Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Greece; specifically May, June, September and October. The weather during those months is pleasantly warm in most places; beaches and ancient sites are relatively uncrowded;
Mid-July to the end of August is high season. Besides the fact that all the beaches are crowded and the ancient sites full with tour groups, during July and August the temperature can be up to 40°C (over 100°F) in the shade.
Your own motorbike is a great way to explore Greece and off the beaten track. The roads are relatively safe, and the vehicles move on the right side.
Greek drivers are familiar with motor riders since there are more than 100.000 motorcycles out on the Greek roads.
There are tolls in all high ways with an average cost of 2 euros per passage.
Moto discoveries’ riders have their own free pass on every toll around the route they are doing.
The Nationals of all E.U. countries, Norway, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Iceland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Australia, most South America countries, can visit and stay in Greece for up to 3 months without a visa.
If your country is not included in the ones mentioned above, an average cost of the visa will be around 20 euros.
Greece has been using the euro currency since the beginning of 2002.
ATMs are in almost every town. When using MasterCard, Visa/Access, Cirrus and Maestro won’t have a problem as there are plenty of places to withdraw money. Foreign exchange machines are common in major tourist areas.
With Moto Discoveries, we are visiting quite many small villages. For places like these you need to have some cash on you since the village people do not use a credit card in their shops restaurants etc.
If you’re an EU citizen, a European Health Insurance Card covers you for most medical care. Usually, the card is available from health centers in the EU countries.
All travelers with Moto Discoveries are insured for even the worst case scenario, such as an accident requiring an emergency flight home.
No jabs are required to travel to Greece, but a yellow-fever vaccination certificate is required if you are coming from an infected area.