Greece

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

Currency - Business hours - Transportation - Internet - Basic conversation guide - Langages spoken


Currency

The currency is the EURO. Its greek name is Evro, which is the second official (and equivalent) name through EU for the new currency of the EMU-participating States.

 

Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)
To find out the locations of ATMs in Greece , click on the link to your credit card: Visa, Mastercard or American Express


Business hours

Banks open from Monday to Thursday from 8.00 to 14.30 and on Friday from 8.00 to 14.30.
Public administrations open from Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 13.00.
Shops open from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 14.00 and from 17.00 to 21.00, on Saturday from 9.00 to 15.00.
Supermarkets open from Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 20.00, on Saturday from 8.00 to 18.00.





Transportation

Road
The main network connects southern Greece - Patras (Peloponese) to Athens and Thessaloniki (Macedonia) in northern Greece. The highways are generally in good condition, but the condition of the rest of the road network is relatively poor. The rate of fatal accidents is the highest in Europe, mainly because of over-speeding and poor quality of road construction. In case of an accident involving a third party, a police report is strongly suggested. If there are persons injured, one or both drivers can be kept in custody and then appear before court authorities, which will determine their liability. In most cases, it is required by local legislation to have a local lawyer to ensure one's defence. It is therefore necessary to check the risks covered by the car insurance policy (civil liability, bail payment and legal assistance).



Rail
The railroad network serves the main cities.


 


Internet

The Internet suffix is: .gr



Basic conversation guide

Yes = Nai '
No = O khi
Thank you = Efharisto '
Hello = gia sou
Goodbye = an dio sas
I do not understand = Den katalave no
What's the price? How much does it cost? = Po'so ka'ni afto '
I would like to buy = Tha I'thela na agora so
Do you accept credit cards? = Pe rnete of pistotike ka rtes
Where is? = pou i'ne
Post office = takhidromi'o
The bank = tra'peza
The police station, the police force = astinomiko ' tmi ma, astynomia
The pharmacy = farmaki o
An airport = aerodro mio
The station = o stathmos tou tre nou
One ticket to..., please. =E'na isiti rio gia ..., parakalo '
Would you have any available rooms for tonight? = e hete doma tio gia ' apopse?

 


Languages spoken


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