We’ve got all the information you need about which power adapter to use in Greece, and US to Greece power adapter converters.
Greece uses the Type E/F or Type C plug (both work).
The Europlug, or Type C power plug consists of two round pins which plug into Grecian power sockets. Type E/F are basically the same thing only with slightly thicker pins which will generally fit as well. Type C and E/F outlets are also common elsewhere throughout Europe (though not in the United Kingdom, the island of Cyprus, or the island of Malta).
The best US to Greece Travel Power Adapters
This Type E/F power adapter allows you to adapt a US electronic device (or a Canadian one, or the plugs of several other countries like the UK) to the common Type E/F power socket found in Greece and elsewhere. It’s also a two in one solution which lets you plug in one US device to the top and another to the back of the adapter, providing you with dual sockets. This power adapter will also work in many other countries in Europe and elsewhere that use Type E/F sockets. Important note: Please see our FAQ at the bottom of this article about the voltage and frequency used in Greece to determine whether or not you will also need to purchase a voltage converter to use in addition to this plug adapter.
This Type C power adapter allows you to adapt a US electronic device to the common Type C Europlug found in Greece and elsewhere. This power adapter four pack will also work in many other countries in Europe and elsewhere that use Type C sockets (the most common type in the world). Important note: Please see our FAQ at the bottom of this article about the voltage and frequency used in Greece to determine whether or not you will also need to purchase a voltage converter to use in addition to this plug adapter.
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If you’re looking for a multipack of several different power adapters that you can use in Greece and many other countries around the world, this item might be the best choice. It includes 5 different world power travel adapters that work in Europe, Asia, the United Kingdom, Middle East and more. This set includes both types of European/South American plugs (Type C and Type E/F) as well as Type G (for the UK), Type B (for the US/Canada/Japan) and Type I (for Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina). Although there are a few oddball countries that aren’t included in this multipack of travel power adapters (like India or South Africa or Brazil), this set will cover you for travel in almost all of the world. Important note: Please see our FAQ at the bottom of this article about the voltage and frequency used in Greece to determine whether or not you will also need to purchase a voltage converter to use in addition to this plug adapter.
If you’re traveling to Greece or elsewhere in Europe and you want to be able to plug in several items, it might make sense to get a power strip. This power strip will work in Greece and elsewhere throughout Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States. It has a Type C plug and also includes adapters that allows you to plug it into wall sockets in the UK, US and Australia/China. It gives you three standard US/Canadian power outlets as well as four USB ports. Available in both black and white versions.
Note: This power adapter converts not only the plug but it is also a voltage and frequency converter which means you can use any US device in it, regardless of whether the device has automatic voltage switching (which most modern electronic devices do these days).
Frequently Asked Questions about Greece Travel Power Adapters
Does Greece use the same frequency and voltage as the United States?
No. Power outlets in Greece supply electronics with 230 volts of power at 50 Hz, which is different from the US standard of 110 V at 60 Hz. This means you will need to double check whether the electronic devices you’re taking with you from the US to Europe have automatic internal power voltage converters. Most modern devices like laptops and cell phone chargers will say on their power adapters or bottoms that they function between 100 and 240 V and 50 – 60 hz but if the device you’re using is very cheap or old it might only work using the US frequency and voltage. In that case you will need to purchase a voltage converter in addition to the plug adapter you choose below. We offer a separate article to help you pick the best travel power voltage and frequency converter.
Will I need a voltage converter for my laptop or cell phone or iPad/tablet?
Be sure to check the fine print on the charging brick for your devices but in general most modern electronics products like iPads, iPhones and Macbooks or other laptops will switch voltage internally without a problem. Some old or cheap hairdryers may need a voltage converter however.
What is the difference between Types E/F and Type C Power Outlets?
Type C consists of just a single pair of two thin pins. The Type E/F power plug consists of two rods as well but it also has a grounding element that some sockets will offer, commonly in Germany and France. Type E/F also has slightly larger rods than Type C but it is safe to use a Type C plug in a Type E/F outlet. Type C is slightly more compatible with more outlets than Type E/F because C’s thinner rods will also work in Italian power outlets which have thin rod sockets.