Greece is a maritime state occupying the southernmost sector of the Balkan Peninsula in south east Europe. Over 1,400 islands compose 20% of the territory of which the largest is Crete. Greece is mountainous or hilly. The Peloponnese Peninsula is joined to the mainland by the narrow isthmus, Corinth. One third of the population lives in the capital.

The climate is Mediterranean with mild moist winters and bright, hot summers. The island of Corfu in the northwest receives maximum rainfall which decreases east and south eastwards. Winter temperatures can be severe in the mountains. Temperatures in Athens vary from 8°C in January to 29°C in July.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Common Medical Conditions

It is recommended to carry a traveller’s medical kit for the self-treatment of common traveller’s ailments such as respiratory or gastric infections.

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