How to Check into a Hotel in Greece by Speaking Greek

How to check into a Hotel in Greece

Greek lesson 8 teaches you how to check into a hotel in Greece using the Greek language.

If you learn this lesson well, you’ll be able to check into one of the best hotels in Greece by speaking Greek — and if you can manage to do that, I’m sure you’ll feel fantastic!

You will learn many useful common hotel phrases here, so the next time you visit a hotel in Greece, you’ll be able to astound everyone by speaking Greek when checking into your hotel.

Well, at least give it a shot! Who knows, you may even get a free upgrade to a better room as a result, after they witness your brave attempt at speaking Greek.

These are things you may want to say to reception staff at your hotel, or to someone who runs the hotel where you’ve decided to stay.

You will also learn how to find out whether a hotel has a room available, which is very handy to know.

People who work at hotels and people who run them use the same kind of phrases all over the world.

You will learn many common hotel phrases used by Greeks here, so you can understand what someone at a hotel is saying to you.

Hopefully, from there, you’ll be able to come up with a suitable reply or action.

Checking into a Hotel in Greece

When you check into a hotel in Greece, a Greek person will most likely be behind the reception counter when you arrive at your hotel — and that’s great!

So, you should easily be able to put everything you learn in this Greek-speaking lesson into practice.

First, let’s learn some of the common ways of checking into your hotel when speaking Greek.

These Greek phrases can be used when you first arrive at your hotel’s reception area.

Remember, all you need to do to learn Greek is speak the words shown in blue and red text just like a normal English speaker would when reading the words.

Focus on the blue and red sentences because that’s what you’re more likely to say at the hotel.

I also show you what someone at the hotel may say to you in Greek (in blue text only).

Try and learn those as well, so you know how to reply to the person at the hotel, but don’t spend too much time on them.

Instead, concentrate on what you’re most likely going to say.

Make sure you read the words out loud. You’ll be speaking Greek in no time by reading them out loud.

Hello, I have a, reservation, in the name …

Ya-sas, Ek-hor mya, krart-isi, stor orn-or-ma …

Ya-sas, Ek-hor mia, krart-ee-si, stor or-nor-ma …

An alternative way of saying it is: Ek-hor mia, krart-isi. Tor orn-or-ma ee-ne … (I have a reservation. My name is …)

Remember to say your full name where the dots appear … to complete the sentence.

Reservation: Krart-isi

Name: Orn-or-ma

Note: Name can also be pronounced as: Len-ne

We have a, reservation, in the name …

Ek-houm-me mya, krart-isi, stor orn-or-ma …

Ek-houm-meh mia, krart-ee-si, stor or-nor-ma …

Note: The difference here is that ‘we’ is used instead of ‘I’ when announcing that you have made a reservation if someone else is with you.

I have a, reservation, for …

Ek-hor mya, krart-isi, ya …

Ek-hor mia, krart-ee-si, ya …

Hi, I have a booking. My name is …

Yasas, Ek-hor krart-isi. Me len-ne …  

Yasas, Ek-hor krart-ee-si. Meh len-e …

Note: Booking and reservation is the same word in Greek.

Name: Len-ne

Name (Alternative): Orn-or-ma – If you want to use this version when saying “My name is …” you would say “Tor orn-or-ma mou een-ne …

I would like to, check-in, please

Tha ithela na, karn-nor check in, parakalor

Tha ith-el-a na, karn-nor check in, par-ra-karl-or

Greeks also use the word check-in.

I have a, room, booked, for, tonight

Ek-hor, ena, thorm-art-ee-or, krart-ee-see, ya, ar-porp-se

Ek-hor, ena, thorm-art-io, krar-ti-see, ya, arp-porp-seh

I have a, room, booked, for … 

Ek-hor ena, thorm-art-ee-or, krart-ee-see, ya …

Ek-hor en-na, thor-mart-ee-or, krar-ti-see, ya …

You may want to say how many nights you’ll be staying at the hotel.

When you reach … insert how many nights you will be staying for.

  • One night: Mya nik-ta
  • Two nights: Thee-or nik-tes
  • Three nights: Tree-a nik-tes
  • Four nights: Tes-se-rees nik-tes (Note: Some numbers have plural versions, others don’t. Tessera in the plural is Tesserees.)
  • Five nights: Pe-de nik-tes
  • Six nights: Exi nik-tes
  • Seven nights: Ep-ta nik-tes

Typical Hotel Conversation in Greece

When you first arrive at the hotel reception counter, the conversation between you and the person you are dealing with may go something like this.

Hello, I have a reservation in the name …  (You say)

Ya-sas, Ek-hor mya krart-ee-si stor orn-or-ma …

Ya-sas, Ek-hor mia krar-tee-si stor or-norm-ma …

Remember to also add your last name when you see …

Yes. Is it for two people, right? (Hotel)

Ne. Een-ne ya thee-or art-orm-ma, sors-sta

Correct, two people, and, three nights  (You say)

Sors-sta, thee-or art-or-ma, ya, treis nik-tes 

Sor-sta, thee-o art-or-ma, ya, treis nik-tes

Very nice. Can I have an identity or passport? (Hotel)

Por-lee or-ray-a. Bor-ror na ek-hor mya tarf-tor-ti-ta, i thee-a-vart-ee-ree-or

Yes, here is my identity (You say)

Neh, or-rist-e i tarf-tor-ti-ta mou 

Ne, orees-te i tarf-tor-tita mou 

Thank you. You will pay by, credit card or, cash? (Hotel)

Ef-har-ist-or. Tha plir-or-set-e me, pistor-tiki karta, i, met-rit-tar

I will pay by, credit card (You say)

Tha plir-ror-sor me, pistor-tiki karta 

Tha pli-ror-sor meh, pistor-tiki karta 

Perfect. Here is the key to your, room (Hotel)

Tel-ee-a. Or-rist-e tor klithi you, thorm-art-ee-ou

Breakfast is served from, [7] until [11] (Hotel)

Tor proy-in-nor se-veer-ret-te arpor tis, [sep-ta] mek-ri tis [sedica]

Thank you, very much (You say)

Ef-har-rist-or, porl-ee 

Ef-har-ist-o, por-lee 

Enjoy your stay

Kar-lee thee-a-moni

How to Check out of a Hotel in Greek 

When you check out of your hotel, the conversation could go something like this.

Hello, I would like to check out (You say)

Ya-sas, Tha ith-el-la na karn-or check out

Ya-sas, Tha ith-ella na karn-nor check out

Was it all good with your stay? (Hotel)

It-tarn or-la kar-la meh ti thee-a-morni sas

Everything, was, perfect (You say)

Or-la, it-tarn, tel-ee-a

Orl-la, i-tarn tel-ee-a

Thank you, very much (You say)

Ef-har-rist-oum-me, porl-lee

Ef-har-rist-oum-me, por-lee

I’m glad. Your check out, is done (Hotel)

Hyer-or-meh. Tor check out, e-yin-ne

I hope to see you again, in our hotel (Hotel)

El-piz-or na sas xarn-ar-thor, stor xeno-thor-hee-or mas

us too / me too (You say)

ki em-ees / ke e-gor

ki em-mees / ke e-gor

Another Hotel Conversation Example

Here’s a longer conversation to get a feel of what could be said between you and the hotel.

How can I, help you? (Hotel)

Pos bor-ro, na se voy-ee-thiss-or

Help: Voy-ith-ee-a (when said by itself)

Hi, I have a reservation. My name is … (You say)

Yasas, Ek-hor karn-ee krart-i-see. Meh len-ne …

Yasa, Ek-hor karn-ee krart-ee-si. Meh len-ne …

Remember to say your name where you see the …

Just a moment (Hotel)

Mya stig-mi. 

You have a, room booked, for, 1, night. Is that correct? (Hotel)

E-hees ena, thor-mart-ee-or, ya, mia, nik-ta. Arf-tor een-e sor-stor

Note: You wouldn’t say ena nikta. It is Mia Nikta because the night is feminine.

You are staying for, 2, nights. Is that right? (Hotel)

Men-et-te ya, thee-o, nik-tes. Een-e sor-stor

Yes, that’s correct (You say)

Neh, arf-tor een-e sor-stor

arf-tor, een-ne sors-stor

Can I have an, identity card? (Hotel)

Bor-ror na ek-hor, mia tarft-tor-ti-ta 

Can I have your identity card? (Hotel)

Bor-ror na ek-hor ti tarft-tor-ti-ta sou 

Could I have your ID, and a credit card, please? (Hotel)

Bor-ror na ek-hor ti tarft-tor-ti-ta sou, ke peer-stoh-tee-ki karta, parakalo 

Can I have, a, credit card? (Hotel)

Bor-ror na ek-hor, mya, pistor-tee-ki karta 

Can I have, your credit card? – Bor-ror na ek-hor, ti pistor-tiki sars karta

Credit card: peer-stoh-tee-ki karta. It’s fine if you don’t say karta at the end.

A, Passport, or, ID, is fine (Hotel)

En-na, thee-a-vart-ee-ree-or, i ena, tarft-tor-ti-ta, een-ne mya har-ra 

May I have your Passport? (Hotel)

Bor-ror na ec-hor tor thee-a-vart-ee-ree-or sou 

Here you go (You say)



Perfect (Hotel)


Could you please, fill out this form? (Hotel)

Bor-rees se para-kar-lor, an symp-li-rost-e ti, forr-ma

sure (You say)



Ve-ve-os in Greek also means: Of Course

How to Find a Hotel Room in Greece

When traveling around Greece, you may want to find a hotel at short notice, and you may come across a hotel where you would like to stay.

Here are a few things you could say to the person who greets you at the hotel.

When talking in Greek, you will obviously get a few common questions from the hotel person regarding your inquiry about a hotel room.

The conversation could go something like this.

Do you have a room available … ? (You say)

Eh-hees thorm-art-ee-or …

Eh-heis thor-marti-or …

Note: Room is pronounced thorm-art-ior in Greek.

You could leave this sentence as it is and wait for an answer.

You could also add tonight or tomorrow night to the end of the sentence where the … appears.

  • Tonight: Arp-porp-se
  • Tomorrow night – Arv-ri-or tor vrar-thee

Yes, we have (Hotel)

Neh, ek-houm-meh 

For, how many people? (Hotel)

Ya, por-sa art-or-ma

Ya, Posa Atoma?” (Atoma=Individuals, the singular is Atomo).

In Greek, this means “For how many individuals?” It is also a commonly asked question at restaurants.

Initially, showed: For how many people? “Ya por-sous arnth-ror-pous?” While not wrong, the most common way of asking the question is shown in blue.

One person / Two people (You say)

Ena art-orm-o / Thee-o arn-throrp-i 

Ena art-or-mor / Thee-or arn-thror-pee

For, how many nights? (Hotel)

Ya, Por-ses nik-tes

One night / Two nights (You say)

mya nik-ta / Thee-or nik-tes 

Mia nyk-ta / Thee-or nyk-tes

Do you want a, single room, or a double, room? (Hotel)

Thel-let-te, morn-ork-lee-or, i thi-klin-or, thor-mart-ee-or 

A, single, room (You say)

Ena, morn-or, thor-mart-ee-or

En-na, mornor, thorm-art-io

How much is it? (You say)

Por-sor korst-izi

Por-sor korst-iz-ee

Common Replies if the Hotel is Fully Booked

If the hotel is fully booked, you will likely hear something like this from the hotel person.

Sorry, we are fully booked, tonight (Hotel)

Syg-norm-i, eh-houm-e kli-see plee-ros, ar-porp-se

Sorry, there are no rooms available (Hotel)

Syg-norm-i, then ee-parc-houn thee-a-thes-sima thorm-art-ia

Common Phrases to use at a Hotel in Greece 

Here are some things you may want to say when arriving and staying at a hotel.

I’m a, bit, early

Eem-meh, lee-gor, nor-rees 

Eem-meh, leeg-or, nor-rees

Can I leave my luggage here until, check-in

Bor-ror na arf-is-or tis ar-porsk-kev-es mou ed-dor mek-rhi, check-in

Bor-or na arf-is-or tis ar-porsk-ke-ves mou ed-dor mek-rhi, check-in

What time, do I need to check out?

Ti or-ra, in-ne tor check out

Ti ora, in-ne tor check out

You can also say: “Ti Ora prep-ei na afiso tor thor-mart-ee-or?”  (What time should/must I leave the room?)

What time, is, breakfast?

Ti ora, een-ne tor, proy-i-nor

Ti or-ra, ee-ne tor, proy-in-or

Where is breakfast served?

O-pou sev-eer-et-e tor proy-i-nor

Or-pou sev-eer-ret-e tor proy-in-or

Is breakfast included?

Peri-larm-varn-et-e proy-in-or

Peri-larm-varn-e-te proy-i-nor

Do you have a car park?

Eh-yeet-e hor-ro starth-mef-sis

E-hyee-te hor-ro starth-mef-sis

Where can I, park my car?

Pou bor-ror, na park-aro tor arft-tor-kin-it-or mou

Pou bor-ror, na park-aro tor aft-to-kin-it-or mou

Car: Arftor-kin-it-or

OK, thanks

En-daxi, efharisto

En-darx-ee, ef-har-rist-or

Do you have, Internet?

Eh-hees, Internet

Eh-hees, Internet 

What time, does the pool close?

Ti ora, klin-ee i pi-sina

Ti or-ra, klin-ee i pisina

How much is it?

Por-sor korst-izi

Por-sor korst-iz-ee

I’d like, to check out, please

Tha ithela, na karn-or, check out, parakalo

Tha ith-ella, na karn-nor, check out, parakalo 

It was excellent

It-arn ex-air-ret-tik-or 

It-arn ex-e-ret-tik-or

Common Greek Phrases used by Hotel Staff 

Try and learn the following phrases so you can understand the workers at the hotel.

You may hear these words and phrases from the hotel receptionist, another hotel staff member, or even a hotel owner.

You don’t need to know how to say each and every phrase here perfectly, but try to remember them if you can.

Welcome to the … Hotel  (Hotel)

Karlor-sor-is-set-te stor … xeno-tho-hyor

The hotel’s name will go in place of …

The Greek word for “Hotel” seems like a very hard word to pronounce in Greek.

How can I, help you? (Hotel)

Pors bor-ror, na se voy-ee-thiss-or

Another slightly different version is: How can I help you today?

If today is added to the end of the question, you will hear: “sim-mera

What can I do for you? (Hotel)

Ti bor-ror na karno-ya sena

Do you have a, reservation? (Hotel)

Eh-het-e, krart-i-see

What name is the, reservation, under? (Hotel)

Ti orn-or-ma een-ne tor, krart-i-see, kart-or arp-or

Your, name (Hotel)

Se, len-ne

What’s your, name? (Hotel)

Pos se, le-ne

How long will you be staying with us? (Hotel)

Porso kai-ror tha meen-ees

May I have, your passport? (Hotel)

Bor-ror na ec-hor, tor thee-a-vart-ee-ree-or sou

May I have, a credit card? (Hotel)

Boro na ec-hor, peer-stoh-tee-ki karta

Here’s your key (Hotel)

Eth-or in-ne ti klithi sou

Your room, is on the, (…) floor (Hotel)

Tor dorm-art-io, vrisk-e-te sto, (pror-tor / deft-e-ror / trot-r), or-rorf-or

First floor: Pror-tor or-rorf-or

Second floor: Deft-e-ror or-rorf-or

Third Floor: Trit-or or-rorf-or

room number … (Hotel)

ar-rith-moz thorm-art-ee-ou … 

Note: Greeks say it in reverse. The word room is the second word.

You can take the lift (elevator), to your room (Hotel)

Bor-reet-e na par-ret-e ton arn-el-kyst-eer-a, stor thorm-art-io sas

or you can take the, stairs (Hotel)

i bor-reet-e na pa-ret-e tis, skarl-es 

Breakfast is served, from … (Hotel)

Tor pror-inor sev-eer-ret-e, arp-or …

Breakfast is, from … (Hotel)

Tor pror-ino een-ne, arp-or …

Would you like us to take your luggage to your room? (Hotel)

Tha thel-art-e na fe-roum-me tis arpo-skev-ves sas stor dorm-art-ee-or sas

Here is the key to your room (Hotel)

Eth-or een-ne ta klei-thi tou thorm-art-ee-or sas

Do you need anything else? (Hotel)

Kree-ar-ze-sai kart-i arl-or

If you need anything else, please let us know? (Hotel)

Arn kree-arz-es-se karti arl-lor, parakalo enim-mer-roas-te mas

Enjoy your stay (Hotel)

Arp-por-larf-set-e ti thee-a-moni sas

Did you enjoy your stay? (Hotel)

Ar-por-larf-se-te ti thee-a-moni sas

Note: It is essentially the same as Enjoy your stay. Not sure why?

I hope you, enjoyed, your stay (Hotel)

El-piz-or na, ar-por-larf-sart-e, ti thee-a-moni sas

How would you like to pay, cash, or, card? (Hotel)

Pors tha thel-art-e na pliror-set-e, met-rita, i, karta

Your total is … How would you like to pay? (Hotel)

Tor syn-or-lor sas een-ne … Pos tha thel-lart-e na pliro-set-e 

Is that correct? / Is that right? (Hotel)

Arf-tor in-ne sor-stor / Eee-ne sor-stor

Yes, of course (Hotel)

Ne, fys-ika

Have a nice day (Hotel)

Ka-lee sou mera 

Thank you, and, hope, to see you again, soon (Hotel)

Ef-har-ist-or, ke, el-piz-or, na sas xarna-thor, sid-or-mar  

Important Greek Hotel Words to Remember

  • hotel – xeno-tho-hyor
  • room – thorm-art-ee-or
  • key – klithi
  • Reservation/booking – krart-i-see
  • ID card – tarf-tor-ti-ta
  • passport – thee-a-vart-ee-ree-or
  • credit card – peer-stoh-tee-ki karta (Note: It’s fine to just say peer-stoh-tee-ki, without saying karta after)
  • luggage – arpor-skyev-es
  • breakfast – proy-in-nor yev-ma
  • pool – pis-sina
  • tonight – arp-porp-se
  • tomorrow – arv-ree-or
  • night – nyk-ta
  • nights – nyk-tes

Greek Hotel Lesson – Conclusion

The lesson on how to check into a Greek hotel is now complete.

Key Greek words/phrases/sentences taught in LESSON 8: 35

Greek lesson 8 has taught you pretty much all you need to know when checking into a hotel in Greece, so try it out during your next vacation in Greece.

Total number of key Greek words/phrases/sentences from all lessons so far: 215

The previous Greek lesson 7 was how to order souvlaki and gyros in Greek.

Speaking Greek at Hotels in Greece – Thanks to George

George, much thanks for reviewing and improving another Greek lesson. Your excellent input gives every beginner the confidence they need to be able to speak Greek like a local.

George in GreeceMake sure you check out George’s travel blog Letters to Barbara for top travel tips and hotel recommendations (budget to luxury) if you’re planning a trip to Greece.

PS. If you want to make George happy, make a booking through a hotel link on his website 🙂

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