Apart from long, sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Greece also gives you the opportunity to enjoy some luxurious holidays. Casinos form part of this type of holidays. In fact, there is a considerable number of casinos in Greece, in the main cities and some Greek islands. They are newly-constructed and have many gamble games inside.
Like most casinos around the world, the casinos in Greece combine gambling with luxurious accommodation and sports facilities.
The casinos in Greece are mostly found close to big cities and popular resorts. You can just enter to wander around the building and have a coffee or a dinner at the restaurant or you can enter in the gambling rooms and try your luck.
In most casinos, you must have turned 23 to enter the games rooms. You do not have to be dressed up formally, with a black suit or an expensive dress, but you are also not allowed to enter with your beach clothes. Casual dressing is usually required.
List of casinos
Many of them are located in the mainland of Greece: You will find casinos in Athens, Patra, Loutraki, Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, and Xanthi, while on the islands, you shall find equally luxurious casinos on Corfu, Rhodes, and Syros.
Mont Parnes Regency Casino of Athens
The Mont Parnes Casino of Athens is found on the slopes of Mount Parnitha. It was built in the 1960s and also includes two luxurious hotels. It can be accessed by a cable-railway from the foot of the mountain. Web:www.regencycasinos.gr
Regency Casino of Thessaloniki
Regency Casino of Thessaloniki is found close to Thessaloniki airport. This is the largest casino in Greece and you shall find all kinds of gambling games there, from American roulette and poker to punto banco. It is open all day, seven days a week and also has a hotel and two restaurants.
Casino Porto Carras in Halkidiki
The Casino Porto Carras in Halkidiki is found within the premises of Porto Carras Grand Resort. It has been decorated according to a genuine New Orleans style and includes slot machines, blackjack tables, and roulette tables. On the peak season, it works 24 hours a day.
The Casino Loutraki is situated in Loutraki Town, about 1-hour drive from Athens. It offers plenty of gambling games, while it also has a restaurant and a coffee shop. A luxurious hotel, the Club Hotel Casino Loutraki, is found next to it. Web:www.casinoloutraki.gr
Casino of Rio
The Casino of Rio is found 8 km from Patras, right next to Porto Rio Hotel Casino. It is a French-type casino and offers plenty of gambling games. The Casino and the Hotel are open all year round.
Casino of Xanthi
The Casino of Xanthi is found within five minutes drive from the town of Xanthi, in Thrace, Northern Greece. This casino was built in 1995 and recently a luxurious hotel was constructed close to the casino building. Among its games, there is American roulette, blackjack tables, stand joker tables and slot machines.
Casino of Corfu
The Casino of Corfu operates in the Corfu Holiday Palace Hotel and offers a variety of games to its visitors. It is found in the neighborhood of Kanoni, 4 km from the center of Corfu Town.
Casino of Rhodes
The Casino of Rhodes is situated in the majestic Grande Albergo Delle Rose building. The gambling games are spread over two floors: the slot machines are found on the first floor, while the gaming tables are situated on the second floor. To enter in the casino area, you have to be smartly dressed. Web:www.casinorodos.gr
Casino of Syros
The Casino of Syros in Ermoupolis is housed in two restored mansions that are connected to each other with an underground corridor. It operates since 1997 and includes games, such as American roulette, stud poker, Caribbean poker, mini-baccarat, and blackjack. Web:www.casinosyros.gr