LONDON, England – When planning a trip to Greece it’s important to learn a few phrases to make sure your holiday runs as smoothly as possible. Preparing for all eventualities with key phrases will enable you to enjoy yourself, knowing that you can ask for assistance if you need it.
Many tourist information sites will give you the generic phrases such as ‘hello’, ‘goodbye’ or ‘how are you’? However, along with these, we’ve found others that we believe are essential for any young person or family traveling to this popular destination!
Lads and Girls Holidays
Greece holidays of partying and fun usually lead to some embarrassing situations, so here are a few phrases to help should you become unstuck, or simply want to order a round without having to play a game of charades.
Two Beers Please – Dhio birres, parakalo
For more than two use the numbers in ascending order of, tria, tesserae, pente, eski and so on or simply hold up a number of fingers and toes.
In Your Face – sta moutra sou
This is definitely one for the boys
Stop Teasing Me -ta kouvadakia sou kie salli paralia
This is a flirting phrase used by women to show they are actually enjoying being the subject of ridicule. You can then progress to asking…
What would you like to drink? – ti tha piite …?
Can you help me? – Borite na me voithisete?
We envisage this to be invaluable on a stag do, along with…
Where am I?/Where are we? – poo’ i’me? poo’ i’maste?
Where is the toilet? – pu íne i tualéta?
Anyone with potty training toddlers will appreciate this phrase!
I need a doctor – Kryazome ena ghiatro
Although hopefully never needed, it’s comforting to know you know how to ask, many package holidays will include a doctor on site, however knowing how to ask for him is a different matter entirely!
I am a vegetarian -Eemai chorto ‘fagos
This is for those who have teenage daughters that are exploring a trend, or are quite simply vegetarian, as varied food on package holidays can be deceiving as well as delicious!
My hovercraft is full of eels -To hóverkráft mu íne gemáto hélia
We thought this may be useful if one of you little ones fancies himself as a Dennis the Menace
This gentleman will pay for everything -O kírios tha plirósi giá óla
Wouldn’t it be lovely to be able to say this in English a few times a week?
I love you – S’agapó
Greek is such a romantic language it would be a shame not to use it on your partner on your Greek holiday followed by…
Would you like to dance with me? -thélis na horépsis mazí mu?
I would like to order a table for two tonight, 8pm – Tha ithela na kliso trapeze gia dio, okto iora.
Of course, on a couple’s Greek holiday this will be used frequently.
The bill please! – To logariasmo, parakalo!
For when you would like to escape the public eye and return to the couples retreat!