For European citizens from a member state of the Schengen Agreement, Greece’s entry regulations are quite straightforward. You may enter the country without a visa with an identity card or passport. The travel document used must have a validity of at least a further six months at the time of entry. You may remain in the country for an indefinite period of time for tourist purposes and travel freely. The EU duty-free allowances apply.
If you are travelling to Greece from a country outside the EU, it is often necessary to apply for a visa. A passport valid for at least a further six months is also a mandatory requirement for entry. Please inform yourself in advance at the respective Greek foreign representation in your country. Please also note the relevant customs and transit regulations.
The following documents are required for entry into Greece: A travel document valid for at least six months and, if applicable, a visa (see more on this under Entry Requirements), a credit and/or debit card, a health insurance card, and, if applicable, proof of additional overseas health insurance (optional).
We strongly recommend making a copy of all important documents before you start your trip and keeping them separately to ensure that you can quickly acquire a replacement in case you lose them. If you lose your travel documents during your stay in Greece, please contact the embassy or consulate of your home country in Greece. If you lose your bank cards, you should report this immediately to your own bank and have the cards blocked.
Even the best planning can’t protect you from unforeseen events. Therefore, we always advise you to take out travel cancellation insurance.
At the moment there are no mandatory vaccinations for travelling to Greece. Please check the website of your local foreign office before departure.
Medical care in Greece is good. We recommend bringing your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you on your trip. You can get this from your health insurance company. With this card, treatment in public health centres is free of charge.
Please note: We still advise you to take out private travel health insurance. Emergency treatment is free of charge for people with statutory health insurance in Greece. However, this only applies to public health service doctors. The costs of transporting patients back to their home country in the event of illness or treatment by private doctors or in private clinics are not covered by statutory health insurance.
In Greece, the currency is the euro. In addition to payments with cash, payments with credit or EC cards are also common and are therefore accepted almost everywhere. Especially in larger shops, restaurants, bars or shopping centres, payment by credit or debit card is not a problem.
You can find ATMs for withdrawing cash in almost all towns and larger villages throughout the country.
Please note that cash in excess of 10,000 euro must be declared to customs.
The time in Greece is 3 hours ahead of UTC (UTC+3). For more information, please visit: https://www.timezones.de/
blumovo offers active group and adventure trips in Greece. Whether on the multi-faceted mainland or the most beautiful Greek islands, whether cycling, mountain biking, hiking, sailing, rafting, kayaking, canyoning, or a combination of multiple sports – Everything is possible with blumovo! You can also enjoy culinary trips, urban experiences, and winter adventures.
Our blumovo guests come from all over the world. Every year we welcome guests from Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Latin America as well as from countries all over Europe, such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the UK, Italy, and Spain. All blumovo tours are offered in English, and many are also available in German.
Many of our tours are conducted with as few as 2 people. The minimum number of participants is always clearly stated and visible in each tour description. Most hotel tours are designed for a maximum of 8 people. Our boat tours can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests.
With blumovo you are in good hands. Our competent guides are trained and educated, where necessary they have a special certification for the activity in question. Many of them have years of experience as guides and are specialists in the field of the particular sport or activity. Most of our guides are Greek – it doesn’t get much more authentic than that! With our guides, you will get to know Greece from an insider’s perspective! Of course, all our guides have completed first aid courses, because your safety is always our top priority.
We aim to make your trip with blumovo in Greece as authentic as possible. Enjoying and experiencing the country is directly connected with its food culture. Traditional and local cuisine is part of every blumovo trip. You will be able to taste as many typical dishes and culinary delights as possible! The diverse Greek cuisine ranges from vegetarian starters to meat and fish dishes, seafood, desserts, olive oils, and wines with centuries of tradition. Enjoying Greek tapas, mezedes, is an integral part of the Greek way of eating.
Yes, of course, you can travel with us even if you have food intolerances or allergies. Please inform us when booking the tour if you have special food intolerances or would like a vegetarian option. Unfortunately, we cannot provide vegan options on every tour.
blumovo trips bring people together! Our tours take place in small groups, perfect for solo travellers who want to experience activities with others and enjoy travelling in a group.
As soon as we have confirmed your trip in writing, you can plan and book your journey to Greece. However, please wait for this written confirmation before booking flights, etc., as blumovo cannot be held responsible for any flight cancellation or rebooking costs if you book flights for a tour that has not yet been officially confirmed. As a rule, a final decision on whether or not the tour will take place will be made at least three weeks before the start date of the tour.
Yes, this is possible! Most of our tours can be booked as incentives or private family/group tours. Please contact us at any time with your wishes and ideas. We look forward to making your personal dream holiday come true.