On the street

In summer the temperature in Greece can reach 45 ° C. The hottest period is from mid-July and until the second half of August. Not to get sunstroke, drink more water and walk on the beach with an umbrella and outdoor excursions plan for the morning.

If you feel unwell, call 166 - the number of the local ambulance. You can also dial the number-European rescue service - 112 Pharmacies in Greece marked with a green cross and is open from 08:00 to 13:00 and from 17:00 to 20:30. In Greek pharmacy you can get first aid.

In some parts of the country there is another problem: the walks in the fresh air you can be very distressing mosquitoes. Use insect repellent and do not leave the windows open at night.

In Greece is illegal to make photography of military installations and facilities, and disobedience threatens to arrest you.

Drinking culture is highly developed in Greece. Consume alcohol in Greece can be officially 18 years old, but at the entrance to the bar you are almost never asked to show documents, and the bar will be at your disposal until the morning (which is not typical of most other European countries).

However, you must know your limits: drunk driving, as well as an appearance in a state of intoxication in public places in Greece punished till arrest.


Approximately 42% of the Greek population is smoking, and such statistics are very concerned about the country's authorities. Smoking is officially banned in taxis and in all public places, but even in the Greek hospitals do not comply with this rule. Greek Restaurants and Cafes area of over 70 square meters, in accordance with the law, have been equipped with special areas for smokers.


In Greek restaurants and cafes is customary to leave a tip of 10-20% of the bill. If the restaurant is popular, the tips are included in the bill, and to thank the waiter in addition, you can leave him a tip on a tray. 

To tip the taxi driver is not accepted, but if it helped you with your luggage, you officially have to pay him a small sum of money (calculated based on the number of bags).

In public toilets also decided to leave the money "tea", otherwise you risk being left without soap or toilet paper.

If you feel that you have openly cheated, you can always complain to the tourist police number 171. You can also refer to a police officers to ask for directions and so on.