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Electric Current "The standard in Greece is 230V AC (50Hz). Appliances from North America require a transformer and British ones an adaptor.
Time
Greek time is G +2 hours
Public Holidays
1 January: New Year's Day
6 January: Epiphany
6 March : Ash Monday
25 March: National Holiday
April or May  : Easter
1 May : May Day
12 June: Whit Monday ( Holiday only for public sector)
15 August: Dormition (Assumption) of The Virgin
28 October: National Holiday
25 and 26 December: Christmas

Shopping
Greece is the ideal destination to shop for a wide variety of products, catering to everybody’s tastes and wishes.  Prices are very reasonable in relation to product quality and visitors will be able to find something for every budget.
Shops are open Monday through Friday from 09.00 till 14.30 and on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday also from 17.30 through 20.30.  On Saturday shops open from 09.00 till 15.00, while they are closed on Sunday.  Supermarkets and kiosks may stay open till 22.00.
More specifically, in the centre of large urban areas as well as in tourist areas, tourist shops and kiosks are open from early in the morning till late at night, seven days a week

Tourist Police
The Tourist Police is a Service of the Greek Police Force staffed with specially trained, foreign-language speaking personnel. Within the framework of its duties and functions, it provides the following services:
It provides information to Greek and foreign visitors and offers them assistance in settling any issues arising with tourist businesses.
It cooperates with locally competent Directorates of Tourism and local authorities  in order to deal with tourism issues.
It ensures that the tourist legislation in force is applied in all tourist areas, businesses and media, such as hotels, apartments and rooms to let, tourist shops, tourist agencies and coaches, car and motorcycle rental agencies, archaeological sites, tourist guides, ski resorts, spa towns, mass arrival/departure stations, sanitary facilities operating in tourist businesses and sites of free camping, etc.
It carries out inspections of tourist businesses with the aim to provide better services and higher protection to visitors.
The distinctive insignia of the Greek Tourist Police officers are the following:
White band on the cap
White belt
White gloves
The distinctive insignia “TOURIST POLICE” worn on the front of the shirt.
The Greek Tourist Police can be reached around-the-clock by dialing “171”. This line provides all kind of information and instructions in Greek, English, French and German, thus helping tourists to deal directly with any arising problem.  
In case you need any help, do not hesitate to contact the staff members of the Greek Tourist Police by dialing “171”.

 

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