Travel Insurance for Greece

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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.

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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, due to large numbers of migrants and refugees congregating at the Greek-Turkish border. 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 cover
  • **Only available with Gold cover
  • Terms and Conditions apply.
     
We also have a number of add-ons that you can purchase for your trip that will provide you with additional cover. For example, if you are visiting Greece as a part of a cruise, then our Cruise Cover can help to protect you against cruise-specific risks like cabin confinement and itinerary changes. Furthermore, if you are looking to do more adventurous activities during your trip, our Sports and Leisure cover could give you more peace of mind during your excursions. 
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Yes. If you are travelling anywhere in Greece, including the smaller islands, then you should select Greece as your area of cover on our Single Trip travel insurance or Europe for our Annual travel insurance policies.

Always be sure to check your travel insurance policy in detail, to be 100% sure on what your policy covers you for.

The Greek islands are very popular travel destinations. Choosing the right one for you can be difficult, as there are so many to choose from. It depends whether you are after complete relaxation, full on partying, embracing the history or a mixture of each. Once you have decided what experiences you want to have, you should be a step closer in deciding which of the beautiful Greek islands to visit. Here are some of our suggestions:

For luxury, views, and partying: Santorini, Mykonos, Zante, Corfu, Kos, Paros & Ios

For history and culture: Crete, Athens (city), Kos, Rhodes, Delos & Santorini

Families: Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Naxos, Kos & Mykonos

Beaches: Zante, Paxi, Santorini, Tilos, Ikaria & Milos

You can travel to Greece at any time of year and have a wonderful time. However if you want to avoid the summer high season, the most popular times of year to visit Greece are from April – June, because of the hot weather.

Alternatively, if you want to go to Greece when the weather is a bit cooler, and there are less tourists, then potentially think of visiting during the months of September and the first half of October.

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 35 and under and plan on travelling to Greece as a single trip or part of a bigger world adventure.
 
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There are plenty of activities to get involved in when on holiday in Greece. If you are planning to embark on an adventure, this additional cover could help to protect you.
 
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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. 
 
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If you have a pre-existing medical condition, you might be concerned about your upcoming trip to Greece. Why not get a quote today to see if our additional cover is right for you.  
 
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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. 
 
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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.
 
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Travelling to Greece in a group? Our group travel insurance provides cover for up to 12 travelling companions going on a trip together. This can cover groups of friends as well as family going on holiday together. 
 
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