Official language is Greek. Greece uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+02:00 with daylight saving time.
Greece uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
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.
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 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.
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...)
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.
Fire department 112
Forest fire 1591
Coast guard 108
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.