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How to Travel to Greece From the U.S. Worry-Free in 2022

Last Updated on 10/20/2022

Now that travel to Greece from the U.S. is open, it’s time to start planning a much-needed getaway to a land of sapphire waters, white-washed houses, and delicious Mediterranean cuisine! Read our tips on how to get there safely and plan the best vacation, despite the current pandemic!

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Greece Re-Opening and Travel Safety

Greece Travel Restrictions When Traveling from the U.S. in 2022

What to Expect When You Get to Greece

Planning a Trip to Greece

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Is Greece open to U.S. travelers?

Yes! Greece has recently relaxed its entry requirements. Check out below for more details on what you’ll need to prepare for your departure.

Is it safe to travel to Greece in 2022?

Greece is a very safe destination to visit and you’ll unlikely experience any sort of crime during your trip.

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For worry-free travels to Greece, be sure to visit the links below so you know exactly what to expect and how to prepare before your flight leaves.

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Should I get travel insurance for my trip to Greece?

We think it’s a wise idea! Travel insurance is more than just Trip Cancellation coverage that protects your investment if something caused you to cancel your getaway. It also offers medical coverage if you were to get sick or injured at your destination –including if you contract COVID-19. In addition, if your trip is delayed due to quarantine or your airline, you could get reimbursed for unexpected costs like hotels and meals. Here’s how you can buy affordable and reliable travel insurance online.

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Can I travel to various regions of Greece during my visit?

Yes, the previous movement restrictions have been abolished, meaning you no longer need to show any documentation when traveling between Grecian islands. Commence all the dreamy island hopping!

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What’s open in Greece?

Great news –many public places are open now. This includes restaurants and bars, as long as there is open-air and outdoor seating. Museums are now open too! Other shops and stores remain open but may include capacity limits.

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When’s the best time to visit Greece?

The jury confirms that mid-April to mid-June and then September to mid-October are the best times to visit Greece. This way, you’ll enjoy less crowded areas and even cheaper fares! Definitely a win whether or not you’re on a strict budget.

How long should I visit Greece?

This comes down to your budget, but if you ask us (and others!) planning a seven-day vacation is the best option. With a week’s worth of time, you can adventure around Athens or Thessaloniki and some of the gorgeous islands without feeling rushed. That being said, if you only have a long weekend to enjoy the stunning views of this destination, check out this four-day itinerary to still get the full experience of Greece.

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This volcanic island hosts many breathtaking beaches, making it a great place to go scuba diving or even cliff-jumping if that’s more your thing. The sunrises and sunsets are divine here, but make sure to get there early to save yourself a watch spot.

Monastiraki and Psirri

These neighborhoods are just north of Plaka and are the areas many locals frequent. So if you’re a foodie looking to break away from the touristy areas and experience authentic cuisine, we’d recommend visiting the Monastiraki and Psirri area.

Monastiraki, Athens, Greece


Despite this location being a major stop for many cruise ships, Iraklion is the place we’d recommend for history buffs. From palaces, museums, and other ancient sites, this destination is sure to educate and manifest wonder!

Is Greece family-friendly?

Of course! Greece is full of adventure for kids of all ages. If you’re looking for a true getaway where you can relax (but have the kids entertained), we’d recommend visiting Rhodes in the Dodecanese islands. If you’re on a budget, try Corfu in the Ionian islands or Amorgos in the Cyclades islands for a fulfilling vacation away from home –without sacrificing a good time.

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