Want to fix your smile avoiding the high costs of the US [1] or the long waitlists in the UK? [2] Choose dental tourism in Greece.

You can save over 60% on dental costs and enjoy a vacation too!

Want to know more about dental work in Greece? Scroll down.

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Dental Work in Athens, Greece
Greece receives over 17 million tourists each year. The annual number of tourists visiting is more than the country’s total population! [3]

Is Greece Good for Dental Tourism?

Greece is one of the world’s top travel destinations. [4]

But did you know many people come here for medical treatments?

Indeed, Greece’s location and quality medical services attract visitors seeking treatment and relaxation. [5]

If you are wondering why you should choose dental work in Greece, here are some top reasons:

  • Savings over 60% compared to prices in the US and UK.
  • Greek dentists provide excellent treatment, having trained in top universities in Greece and the UK. [6]
  • Our Greek dental clinics offer customized appointments for stress-free dental care.
  • The health care professionals are fluent in English and other languages. [7]

Greece Island | Dental tourism in Greece

Beautiful Islands of Greece

Furthermore, the country offers several opportunities for recovery & recreation.

As an EU member, it is among the safest travel destinations. [8]

You know about the benefits of Greek Dental tourism. It’s also good to have an idea of the costs.

Read more about Greece’s dental treatment prices next.

Cost of Dental Work in Greece

Dental prices in Greece are much lower than in the UK and US.

All on 4 dental implants cost in Greece start at $6,000 (per arch) vs. $24,000 in the US & $16,000 in the UK.

In general, you can save up to 70% with dental implants in Greece.

Similarly, dental crowns in Greece cost only $350, while US & UK, cost up to $2000!

You will also notice that Greece dental veneers are three times less than that in the US/UK.

Let’s look at the Greece dental price list 2024 for the average price of popular procedures.

Cost of Dental Services in Greece Vs. US Vs. UK (USD)
Procedure US UK Greece
Single dental implant* $5,000 $3,300 $1,300
All-on-4 implants ** $24,000 $16,000 $6,000
All-on-6 implants ** $28,000 $18,000 $9,000
All-on-8 implants** $35,000 $20,000 $12,000
Ceramic /Full Porcelain Crown $1,800 $1,250 $400
Zirconium crown $2,000 $1,500 $450
Porcelain-fused-to-metal crown $1,100 $850 $350
Porcelain veneer^ $2,500 $1,300 $350
Zirconium veneer^ $2,000 $1,300 $450
Root canal (Anterior) $1,100 $700 $300
Extractions $300 $280 $100
Teeth whitening (in office) $1,000 $620 $350
Composite filling^ $250 $200 $100
*with abutment **per jaw ^per tooth
*Dentist prices in Greece may vary with the complexity of a case.

As you can see, the cost of dental tourism in Greece is 60 – 75% cheaper than in the US and UK.

The country’s low cost of living has made it possible for dental clinics in Greece to provide affordable treatments.

Now, you know why dental care in Greece is cheap, let’s explore the payment methods.

Payment Options for Dental Tourism in Greece

Our Greek dental clinics accept the following payment methods.

  • Cash, debit/credit cards

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How Good is the Quality of Dentistry in Greece?

If you’re considering a dental appointment in Greece, it may be beneficial to explore the quality of dental practitioners there.

Certainly, Greece has a plethora of skilled dentists.

This is due to the country’s world-renowned medical schools. [9]

The robust education system of these schools has led to a highly professional dental industry.

Want to know more about Greek dentists? Check below.

Dental Training in Greece

The country’s two dental schools are situated in Athens and Thessalonica. [10]

Dental education in Greece is through a 5-year DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) course. [11]

Additionally, there are two postgraduate study cycles. It consists of:

  • Postgraduate Specialty Diploma – 2 to 3 years
  • Doctorate Degree (PhD) – 3 years

Dentistry Regulation in Greece

The Ministry of Education, Research, and Religious Affairs governs dental training in Greece.

The Health Services Department issues the dental license.

Like the Athens Dental Association, the local dental authority grants the qualification to practice.

Dental organizations in Greece include:

  • The Hellenic Society of Periodontology
  • The Hellenic Dental Association
  • The Hellenic American Dental Association (HADS)

Source: AACRAO, [12] UK Healthcenter [13]

The Hellenic Society of Periodontology

The Hellenic Society of Periodontology

The Hellenic American Dental Association

The Hellenic American Dental Association

How to Verify Dentists' Qualifications in Greece?

Most Greek dentists are trained either in Greece or the UK.

⭐ You can easily verify UK dentists' qualifications with the UK's General Dental Council or Dentist Register.

However, make sure the qualification is up to date!

⭐Similarly, for a US-educated dentist, you may have to check with their training institution.

Greek dentists trained in the UK or USA don't need additional qualifications from Greek dental boards.

⭐Contact the Hellenic Society of Periodontology if you are considering a public Greek dentist.

It oversees all public dental clinics in Greece.

⭐ Likewise, private dentists, especially those with American qualifications, may belong to the Hellenic American Dental Association.

You may also want to contact this organization.

Source: UK Healthcenter [14]

Now let’s introduce you to the best dental clinic and dentists in Greece.

Top Dental Clinics in Greece

If you’re interested in dental tourism in Greece, look no further than Aurum Wellness or Creta dental clinic!

They offer quality dental services in a safe environment.

Learn more about them below.

Best Dentists in Greece

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Dental Tourism in Greece – Reviews

Real patient reviews and results best showcase the quality of treatment.

See what some highly satisfied patients say about their experience:

Dental Work in Greece – Before & After

Would you like to see a real transformation of a smile?

Check out the before-and-after images of dental work on our patients here.


Porcelain veneers in Greece - Before & after

Porcelain Veneers in Greece

Full mouth restoration in Greece - Before & after

Full mouth restoration in Greece

Want to flaunt a flawless smile like theirs? Get to know the top dental procedures in Greek dental clinics.

Dental Tourism in Greece - Popular Treatments

Let’s explore the most popular procedures for dental tourism in Greece.

Most dental treatments in Greece fit nicely within a two or three-week vacation.

Four or five dental appointments will only take up less than 5% of your vacation time.

Your savings, on the other hand, will be up to 70%!

You will have plenty of time to relax or explore the fascinating country.

Want to know how a dental holiday in Greece is enjoyable? Scroll down.

Dental Tourism in Greece (2024)

Did you know? Greece is 80% mountainous and has the world’s 10th longest coastline. [15]

With 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Greece is known for its beautiful beaches, ancient ruins, and rich cultural heritage. [16]

A diverse range of tourism offerings cater to different types of travelers.

See the list below of five types of tourism in Greece and choose your favorite.

Types of Tourism in Greece

These are just a few examples of the many types of tourism that Greece has to offer.

Next, explore Greece’s most popular tourist destinations to see all the must-visit sights.

5 Best Destinations for Dental Tourism in Greece

Source: Travel Triangle [21]

Dental Tourism in Greece - Top Greek Foods

Greeks are among the world’s healthiest people and have one of the highest life expectancies in the EU. [22]

Greek cuisine is diverse and delicious, with a range of traditional dishes that are popular in Greece and worldwide.

If you’re visiting the country, here are some of the must-try foods:

Source: BBC Good Food [23]

These are just a few examples of the delicious foods you can enjoy in Greece.

There are many other traditional dishes and regional specialties to explore as well.

Ready to explore Greece’s stunning island scenery, rich culture, and delicious cuisine?

The following travel guide can help you plan your dental journey.

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Greek Dental Tourism

You should not worry about traveling to Greece, as it is among the most easily accessible destinations. [24]

How Do I Get to Greece?

There are various ways to reach the country, such as:

From the US

If you're traveling from the US, the most common way to reach the country is by air.

Several airlines offer direct flights from the US to Athens International Airport (ATH).

These flights typically depart from major US cities such as New York, Chicago, and Washington.

If direct flights aren't available, you can opt for a connecting flight via a European city like London, Frankfurt, or Paris.

Flights from the US to Athens International Airport (ATH)
US city Travel Time Number of Stops
New York (JFK) 9 hr 40 min Non-stop
Philadelphia (PHL) 9 hr 30 min Non-stop
Chicago (ORD) 10 hr 11 min Non-stop
Washington (IAD) 9 hr 45 min Non-stop
San Francisco (SFO) 15 hr 25 min 1 stop (Montreal)
Los Angeles (LAX) 15 hr 25 min 1 stop (Munich)

If you require dental work in Crete, you can fly to Athens and catch another flight or a ferry to reach Crete.

From Europe

The most economical way to travel to Greece from Europe is by air, with plenty of options. [25]

  • Budget airlines like easyJet, Ryanair, Air France, and Lufthansa offer affordable daily flights to Athens from many European cities.
  • Aegean Airlines (Greece's national carrier) provides low-cost flights from numerous European cities to Athens.
  • Direct flights to islands with international airports, like Crete, Mykonos, Rhodes, and Santorini, are also available.
Direct Flights from Europe to Athens International Airport (ATH)
European city Travel Time
Romania (OTP) 1 hr 35 min
Italy (FCO) 1 hr 55 min
Germany (BER) 2 hr 45 mins
Belgium (BRU) 3 hr
France (ORY) 3 hr 15 min
London (LHR) 3 hr 35 min
Finland (HEL) 3 hr 40 min
Ireland (DUB) 4 hr 10 min

Note: When flying to an island with a layover in Athens, buying a separate ticket to the island is often cheaper after getting a fare to Athens.

Getting to Greece by Ferry

There are about 50 seaports in the country. The common ferry routes are: [26]

  • Italy to Patras, Igoumenítsa, and Corfu
  • Turkey to Rhodes, Chios, Kos, and Samos
  • Egypt, Israel and Cyprus to Piraeus & Rhodes

It is a favorite among central and northern European passengers to travel by car to Italy, then take a ferry to Greece. [27]

Planning to travel from Italy to Greece by ferry? Here's how to get there!

Italy–Greece Ferries

Ferry operators provide service between Italy and Greece all year round.

  • Based on ports, destinations, and stops, ferry crossings from Italy to Greece take 8 to 33 hours.
  • Brindisi to Corfu is the quickest ferry route from Italy to Greece, taking 8 hours.
  • The fastest ferry from Italy to mainland Greece is from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa, taking 8-9 hours.

Below, you can find all the ferries connecting Italy and Greece.

Route Price/passenger Duration Ferry operator
Ancona to Patras €105 21.5 to 24 hrs Anek Superfast
Venice to Greece €126 25 – 33 hrs Anek Superfast
Bari to Igoumenitsa €55 8.5 to 11.5 hrs Anek Superfast & Ventouris Ferries
Bari to Patras €73 16.5 hrs Anek Superfast
Brindisi to Greece €60 8- 16.5 hrs Grimaldi Lines

Source: FerryHopper [28]

Grimaldi Lines | Greece Ferry

Grimaldi Lines

Anek Lines | Greece Ferry

Anek Lines

Ventouris Ferries | Greek Ferry

Ventouris Ferries

Note that ferry routes between Italy and Greece are popular and often sell out by spring. It's best to book your tickets well in advance.

How to Get to the Greek Islands?

The country is home to 6,000 islands and islets. [29]

Deciding which island to visit can be challenging when planning your island vacation.

So, why not visit as many as possible during your dental vacation in Greece?

Here are the main Greek island hopping routes.

Route Popular islands Port
Cyclades Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, and Paros Piraeus and Rafina ports - Athens
Dodecanese Rhodes and Kos Piraeus and other nearby islands
Ionian Islands Corfu and Zakynthos Igoumenitsa and Patras
Saronic Gulf Aegina and Hydra Piraeus
Crete The largest Greek island with a strong ferry network, connecting Piraeus, Cyclades, and Dodecanese islands.

Booking Tickets

  • Ferry tickets can be purchased online, at the port, or through travel agencies.
  • FerryHopper.com is the best site for booking ferry tickets in Greece.
  • Book 2-3 months ahead for peak season (June-September) to secure popular routes.

Source: Santorini Dave [30]

Getting Around in Greece

Greece has several means of transportation that you can use to travel within the country.

Here is a more detailed breakdown:

Travel Essentials for Dental Tourism in Greece

Greece Entry Requirements

Greece is part of the Schengen area and a European Union member.

The Schengen area has common visa rules and external border controls and has eliminated internal border checks.

You should get your passport stamped when you first enter the Schengen area. [37]

EU nationals can enter Greece with an ID or passport.

Greece Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

If you are a non-EU citizen: [38]

  • Ensure that your passport has at least six months of remaining validity.
  • Have proof of sufficient funds and a return flight ticket.

For stays under 90 days, citizens of the EU countries, UK, US and Canada do not need a visa. [39]

You can visit the US State Department's website for Greece's entry and exit requirements.

Greece ETIAS (E.U. Travel Information Authorisation System)

✅ From early 2024, visa-exempt visitors need ETIAS to enter Greece & Schengen.

✅ This authorization costs €7 and is valid for three years.

✅ Find further information about ETIAS on ETIAS.COM.

Foreign Embassies in Greece

Country Address Contact number/website
United States Vassilissis Sofias Ave, 71
Ampelokipi Athens
Tel: (0030) 210 7212951
UK Ploutarchou str, 1, Athens Tel: (0030) 210 7272600
Germany Karaoli & Dimitriou Str, 3
Kolonaki Athens
Tel: (0030) 210 7285111
Ireland Vassileos Constantinou Ave, 7
Tel: (0030) 210 7232771-2
Italy Sekeri st, 2 Athens Tel: (0030) 210 3617260-3
France Vassilissis Sofias Ave, 7, Syntagma Athens Tel: (0030) 210 3391000

Essential Greece Information

Here are some essential facts to be aware of regarding Greece.

✅ Currency: The country’s currency is Euro. Watch for the EUR code when purchasing currency for Greece.

✅ Language: Greek is the official language, while English dominates in business and education in Greece.

✅ Time Zone: The standard time is Eastern European Time (GMT+3)

✅ SIM card: Cosmote, Vodafone, and Wind are the 3 major SIM card providers. Cosmote is cheap with excellent coverage.

✅ Best time to visit: Spring (April - June) and Autumn (September - October)

Source: WorldAtlas, [40] Two Tickets Anywhere, [41] Thomas Cook [42]

Greece Travel - Do's and Don'ts

Watch this video to discover what to do and avoid during your dental trip to Greece.

Watch on YouTube: "The Do"
Video Courtesy: Travel Droner

Greece Useful Numbers

Below are some helpful contacts for your dental tourism in Greece. [43]

Service Phone number
Emergency 112
Ambulance 166
Fire Department 199
Police 100
Tourist Police 171
International Phone Assistance 139
Coast Guard Number 108
Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport +30-210-353-0000

Where Can I Stay During My Dental Work in Greece?

Here are some hotels to consider for your all-inclusive dental trip to Greece.

They are located less than half a mile from the Creta dental clinic.


It’s time to stop neglecting your dental woes!

Opt for dental tourism in Greece and improve your oral health without breaking the bank.

You’ll get excellent dental care and treatments from top dentists and a relaxing vacation as a bonus.

Contact us today and start your journey to a better smile.

FAQs About Dental Tourism in Greece

The cost of dental services in Greece is a fraction of the US or UK prices.

It is due to the country’s lower cost of living. [44]

The dental work packages in Greece offer the following cost savings:

  • Greece vs. the US: 75%
  • Greece vs. UK: 60%

Check out the dental treatment price list in Greece for more details.

A single tooth implant cost in Greece is $1,300.

The same procedure costs as much as $3,300 in the UK and $5,000 in the US.

Full mouth restoration procedures, like all on 4 implants cost $6,000 per jaw in Greece but more than $16,000 in UK/US.

This means you will be paying 70% less in Greece.

US and UK dentists can charge $250 to $200 for a composite filling, while it costs only $100 in Greece.

Greece boasts the highest availability of dentists.

Among the EU Member States, it has the highest number of licensed to practice dentists per 100,000 inhabitants. [45]

Furthermore, our partner dentists in Greece are internationally trained and renowned for providing high-quality services.

Rest assured that you are in the most capable hands with this expertise and professionalism.

The Greek dentists we work with have good experience treating overseas patients, mainly from the US and Europe.

Moreover, the staff at our Greece dental clinics are fluent in English & Greek.

Yes, it is safe to get dental work in Greece.

Here are a few reasons why:

  • Strict adherence to EU standards and regulations ensures high-quality dental treatment in Greece.
  • Our partner clinic in Greece meets international standards with state-of-the-art facilities and internationally trained dentists.
  • They use modern dentistry techniques and the latest sterilization technology to ensure safe treatments.

Above all, Greece is a very safe travel destination.

It ranks as the 39th safest country in the world with a safety index of 73/100. [46]

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