ra)

Good afternoon = Kαλησπέρα (ka-li-spe-ra)

Thank you = Ευχαριστώ (ef-ha-ree-sto)

You’re welcome / Please = Παρακαλώ (pa-ra-ka-lo) - same word used for both, depending on context.

Sorry / excuse me = Συγγνώμη (see-gno-mee)

Cheers (to us) = Γεια μας! (ya-mas)

I love Greece = Aγαπώ την Ελλάδα (a-ga-po teen e-la-da)

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