EU citizens can enter Greece for an unlimited length of time.
Non-EU citizens can stay in Greece for up to three months on production
of a valid passport.
Citizens of the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand can stay in
Greece for up to three months on production of a valid passport.
South African citizens can stay for up to two months on production
of a valid passport. No visas are needed for these stays. If you
wish to extend these timescales you must obtain a permit from the
Greece has strict regulations about the
import of drugs. All the obvious ones are illegal but also some
seemingly beneficial drugs such as codeine or tranquilisers are
also banned. Medicines prescribed by a doctor for personal use are
permitted so if you take any drug on medical advice then make sure
you always carry enough for your needs during the entire stay and
keep it in its original container.
The Greek authorities are very concerned
about the loss of antiquities and national treasures. Therefore,
if you intend to buy an old piece, be it an icon or some statuary,
always deal with a reputable dealer and make sure you keep your
receipts. Genuine antiquities will need a permit. Exporting antiquities
without a permit is a serious offense.
For citizens of non-EU countries,
allowances for goods bought duty-free to be carried into Greece
are as follows:
-200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco.
-1 litre of spirits or 4 litres of wine.
-250 ml of cologne or 50 ml of perfume.