Planning a Greek Trip

Planning a Greek Trip

If you are planning a trip to Greece, here are some useful and practical information. Arriving in Greece on a Sunday is best if you are prepared that most of the stores will be closed. Tourist services or souvenirs stores are available usually. The siesta is from 3pm to 5pm, some places have minimum crew on duty during the naptime. Government offices are open from 8am to 3pm, try to do your official business tasks on weekdays from 9am to 1pm. An advice will be that you call to check their bu... [ read more ]

Tipping matters and useful numbers in Greece

Tipping matters and useful numbers in Greece

VAT is included in the restaurant bills, local taxes are also included.  The service charge is 10 to 15 percent. A custom to follow is to leave 10% or 5% for the waiter/waitresss particularly for good service staffs. Larger bills is best to be rounded off and small bills to be round up to the nearest Euro. Tourists are expected to leave a tip for taxis, a general guide is to tip up from 5% to 10%. In the hotel, you may tip bellhops or doormen 1 Eur up to 5 Eur if you have many luggage and b... [ read more ]

Getting Around Greece by Ferry

Getting Around Greece by Ferry

If you are traveling to Greece during the high-season, the routes are pretty extensive. So you can expect many connections from Athens and even in-between islands where you can hop from one island to the other. During the winter season, be ready that the ferries run once or twice a week only. So the frequency of these Greek ferries might impact your travel plans and you are recommended to always plan ahead. Greek Ferries Availability Depending on the time of the year, you can check the ava... [ read more ]

Greek Good Morning by A Budget Traveler

Greek Good Morning by A Budget Traveler

Say 'Kalimera', that's the Greek good morning. Greece has so much to offer in terms of its attractions from islands such as Mykonos, Delos, Delphi, Loannina, Crete, Thessaloniki, Rhodes and last but not least, Athens. So many to choose from and unless you are planning  a longer stay. In any way, it makes going to Greece on budget very challenging since the adoption of the Euros in 2002. The Greek drachma (dr) replaced. If you are from the US, UK or Asia, it is good to know that there ... [ read more ]