All the owners of the pets understand each others about wishing to share all nice moments with them, including vacation and travelling.

Before you start your holiday to Greece with dog or cat or some else pet, it is necessary to prepare.

First of all, your pet must be vaccinated, chipped. Of course, it is necessary to have a health booklet and a passport in which stamps will be needed that prove that the vaccination and chipping have been done. You can get all this in any private veterinary clinic.

If you are traveling from a non-EU country, which is the case with Serbia, you need a veterinarian’s confirmation no later than 10 days before the trip that the pet is in good health, and the rabies vaccine should not be older than a year and should not be to be fresher than a month.

There is a lot of speculation about the titer test and whether it is necessary or not. It is necessary by law.

How to do a titer test

You can do a titer test a month after the rabies vaccine, and you can cross the line 3 months after testing your pet.

The titer test is done by taking a dog or cat to the veterinary clinic. There, they will take a blood sample for analysis, which is sent to the laboratory, and after 7-10 days, you will receive a confirmation of the amount of antibody titer at your home address. With that certificate and passport, you go to the veterinary inspection, which issues the certificate needed to enter EU countries. This procedure can take a month or more. Confirmation of the amount of tritra lasts a lifetime if you regularly vaccinate your pet against rabies (once a year), and the certificate lasts about 6 months.

So, you need:

  1. Passport (with vaccine records)
  2. That the pet is chipped (this can be seen in the passport)
  3. A certificate obtained from the veterinary inspection in the city where you live, which is issued on the basis of a certificate of titer.

It is interested that in Greece, they include cats, dogs and polecat as pets, but not birds, so they are not allowed to enter Greece.

Greek airlines and ferry companies have special rules regarding the travel of pets to Greece.

In airplane it is allowed to be in a passenger cabin if they are less than 8kg, and if they are more than 8kg then they can be in cargo part of airplane.

As far as the Greek ferry is concerned, small pets can be on deck, provided they are on the leash. And larger pets are placed in houses in a separate part of the ferry. In practice, large dogs can also be taken on deck if they are on the leash and with the responsible owner.

Before you go to the destination check if there is a vet ambulance, because some smaller places don’t have it. If your pet is under therapy, traveling to the island or a small ferry, it is best to bring all the necessary medicines with you. For emergencies in the absence of a vet, you can also contact the local pharmacies who have been trained in emergency cases in Greece for animals and humans.

Pet friendly accommodation

In our offer you can find many hotels and apartments that are pet friendly. There are more than seven hundred. Just check filter on the left side (pet friendly) and as a result you will se only those hotels.

Pet friendly accommodation you can look HERE.

Before you make a reservation of accommodation it is better to check once again with the owner if and in which case they accept pets because it happens that because of bad experience or irresponsible owners they change their policy. It is important to find out whether there are some restrictions regarding pets’ pounds, because in some hotels only smaller pets are accepted or dogs are accepted, but not cats and vice versa. Some owners do not allow the pet to sleep on the bed, so it is necessary to bring a bed with you. Therefore, before booking, it is necessary to inquire in detail about all the conditions of stay of the pet in the accommodation.

You came on a holiday with your pet and for sure you would like to take it with you to the beach or to swimming.

When you arrive at the resort with your dog, you’ll definitely want to take him to the beach or for a swim.
By law, dogs are only allowed on unorganized (wild) beaches. In practice, most tourists, as well as locals, take their dogs to organized beaches, but choose those that are not crowded.
Here’s what the law says:
“On the basis of the new framework for the welfare of pets, and especially the Law no. 48302021, Article 19 “Access to beaches” states the following:
Dogs are allowed on unorganized beaches, as well as in the sea. Outside the sea, the use of a leash is always mandatory.
On organized beaches, 1 member p.d. 712020 (A’166), the access of dogs is allowed only if they are assistance dogs or if there is a clear sign posted by the legally responsible company for the exploitation of the beach. Outside the sea, the use of a leash is always mandatory. (This means that some beach bars or some municipality that leases the beach can post a notice that dogs are allowed, regardless of whether the beach is organized)
Taking into account Article 21, the access of dogs to Blue Flag beaches is prohibited.
Tourists and locals usually do not strictly follow the legal regulations, but they adhere to some informal rules.
This would mean that if you decide to go to an organized and highly visited beach, take care that your dog does not disturb other visitors. This means that your dog does not bark excessively, does not defecate on the sand and does not walk unsupervised on the beach. Keep in mind that some people are afraid of dogs, especially larger ones.

As for dog bathing in the sea, dogs can often be seen bathing despite the large number of people in the water. Although it is rare that someone will call the police because of this, it is possible that other swimmers will turn your attention or give you “critical” looks.
To avoid inconvenience, I advise that if your dog enjoys swimming, choose less frequented beaches. There you and your pet will have more freedom and enjoyment. On them, you can let your dog enjoy running, swimming and playing in the sand. You can throw him a frisbee or a ball.
Alternatively, you can find out in advance whether the beach bar you are planning to visit allows the presence of dogs and whether they are allowed to swim in the sea.

As the owner of the dog, you are responsible for his well-being, so you need to take care of their health and conditions during the holidays.

It is necessary to avoid overwhelmed exposure to the sun. The white-haired dogs are particularly sensitive to sun. It would be ideal that the dogs are always in the shade, and fresh water is available all the time.

Some dogs tend to eat sand either directly or if they play with a toy in the sand so that should be taken care of.

The dog should also not be allowed to drink sea water.

Not all dogs are swimming, so if they don’t want, don’t push them to the water and force them to swim.

After swimming in the sea, it is recommended that the dog is washed with fresh water.

And now a few words for those who do not like animals, especially not on the beach.

Dogs never urinate in water (as opposite to many people) so there is no fear of spreading the infection.

Dogs have the right to swim in the sea and enjoy it the same as humans.

Dogs are no more dirty than humans, but if you are afraid of staying on the beach or in the sea for some reason, or you are afraid of yours or your child’s safety, before contacting the police, it is better to talk to the owner to find common and good solution.

See here on which beaches in Tasos we recommend going to with a dog.