- National Emergency Center: 166
- Emergency Hospitals, Pharmacies, Doctors: 14944
- Police: 100
- Fire Brigade: 199
- Emergency Intervention of the Port Authority: 108
- European Emergency Number: 112
The European Emergency Number was created to serve the citizens on a 24 hour basis in case they need help, no matter in which country of the European Union they need it. The call is answered immediately by a specialized professional, with whom you can communicate in one of the basic European languages. The call from a fixed phone, a mobile phone, a telephone box or a public telephone appliance is without charge. The European Emergency Number also operates in Greece and serves the visitors of our country. The number operates within the range of any mobile telephony network, even if your own network does not function in a specific area, provided there is coverage by another network.
For more information visit the website of the General Secretariat of Civil Protection: www.gscp.gr
- New Year’s Day: January 1st
- Epiphany: January 6th
- Ash Monday: 48 days before Easter
- Independence Day and Annunciation: March 25th Easter: Good Friday to Easter Monday
- Resurrection: Easter Day
- Workers’ Day (May Day): May 1st
- Whitsun: Is celebrated 50 days after Easter.
- The Assumption: the 15th of August
- October 28th
- Christmas: December 25th -26th
During the summer, the average temperatures fluctuate between about 25 and 30 degrees Celsius, the maximum values reaching even 40 degrees Celsius, while the “meltemi” winds mitigate the warm weather. Autumn is the mildest season in Evia, with the average temperatures fluctuating between about 12 and 13 degrees Celsius.
In general, north Evia is cooler than the southern part of the island and in the mountainous areas the weather is cooler.
Public Offices: Monday – Friday 7:30 – 15:00
Post Offices: Monday-Friday 7:30 – 14:00
Banks: Monday – Thursday 8:00 – 14:30 and Friday 8:00 – 13:30
Shops are open on Monday and Wednesday: 9:00 – 15:00, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:00 – 14:00 and 17:30 – 21:00, Saturday: 9:00 – 15:00. In touristic areas during the summer months shops have free working hours.
Although pharmacies have free working hours they are usually open from 08:00 to 14:00 on Monday and Wednesday. On Tuesday,Thursday and Friday they are also open in the afternoon from 17:30 to 21:00. There are also emergency pharmacies which are open 24 hours and at weekends. You can find the lists of them on the doors of all pharmacies.
Before your trip, contact your bank to inform them about the use of your credit card and the withdrawal of money.
For more information visit the website of the Hellenic Tourism Organization: HTO
For appliances from England a special adapter is necessary. Make sure before use that the appliances you are going to use function at this voltage.
On the basis of it part or the whole of their care costs is covered. Those whose country is not a member of the European Union, in order to receive the necessary healthcare should consult their insurance authority before they travel.
In order to send postcards, letters or packages you should go to the Hellenic Posts. These offices also offer a fax sending service, like most hotels also do.
If you wish to connect to the internet, you can go to places offering this service: Areas of public use, Internet cafes, airport etc.
If you wish to call another country from Crete, dial 00 and then the code of the country and the telephone number. You may also make calls from telephone boxes which operate with call cards.
In article 230, paragraph Ζ of the General Regulation on Ports (GG 912/11-10-99) it is specified that: “The movement of animals and their bathing in areas of swimmers is prohibited”.
The circular M.F. 3111.10/1/93/20-05-93 of the Direction of the Port Police of the Ministry of Shipping explains that the above mentioned prohibition does not include remote areas.
For filing a complaint you can fill in the following application form and send it to the following email address: email@example.com
For more information visit the website of the Hellenic Tourism Organization:www.visitgreece.gr