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Before any trip (business or holiday trip) we like to do a bit of advance planning. Some of questions we ask our self are:

When should i go?
What is this trip going to cost to me?
Will there be a special holiday when I visit?
What special bits of practical advice might I appreciate?

At this site You will find the answer of some of these questions.
Visitors Information on Entry Requirements. Please visit Visa Requirements.
By Clicking Here You will find useful information like Money, Acceptable Credit Cards, Electric Current, Telephone, Postal services etc.
What is the Best Period for Visiting Greece? To get the Answer please visit Weather & Climate in Greece.
Click here for information about Health and Insurance in Greece.
For info how to get in Greece please see Getting to Greece

Holidays in Greece

The legal national holidays of Greece are 

  • New Year's Day, January 1

  • Epiphany (Baptism of Christ), January .6

  • Clean Monday (Kathari Deftera), 41 days before Easter

  • Independence Day, March 25

  • Good Friday to- Easter, including Monday

  • Labor Day May 1

  • Whitmonday (Holy Spirit Monday), day after Whitsunday (Pentecost), the 7th Sunday after Easter

  • Assumption of the Virgin, August 15

  • Ochi Day, October 28

  • Christmas, December 25 and 26.

On these holidays, government offices, banks, post offices/most stores, and many restaurants are closed; a few museums and attractions may remain open. For more info consult the Calendar of Events.

Active Vacation Planner

Bicycling For more information Greek Cycling Federation, Odos Bouboulinas 28, 11742 Athens, Tel. +302108831414 
Trekking Hellas, Odos Filelinon 7, 10557 Athens Tel +302103234548.
Camping Greece offer a wide variety of camping facilities. Click here to get some Camping Possibilities, or ask more information from Greek National Tourist Organization.
Diving Scuba Diving is restricted throughout Greece because of potential harm to sunken antiquities. There is some legal diving off coast of Attica, off the Peloponnese peninsula, and off Chalkidiki. There is some limited diving in other Places of Greece.
Skiing There are a number of attractive skiing centers in Greece. The skiing season generally bigins after Christmas and continues until the end of April, depenfing on the weather. The best organized ski center is the Parnassos Ski Center near Arachova, on Mount Parnassus.
Water Sports of various kinds like parsaling, River raftening, water-skiing, windsurfing are available at most major resort areas.

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