Tourist Information

Time Zone: GMT/UTC +2 ()
Daylight Saving Start: last Sunday in March
Daylight Saving End: last Sunday in October

Language: Greek (official)

Currency: Euro (€)

Electricity: 220V 50 HzHz
Electric Plug Details: European plug with two circular metal pins

International Dialling Code Greece: +30

National Dialing Codes:
Athens: 210
Agios Nikolaos: 28410
Chania: 28210
Heraklion: 2810
Rethymnon: 28310

How to get to Crete:
Most visitors fly first to Athens on the mainland, which is well served by international flights, and then travel to Crete by air or boat. It's also possible to fly directly to Crete from Europe, although most direct flights are summer charter flights. Olympic Airlines and Aegean Airlines have regular flights from Athens and Thessaloniki to Heraklion and Chania.

Most overlanders currently arrive in Greece by ferry from Brindisi (free for Eurail pass holders), Ancona, Bari or Venice in Italy. Most ferries to Crete depart from Piraeus harbour, just to the south of Athens, but there are also departures from Kalamata and Gythio, plus Santorini and some of the Cyclades islands and Kythira. Be aware that services in the off season (November to April) are considerably curtailed.