FAQ | Blumovo

Entry, insurance & medical care

What are the entry requirements for Greece?

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.

What documents do I need when travelling to and within Greece?

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.

Do you recommend travel cancellation insurance?

Even the best planning can’t protect you from unforeseen events. Therefore, we always advise you to take out travel cancellation insurance.

Are there any mandatory vaccinations for a trip to Greece?

At the moment there are no mandatory vaccinations for travelling to Greece. Please check the website of your local foreign office before departure.

What is medical care like for tourists in Greece?

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.

What currency is used in Greece and what payment options are there in the country?

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.

Which time zone is Greece in?

The time in Greece is 3 hours ahead of UTC (UTC+3).  For more information, please visit: https://www.timezones.de/ 

Blumovo Trips

What kind of trips does blumovo offer?

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.

Which countries do blumovo guests come from?

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.

How large are the groups on blumovo tours?

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.

Who are the guides?

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.

What is the food like on blumovo tours?

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.

Can I travel with blumovo if I have food intolerances/allergies?

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.

Would I also feel comfortable travelling solo on a blumovo trip?

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.

How far in advance should I book my journey?

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.

Can I book a tailor-made private family/group tour or an individual incentive with blumovo?

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.