Here you will find important tips and useful information for Greece.
in Euro (EUR)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in euro (EUR)
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
EUR 1 = ~ CHF 1.10 ; CHF 1 = ~ EUR 0.91 (07/2020)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Avoid foreign exchange loss: When making cash withdrawals in this country, ATMs often display a message such as: «Would you like to debit your account for this transaction in your own currency?». When you hold a Travel Card in EUR or USD, you are advised to answer «No» to this message. If you answer «Yes», the amount of euros or US dollars will be first converted into Swiss francs and then again converted into euros. This would generate additional charges, which are unnecessary.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Consult the media about the current situation before and during the journey and stay in contact with your tour operator.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Special legal regulations
Photographing persons wearing an uniform, military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 1 year previously, varies by rental company.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰ (0.2 ‰ for drivers who obtained their licence for less than 2 years).
CH sticker, first-aid kit, fire extinguisher and breakdown triangle mandatory.
8.30 - 14.00/14.30 h (Mon - Fri)
8.30 - 18.00 h (Mon - Fri) in tourist areas
8.00 - 14.00 h and 17.00 - 20.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 15.00 h (Sat)
Valid ID card or passport expired less than 5 years for stays up to 3 months.
220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
English, German and French
Athen, Rue Iassiou No 2
Tel. +30 210 723 03 64 / +30 210 723 03 65 / +30 210 723 03 66
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