Official language: Greek
Currency: Euro (€)
Time zone: GMT+2
Climate: mild Mediterranean
Population: 11.306.183 (2010 estimation)
Constitution: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Dialing Code: +30
Health and Insurance
Travelers coming from countries-members of the European Union must have the European Health Card (EHIC) in order to cover hospital treatment expenses. It is recommended that you activate your sanitary care for your travels abroad.
EKAV (ambulances): 166
Hospitals and Clinics on duty: 1434
Poisoning center: (+30) 2107793777
Hellenic Police: 100
Keep in mind
- The electricity in Greece is 220/240 V (50Hz), so depending on the country you come from, you will need an adapter in order to use your devices (phone charger, computer charger etc.)
- In order to avoid any surprises you can inform your bank and your mobile phone company about your trip, in order to be able to use your cards and cell in Greece.