Going for the first time to Greece would be good to learn some commonly used expressions, learn something about the peculiarities of the Greek mentality. The more you prepare for the trip, the more knew, then the more comfortable, safe and unforgettable will be your vacation. In big cities and tourist centers not knowing the Greek language will not be a problem, as most of the local less fluent in English. But it is necessary to prepare in advance, to learn some phrases / questions, such as:
"Good morning! - Καλημέρα ».
"How are you? - Τι κάνετε »?
"Hello! Where is the nearest bank / ATM? - Γεια σας! Πού είναι η κοντινότερη τράπεζα / ATM? »
"Thank you very much! - Σας ευχαριστώ πολύ »!
"Help me! - Βοήθεια »!
"How to get to the city? Advise the taxi / shuttle Halkidiki! - Πώς μπορούμε να φτάσουμε στην πόλη; Πώς μπορούμε να βρούμε ενα τράνσφερ για Χαλκιδική? »
"Where can we rent a car? - Που μπορούμε να νοικιάσουμε ένα αυτοκίνητο »?
"Rent a car company (Greece Thessaloniki, Chalkidiki, Athens) - Εταιρεία ενοικίασης αυτοκινήτων (Ελλάδα Θεσσαλονίκη, Χαλκιδική, Αθήνα)».
"Where can we rent a car without a credit card and deposit? - Πού μπορούμε να νοικιάσετε ένα αυτοκίνητο χωρίς πιστωτική κάρτα »?
"Can you please recommend a good tavern / restaurant in Halkidiki / Thessaloniki? - Μπορείτε να μας πείτε που υπάρχει μια καλή ταβέρνα / εστιατόριο στη Χαλκιδική / Θεσσαλονίκη »?
The easier option would be to use English-Greek phrase-book if you want to know more and visit the small traditional villages, and not very popular tourist destinations. As they say, "prepared - it means armed!".
And here are some more features. Greece, a country outside the EU, so some features on wearing no. Dress nice, comfortable, the weather and the season! In the summer choose light colors in clothes and natural fabrics. In the fall of Greece the weather is nice, day temperatures can reach 27-30 degrees, but do not forget to bring a light sweater if you plan to walk in the evening along the waterfront of Thessaloniki, or sit by the sea in Halkidiki.
In Greece, the majority of Orthodox churches and temples, so try to keep your clothes were less modest and covered shoulders and legs. Men are better to wear pants, women - long skirts to cover her head.
If you like to take a photo / video shooting, then you can sure take your camera and shoot videos and take pictures wherever you like, but be careful, taking the photo of the main altar in the church - is not allowed, in the museums / churches turn off the flash. It often happens that a tavern / restaurant where you can tightly to eat, open in the evening at about 5 p.m. But you can have a meal, not only there, but also in fast food places or in the cafe-bar. Tips in Greece are not required, but welcome, even more, if you are plume with a visit to a particular restaurant. If you are planing to book accommodation, use the following guidelines: try to book a flat / apartment / hotel in Greece, Thessaloniki, Chalkidiki in advance, especially if you are planning a vacation in the high of the tourist season from May to September. As a rule, many booked their accommodation for a few months earlier. If you visit Greece in the low season from November to April, many hotels may be closed and some may offer you the very best deals in these months. Necessary things: passport, air tickets, insurance, cash, credit cards, mobile phone, camera, driver's license if you want to rent a car in Thessaloniki and Athens, chargers for mobile phones, laptop and tablet, English-Greek phrase-book, sunscreen, hat (cap, Panama hat) and good mood! The International driver's license is not obligatory, but would be a side benefit. From the International Airport of Thessaloniki to Chalkidiki, to the center of Thessaloniki, to Katerini or to the many other desired places, you can by bus, taxi and you can book a transfer (Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki-Katerini-Airport, Katerini-Airport, Airport, Thessaloniki Airport and dr.varianty) or rent a car online in Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, Athens using our booking form. Detailed information can be found by contacting us or on the our website.
For those who are going to rent a car in Thessaloniki, Athens or in Chalkidiki, it is better to take care of it in advance, especially if you want to rent a car in Thessaloniki, to rent a car in Athens in July / August. Possible cash and cashless. In our company you can rent a car without a credit card and deposit. If something suddenly happens with your car or order, you can always call us GREKOSTAR rent a car company in Thessaloniki and Athens, or write us a letter. All our staff speaks English, Greek and Russian and will answer to all your questions, and provide the necessary assistance. In the next our article we will let you know, how profitably and safely to rent a car in Greece.
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