Planning a trip to China from Greece? If you are, what should you know and what do you need to do? Here we have made this useful China travel guide for Greeks, and it surely will give you much help in planning your own trip to China from Greece.
When to Visit China
(Wuzhen Water Town)
What is the best time to visit China? When should I go to China? Although China is pretty beautiful all year round, there are several time periods recommended to you to visit China.
|The golden time to visit China: September and October.|
|Best time to visit China: April to October.|
|Best season to visit China: autumn.|
|Cold time to visit snow world in China: December, January, February.|
|Best time to experience Chinese culture: February(Spring Festival).|
In fact, from December to March, China is in a cold time, and Greek travelers could see snowy world in the north of China, and climb snow mountains, and go to special cities to have city tours.
Generally speaking, most travelers tend to visit China at the time between April to October. Natural sceneries are great from April to October, suitable for outdoor activities like taking river cruise, going hiking, and climbing mountains.
(Potala Palace/ Lhasa)
► Where to Go in China. China has a vast land, and so many beautiful and interesting places for Greek travelers to visit. Among those places, you may ask: where should I go, and which places are worth visiting.
|Top 10 tourist cities in China: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Lijiang, Lhasa.|
|Places most worth visiting in China: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guilin, Zhangjiajie.|
|Best places for city tours: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong.|
|Most beautiful places in China: Guilin, Zhangjiajie, Huangshan, Jiuzhaigou, Hangzhou.|
|Best places to see historical sites: Beijing, Xian, Dunhuang, Luoyang, Datong, Pingyao.|
► What to see in China. Most travelers are interested in visiting places of history and culture, and places of natural sceneries. And here we list some of those great places for you, and places in popular tourist cities.
(Mount Huashan/ Xian)
|Best places of history and culture: the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Terracotta Warriors, Mogao Grottoes, Shaolin Temple, Humble Administrator's Garden, Pingyao Ancient City.|
|Best places of natural sceneries: Jiuzhai Valley, Yangtze River, Li River, West Lake, Yellow Mountain, Mount Huashan, Qinghai Lake.|
|Cultural shows: Kong Fu Show, Acrobatics Show, Impression of Liu Sanjiu Show, Impression West Lake Show.|
(Humble Administrator's Garden/ Suzhou)
For visiting China, how many days do you have? And how many days should you stay in China? China has so many great places for you to visit, and you could stay in China for over 1 month. But if you don't have 1 month, you could stay in China for 1 week, or 2 weeks.
► If you only have 3-5 days, you could plan a tour to Beijing(+ Tianjin), Shanghai(+Hangzhou, +Suzhou), Chengdu, Kunming, Guilin.
► If you have 7-10 days, you could visit more places, like 3 places( Beijing-Xian-Shanghai), and 4 places(Beijing-Zhangjiajie-Huangshan-Shanghai).
► If you have over 10 days, you could visit over 4 places, like Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Shanghai, and Beijing-Xian-Chengdu-Guilin-Shanghai. Usually speaking, most first-time-visitors spend 8-15 days in China visiting those most popular places which are cards of China, such as Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guilin, Zhangjiajie, Lhasa.
From Athens to China, there are nonstop flights only from Athens to Beijing, available Monday, Wednesday, & Saturday. For connecting flights taking over 10 hours, they are available everyday, and they are cheaper in price than nonstop flights.
(The Bund/ Shanghai)
► Basic information about flight Greece to China:
|Distance from Athens to Beijing: 7,612 km.|
|Flight type from Greece to China: nonstop flights and connecting flights.|
|Flight time from Greece to China: + 9 hours.|
|Major arrival cities in China: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong.|
|Major departure cities in Greece: Athens.|
► Flight from Athens to China
|Flight Type||Flight Time||Notes|
|Athens Beijing||nonstop flights||9 h 15 min (14:15 Greece Time-04:30 China Time)||available only on Monday, Wednesday, & Saturday)|
|Athens Shanghai||connecting flights||14 h 45 min (14:50 Greece Time-10:35 China Time)||transfer at Abu Dhabi|
|Type of visa: tourist visa(L-visa).|
|Where to apply for Chinese Visa in Greece: China Visa Application Service Center.|
How to apply for Chinese Visa in Greece:
|Payment methods: cash, debit card.|
|Visa fee: 128.2 Euro for regular, 172 Euro for express, 165.4 Euro for postal service(single-way).|
Office of China Visa Application Service Center Athens:
► 6 Days Beijing-Xian Group Tour
(The Forbidden City/ Beijing)
|Destinations: Beijing, Xian.|
|Highlight attractions: Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Xian City Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Small Wild Goose Pagoda.|
► 11 Days China Wonders Experience Tour
(Li River/ Guilin)
|Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai.|
|Highlight attractions: Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Xian City Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Longji Rice Terrace, Li River, Shikumen, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden.|
► China Travel Feedbacks & Tour Reviews
► Top China Travel on TripAdvisor
► Feedbacks from Mr. Anthony Yamamoto
(Chinese Giant Panda/ Chengdu)
Mr. Anthony Yamamoto, 8 pax from USA, together with Top China Travel, had a China tour to Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin and Shanghai. For this tour, he gave us feedback as the following:
"We had a fabulous trip. It was very unforgettable, memorable journey. We all enjoyed ourselves. I will complete the evaluation for the group. Thank you very much. We appreciated everything that your agency did."
"Thus far, we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Everything has been very organized and playfully orchestrated. The group members have said that our trip has been extremely memorable and unforgettable. We will have lifetime experiences that will be treasured. We would be very willing to write our testimony to our trip."
From the above, you get known about big issues to be done for planning a trip to China from Greece, and how to deal with it.
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