Travel tips

CURRENCY
The currency in the Greek territory since 2002 is the euro (EUR).
The euro is circulating in notes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500.
The euro is circulating in coins of 0.10, 0.20, 0.50, 0.10, 0.20, 0.50, 1.00 and 2.00.

LOCAL TIME
Greece is 2 hours ahead (GMT +2) during the winter months October-March and 3 hours ahead (GMT +3) during the summer months March-October hours from Greenwich.

ELECTRIC CURRENT
The electric current is alternating at 220-250 Volts.

WEATHER

The weather in Santorini is temperate with mild rains in winter and hot summers. During summer winds known as "meltemia" (yearly winds) blow to help decrease the temperature.

 


DRINKING WATER
Particular attention should be give to the water of the island. It is suitable for brushing teeth and bathing but it contains too much salt and therefore is not recommended for drinking. Prefer bottled water.
The water of Oia is an exception, since it is a product of desalination and therefore suitable for drinking.

BANKS
The banks are open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.
Throughout the island ATMs can assist you in your trading.

PASSPORT, IDENTITY
All European Union citizens (other than English) can travel in Greece with the demonstration of their identity.
British citizens must have with them their passport stamped forever.
Citizens of other countries may stay in Greece without a visa from 60 to 90 days depending on which country they come.

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