Travelling to Greece - Key Information

Updated: Jul 5

Greece is probably a country that everyone wants to visit at least once in a lifetime. Whether it is to see the Parthenon, experience the sunsets of Santorini, walk through the pebbled streets of Mykonos, swim in the turquoise waters of the islands or taste the Mediterranean flavours the country offers, everyone has something on their bucket list they would want to experience from Greece.

A unique thing about Greece is that one can visit the country nearly all year round as it is particularly blessed with good weather. Also you can experience the entire world in Greece, as the country is so diverse. I always encourage people to view the campaign Meet the World In Greece to get a feel of the diversity Greece has to offer…it’s not just the Parthenon and the Greek islands – although both these are a must at least once in your life.

Apart from the mainland and buzzing cities like Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece also offers over 6.000 islets and approximately 227 inhabited islands! Each destination offers their own unique character, scenery and identity. It is a country with a very rich history, the birthplace of democracy and a population of talented and passionate people about the country and the history.


Key Information

Basic Information​
  • Capital City: Athens

  • Currency: Euro

  • Official Language: Greek

  • Calling code: + 30

  • Time zone: GMT +2

  • Electricity: 220 V/50 Hz/ Type F plug

  • Smoking: Prohibited in workplaces, transport and all enclosed public spaces

Emergency Numbers
  • Ambulance service: 166

  • SOS doctors: 1016

  • Duty hospitals and clinics: 1434

  • Pharmacies: 1434

  • Poisoning first aid: 210 77 93 777

  • European emergency number: 112

  • Fire service: 199

  • Police: 100

  • Tourism Police: 171