Greece is located in Southeast Europe and has a population of 11.2 million people. An ever-popular tourist destination, Greece, and in particular the Greek islands, is a paradise of rich and authentic culture, along with mesmerising views. Greece is known for its nightlife, particularly on islands such as Mykonos and Paros. The official language of Greece is Greek, while younger people and tourism workers will often speak English.

Medical tourism

See the box to the right to view a full list of available treatment areas.

Best time to travel

Blessed with a warm Mediterranean climate, Greece has mild winters and hot summers. November through to March is the rainy season.

Money and costs

The national currency is the Euro (EUR, symbol €). Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.


Visas are not required for travellers from the USA, Canada and Australia for stays of up to 90 days. Members of the EU are permitted entry for an unlimited amount of time.

Getting there

Athens is the main entry point for Greece, and getting around the islands may require travel by boat.

Dialling codes

To call Greece, the country dialling code is +30.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Greece at:

Lonely Planet -​greece

Greece Embassy in the USA -

Greece Embassy in the UK -

NHS health information on Greece -​NHSEngland/​healthcaregreece/​Pages/​healthcaregreece.aspx

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011