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The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO or EOT in Greece -- and increasingly referred to as the Hellenic Tourism Organization) has offices throughout the world that can provide you with information concerning all aspects of travel to and in Greece. Look for them at www.gnto.gr or contact one of the following GNTO offices:

United States -- Olympic Tower, 645 Fifth Ave., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10022 (tel. 212/421-5777; fax 212/826-6940).

Australia & New Zealand -- 37-49 Pitt St., Sydney, NSW 2000 (tel. 29/241-1663; fax 29/241-2499).

Canada -- 1500 Donmills Rd., Toronto, ON M3B 3K4 (tel. 416/968-2220; fax 416/968-6533).

United Kingdom & Ireland -- 4 Conduit St., London W1S 2DJ (tel. 207/495-9300; fax 207/495-4057).

Among the sites we've used for broad-based searches on Greece are:

  • www.mfa.gr (official Greek matters)
  • www.gtp.gr (ship and air travel in Greece)
  • www.phantis.com (current news about Greece)
  • www.culture.gr (official site for Greek's cultural attractions)
  • www.perseus.tufts.edu (classical Greek texts)

Strike While the Museum Is Open! -- Remember that strikes can close museums and archaeological sites without warning. Decide what you want most to see, and go there as soon as possible after you arrive. If possible, phone the site or museum you are about to visit just before you head there; much information given out by hotels, websites, and even Greek National Tourism offices is wrong.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.