- Learn the Basics
No, you don’t have to become fluent in Greek in two months, but knowing a handful of usable words and phrases will get you a lot further than you might think. Simple greetings,“please” and “thank you” and “Do you speak English?” should make you at least a little more comfortable than going in with zero idea of what you’re doing. (Oh, and FYI, “toilet” is pretty much universal, so don’t waste your time learning that one.)
- Download application language translator
If there is an advanced technology around you, then why not used? No need to carry a dictionary everywhere, using Google Translate.
- Sign language
When dealing with menus, maps, or other thing, do not underestimate the power forefinger. Sometimes a gesture is much more efficient than trying to talk in speech language. However, before going away, you still have to conduct a survey about the places you'll go, because not everyone is comfortable to talk in sign language.
- Be a good person
This is very important, especially when you travel to distant places. Be the good and fun, so that strangers do not need to fear adjacent to you.
- Rent a tour guide
If you really want to explore somewhere new and comfortable, hire a tour guide to accompany and provide a view on you. At least this way will not make you miss anything.
If you still do not feel confident, to plan carefully. Clear objectives and a pleasant traveling companion may be a little help?