Greece General Information
Because of its geographical position, Greece was the crossroad of civilisations. They have consequently left their traces everywhere. Amazing Greek architecture, unique daily life, local customs and all forms of popular art can be found in the various regions of the country. As a visitor in Greece, you can come into contact with Greek history from the Palaeolithic Era to the Roman Period in the hundreds of archaeological sites, as well as in the archaeological museums and collections that are scattered throughout the country.
Visas for Greece
Greece is part of the Schengen area. This allows Australians to enter Greece and travel around without a visa for a short stay period of up to ninety (90) days. A valid passport and identity card must always be carried, even if travelling from another Schengen country.
If staying longer than the short story period (90 days), a ‘national visa’ will be required for Australians to visit Greece. To obtain this visa, make an appointment to lodge the application at the Consulate General of Greece.
Tipping in Greece
Tipping is not obligatory in Greece, but is highly recommended and appreciated by staff. We recommend adding a 10% tip at restaurants and cafes, especially for great service. When taking a taxi, a good general rule is to round up to the nearest euro for short trips and add five (5) to ten (10) euro for long trips. A tip is always recommended for tour guides and drivers in Greece; anything between five (5) to ten (10) euros per day, per person is suggested.