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Destination Greece hotel suggestions basic information and travel assistance

Ancient Mythology and Modern-Day Delights
You’ll love the sun-drenched islands, whitewashed towns, and a mythic past that just won’t quit. Enjoy the whitewashed dwellings of Mykonos, the historic ruins in Athens, the sun-soaked cafes on Crete, the famous views on Santorini, and the UNESCO-designated Old Town of Corfu.

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Destination Greece Money Matters and Paying for Things

Greece is currently on the Euro, though they have struggled with it for many years. Before 2002, the Greek currency was the Drachma.

The locals prefer cash, however Credit Cards are widely used. Gratuity ranges from about 5% to 10%, tipping is generally left in cash or coin rather than adding to the bill when paying by Creidt Card. Tipping in Greece is customary, but is not obligatory.

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Destination Greece Special Precautions or Visa Requirements

Part of the EU & Schengen Agreement.

US Department of State Greece Information

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ETIAS required starting 2021
Starting in 2021, the European Commission will roll out a U.S. style electronic travel authorisation system for visitors from countries that are currently not part of the EU or Schengen Member. The cost of an ETIAS is €7, however, individuals under the age of 18, or over the age of 70, will not need to pay the fee. The ETIAS must be applied for online prior to arrival to the EU. Each eligible traveller, regardless of age, will require an ETIAS to visit EU member countries. The ETIAS will be mandatory for citizens of such countries as the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

for more information, visit the Official ETIAS site

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 Destination Greece Preferred and Recommended Hotel and Lodgings

 Amanzoe Argolida Greece Destination Greece Preferred and Recommended Hotel and Lodgings

Argolida, Greece
Surrounded by undulating olive groves and overlooking the island of Spetses and the Argosaronic Gulf beyond, Amanzoe is just a 10-minute drive from the tavernas and vibrant life of Porto Heli. The road approaching Amanzoe ascends to the porte-cochere, a grand marble-clad edifice which serves as the entrance. Beyond lies the hilltop resort, arranged around an expansive reflection pool with spectacular views of the sea.

Comprising a 38-suite resort, an Aman Spa and the Aman Villas, Amanzoe is Amanresorts’ fourth Mediterranean retreat – the Greek complement to Montenegro’s Aman Sveti Stefan, Turkey’s Amanruya and Italy’s Aman Canal Grande Venice. Drawing its name from the Sanskrit word for ‘peace’ and ‘zoe’, the Greek word for ‘life’, Amanzoe is situated on a hilltop close to the quaint town of Porto Heli on the east coast of the Peloponnese. The resort offers almost 360º panoramic Mediterranean views as well as a private Beach Club in a picturesque bay.

Part of my Preferred Partners Portfolio, includes:
   • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
   • Daily full breakfast for two guests per bedroom
   • Complimentary a la carte Lunch for two once during stay (excluding beverages)

Virtuoso Information Page


Poseidonion Grand Hotel Spetses Greece Destination Greece Preferred and Recommended Hotel and Lodgings

Poseidonion Grand Hotel
Spetses, Greece
Poseidonion Grand Hotel is a 52 room/suite hotel in Spetses, Greece and is a member of Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Traveller Made. It is approximately 130 miles from ATH Airport and accessible by car, private transfer, hydrofoil and helicopter. The hotel offers spectacular views of the Dapia Port area and the sparkling blue-turquoise sea. Despite its famously grand architecture, Spetses has managed to retain a serene island atmosphere. The horse and carriage remains the most popular form of transport for both islanders and visitors. The resort is open from early April to late October.

Part of my Preferred Partners Portfolio, includes:
   • Complimentary daily American buffet breakfast
   • Welcome drink and local delicacies in room upon arrival
   • 2 complimentary tickets for 2 at CINE TITANIA


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Online Tours Activites Attraction Providers Greece

A few good resources for easy tours, advance tickets & activities planning:

A curated source of Tickets, Tours and Activities.

A wide variety Tickets and Tours from the folks who bring you Trip Advisor.

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 Destination Santorini Greece Information from other trusted sources

My Greece Information Page at Virtuoso
Here is a good place to start for some additional information on quality Hotels and Activities.

The Luxury Travel Expert: Travel guide to Greece
One of the better online blogs for quality travel.

for more information: Greek Portal @ Wikipedia

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page updated: March 2020

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