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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Australian citizen for short-stay period in Greece starting from 2021.


A valid passport is required to enter Greece. All tourists entering Greek territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Greek authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.

A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of Australia who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every Australian citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.

Custom Regulations
Greek custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Greek territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:

If arriving from a non-EU country:

  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigars (200), cigarillos (400), tobacco (1Kg).
  • Alcohol: Spirits over 22% (10L), Spirits under 22% (20L), wine (90L), beer (110L).

If arriving from an EU Member State:
  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigars (50), cigarillos (100), tobacco (250g) if arriving by air.
  • Cigarettes (40), cigars (10), cigarillos (20), tobacco (50g) if arriving by other means.
  • Alcohol: Spirits over 22% (1L), Spirits under 22% (2L), wine (4L), beer (16L).

Exporting any antiquities (items more than 100 years old) it's forbidden, the penalties applied are second to drug smuggling only. All the archeological sites must be kept untouched.

Currency Restriction
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering Greece with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.

Australia and Greece
Seven Greek sailors sentenced to Australia for piracy were the first known Greeks to settle in Australia. They were pardoned but two settled in Australia. In the mid-1800s, Greek sailors abandoned ship in Australian waters to partake in the gold rush. After World War II and the civil war in Greece, around 160,000 Greeks are thought to have migrated to Australia in search of better jobs and lives. The Greek-Australian community grew to be among the largest outside of Greece.
Australia and Greece have had consular relations since the 1920s. The two countries entered into a Work and Holiday Visa Arrangement and a bilateral social security agreement which provides improved social security protection to those who have lived and/or worked in both countries.
Over 600,000 Australians are now of Greek ancestry.
Australians wanting to visit Greece after 2021 will have to apply through the ETIAS pre-authorisation system which is similar to Australia’s ETA.

List of Australian diplomatic offices in Greece

Australian Consulate in Thessaloniki, Greece

Address: 28 Archeologikou Mousiou Street, Thessaloniki 54641, GreeceCheck on map

Phone: +30 (2)310 827-494

Fax: +30 (2)310 827-424


Office Hours: Monday to Friday 08:30 - 12:00

Details: Mr Christos Gandas - Consul

Australian Embassy in Athens, Greece

Address: Level 6, Thon Building, Cnr. Kifisias and Alexandras Ave, Ambelokipi, PO Box 14070, Athens 11510, GreeceCheck on map

Phone: +30 210 870 4000

Fax: +30 210 870 4055



Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 - 16:00

Details: Ms Jenny Bloomfield - Ambassador

List of Greek diplomatic offices in Australia

Honorary Consulate of Greece in Newcastle

Address: 215 Newcastle Road, East Maitland, N.S.W. 2323, Australia, Postal Address: P.O. Box 495, East Maitland (Newcastle), Newcastle N.S.W. 2323

Phone: (00612) 49336467

Fax: (006149) 341517

Honorary Consulate of Greece in Hobart (Tasmania)

Address: 37- Derwentwater Aveue, Sandy Bay, TS 7005, AustraliaCheck on map

Phone: (00613) 62252825

Fax: (00613) 62234611

Honorary Consulate General of Greece in Darwin

Address: 1st Floor, 30 Austin lane, Darwin N.T. 0800, Postal Address: GPO Box 48, Darwin N.T. 0801, Australia

Phone: (00618) 89817979

Fax: (00618) 89816990



Honorary Consulate of Greece in Brisbane

Address: 36, Central Plaza 1, 345 Queen Street, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia, G.P.. ox 1309, Brisbane QLD 4001, Australia

Phone: (00617) 32189700

Fax: (00617) 32293709



Consulate of Grecce in Perth

Address: level 9, 16 St.George's Terrace, Perth, W.A. 6000Check on map

Phone: (00618) 93256608 Emergency phone: 0061-419286918

Fax: (00618) 93252940



Consulate General of Greece in Sydney

Address: Level 2, 219-223 Castlereagh Street, Sydney N.S.W. 2000Check on map

Phone: (00612) 92649130, 92641768

Fax: (00612) 92646135



Consulate General of Greece in Melbourne

Address: 37-39 Albert Road, Melbourne 3004, VictoriaCheck on map

Phone: (00613) 98664524-5

Fax: (00613) 98664933



Consulate General of Greece in Adelaide

Address: 1/300 Flinders StreetCheck on map

Phone: (00618) 82322036

Fax: (00618)82323184



Embassy of Greece in Canberra, Australia

Address: 9 Turrana Street, Yarralumla, A.C.T.2600, AustraliaCheck on map

Phone: (00612) 62733011, 62733158, 62733275 Emergency phone: 0061-408574392

Fax: (+61) 2 62732620



Office Hours: 9.00 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.

Medical Information

Recommended vaccines

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About Greece

Capital: Athens
  • Greek 99%;
  • Other 1%

Area: 131,940 KM2
Population: 11,000,000
Timezone: UTC/GMT +2 hours
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +30

Power Sockets

Type C European 2-pin  C European 2-pin
Type E French 2-pin  E French 2-pin
Type F Schuko plug  F Schuko plug

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