Start the adventure

CALL US ON

134 782

Greece

Travel guide

Is it Greece’s natural beauty or man-made marvels that make the birthplace of western thought so alluring? From ancient to modern, Greece is a myriad of beautiful beaches, quaint villages, crumbling ruins and the freshest local food. So, whether you're looking to hop aboard a boat and sail the Mediterranean waters, get lost among the whitewashed island villages or soak up the history of Greece's past - you'll end up coming back for more.

Greece Fast Facts

language in greece

Languages Spoken

The official language in Greece is Greek. Ancient Greek is now extinct.

greece currency

Currency

Name: Euro
Code: EU
Symbol: €
€25 is approx $38

time in greece

Time Zone

The time zone in Greece is Eastern European Time (EEST)
UTC+02:00

Our favourite places to visit in Greece

athens
Athens
Spend an afternoon or two getting cosy with mythological Athens, tuck into some local Greek food in a taverna, and check out the impressive Parthenon and the Acropolis. When you're done soaking up the ancient history, experience Athens' cultural melting pot by wandering the streets, and be sure to find a hole-in-the-wall food joint in Plaka where you can try Greek specialities like lamb moussaka and souvlaki. 
mykonos
Mykonos
Mykonos is equal parts hedonistic and beautiful - by day, explore the island's boutiques, restaurants, bars and sandy beaches. By night, make sure you head to Paradise Beach for world famous DJs. If you're a water baby, be sure to go scuba diving, if you're a culture vulture head to the Folklore Museum, or if you're a foodie, head to the taverna's!
santorini
Santorini
This picture-perfect whitewashed island is right at the top of everyone's Greece agenda, and for good reason. This place isn't just slow-paced island life drinking cocktails and watching a beautiful sunset (although, what else do you need?) - Santorini also offers a volcano and hot springs, archaeological excavations at Akrotiri, stunning full-blown vistas over the crater, and some next-level swimming spots. We won't lie, you might not want to leave.
Ios
Ios is one of the most popular Greek islands for travellers, and it's easy to see why. With unspoilt beaches, adrenalin-fuelled watersports, lively bars and clubs, and a whole host of cultural sites, it's the ideal place in which to spend a few days. Chill on the beach, check out Homer's tomb, and party with fire-juggling bartenders in the main town of Chora. Dance til dawn, and then be sure to catch an out-of-this-world sunrise. 

Greece costs

cost of beer in greece

Beers

A pint of local beer in a taverna in Greece will set you back around €3.50 (approx $5.43), and is often less on the party islands.

cost of food in greece

Meals

Go fully authentic with meals from markets and street stalls, which is also the cheapest option: it'll cost less than €10 (approx $15) to fill your bellies there.

cost of transport in greece

Transport

You can walk around a lot of the smaller cities/islands, but if you need to catch public transport, a one-way ticket only sets you back around €1.40 (approx $2.17). Ferries across to the islands can cost between €4-€10 (approx $6.20-$15)

Taxi

Taxi tariffs start at around €3.50 (approx $5.40) and they add about 80c (approx $1.24) for every km.

hostels in greece

Hostels

Travelling solo or on a budget? Grab a dorm bed from €13 (approx $20 a night) or a domatio (Greek B&B) for less than €60 (approx $93).

hotels in greece

Hotels

Willing to splash out a bit more on your digs? A double room in a mid-range hotel costs between €60-€150 a night (approx $93-$232)

Flights to Greece

There are flights to Greece out of every city in Australia, with at least one stop in the middle (you need to stretch those legs!). It takes the least amount of time to fly from Perth (on average 15 hours), with the rest of the cities between 16-22 hours approx. Once in Greece, one of the best ways of getting around is by sailing around the islands.
search flights
Greece

Adventure Tours

greek island hopping
Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape | 9 days
Dreaming of endless blue and white buildings, wild party nights, ancient sights...it's surely got to be Greece, right? You craved it, we delivered it, with just over a week of the best times you can possibly imagine, the Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape. It's the perfect combination of culture, relaxation and partying, Greek style!
greece tour
Sailing Greece - Athens to Santorini | 15 days
Walk around ancient archaeological sites or tavern-lined harbours, enter a local restaurant to sample a myriad of Greece’s flavourful cuisine and wine, or stroll along the streets of whitewashed towns. After all that your feet might need a rest, so prop ‘em up on Mykonos’ beautiful beaches or while relaxing on deck.
From $2,829
view tour
greek week
Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape | 9 days
Dreaming of endless blue and white buildings, wild party nights, ancient sights...it's surely got to be Greece, right? You craved it, we delivered it, with just over a week of the best times you can possibly imagine, the Greek Week. Start it off with historical vibes and city life in Athens, before we hit the islands for what might just be the best of your life. Water, sand, sunshine, delicious eats...this is the stuff dreams, and Instagram likes, are made of.
Now from $1,711 | Was $2,089
view tour

Greece weather: when's the best time to visit?

Greece bathes itself in a Mediterranean climate, which means you've got sunshine all year round, with dry, hot summers and rainy, warm winters. If you're looking for a middle ground, where the weather is dry and pleasant, then aim for April-June or September-October, where the temperatures are in the mid-20s. You'll also avoid some of the tourist crowds that hoard the islands in the peak summer season. 

Looking for some Greek inspo? Check out our blogs...

STA Travel Blog

11 reasons to Greek island hop this summer

read blog
STA Travel Blog

11 reasons why you need to experience a European summer

read blog
STA Travel Blog

Europe's best hidden beaches

read blog

Start planning your adventure