Airport guide

Airports in Greece

Language

The official language is Greek, but English is widely spoken as well.

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Money

Greece’s official currency is the euro. Both traveler’s checks and major credit cards are widely accepted and you won’t have trouble finding a bank or exchange bureau. The cheapest way to get cash is usually through an ATM.

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Communications

Greece’s international country code is 30. To call another country, dial 00 followed by the appropriate country code. Athens’ city code is 21. The cheapest way to make a call is usually through one of the OTE (Hellenic Telecommunications Organization) offices. Main towns and resorts have Internet cafes.

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Tipping

Check your restaurant bill before tipping. Service charges are sometimes included already. If they’re not, tips of 10 to 15 percent are standard. Round up your drinks bill to tip at a bar, in taxis or in coatrooms.

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Safety

Be aware of civil unrest and watch your surroundings.

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Health

Greece doesn’t present any danger to your health, but you may want to guard against tick-borne encephalitis if you’re planning on walking through forested areas. Greek cities usually have good medical facilities, but the islands can be a long way from a good hospital. Greece’s food and water are safe, though stick to bottled water if you’re visiting for a short time. If you’re coming from an area infected with yellow fever, you’ll have to provide a yellow fever vaccination certificate.

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Electricity

Greece’s electrical current is 220 volts, 50 Hz and uses both two-pinned and three-pinned plugs.

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