Useful Information for Greece

  • Passport/Visa Procedures

US Citizens: You do not need a visa to visit Greece for up to 90 days, but you must have a valid passport of at least 3 months at the time of travel.

Non-US citizens: Please check with your local Greece consulate or online at as the procedures and requirements vary depending on your nationality.

  • Weather

Spring (May, June) and autumn (September, October) are the best times for sightseeing. You may want to travel in July and August to enjoy the Greek islands and their beaches.

  • Currency

The unit of currency is the Euro (EUR). As of Januaray 2019, 1 US dollar equals 0.87 Euro. Major credit cards are widely accepted. Please notify your bank/credit card company of the dates that you will be abroad and don't forget to get a 4 digit pin code for your credit/debit cards.

  • Telephone calling codes/ Time

From the USA to Greece: 011+30+area code+phone number

From Greece to the USA: 001+area code+ phone number

Greece is 7 hours ahead of Eastern standard time.

  • US Consulate in Greece

Address: 91 Vasilisis Sophias Avenue 10160  Athens, Greece
Phone:    (30) 210 721 2951



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