General information about Greece
ClimateGreece enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Spring is the best period of the year to visit the country. In high season (from June to September), it is warmer, but a nice sea breeze blows on the islands. The climate is more enjoyable on the islands and in the mountainous mainland than in Athens during the warm summer months.
Local timeThe local time in Greece is Belgian time + 1 hour.
Travel documentsGreece belongs to the European Union. A valid ID card is enough to travel. For children up to 12 years old, a children's ID is obligatory: ask it on time. People who don't have the Belgian nationality better ask their embassy. For roundtrips by rental car, you need to have a European driving license and a credit card.
Green public holidaysGreek people like to celebrate. One of the most important public holidays is Greek-Orthodox Easter.
HotelsIn Greece, hotels are not classified according to stars, but to categories. There are granted by the authorities according to objective criteria (surface of the room, presence of a terrace, airconditioning, swimming pool, etc.) This qualification does not take into account the quality of the cuisine of the offered service. The categories corresponds to the following stars qualifications: cat. Luxe = 5*/cat. A = 4*/cat. B = 3*/cat. C = 2*.
TransportFor your flight, we only work with reliable flying or charter companies. You can reach Athens on a daily basis. Flights to other Greek destinations are possible with a transfer via Athens?. Charter companies fly directly to Creta, Rhodos, Corfu, Santorini and Mykonos.
Maritime connectionsThere are several possibilities to reach the Greek islands: the traditional ferrys and the faster boats such as the Flying Dolphin (hydrofoil), the Flying Cat (catamaran) and the Seajet. When you book your trip, we will suggest you the best way to reach your destination. The timetables and final prices of the crossing will only be published by the shipping companies in Autumn. During your trip, some connections can be delayed or cancelled because of weather conditions or technical problems. Before your departure, some extra costs are possible if the ferry has to be replaced by a fast beat or a domestic flight, or if the cancellation of the crossing implies an adaptation of the itinerary. Our local agent is 24/24h available to suggest the best solution.
Rental carsA roundtrip by rental car is the ideal way to discover Greece at your own pace. Since the Olympic Games in 2004, the road infrastructure improved a lot. In the country and in the Peloponnese, the signage is sometimes very limited. Even if you will receive a map from the rental car company, we advise you to buy a detailed map on the spot. You can also book a GPS with your rental car.