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Travel guide: Greece

Greece Travel Guide

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Are you headed out on one of our Greek tours? Wondering what you should pack? What food you should try? Or how much money you should bring with you? We’ve got you covered!

The Basics

Weather: Fall – 61-75° F |  Winter – 46-57° F |  Spring – 54-69° F |  Summer – 73-90° F 

Language(s): Greek

Currency: € Euro

Cash or card: Cash

Exchange Rate: $1 = €.85

What that really means: $20 = €17.05 Euro

€2 will buy you: Souvlaki

€ to bring per day: €25

Packing:

Summer Packing list: bathing suit, walking shoes, hat, sunscreen,

We wish we packed: aloe, flip-flops/water shoes, the sand is HOT

We wish we left behind: Huge suitcase, it’s just not worth it over the cobblestones.

Winter Packing List: Rain jacket, closed toe shoes, light sweater

We wish we packed: Sunglasses

We should wish we left behind: Shorts… we were a little too hopeful.

Greece Food

via Julia Karam

The Food:

Average cost of lunch: €10-15

Tipping: Usually just round up. Make sure you leave it on the table or give it directly to the waiter.

Atmosphere: Busy, but relaxed

The best place to have lunch: Street vendors! “The Street food is legit”

You HAVE to try: Baklava, Gyro, Greek Salad

Sunset in Greece

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Everything Else:

Total spend on souvenirs: €75

Coolest thing you bought: Really cool shoes, greek spices, and olive oil soap.

Free time: Take a walk. There are so many tiny side streets to get lost in–you never know what you’ll find!

Hidden gems: Mykonos. Not really hidden, but definitely overshadowed by Santorini when it’s just as, if not more, beautiful.

Advice: I know everyone is wondering. The G in Gyro is silent. It’s pronounced Yee-Ro. Also, actual greek salad does not include lettuce.

Best Part: The sunsets. Worth the hype.

Julia Karam

Julia is a student at Northeastern University. She traveled with EF in 2015, and now is a content marketing co-op at EF Tours. She has traveled to 10+ countries and will study in Florence, Italy during the Fall 2018 semester.

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