You can keep your ticket open up to 24 hours before your travel date without penalty.
Your open tickets must be used within the same calendar year.
Name changes are not made on the purchased ticket.
Only date changes can be made on purchased tickets.
You must complete your check-in procedures with your passport and valid visa 1 hour before the departure.
To find out if you need a visa to enter Greece, you can consult the overview here. (https://www.mfa.gr/en/visas/visas-for-foreigners-traveling-to-greece/countries-requiring-or-not-requiring-visa.html)
. A transit through or an intended stay in the territory of the Schengen States of a duration of no more than 90 days in any 180 day period (“short stay visa”)
. A transit through the international transit areas of airports of the Schengen States (“airport transit visa”).
Generally, the visa issued allows you to visit any of the Schengen States during the same trip, within the validity of the visa.
A Schengen visa is not appropriate, if you wish to remain in a Schengen country for longer than 90 days, take up employment or establish a business, trade or profession.
Family members of EU citizens who have exercised their right of free movement (meaning that the EU citizen resides in or travels to a Member State other than his/her country of origin) benefit from certain procedural facilitations. The basic criteria to be fulfilled are the following:
the EU citizen has exercised his/her right of free movement
the family member (applicant) belongs to one of the categories covered by Directive 2004/38/EC
the family member (applicant) accompanies the EU citizen or joins him/her in the Schengen State of destination.
You must lodge the application for a Schengen visa at the Consulate of the country that you intend to visit, or – if you intend to visit more than one Schengen State, the Consulate of the country of your primary destination (i.e. main purpose of stay or longest stay).
If you intend to visit several Schengen States and the stays will be of equal length, you must apply at the Consulate of the country whose external borders you will cross first when entering the Schengen area.
As a general rule, you must apply for a visa at the Consulate with territorial competence for the country in which you legally reside.
As a general rule you may cross any Schengen border with visa issued by any Schengen country. However, the short-stay visa does not automatically entitle you to enter the Schengen area. See FAQ no 16 on checks at the external borders.
The Schengen visa is a short stay visa and takes the form of a sticker affixed to the travel document. The definition of “short stay” is a stay of “90 days in any 180 days period”. This means that the total duration of stay is of maximum 90 days, in any period of 180 days.
The precise length of validity of your visa is indicated on the visa sticker under the heading “Duration of visit”.
With a single-entry visa you can enter the Schengen area only once. This is indicated on the visa sticker under the heading “Number of entries” by “1”. A two-entry or a multiple-entry visa allows for two or several entries during the validity of the visa. This is indicated on the visa sticker by “02” or “MULT” under the heading “Number of entries”.
In principle you cannot. It is a requirement that the expiration date of your passport is 3 months AFTER your return from the Schengen State. However, in justified cases of emergency, the Consulate may deviate from this rule.
Yes. According to the Schengen rules, the Schengen visa is generally valid for all the countries in the Schengen area. Please note, however, that you always have to apply at the consulate of the country which is your primary destination (see FAQ no 5). The territorial validity of your visa is indicated on the visa sticker under the heading “Valid For”.
The official language is Greek, but English is also widely spoken.
The official currency of Greece is the Euro.
To get around in Greece you can utilize private transfers shared transfers, taxis, ferries and planes.
Greece is a great destination for travelling families. Greece welcomes children with all sorts of fun activities and excursions. Many resorts will have Kid’s clubs, playgrounds, babysitters, children’s activities, and more.
Though conservative in parts, Greece has a large, active LGBTQ community and welcomes LGBTQ travelers. Mykonos, Athens, Santorini, Ios, and Crete, are all popular LGBTQ destinations.
In Greece, they use 220 volts. The power outlet uses round two-pin plugs. Travellers from North America should bring an adaptor.
Casual clothes, for women a sundress or a dressy pair of shorts or pants, for men a pair of slacks, light rainproof jacket, Flip-Flops or Sandals, athletic shoes or hiking shoes, a small backpack for sightseeing or the beach, two swimsuits so you can one wet and the other dry, cover-up, sealife-friendly sunscreen, hat or visor, sunglasses, bug spray (eco friendly), camera and extra memory card, reusable and collapsible water bottle, universal travel adapter, extra battery pack, sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer.
Hello – Yai sas
Good Bye – Antio sas
Do you speak English? – Milate anglika?
Good Morning – Kalimera
Good Night – Kalinikta
How are you? – Ti Kanis
Where is the toilet? – Pou ine I toualeta?
Thank you – Efkharisto
Yes – Ne
No – Ohi
Please – Parakalo