Visit Greece Tips

Enjoy GREECE

CURRENCY

Greece’s monetary unit is the Euro. There are notes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 Euros and coins of 1 and 2 Euros and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents. In the town of Corfu visitors will find many bank branches and ATMs. ATMs are also available in many villages and regions on the whole island.

For any exchange the banking hours are:
Monday-Thursday: 8:00-14:30 | Friday: 8:00-14:00

PASSPORT-VISA

To visit Greece, you will need:

Identity card if you come from a member state of the Schengen Treaty, both to enter the country and to stay in it for a period of up to three months. The passport in this case is not necessary, but the need for other transactions, such as currency, markets etc.

Visa, if you come from a country which is not a member state of the Schengen Treaty. So before your trip, look for information to local Greek embassies, consulates or travel agents *.

Passport, if you come from one of the following -except European Union’s countries. Your passport gives the opportunity to visit the country or remain therein up to three months within the period of six months:

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatian, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Holy See (Vatican), Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, San, Marino, Singapore, South Korea, USA, Uruguay, Venezuela

Parga Useful numbers

GENERAL
Municipality of Parga
+30 26843 60300
Health Center
+30 26840 60000
Police Station
+30 26840 31254
Port Authority
+30 26840 31227
Post Office
+30 26840 31295
Tourist Police
+30 26840 31222

Other Phones
Taxis
+30 26840 32855
Bus Service
+30 26840 31218
Agricultural Bank
+30 26840 31208
Piraeus Bank
+30 26840 33501
Ecclesiastical Museum
+30 26840 31216

* If you are visiting Greece with visa, make sure you have adequate insurance coverage for cases of medical or other emergencies that might arise during your stay in chora.Efkrato – sea, Mediterranean climate characterized the island. Rarely have the temperature drop below 0 ° and rise above the 37th, while during the winter the temperature is 10th to 12th. Frequently it is the island’s rainfall mainly during the autumn and winter months as is the case in the Ionian Islands.

LOCAL TIME

Greece belongs to Eastern European Time Zone, with local time specified as two hours Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +2).
Every last Sunday of March, the clocks in Greece moved forward an hour, applying summer time and restored to original condition every last Sunday of October.

SMOKING

In Greece, according to law, banned smoking in workplaces, transfer stations, taxi and passenger ships, and in all enclosed public places. In large venues such as restaurants, bars, cafes and nightclubs also banned smoking, but in many areas there are smokers.

HEALTH & SAFETY

Prior to your visit to Greece, prepare for the event that you need medical care:

If your country of origin is an EU member-state make sure you are a holder of the European Health Card (EHIC) or any other legal EU document issued by your nation’s social security agency. You can find more information about the EHIC here. In such cases, the necessary treatment in Greece is provided by:
– IKA (Social Security Institute) Health Units (polyclinics) or doctors’ clinics in the region of travel;
– Regional clinics (formerly rural clinics) or the Health Centres of the National Health System
– The outpatient departments of hospitals

If your country of origin is not an EU member-state, make sure you have consulted your social security agency for information before travelling.