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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Israeli 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 Israel 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 Israeli 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.

List of Israeli diplomatic offices in Greece

Embassy of Israel in Athens, Greece

Address: 1 Marathonodromon Str., 15452 Paleo Psychiko, Athens, GreeceCheck on map

Phone: (0030) 210-6719530

Fax: (0030) 210-6749510



Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 9.30 - 12.30

List of Greek diplomatic offices in Israel

Consulate General of Greece in Jerusalem

Address: 31 Rachel Immenu, Katamon, JerusalemCheck on map

Phone: (009722) 5619583, 5619584, 5828316

Fax: 5610325, 5325392


Honorary Consulate of Greece in Haifa

Address: 18 Hagefen Street, Haifa, IsraelCheck on map

Phone: (009724) 8522098

Fax: (009724) 8522098


Embassy of Greece in Tel Aviv, Israel

Address: Tower Building, 3 Daniel Frisch St., 16th floor, 64731

Phone: (009723) 6953060 or 609 4981 or 6951088

Fax: (009723)6951329


Medical Information

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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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