Greece: Useful Information
The Cradle of Western Civilization
-Valid medical cover is essential while holidaying in Greece.
-Greece is a popular shopping destination. It is advisable to make your purchases in cash and always ask for a receipt. Consumers are protected by the Greek consumer protection law for all transactions made while traveling in the country.
- Greece has a Tourist Police Force that’s offers assistance to Greek and foreign visitors on issues related to tourism.
-Banks are open from 8:00am to 2:00pm on week days and are closed on weekends.
-Visa, Diners Club, American Express, Master Card are accepted at most shops and restaurants.
-There are many Bureaus de Change throughout the country open from morning until late evening. You can also exchange money at banks (commission varies).
-Restaurants and cafe bars are open until 2:30am or 3:00am on Friday and Saturday and until 1:30am on other weekdays.
Usually, nightclubs are open from 10.00p.m until dawn.
-Theatres are a popular form of entertainment in Greece and during the summer months many theatre festivals take place.
-All E.U. citizens can enter Greece without a passport or visa.
-A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from all travelers over six months of age coming from
-There are regular airport buses running 24 hours from the Centre and the port of Piraeus. The ticket costs €3.20 and is valid for one trip to or from the airport and unlimited travel by all other public transport modes (buses, trolley buses, metro) for 24 hours from the time of its validation during first trip (validate only once).
-Road signs are written in Greek and Latin characters (according to Greek pronunciation).
-EU citizens can use their national driving license. All other visitors must carry an International Driving License.
-In big cities there are special platforms at every bus/trolley stop so that people in wheelchairs can easily
-People with special needs have priority at all public offices. At all airports there are special facilities and
-Access to some archaeological sights may be difficult for disabled people.