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Greece Tourist Visa Guide: Everything Indians Need to Know

Last Update: 07-03-2024

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Greece tourist visa

Is a visa required for Greece?

Is a visa required for Greece?

Yes, you need a Schengen visa to visit Greece.

Processing time for Greece Visa

Processing time for Greece Visa

21 to 28 Working Days

Greece tourist visa fees for Indians

Greece tourist visa fees for Indians

  • Embassy Fee - € 80 or ₹ 7,280
  • VFS Charges - € 30  or ₹ 2,730
Greece visa validity

Greece visa validity

180 Days  (or 6 months)

Greece visa stay duration

Greece visa stay duration

90 Days

How to apply for a Greece visa

How to apply for a Greece visa

  1. Apply through Teleport in under 2 minutes
  2. Apply through the Government portal.
Documents required for Greece visa

Documents required for Greece visa

  1. Visa Application Form
  2. Passport 
  3. Photograph 
  4. Cover Letter
  5. Travel Medical Insurance - € 30,000
  6. Flight tickets and Hotel Bookings
  7. Bank Statement (last 3 months)
  8. Income tax return (last 2 years)
  9. See other documents
Can Indians get Greece visa on arrival?

Can Indians get Greece visa on arrival?

No, Indian passport holders are not eligible for a visa-on-arrival when entering Greece.


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Do Indians Need a Tourist Visa to Visit Greece?

Yes, Indians travelling to Greece for tourism and leisure purposes need a Tourist Visa commonly called a Schengen type ‘C’ visa. This visa allows the holder to stay in the Schengen Region (a group of 29 European countries without border and passport controls) for up to 90 days in a 180-day timeframe.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. When Can I Apply for a Greece Schengen Visa?
  3. How to Get a Greece Tourist Visa
  4. Greece Tourist Visa Requirements for Indians
  5. Photograph Specifications for Greece Tourist Visa Application
  6. How Long Does it Take to Process a Greece Tourist Visa?
  7. Greece Tourist Visa Fees for Indians
  8. What is the Validity of Greece Tourist Visa for Indians?
  9. How to Track the Status of my Greece Tourist Visa Application?
  10. Do Indian Citizens Need Travel Insurance for a Greece Tourist Visa?
  11. Tips for a Successful Greece Tourist Visa Application
  12. What to do if My Greece Tourist Visa Gets Rejected?
  13. Do I Need an Airport Transit Visa for Greece?
  14. What to do After Reaching Greece Airport?
  15. Greece Tourist Visa Extension & Renewal Process
  16. Conclusion
  17. FAQs


Applying for a tourist visa is the first step toward your international journey. Given the complexities involved, it can also be the most frustrating step. In this blog, we’ve got everything about Greece Tourist Visas for Indians in one place - application process, documentation requirements, validity period, visa extension, fee, tips for a smooth visa experience and so much more.

If you need any help on Greece tourist visas, ring us on  +91 73148 52914 or message us on WhatsApp.

Let’s ensure you're well-equipped to file a successful Greece tourist visa application!

Can Indians Get a Greece Visa on Arrival?

No, Greece does not offer visas on arrival to Indian passport holders. Indians need to have an approved Schengen visa prior to their departure to Greece.

When Can I Apply for a Greece Schengen Visa?

Applying for a Schengen Visa at a Greece Diplomatic Mission:

Single Country Visit:

Apply at the Greek consulate if you're visiting only Greece as your single Schengen country and it's your first entry point.

Visiting Multiple Schengen Countries:

  • If visiting several Schengen countries and intend to stay for a longer duration in Greece, then apply at a Greek consulate.
  • If visiting several Schengen countries with similar stays (e.g., tourism in Greece, Italy, and Spain), apply at the consulate of your first entry country—Greece, in this case.

Main Purpose of Visit:

Your main purpose determines where you apply. If it's unclear and you're visiting multiple countries, submit your application to the embassy or consulate of your first entry point to the Schengen area.

For instance, if your main purpose is attending a conference in Greece while touring multiple countries, apply at the Greek consulate.

How to Get a Greece Tourist Visa

Apply for Greece Visa Effortlessly with Teleport

Teleport simplifies the visa application process, ensuring a prompt and hassle-free experience. Here's how to apply for a Greece visa:

Step 1: Start Your Greece Visa Application:

Visit Teleport's Greece visa application portal and click 'Apply for Visa.'

Step 2: Provide Basic Details and Pay Fees:

Upload scanned copies of your passport's front and back pages. Teleport can autofill your information or you can manually input your details. Choose between full or partial upfront payment for the visa fee.

Step 3: Gather Required Documents:

Teleport's dedicated relationship manager will assist you in collecting all necessary documents for the Greece visa application.

Step 4: Schedule Your Appointment:

Your Teleport relationship manager will arrange an appointment at the visa application centre according to your preferred location and dates.

Step 5: Attend Appointment and Submit Biometrics:

Visit the visa application centre at the appointed time to submit your biometrics and necessary documentation.

✅ Teleport conducts a thorough review of your application and documents before submission to the embassy.

✅ You'll receive updates on your application's progress via WhatsApp and Email.

Once the embassy completes the review, Teleport will update your application status on the platform. You'll receive timely notifications regarding the embassy's decision. Upon approval, you can conveniently download your visa from the Teleport Dashboard.

Apply for Your Greece Tourist Visa Through the Greek Government Website

Step 1: Understand the requirements of your visa application

Identify the suitable visa type for your trip. As tourists to Greece, you need to apply fro Schengen type ‘C’ visa. Fill out the application form online. Understand the Greece tourist visa fees, required documents and  processing time.

Step 2: Submit your visa application online

Log in to your existing account or create a new account to initiate your visa application.

Step 3: Schedule & attend your appointment at the Visa Application Centre

After submitting your application, you need to book an appointment with one of the the Greek Visa Application Centres in India . Choose the centre based on your location and availability.

List of Greek Visa Application Centres in India

LocationWorking Hours(Mon to Fri)Address

New Delhi


Shivaji Stadium Metro Station, Mezzanine Level, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place New Delhi Delhi 110001 India



1st Floor, Abhiji VI, Emerald House, Near Parimal Garden Cross Road, Off C G Road Ahmedabad Gujarat 380006 India



Manipal Center South Block S 821 8th floor 47 Dickensen Road Bangalore Karnataka 560042 India



Elante Offices, entry from Gate No.3, Unit No. B209, 2nd Floor, Office Block B, Plot No. 178 - 178A, Industrial & Business Park, Phase - I Chandigarh Chandigarh 160002 India



Fagun Towers, Third Floor, No 74, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore Chennai Tamil Nadu 600008 India


08:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00

1st Floor Coastal Chambers (Manoj Tower), Ravipuram M G Road, Kerala Cochin Kerala 682015 India



Gera Imperium Grand, 6th floor, Office No. 619, 620, 621, Patto Plaza (behind Ginger Hotel), Panjim. Goa 403001 India



Unit No 419-420, ILD Trade Centre, 4th Floor, Sector 47 Sohna Road Gurgaon Haryana 122001 India



Unit 1, Lower Concourse , Punjagutta Metro Station, 8-2-340/1, Punjagutta Rd, Punjagutta Officers Colony, Punjagutta Hyderabad Telangana 500082 India



Manglam Ambition Tower 1st Floor, Agrasen Circle (Malan ka Chauraha), Subhash Marg, C Scheme Jaipur Rajasthan 302001 India



Acropolis, Unit 6/9, 6th Floor, 1858 Rajdanga Main Road Kolkata West Bengal 700107 India



Aman Plaza, 3rd Floor, 310 Lajpat Nagar, Mahavir Marg. Jalandhar Punjab 144001 India



4th Floor, Urmi Axis Building, Behind Famous Studio, Opp. E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi (West) Mumbai Maharashtra 400011 India


09:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00

Good Shepherd Square, No 33, East Cost Road. Elaipillaichavady, Pudupalayam Village Puducherry Puducherry 605005 India



93 Avenue Mall, 4th Floor, Kalubai Chowk, Near Fatima Nagar Junction, Wanowarie, Opp. Croma, Maharashtra Pune Maharashtra 411022 India

Step 4: Track your application

Keep your check on your visa application online using the application ID provided during submission and your passport number.

Step 5: Collect your documents from the Visa Application Centre

You can choose to have your documents delivered to your address. Provide the correct delivery details at the Greece Visa Application Center. You will ahve to pay an additional ₹ 700 for courier facility.

Greece Tourist Visa Requirements for Indians

Documents Required for Greece Tourist Visa Application

Mandatory Documents

Greece Tourist Visa Application Form

Completed and signed

Original Passport

  • Validity - 3 months after your trip ends
  • Shoud have 2 blank pages at least
  • Should be issued within the last 10 years
  • Include previous passports, if any
  • Also include a clear photocopy of the first and last page of the passport along with all visas and entry stamps.

Recent Colour Photograph

  • Size: 35mm x 40mm
  • Background colour - white

Proof of financial sufficiency

  • Bank statements of the last 3 months - stamped by the bank
  • ITR -V or Income Tax return Acknowledgment form for the last 2 years, attested.

Cover Letter

  • Explaining the purpose of your trip,
  • Duration of stay,
  • Detailed itinerary

Travel Medical Insurance

  • Covering a minimum of 30,000 Euros for the entire stay in the Schengen area.
  • Minimum coverage of € 30,000 for the entire stay in the Schengen area.

Proof of Accommodation

  • Hotel reservations, holiday home rental, or campus residence booking. 
  • Proof of sponsorship or private accommodation from a host if staying with a family member or friend.

Flight Reservation

  • Round-trip ticket. 
  • For multiple Schengen States travel, proof of intra-Schengen flight reservation, train itinerary, or car rental

Supporting Documents

If Employed

  • Salary slip for the last 3 months
  • Employment contract
  • NOC from the employer approving your leave

If Self-Employed

Company Registration Certificate.

If Retired

  • Pension statements for the last three months and
  • Proof of regular income from property or business ownership.

If Sponsored

  • Proof of sponsorship and/or
  • Private accommodation using the Schengen State's national form.

If under 18 years of age

  • Notarized consent from the parents or guardians not tarvelling with the minor
  • Copies of the parents' passports; if not applicable, provide the minor’s birth certificate and copies of the parents' ID cards. 
  • If one parent has a valid visa, their notarized consent is required.

If Married

  • Marriage certificate or
  • Copy of the ration card if marital status isn't indicated in the passport.
  • For spouses, endorsement in both passports or an original marriage certificate with an apostille from MEA.

Photograph Specifications for Greece Tourist Visa Application

  • Photo must be recent, not older than 6 months.
  • The photo should be in colour, high-resolution, and well-lit, with no shadows, red-eye, or reflections.
  • Size should be 35mm by 40mm (width x height)
  • Applicant’s face should occupy 70 to 80% of the image
  • The background should be white.

Greece Tourist Visa Photo Dimension

  • If you wear eyeglasses, make sure there is no glare that obscures your eyes. 
  • Fancy head coverings are not permitted. 
  • Religious headgear is allowed, but your entire face (from chin to forehead, including cheeks and ears) must be fully visible.

How Long Does it Take to Process a Greece Tourist Visa?

The Greek visa authorities can take around 21 to 28 working days to process your Greece Tourist Visa applications. Some applications may require additional processing, which could extend the duration up to 45 days. Visa applications can be submitted as early as 6 months before the planned travel date.


Teleport’s Expert Tip

If you're applying for a visa at a Visa Application Centre in India other than the one in New Delhi, remember to allocate an extra 10-15 days to the minimum processing time. This is because your application will first be sent to the GVC World New Delhi VAC for Greece before being forwarded to the Embassy of Greece - Consular Office in New Delhi the following day. We’ve observed multiple delays in Greece visas over the past year and hence sooner you apply, the better

Greece Tourist Visa Fees for Indians

Applicant AgeFee TypeAmount

Above 12

Embassy Fee

€ 80 or approx. ₹ 7,280

Service Fee

€ 30 or approx. ₹ 2,730

  • Visa fees are non-refundable and subject to change based on foreign exchange fluctuations. 
  • Effective June 11, 2024, the Schengen visa feewill rise to € 90 from the current € 80.

What is the Validity of Greece Tourist Visa for Indians?

The validity of a Greece tourist visa for Indians is usually 180 days. Your stay duration in Greece can be a maximum of 90 days in the 180-day timeframe. The exact validity and stay duration, however, depends on the discretion of the Greek Embassy. 

Under the new ‘cascade’ scheme issued by the EU, Indians can now be issued short-stay Schengen visas with longer validity periods. 

  • Indians can get a multi-entry Schengen visa valid for 2 years after having used two Schengen visas within the previous three years. 
  • This two-year visa can be followed by a 5-year visa if the passport has sufficient validity left.

How to Track the Status of my Greece Tourist Visa Application?

Track Your Greece Tourist Visa Application Using Teleport

If you've used Teleport for your Greece tourist visa application, receive instant notifications via WhatsApp, email, or check out your visa status directly on the Teleport Dashboard, simply follow the steps below -

  1. Log in to your Teleport Dashboard
  2. Navigate to ‘Your Applications’ section
  3. Click on your Submitted application to view its current status.

Track Your Application Status Through the Official Government Website

Follow the steps below to track your Greece tourist visa application status through the official government portal

  1. Visit the Greek Government’s official visa portal
  2. Click on ‘Track your Application’
  3. Enter your Application ID and passport number to view your application status.

Track Your Application Status

Do Indian Citizens Need Travel Insurance for a Greece Tourist Visa?

Yes, Indians applying for a Greece tourist visa or Schengen visa must have travel insurance with a minimum coverage of € 30,000. The insurance should be valid for the entire Schengen territory and not just Greece and should provide for a comprehensive coverage for all medical expenses, hospitalisation, even repatriation in case of death. It's wise to explore health insurance options from reputable providers like Tata AIG, Digit Insurance, HDFC Ergo, and more. This ensures you're adequately prepared for any unforeseen circumstances during your travels.

Tips for a Successful Greece Tourist Visa Application

Here are some tips maximise your Greece visa application acceptance chances-

  1. Plan in advance

Have a clear and well-defined itinerary to visit Greece. Get confirmed flight and hotel bookings before applying for a Schengen visa. You can apply as much as 6 months in advance of your intended travel date for a Schegem visa.

  1. Make sure your intent to visit is tourism

Attempting to work or conduct business in Greece or while on a tourist visa can land you in serious trouble. You have separate visas for other purposes. Make sure you use your Schengen type ‘C’ visa only for tourism, leisure, sightseeing, small business activities (like attending a conference) and related purposes only.

  1. Submit complete and accurate documents

Be 100% sure that the documents and information you share with the visa authorities is accurate, complete and genuine. Any mistake here can get your current as well as future visa applications rejected.

  1. Submit enough and more proof of financial stability

Greece and other Schengen countries do not like to welcome people who don’t have sufficient resources to fund their trip. Make sure you provide them with proof of financial stability in the form of past Income-tax return forms, bank statements, and salary slips.

  1. Show strong ties to India

Showing strong ties to your homeland in the form of employment, familial ties, etc. shows your intent to return to your country. If the authorities suspect your intention to return to India, they may not accept your visa application.

  1. Never overstay your visa in any country 

Having a history of overstaying your visa in any country is a big red flag for Greece authorities. Make sure you always enter and exit any country as allowed by your visa. 


Teleport Expert Tip:

We recommend you hold a minium of ₹ 300,000 in your bank account while applying for yor Schengen visa.

What to do if My Greece Tourist Visa Gets Rejected?

You have the option to appeal against this decision. When a Schengen visa is denied, the specific reasons for the refusal, along with the necessary appeal procedures and deadlines, are conveyed through a standard form provided by the consulate of the Member State that issued the refusal.

In situations where one Member State represents another for visa issuance, the appeal process aligns with the Member State that made the ultimate decision.

Should your application be rejected, you are free to submit a new one. However, it is advisable to carefully review the grounds for the previous denial and, where necessary, make adjustments before reapplying.

It's important to note that the visa fee is non-refundable, even in cases of visa refusal, as it is designed to cover the costs associated with processing the visa application.


Teleport’s Expert Tip

You are free to reapply if your visa application has been denied. There's no waiting period required after a refusal to submit a new application. However, it's advisable to address the reasons for the previous refusal before reapplying. Please note that submitting a new application doesn't guarantee approval.

Do I Need an Airport Transit Visa for Greece?

If you have connecting flights through a Schengen state airport, it's crucial to differentiate between two scenarios:

  1. Transit through the international transit area of an airport: This means you stay within the airport's international transit area and don't exit it.
  2. Transit via the territory of a Member State at an airport: In this case, you leave the international transit area of the airport.

If you have an Airport Transit Visa (ATV), it allows you to pass through the international transit area of a Schengen State's airport and wait for your connecting flight to a non-Schengen country. However, it does not permit you to enter the Schengen territory, such as staying at a hotel or taking a connecting flight to another Schengen State.

Travelling to a Schengen State through another Schengen State's airport is not considered airport transit. Similarly, if you're travelling to a non-Schengen country through two Schengen state airports, it's not considered airport transit either. Flights between two or more Schengen States are viewed as "domestic" flights. Depending on your nationality, you might need a short stay visa to enter the Schengen area, even if your stay is just for a few hours and you remain at the airport (outside the international transit zone).

What to do After Reaching Greece Airport?

  • Prepare Your Documents for Verification by Immigration Authorities

Have your passport with stamped sticker visa, return ticket, and hotel bookings ready for quick verification by immigration authorities.

  • Understand Greece's Customs Regulations

If you require baggage inspection or have items to declare, move to the customs area. Familiarize yourself with the Customs Regulations at Greek Airports to avoid complications.

  • Unaccompanied minor guidelines

If you're a minor and are travelling alone, stick close to your designated flight attendant. Identify your assigned adult at the Greek airport to ensure a secure arrival.

Greece Tourist Visa Extension & Renewal Process

Greece Tourist Visa Extension

When can you ask for extension?

Greece tourist visa extension, just like any other Schengen visa extension is only granted in exceptional circumstances which our beyond ones control. You will have to prove that due to force majeure or serious personal issues or humanitarian reasons it has become impossible for you to leave Greece.

  • Example of ‘force majeure’: Natural disasters (tsunami, volcanic eruption, earthquake, etc.), extreme weather conditions, major political events (riots, war, etc.). 
  • Example of  humanitarian reasons: You, or a family member accompanying you, have a serious health problem, death, or in rare circumstances a marriage that had not been planned.

In no case you will allowed to stay for over 90 days in the Schengen Region. This implies, that your visa can be extended only if you stayed for less than 90 days in the Schegen Region in the last 180 days and your current visa is still valid.

What are the documents needed for visa extension?

Here is the list of the documents you would need fot your Greece Tourist Visa extension. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list and the relevant authorities may ask for more documents if needed-

  • A filled and signed visa extension form
  • Valid Passport 
  • A written request letter
  • Passport photographs
  • Supporting documents such as certificate from a hospital, medical or death certificate of a close family member
  • Proof of financial adequacy - bank statements, extended travel medical insurance, etc.
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Reservation of a new return plane ticket 

Is there an additional visa extension fee?

Yes, you may have to pay €30 as Greece tourist visa extension fee. If your request was due to force majeure, you may be exempt from paying this fee.

Greece Tourist Visa Renewal

The EU issued a new visa “cascade” regime for Indians in 2024. Indian nationals can now be issued long-term, multi-entry Schengen visas valid for two years after having used two visas within the previous three years. The two-year visa may now be followed by a five-year visa if the applicant’s passport has sufficient validity remaining.


Now that you know all about Greece tourist visas, you're set to turn your Greece holiday dreams into reality. Take your time to get your visa application right - it’s the first step towards your journey to Greece and there is no room for error her. 

Consider applying for your visa through Teleport - it’s quick, easy, and economical. If there is anything you find confusing about Greek visas, feel free to call us on +91 73148 52914 or just WhatsApp us.

Safe travels! 


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