- Strikes and demonstrations are common and can often be called at short notice, affecting public transport and links. To stay safe and avoid hassle, British nationals are advised to avoid demonstrations and stay up to date with local news.
- Hiring a vehicle – If you’re thinking of hiring a car, quad bike or moped, it’s strongly recommended you have valid insurance cover and appropriate safety equipment. Under Greek law, it’s required to wear a crash helmet on a moped, motorcycle and scooter. If you're in an accident, failure to wear a crash helmet could invalidate your travel insurance. To find out permitted speed limits and driving guidelines in Greece, take a look at our guide to driving in Greece.
- European Health Insurance Card – British nationals are entitled to necessary medical treatment (at a reduced cost or sometimes even for free) when travelling to European economic areas. It’s important to note that EHIC is not a replacement for Greek travel insurance, but it's simply extra protection in the event you get ill or injured while away. Don't forget to apply for EHIC for free.
Greece: Did you know?
- In Greece, nodding your head means no.
- If you see Greeks clenching their hand and moving their arms sideways, don’t be scared, they're just waving. It is an insult to show the palm of the hand with fingers extended, so Greeks wave with their palms closed.
- Greece is the ‘home’ of western culture. Our ideas of democracy, justice and many of our philosophies come from Ancient Greece.
Sights to see in Greece include the Acropolis, Plakias, Kos and Corfu. Not to mention cities such as Athens, Hania and Iraklio.
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