The Fussy Flyer » Destination » Europe » Greece » Destination: Greece

Destination: Greece

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.

Small Blank Bar 12
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.

Small Blank Bar 12
Destination Greece Special Precautions or Visa Requirements

Part of the EU & Schengen Agreement.

US Department of State Greece Information

Small Blank Bar 12
ETIAS required starting 2022
Starting in 2022, 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

Small Blank Bar 12
Destination Athens Piraeus 8-Day cruise along the Greece Turkey and the Aegean Sea

Destination Athens Piraeus 8-Day cruise along the Greece Turkey and the Aegean Sea

Milos, Greece
One of the most geographically distinctive and culturally rich islands in the Cyclades, Milos is a volcanic island of beautiful beaches, thermal springs and unusual rock formations. Adámantas, the island’s pretty port and nightlife hub, is sheltered inside the volcano’s former caldera. Plaka, the nearby capital, overlooks the entrance to the Gulf of Milos. This charming hilltop town is home to Plaka Castle with views of the entire island as well as an acclaimed archaeological museum, which features a replica of the island’s most famous find: the Venus of Milo. A diverse array of historic sites – Bronze Age settlements, ancient Greek ruins, Christian catacombs, abandoned windmills and pirate caves – dot this lovely island. And while you’re there, be sure to try the local culinary specialties, like watermelon pie and bonbons with white pumpkin.

Destination Rethymno Crete Athens Piraeus 8-Day cruise along the Greece Turkey and the Aegean Sea

Rethymno, Crete, Greece
The bastions of an impressive 16th century fortress stand guard over Rethymno, one of Crete’s most charming cities. The Old Town is wondrously atmospheric, its cobblestone alleyways leading to pretty churches, Italianate palazzos, Ottoman mosques and charming courtyards that are draped in brilliant bougainvillea. Sun worshipers will find Crete’s longest beach, a 12-kilometer stretch of golden sand, just beyond the marina. If you want to escape the bright Cretan sun, some shady municipal gardens and fine museums provide the opportunity to cool down. Head out of the city and you’ll find an untamed region of gorges, canyons, rivers, valleys and caves. In the afternoon, take a seat at one of the many tavernas, fish restaurants and quaint cafés that line the waterfront of Rehymno’s picturesque Venetian harbor.

Destination Rhodes Greece Piraeus 8-Day cruise along the Greece Turkey and the Aegean Sea

Rhodes, Greece
The largest of the Dodecanese islands, Rhodes is renowned for its sunshine, sandy beaches and spectacular heritage. During two centuries of occupation, the crusading Knights Hospitaller transformed Rhodes Town into a medieval stronghold. Today its Old Town is a wonderful tangle of streets and squares that are bustling with cafés and restaurants. The architecture here is fascinating – a beautiful blend Gothic, Byzantine and Ottoman styles. To the north you’ll find Mandraki Harbor, which was purportedly the location of the Colossus of Rhodes, an ancient towering statue of the sun god Helios. Head down the coast and you’ll find the island’s most beautiful ancient site, Lindos. The hilltop acropolis here offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Agean Sea and surrounding villages. Lindos’ main square and dine on delicious local specialties like grilled tuna or cuttlefish-ink risotto.

Small Blank Bar 12
 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


Small Blank Bar 12
Destination Croatia Cruise Itineraries of Interest

 Destination Athens Piraeus 8-Day cruise along the Greece Turkey and the Aegean Sea

Athens (Piraeus) To Athens (Piraeus) – 8-Day Cruise
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
Departure: June 5, 2021

Explore ancient cultures on a voyage through the Cyclades to Turkey. Stroll the whitewashed villages of Milos and Amorgos, discover Crete’s archaeological wonders and plunge into Roman history at Ephesus. Finally, join the lively jet-set scene on Mykonos.

 Destination Croatia 5-Day cruise along the Croatia and Montenegro Coast

Contact me for Details and Special Amenities

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection


Small Blank Bar 12
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.

Small Blank Bar 12
 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

Small Blank Bar 12
You may be interested in these destinations as well

Destination Santorini Greece General Information Page and travel assistance
Santorini General Information Page

Destination Athens Greece General Information Page and travel assistance
Athens General Information Page

Destination Mykonos Greece General Information Page and travel assistance
Mykonos General Information Page

Small Blank Bar 12

Have a favorite thing to do or see in Greece?
Need a bit of help planning a trip?
Let me know.


page updated: July 2020

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *