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Useful Information


Most banks are open from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Only a few branches open on Saturday mornings. There are 24-hour ΑΤΜ's around the city, and most of them offer international services.

Credit Cards

Most hotels, restaurants and shops in Athens accept the main credit cards such as American Express, VISA, Mastercard. CURRENCY: € Euro


Greece is a full member of the European Union since 1981, and its currency is the Euro (€). All major credit cards are widely accepted in Greece.


Greek eating habits are characterized by late hours.The average time for lunch is around 14:00 and dinner around 21:00. Most restaurants open from 12:00 to 16:00 for lunch and from 20:00 to 24:00 for dinner. However, some touristic and informal places are open throughout the day.


The electrical power supply “voltage” in Greece is: 220-240 Volts (U.S./Canada: 110-120 Volts)

Emergency Telephone Numbers

  • Police: 100
  • Fire department: 199
  • Medical emergency (ambulance): 166
  • European emergency contact number (all above): 112


  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road.
  • All occupants of the vehicle must wear seat belts when fitted.

EU driving licenses are valid in Greece. Rental agencies require the corresponding driving license for every vehicle class (for example, motorcycle/moped license for motorbikes or mopeds).

Greek law requires drivers from outside the EU to have an International Driving Permit (IDP) as well as a state-issued driver's license to operate a vehicle in the country.

U.S. citizen tourists/temporary residents with stays less than six months must have a driver's license from the United States and an international driver's permit (IDP) issued by American Automobile Association (AAA) OR the American Automobile Touring Alliance to drive or rent a car in Greece.


As of October 16, 2019, smoking is not only prohibited in all public indoor areas in Greece, but also in playgrounds and other open-air areas which might be frequented by children.


The weather in Athens in July is sunny and pleasant, with average temperature ranging between 20 C (68 F) and 30 C (86 F).