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efhernandez_

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These will get you by for sure

 

nadellii

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These are great!! As a non native speaker they will be very helpful
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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Lol... He's right about the word malakas...
 
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efhernandez_

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Great video!!

Here are some of the popular phrases to learn when visiting Greece (for those that are not Greek and/or do not speak Greek):
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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Two that neither of these mention is

Δεν καταλαβαίνω Ελληνικά - Thehn kah-tah-lah-VEH-noh eh-lee-nee-KAH - I do not understand Greek

Μιλάς Αγγλικά; - me-LAHS ahng-lee-KAH; - Do you speak English?
 
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francescool

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Two that neither of these mention is

Δεν καταλαβαίνω Ελληνικά - Thehn kah-tah-lah-VEH-noh eh-lee-nee-KAH - I do not understand Greek

Μιλάς Αγγλικά; - me-LAHS ahng-lee-KAH; - Do you speak English?
Those are good ones, thanks for posting
 

k_tsoukalas

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Excellent video! You do need to know at least a little Greek while in Greece. Well you don't technically "need to" - you can get by because people do speak English. But, they LOVE it when we speak at least a little bit.
 
I learned a fair amount of Greek when I was a kid and my grandparents were still around, but over the years, I have forgotten it. The first time I went to Greece it took me a few days to remember my Greek. Once I was able to start speaking, I got so much more out of my time there. It's sooo worth it to do some language prep work before arriving. If I had done that, I wouldn't have wasted my first few days in the country getting my bearings with the language.
 
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dubai_suzie

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I learned a fair amount of Greek when I was a kid and my grandparents were still around, but over the years, I have forgotten it. The first time I went to Greece it took me a few days to remember my Greek. Once I was able to start speaking, I got so much more out of my time there. It's sooo worth it to do some language prep work before arriving. If I had done that, I wouldn't have wasted my first few days in the country getting my bearings with the language.
I always am a bit shaky in the beginning, and then after a few days I start to get more used to it, and my fear develops as well, although my Greek is pretty bad overall
 
I always am a bit shaky in the beginning, and then after a few days I start to get more used to it, and my fear develops as well, although my Greek is pretty bad overall
It's a really difficult thing, trusting our brain and our mouths when navigating a second language!
 
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paharo45

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I wish I knew more Greek! Thanks for sharing
 

There is a rental crisis in Greece

The rental crisis is getting worse all over the world, and especially in Greece. Many Greek people say that they spend the majority of their salary on rent, and the buildings are not in good condition. I have seen this myself with my own friends and family in Greece. Things are getting more and more unaffordable, especially as more and more people are moving to Greece. Something definitely needs to be done about this.

How to book ferries in advance

If you’re going to be island hopping in Greece, I highly recommend that you book tickets in advance online when you know your itinerary. This is especially important if you’re traveling with a car. Of course you can buy them of the day of, but if you want to be sure that you’re going to get a spot, you should get yours online. The two best websites to use are ferryscanner.com and ferryhopper.com. The one thing that you have to make sure of is to check in online 24 hours before the ferry is scheduled to date. This will ensure that you were able to download war tickets and travel. Best of luck!

Be careful, wildfires are spreading all over Greece again

It's been all over the news… There are wildfires in Crete, Cephalonia, and Athens. This is pretty common in Greece, especially in the summertime so the country is taking extra precautions to get ahead of these wildfires early. Last summer, the country received aid from Italy to help stop the spread. If you notice that you are near a wildfire, I recommend that you follow the orders and evacuate immediately. You must be very careful because evacuations can cause massive traffic jams which make it very difficult to leave. If you notice that there's a fire call 100 which is Greece's emergency line.

How to rent motorcycles and atvs in Greece

Of course, the process is going to be different depending on where you are in Greece, but for the most part the rules are the same. You will need an unexpired drivers license to rent an ATV. Some websites will say that you need an international drivers license, but I've never been asked for one. If you want to rent a motorcycle, you will need a motorcycle license. You might be able to get by if you let the people know that your experience, but I highly recommend that you bring yours. It's as simple as that!

How much money do you think Greece made from tourism last year?

If you guessed 27 billion euros you would be right! This is a huge increase from 2020, where Greece only made 15.5 billion euros, which dropped because of covid. in 2019, this number was even greater at 38.2 billion. Tourism is a huge portion of the country GDP and contributes to building the economy greatly. Bravo to the people of Greece!
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