Greece Travel Insurance Plans

Familiarize yourself with Travel Guard’s most important travel tips and safety information to make sure you’re prepared for your vacation to Greece.

From breathtaking mountain views to ancient landmarks with rich history, you can create the vacation of your dreams in Greece. Whether you’re exploring Athens or sitting by the sea in Santorini, you’ll find plenty of activities for your trip. However you decide to spend your time in Greece, Travel Guard can help.

Greece Travel Insurance Plans

Do I need a travel insurance plan to visit Greece?

A travel insurance plan is not a requirement for entry to Greece. However, getting a plan with medical expense coverage can be a good idea as many U.S. health insurance plans may not provide coverage when traveling internationally. A Travel Guard travel insurance plan will also provide access to 24/7 emergency travel assistance, so no matter what travel bump you may run into – you’ll have help when you need it.

What is the best travel insurance plan for Greece?

There are several comprehensive travel insurance plans offered by Travel Guard to protect your trip to Greece. Our Deluxe Plan is a great option for your trip to Greece as it includes the highest coverage options to protect your travel investment with coverage for trip interruptions, baggage delay, medical expense coverage and more. You can customize your travel insurance plan with optional add-on coverages like our Adventure Sports bundle, which may come in handy if you’re island hopping in the Mediterranean.

How much is a travel insurance plan for a trip to Greece?

On average, a travel insurance plan typically costs between 5-7% of the total price of your trip. There are multiple factors that come into play when pricing your plan, such as the product you select and the number of travelers in your party, which may increase the cost. For more details on pricing, check out our article on how much travel insurance costs.

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Greece Travel Tips and Safety Information


Travel Guard provides excellent travel insurance plan options for travelers to Greece. We also want to ensure visitors to the country are safe and as informed as possible. We’ve compiled some popular questions that tourists traveling to Greece may have.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions for visitors to Greece?

For the latest information related to COVID-19 travel requirements for Greece, please visit the official U.S. Embassy site.

Is Greece safe to visit?

Overall, Greece is a safe country to visit. However, travelers do face some safety concerns, especially in larger cities. Strikes and demonstrations occur on a regular basis and can cause disruptions to transportation and other services. Demonstrations also have the potential to turn violent. Closely monitor local media before and during your travel, have alternative transportation plans in place as a precaution and stay away from any large public gatherings.

Petty theft, such as pickpocketing and theft of unattended items, is a concern near tourist sites, on public transportation and near transportation hubs. Travelers should follow basic safety advice, including avoiding overt displays of wealth, not carrying large sums of cash, staying away from isolated areas and maintaining awareness in crowded locations.

Visit the U.S. Department of State website for up-to-date information on travel advisory levels and safety information for travelers to Greece.

All U.S. travelers should enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a free service offered to U.S. citizens traveling and living abroad. Enrolling in this program allows you to receive important information from the Embassy as well as helps the Embassy contact you in an emergency.

What currency is used in Greece?

The official currency in Greece is the Euro. Visitors can exchange currency at their preferred bank prior to their departure, a currency kiosk at the airport or at banks and ATMs in major cities. Most major debit and credit cards are accepted as well. We recommend carrying a small amount of local currency in case your card is not accepted.

What language is spoken in Greece?

The official language of Greece is Greek; however, English is commonly spoken throughout the country, especially in popular tourist areas. However, it can still be a good idea to learn a few common phrases in Greek or bring a translator that works without Wi-Fi to ensure there is no miscommunication.

Do I need a visa or passport to travel to Greece?

Visas are not required for U.S. citizens who are traveling to Greece for less than 90 days, however, travelers will need a passport valid for six months past their departure date as well as one blank page per stamp.

How do I contact the U.S. Embassy in Greece?

The U.S. Embassy in Greece is in Athens. Visit the official U.S Embassy government website for a list of up-to-date phone numbers and addresses.

What is the weather like in Greece?

Greece’s weather can vary by region, however, it still falls under a Mediterranean climate, meaning the mountainous area of the country faces heavy snowfall and cold temperatures in the winter season, which ranges from December to March, while the southern region has milder, wet winters. The summer season ranges from June to September, with mild temperatures in mountainous regions and hotter temperatures in the south with sunny skies.

When is the best time of year to visit Greece?

The summer months of June to September are an ideal time of year to visit Greece as there are many events for tourists to take part in. For the music fan, there are a variety of popular festivals, such as the Rockwave Festival, which takes place in June and July in Malakasa, or Athens Music Week, which takes place across the city in June. However, if you’re looking for other cultural events, consider visiting in September to take part in Xanthi’s Old Town Festival to see artists showcase theatrical performances, paintings, photography and more or take part in the Thessaloniki International Fair, one of the oldest trade fairs in Greece.

What is the dial code for phoning to and from Greece?

Greece’s dial code is +30 and can be used to connect to cellphones and landlines in the country. When calling from the U.S., remember to use the exit code of +11 and follow it with the area code of the city or town you’re trying to reach. Be sure to contact your phone company before your trip to know the cost of international calls and to let them know of your plans to best avoid unwanted interruption on your trip.

What kind of power adapter do I need for my electronics?

Tourists traveling to Greece will need a power adaptor to use their electronics, because Greece uses plug Types C and F. You may want to consider a universal adaptor as it can be used anywhere you travel in the future.

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Other Greece FAQs

Is Greece a good vacation for seniors?

Greece is a popular destination for seniors whether they’re looking for short- or long-term visit as its climate, relaxed lifestyle and ancient landmarks are ideal for enjoying the country.

Can I travel between islands in Greece?

Travel between islands in Greece is possible and a very common way to explore the country. The best mode of transportation is by ferry, and the travel time can take up to two hours. Tickets for the ferry must be bought at least a day in advance.

Is Greece a good vacation for families?

Greece is a great country to visit for people of all ages. Whether your family wants to explore ancient ruins and learn the rich history of the country or enjoy seaside views on beautiful beaches, you’ll find plenty of activities for the whole family.

Travel Guard offers comprehensive and customizable travel insurance plans for travelers heading to Greece. With excellent coverage and specialized emergency travel assistance representatives ready to help you at any time, Travel Guard is there for you. Compare our popular plans and find the best one for you!

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