Travel advice for Greece.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Greece.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Euro (EUR)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in euro (EUR)

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Euro EUR

Currency exchange rate

EUR 1 = ~ CHF 1.10 ; CHF 1 = ~ EUR 0.91 (07/2020)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Security

  • 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.

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

Driving
  • 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.

Opening hours

Banks

8.30 - 14.00/14.30 h (Mon - Fri)
8.30 - 18.00 h (Mon - Fri) in tourist areas

Stores

8.00 - 14.00 h and 17.00 - 20.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 15.00 h (Sat)

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Valid ID card or passport expired less than 5 years for stays up to 3 months.

Voltage

220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Capital

Athens

National language

Official language

Greek

Language capabilities

English, German and French

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 1h

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

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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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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