Greece travel advice

Greece travel advice
Most visits to Greece are trouble-free.

There is a general threat from terrorism, which has been on the increase. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers.


Following a landslide at Tempi on 17 December 2009, part of the Athens-Thessaloniki road has been closed. Disruption is expected to last some months.

You should maintain high standards of public behaviour in Greece.

The Greek police will not accept rowdy or indecent behaviour, especially where excessive alcohol consumption is involved. Greek courts impose heavy fines or prison sentences on people who behave indecently.

Visitors should be aware that high temperatures in the summer months (June-August) can cause forest fires, which can also result in severe pollution and falling ash.

This advice is based on information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. It is correct at time of publishing. As the situation can change rapidly, visitors are advised to contact the following organisations for the latest travel advice:

British Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Tel: 0845 850 2829.

US Department of State

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of Greece (Hellas) in the UK

1A Holland Park, London W11 3TP, UK
Telephone: (020) 7229 3850 (visa section) or 09065 540 744 (24-hour visa information line)
Opening times: Mon-Fri 0930-1300.

Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) in the UK

4 Conduit Street, London W1S 2DJ, UK
Telephone: (020) 7495 9300
Opening times: Mon-Fri 1100-1500.

Embassy of Greece (Hellas) in the USA

2217 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
Telephone: (202) 939 1300/6 (consular section).
Opening times: Opening hours: Mon and Thurs 0930-1300, 1400-1600; Tues, Wed and Fri 0930-1300.

Greek/Hellenic National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) in the USA

305 East 47th Street New York, New York 10017, USA
Telephone: (212) 421 5777.
Opening times: Mon-Fri 1000-1600.

British Embassy in Greece

1 Ploutarchou Street, 106 75 Athens, Greece
Telephone: (210) 7272 600.
Opening times: Mon-Fri, 0830-1300.