- Do try as much Greek dishes as possible. Ideally, combine meat dishes with retsina or local wine and fish dishes with ouzo or tsipouro! Pizza comes with tasty Greek beer.
- Do take care of your health insurance. For most of the countries, a Greece Visa travel insurance is needed.
- Do join a party no matter if it is early in the afternoon or late at night and dance till exhaustion!
- Be open to meeting new people and do accept invitations from locals. Greeks are so hospitable that they can invite you to their home for dinner or ask you to join them for a trip. Just say “Ne” (means Yes)!
- Give tips! Although it is not a rule, it is very common to leave a tip to the people that served you.
- Learn some Greek words in advance like kalimera (good morning), kalinixta (good night), gia su (hello to you), efharisto(thank you).
- Do visit archaeological places. Even if you are not a history lover, spend some time to admire the beauty of ancient Greek monuments and get a local to tell you a story and explain you the hidden secrets behind it. Behave to the signs (“Do not touch”, “Do not take photos” etc.)
- Don’t get too many clothes with you! Weather is normally warm and people do not judge others for clothing. So, for a summer holiday in Greece just the basics! The simpler, the better!
- Do not underestimate the power of the Greek alcoholic drinks! Drink a small portion of ouzo, tsipouro or raki, at least, to get to know them better!!
- Mention anything about politics….you so don’t want to get started on that subject.
- Get into taxis without asking how much they should roughly charge….
- Don’t try to find any supermarket, grocery or any other shop selling food in Athens. There are only some supermakets in the suburbs, many Kms. away from the center. Anyway you can still buy water, bread, fruit and vegetables (but nothing else) in many kiosks along the streets in Plaka (The old town). Eat it at your own risk….
- Don’t get too drunk.