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