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Why consider Greece for cosmetic and plastic surgery?

With such a wealth of cultural and historical attractions, a tantalising array of beaches, bays and islands boasting tranquil blue waters there’s little wonder that Greece is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, and along with the sun-seekers it is now attracting a growing number of medical tourists who are combining a short break in Athens or a beach-style holiday with their cosmetic surgery and/or dentistry procedures.

Located in the Prefecture of Attica, Athens is the oldest city in Europe.  The ancient sites are conveniently located within walking distance of Syntagma Square - the heart of the city and business and political district.  Athens is home to many private cosmetic and plastic surgery clinics with state of the art equipment offering cosmetic surgery procedures at very competitive prices.  Some clinics have surgery packages with prices depending on the time of year and definite savings can be made.

Many doctors and plastic surgeons in Greece have been trained in the UK or US and are board certified by EU official bodies so medical tourists can take advantage of the surgery from internationally accredited healthcare professionals then enjoy a recuperative break in beautiful surroundings.  The port of Piraeus, next to Athens, is the busiest port in Greece and from here visitors can connect with daily services to islands such as Rhodes, Corfu and Crete.

Before or after treatment medical tourists can visit the famous Acropolis, probably the single most important monument in the Western world, and the Parthenon; the monument which epitomises the glory of Greece, which is built almost entirely from marble.  During your visit you can also sample some typical Greek cuisine such as Tzatziki, Souvlaki or Moussaka washed down with a glass of Ouzo in one of the atmospheric restaurants with fabulous views of the Parthenon, or take a wander around the winding streets of Plaka and shop in trendy boutiques in Kolonaki Square.

Greek is the official language but in major cities and tourist areas English is widely spoken.  Spring and autumn are the best times to visit as the high season is between mid-June until the end of August and flights are more expensive.  The Mediterranean climate is limited to the coastal areas and the rest of Greece has a more continental climate, with hot muggy summers and very cold winters.  Most Athenians head out of the city to escape the heat in August, when temperatures can soar up beyond 40 degrees Celsius.

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Reasons to choose Greece

  • Popular tourist destination with great beaches and resorts
  • Private cosmetic and plastic surgery clinics with state of the art equipment
  • Low costs compared to most of Europe and US
  • Many doctors and plastic surgeons are trained in the UK or US
  • Year round Mediterranean sunshine
  • Athens is packed with historic sights

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