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Steeped in history and dotted with thousands of beautiful islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas, Greece has long been a favourite holiday destination among holiday makers. With Essential Travel you can book comprehensive travel insurance to Greece that will cover a whole manor of eventualities. Give yourself peace of mind with cancellation cover, pre-existing medical conditions, sports and luggage cover to suit your trip. At such a low cost, you'd be foolish not to take out a policy today!
Travel Insurance for Greece
Low cost airlines have made it even easier for those last minute holidays and family holidays to Greece. So whether you're visiting the Acropolis of Athens, island hopping or on a cruise holiday to Santorini, you're sure to have an incredible time; especially with year round sunshine. We could spend all day talking about what to do and see while you're away, but if we could give you one piece of travel advice for travelling to Greece it would be to book travel insurance. No matter where you're travelling and with whom, there will be a policy to suit your needs. We can cover medical conditions, sports and activities, such as sailing and scuba diving as well as providing extras such as cruise insurance. Search now for the best prices for your Greek odyssey.
Essential Travel insurance can cover you for:
- Cancellation cover - up to £5,000
- Medical Emergency Expenses - up to £10million
- Personal Accident - up to £30,000
- Personal Possessions - up to £2,000
- Hospital Benefit - up to £1,200
- 100+ sports and activities covered as standard
Why take out travel insurance to Greece?
To avoid a Greek tragedy, our top travel tip for a holiday to Greece is to take out a travel insurance policy to suit your needs. Like any destination, you may encounter bumps along the road and to avoid any worry and put your mind at ease you can cover all the essentials. Cancellation, curtailment, loss of facilities, missed departures and money can all be covered with an Essential Travel insurance policy.
Cancellation and curtailment
The cost of covering your flights, should anything happen, is a good enough reason alone to buy travel insurance. If you are forced to cancel your trip before it even begins or stop it short for reasons beyond your control, an Essential Travel insurance policy can help you recover the costs for unused travel, accommodation and other pre-paid expenses and arrangements.
Missed or delayed departures
On selected policies you can claim up to £1,000 per person if you miss your train, ferry or flight due to circumstances beyond your control, such as industrial action, adverse weather in Greece and closure of airspace.
Cover for baggage and belongings
No matter where you take your holidays in Greece, you are always at risk of losing, damaging or having your baggage and belongings stolen. With our holiday insurance to Greece you can cover your baggage and belongings for up to £2,000.
Sports and activities
Whether you're a novice or a seasoned sportsman, Greece has plenty on offer; particularly for those who don't mind getting wet. With thousands of islands dotted throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas they are a haven for water sports fanatics. Get to know the less visited smaller Cyclades islands by kayak, sail, snorkel, dive or swim the warm seas. If you prefer to remain on solid ground, you'll find tennis, golf, horse riding and trekking adventures all over Greece. Whatever you fancy playing, Essential Travel can help cover you while you're in Greece, and what's more, you'll find that over 100 sports are included at no extra cost; even on our cheapest travel insurance policy, including:
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Jet Boating
- Kite Surfing
- Scuba Diving (to max. depth of 20m)
For a full breakdown of cover, please refer to our Policy Wording Booklet.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Find commonly asked questions about Greece travel insurance by clicking below.
What type of travel insurance policies are available for Greece?
As with all our policies you have the choice of three different types of trip:
A single trip policy can cover a UK resident aged up to 74 years old for 87 days continuous travel.
For those aged over 74, please visit our specialist over 74's travel insurance page.
Annual Multi Trip
If you plan on making more than two trips within the next 365 days, and not just to Greece, it may be best to compare quotes with our annual multi-trip policy. You can switch between prices for a single and annual multi-trip policy when you receive your quote, to decide which premium works out better value for you.
Our backpacker travel insurance is valid for up to 2 years continual cover and includes working and volunteering abroad. This is one of the most popular choices for those travelling on a round the world trip.
What activities and sports are covered with my insurance for Greece?
An Essential Travel insurance policy, can cover you for over 100 sports as standard at no extra cost, providing that you are taking part in a non-professional capacity. For the more adventurous travellers, you will be able to add more risqué sports and activities as you make your way through the booking process.
All sports and activities are assigned a sports grade that corresponds to the level of risk involved. The more extreme the sport, the higher the grade you will need.
As a guide, mentioned below is the type of activity you can expect from each sports grade:
- Sports Grade 1 - Activities like cycling, jet-skiing and kayaking don't require extra cover. We cover 110 sports at no extra cost.
- Sports Grade 2 - Activities such as bungee jumping, safari and motorcycling (and more) require extra sports cover to be added to your policy.
- Sports Grade 3 - Activities like paragliding and tandem sky diving require extra sports cover to be added to your policy.
- Sports Grade 4 - High risk activities such as canyoning and rock climbing require the highest level of sports cover.
Do I need to declare a pre-existing medical condition?
It is very important that you declare a pre-existing medical condition to us when you take out an insurance policy for Greece. Failure to declare a medical condition which you later claim on could invalidate your entire policy. If you are unsure if your condition is covered, simply follow our online medical screening process.
What is a pre-existing medical condition?
Pre-existing medical conditions are those that existed before an insurance policy was taken out. Any disease or illness for which you have ever received medication, advice or treatment or experienced symptoms for.
How many people can be included on a policy?
As with all our policies, you can take out an individual, couples, family and group travel insurance policies for up to as many as 8 people. You can select the number of people you wish to cover at the start of your quote.
What is health care like in Greece?
The Greek National Health system has a reciprocal health care agreement with the British National Health Service and you can use your EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) while there. However, you should make sure that you have adequate travel insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment and repatriation. The EHIC, nor the UK government will no cover loss of luggage, cancellations among many other things. Health care on the mainland is generally good but may be limited on the islands.
To ensure you are fully covered for medical treatment, no matter the severity, it is important to buy comprehensive travel insurance to cover your trip.
When should I buy travel insurance?
We advise that you buy your Greek travel insurance as soon as you have booked any accommodation and transport to ensure you benefit from immediate cancellation protection. Our cancellation and curtailment policy can cover events such as the death, bodily injury or serious illness to you, a travelling companion and close relatives. For a full breakdown of what is covered, please read our Policy Guide.
When is the best time to visit Greece?
The best time to travel to Greece is spring and early summer from around mid-April to mid-June, or alternatively in autumn from September to mid-October. During these times you will avoid the summer high season with its inflated prices, hoards of holidaymakers and +40Â°C (100Â°F) heat. In spring you will find an abundance of beautiful wild flowers and cooler seas, while in autumn, you will find warmer seas but fewer boats and flights.
Will I need extra cover for sports and hazardous activities?
Our travel insurance covers over 100 sports and activities as standard on all policy levels, but for the more adventurous traveller we can provide hazardous activity cover too. After selecting your policy you will then be given the option to add additional activities and sports.
Adding Winter Sports cover to your Single, Annual or Backpacker insurance policy allows you to take part in over 25 winter sports, as well as providing:
Medical Cover: you will be covered for emergency medical expenses that occur should you have an accident and require medical attention including cover for mountain rescue, helicopter rescue costs and repatriation
Equipment: Winter Sports cover also provides peace of mind against any theft, loss or damage to your personal or hired equipment as well as any pre-paid fees.winter sports cover →
If you're hitting the fairway in Greece, we can cover your golf equipment and pre-paid green fees. These can be added to your policy giving you nothing else to work on except your game.
Add extra golf protection to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policy to add extra protection for:
- Your Personal Equipment up to £1000
- Hired Equipment up to £200
- Pre-paid Green Fees up to £300
Self employed or working for a company? If you are travelling to Greece for work you can add extra protection against accidental loss, theft or damage to your business equipment to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policies.
Business cover protects equipment such as cameras, mobiles, laptops that you need to work or have with you in meetings.business trip insurance →
If you're taking a cruise to Santorini or Greece, ensure you can add extra cover for missed port, cabin confinement and unused excursions. This can be added to any of our Single, Annual or Backpacker Trip travel insurance policies.
Cruise cover will add extra protection for:
- Extended baggage cover up to £3,500
- Missed shore trips up to £500
- Cabin confinement (due to illness) up to £600
- Valuables up to £700
If you're planning on tying the knot, extra cover for accidental loss, theft or damage to your wedding clothes, rings, gifts and photos can be added to your Single, Annual or Backpacker Trip policy, to help ensure that your special day is everything its meant to be.
- Wedding Clothes up to £1500 per person
- Wedding Gifts up to £1000 per couple
- Wedding Rings up to £250 per person
- Wedding Photographs up to £750 per person
Should you need to claim on your travel insurance an Excess is the amount that you'll have to pay before we pick up the rest of the bill.
Avoid paying any excesses by adding the Excess Waiver option to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policy.find out more →
If you've packaged your entire holiday yourself (without the help of a travel agent), as many backpacker's do, the Independent Traveller add-on will provide cover for additional scenarios such as:
- Extended Cancellation and Curtailment: If you need to cancel or return home early because your booked accommodation becomes unreachable and unusable due to a travel ban or evacuation
- Extended Delayed & Missed Departure: Not only will we pay you for the first 12 hours of delay, we'll also help with pre-paid travel, accommodation & any alternative travel arrangements you may need to make
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