Greece FAQs

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We’re here to help make your travel raro trip a success. Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Greece.

Greece enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot, sunny summers. Spring and autumn are perfect for those who love warm weather without the crowds, while summer is ideal for sun-seekers craving pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters. No matter when you visit, Greece’s natural beauty and charm await you!

Every month in Greece has its own charm! Spring brings blooming landscapes and mild weather, summer offers vibrant beach life and warm seas, autumn is perfect for exploring with pleasant temperatures and fewer crowds, and winter showcases a quieter, more authentic side of the island. No matter when you visit, Greece promises an unforgettable experience.

A capsule style wardrobe with mix and match pieces is recommended for all guests to limit luggage size to a medium sized suitcase.  This is a mostly casual trip to a Mediterranean island so pack accordingly. Bring a pair of comfortable walking shoes, sandals (one water friendly pair), and light, breathable fabrics. Sundresses or a couple of short sleeve polo shirts for evenings.  Loafers are always fashionable in Greece.  It can sometimes be cool in the evenings, so a light sweater is also recommended.

Greece uses the Euro (€) as its currency. Whether you’re enjoying a meal at a local restaurant or shopping for unique souvenirs, the Euro is your go-to for all transactions on the island.

While most places in Greece accept credit and debit cards, it’s always a good idea to carry some cash for smaller establishments, local markets, and rural areas where card payments might not be available. Having a bit of cash on hand ensures you can fully enjoy all the hidden gems Greece has to offer without any hassle.

At raro, our trips are all-inclusive, and your Host will ensure everything is taken care of for you. While tips are not expected by our team, if you choose to explore independently and enjoy a café or glass of wine, tipping is optional. Unlike in the US, tipping is not customary in Italy, but it is certainly appreciated. A general guideline is to offer around 1 euro per person.

English is spoken in many tourist areas and by those in the hospitality industry in Greece. However, outside of these areas, especially in smaller towns and rural regions, knowledge of English may be limited. It can be helpful to learn a few basic Greek phrases to enhance your travel experience and connect with locals.

The most spoken language in Sardinia is Italian. Additionally, many locals speak Sardinian, a distinct Romance language with its own dialects. However, Italian is the official language and widely used in everyday life, education, and media.

In Greece, the cuisine is rich in Mediterranean flavors, featuring iconic dishes like moussaka, souvlaki, Greek salad with feta cheese and olives, tzatziki, and baklava for dessert. The focus is on fresh ingredients, robust herbs, and olive oil, reflecting a centuries-old culinary tradition that celebrates simplicity and quality.

Greece and the Caribbean offer distinctly different experiences despite both being renowned for their stunning coastlines and vibrant cultures. Greece, with its ancient history, picturesque islands, and Mediterranean climate, showcases a blend of historical landmarks, rich mythology, and diverse landscapes from mountainous terrain to idyllic beaches. The Caribbean, on the other hand, boasts tropical islands with lush rainforests, vibrant reefs, and a laid-back atmosphere influenced by African, European, and indigenous cultures. Each destination offers its own unique charm and appeal, making them both sought-after travel destinations for different reasons.

Greece stands out for its rich historical heritage, spanning millennia of civilization from ancient times to the present day. It’s the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, and classical art and architecture, with iconic sites like the Acropolis in Athens and the Oracle of Delphi drawing visitors from around the world. The country’s diverse landscapes, from rugged mountains to pristine beaches, offer unparalleled opportunities for outdoor adventures and relaxation. Greece also boasts a vibrant culinary scene with traditional Mediterranean flavors, warm hospitality, and a lively culture that celebrates music, dance, and festivals throughout the year.

Here are some fun facts about Italy:

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  1. Greece is home to the world’s third-largest shipping fleet, showcasing its maritime heritage.
  2. Greek cuisine is renowned globally for its emphasis on fresh ingredients like olive oil, feta cheese, and honey.
  3. Athens, the capital city, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, with a history spanning over 3,000 years.
  4. Greece boasts over 6,000 islands, with around 227 inhabited, offering diverse landscapes from volcanic cliffs to sandy beaches.
  5. The Greek islands attract millions of visitors each year seeking both relaxation and adventure amidst stunning Mediterranean scenery.
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