A holiday to the Greek mainland or one of its 227 inhabited surrounding islands is a great choice if you are looking to enjoy fabulous food, relax on amazing beaches, or learn a thing or two about its rich history. Over 20 million tourists visit Greece each year, which proves that the country should be added to your holiday destination to do list.

There are so many islands worth visiting in Greece and each one offers something unique from the next. Some of the most popular island paradises are Santorini with its famous blue dome buildings, Mykonos for its luxury and nightlife, Crete for its glorious beaches and mythological history, and Naxos for the perfect family getaway. No matter what type of holiday you are looking for, one of the Greek islands can offer it to you.

For many tourists that visit Greece, they are overwhelmed with the sheer choice of activities that are available to them during their time in the country. However, there is one thing that you are almost guaranteed to enjoy when you visit Greece, the food. The fresh tastes, generous portions, and friendly staff are sure to leave you with memories of meals that you won’t forget.

Another aspect of Greece that is famous throughout the world is its rich history. Learn more about the famous Ancient Greek Gods whilst walking through The Temple of Zeus in Olympia, or explore one of the most well-known ancient ruins in the world in Athens, The Acropolis. There are countless ancient artefacts to see in Greece, which enables you to learn so much about the country’s heritage whilst being stood in the exact place that it happened.

The official language in Greece is Greek. However, across the country English is one of the most common foreign languages that the locals know. Before you travel, consider learning some commonly used Greek phrases if you are traveling through rural areas. Also, don’t forget to change your currency into euros.

No matter your plans whilst you are in Greece, it is important that you take out travel insurance to protect yourself against many unforeseen eventualities.

Below is some information about our products, for which Terms & Conditions apply. Please visit the policy information hub for full details. 

Travel Insurance isn’t a legal requirement when you go to Greece, but you should still think of it as essential when you travel. It is important to be prepared should the worst happen when you go abroad.

It has been reported that roadblocks and protests have broken out in some areas of Greece. Tourists are advised to avoid crowds and demonstrations whilst following the instructions of the local authorities. If you want to find out more, visit the FCO website and check the local media of the area that you are visiting.

Like many other places, you are at risk of petty crime when you are in Greece. Be sure to always keep an eye on your belongings.

Lastly, Greece is known to have regular seismic activity - mostly minor earth tremors - and is prone to wild fires in the hotter months of the year. Be sure to check the local weather and news of the place you are going to, as taking out travel insurance can help to protect you against cancellations if the worst should happen. 

Our Single Trip, Annual Trip, and Backpacker policies are designed to help protect you when you visit Greece on holiday. Across our Single Trip and Annual policies, we also offer three levels of cover: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Depending on the level of cover you choose, you’ll be protected against:
  • Cancelling or curtailing your trip
  • Delayed personal possessions
  • Lost, stolen or damaged personal possessions*
  • Loss of personal money*
  • Emergency medical and associated expenses
  • Loss of passport*
  • Personal accident cover
  • Missed departures
  • Delayed departures
  • Personal liability
  • Legal expenses
  • End-supplier failure**
  • *Not available with Bronze level cover
  • **Only available with Gold level cover
  • Terms and Conditions apply.
This policy is designed for frequent travellers and can cover you and your family for a multitude of holidays. From romantic city breaks to fun-filled beach holidays, and more.
If you’re only planning on going away on holiday or for an extended trip once this year, then our Single Trip policy is perfect for you. It can help to protect you for up to 180 days at any one time.
If you are looking to explore several different Greek islands, or multiple places on your trip, our Backpacker policy can help to protect you. This policy is suitable for those that are aged 50 and under and plan on travelling to Greece as a single trip or part of a bigger world adventure.
Many sports and leisure activities are covered on our standard travel insurance policies at no additional premium. From 5th May 2021, we will not be able to provide cover while you take part in riskier sports and leisure activities like kite surfing and rugby. This is only a temporary measure while we make improvements to our website. Please keep an eye on the Allianz Assistance website in the future so you are aware when we are able to offer this additional cover again.
From 5th May 2021 we will no longer be offering travel insurance policies to cover people’s pre-existing medical conditions. This is only a temporary measure while we make improvements to our online booking engine. Please keep an eye on the Allianz Assistance website in the future so you are aware when we are able to offer this additional cover again.
Worldwide Travel Insurance can cover you from the cities of America to the beaches of Thailand. If you’re travelling the world, our worldwide travel insurance can help protect you if things don’t go quite to plan.
Travelling to Greece in a group? Our group travel insurance can provide cover for you and your travelling companions. This can cover groups of friends as well as family going on holiday in a group.