Diving in Greece

Greece is best known for its ancient Greek civilization that is considered the cradle of Western civilization. The ancient Greeks are credited with being the originators of western democracy, philosophy, literature, science and mathematics, and more. They even invented the Olympic games. Today Greece is a modern country with the largest economy in the Balkans and the 57th largest in the world.

A country with 6,000 islands and just 227 inhabited, not to mention the 11th largest coastline in all the world, Greece is lapped by the Mediterranean, Ionian, Aegean, and Cretan Seas. So it is safe to say it makes for an excellent diving location, one where you can explore waters with incredible visibility, see a whole variety of marine life and discover haunting wrecks. Then there are the caves and amazing rock formations, ready for adventurous and more advanced divers to explore. Add in a rich ancient culture, beautiful scenery and a great climate and you have all the ingredients for a fascinating dive destination.

Travelinformation for Greece

Languages el
Currency EUR
Timezone UTC+02:00
Tipping Variable / Service Staff / Amount tipped varies for quality of service. It is not common to tip taxi drivers.
Network Provider Cosmote, CyTa Mobile, Tim/Wind, Vodafone
Dial Code 30
Electricity 230 V / 50 Hz
Power Plug Type C, F
Wildlife in Greece
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Spinner Dolphin
Sharks
Blacktip Reef Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Reptiles
Banded Sea Krait
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Ribbon Moray Eel (Ghost Eel)
Conger eel
Crevalle jack
Panther Moray Eel (Dragon Eel)
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Box Fish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish
Wildlife in Greece
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Spinner Dolphin
Sharks
Blacktip Reef Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Reptiles
Banded Sea Krait
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Ribbon Moray Eel (Ghost Eel)
Conger eel
Crevalle jack
Panther Moray Eel (Dragon Eel)
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Box Fish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish

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