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Travel Insurance Greece

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From only £12.06 per Week

  • Pre-existing medical cover
  • Single, Annual & Backpacker
  • Cover yourself for Water Sports and hazardous activities
  • Medical, Cancellation & Baggage cover
  • 24/7 UK emergency helpline

From only £12.06 per Week

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:

  • Surfing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Jet Boating
  • Kayaking
  • 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?

What activities and sports are covered with my insurance for Greece?

Do I need to declare a pre-existing medical condition?

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?

When is the best time to visit Greece?

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.

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Winter 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.

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