Give me some basic travel information about Greece

Official language is Greek. Greece uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+02:00 with daylight saving time.

Electricity
Greece uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

Currency
Greece uses the Euro (symbol: €), code EUR.
Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 Euro. Euro is subdivided into 100 Cent. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 Euro and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 Cent.

Phone
You can buy a SIM card for about 23.60 EUR, which includes 2 gigabytes (GB) of data plan. You can choose from 3 network providers: Cosmote, Vodafone or Wind. Greece uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. 4G mobile network is available in many areas in Lefkada.

Internet
Internet speed in Greece is on average 7.3 Mbps. Most of the properties provide high speed internet connection. There are also many public areas, specially in Lefkada town, Nidri and Vasiliki with free wifi. Moreover, there are many internet cafes with available computers.

Dial code
+30
To call Greece, dial + or 00, then 30 (the country code for Greece), then the area code and the local number (2...), or the given mobile number (69...)

Vaccinations
No vaccinations are required to enter the country, but it is recommended to perform routine immunizations for your protection and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Important numbers
Police 112
Ambulance 112
Fire department 112
Police 100
Ambulance 166
Fire 199
Forest fire 1591
Coast guard 108
Counter-narcotics 109
Tourist police 171
Social aid 197

You can also find plenty of useful tips and guidelines about Greece, Ionian Islands and Lefkada, in our Lefkada Travel Guide.

If you are looking for more specific info, and we are able to help, please contact us.

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