have a valid passport or identity papers. This must be valid
until 3 months after the visit to Greece. You don't need a
visum when you don't stay longer than 3 months.
vaccinations are needed. But for more recent information we
advise you to consult your local docter or medical center.
You can pay
with Euro's in Greece. IN the larger cities you find (almost)
always ATM machines or else there is a bank or post office.
are being accepted, but the possiblities to use them are
limitied (depending on the location). Traveller cheques are
being accepted almost everywhere.
In greece it
is 1 hour later than in the Netherlands.
Water from the tap:
islands water can be drank from the tap, but it is being advised
to by bottles of water.
speak in general English and German. Only the older greek people
speek only greek. But with hand-and-feet work a lot can be
accomplished.They like it very much when you try to learn some
Greek words. Greek people like little children. Don't be
suprised when a greek person strikes you kids hair or like
someone did with our son, suprises him a big shell.
In Greece the
voltage is 220V, just like in the netherlands.
Food and drink:
The food is
Greece is never hot.This is a greek custom, and goes back to the
time that people did not have their own oven, but uses the
general oven of the village. And as you might guess, the food
gets cold on the way home. So it came luke-warm on the table. In
Greece you can obviously eat greek food (recommended) but also
maar ook pizza´s, spaghetti, and frence frites ( today also with
mayo) etc. etc. In Greece you can drink great wine. Try for
instance Retsina (tast a little like albast) and for the dessert
wine a Samos liquore. And when you like something strong there
is Ouzo - Raki or a Metaxa.
population of Greece is not largen than 10.000.000 people. More
than half of then lives abroad. Mainly in Africa - Australia -
America. The most part of the people live in Athenes, the other
cities, and the remainder distributed over the Islands.
address of the Dutch Ambassee of Greece (Nederlandse Ambassade
in Griekenland) is:
Leof. Vass. Konstantinou 5-7
106 74 Athens
Phone: + 30 10 7239701-4
Fax: + 30 10 7248900
(after office hours) +30 94 64 60 600
De openings times of the Dutch ambassee:
Office hours mo to fr 08:00 am - 3:00pm
Visit hour mo to fr 09:00am - 12:00am
Mobile phone contact on duty outside office hours
(emergy only) +30 94 64 60 600
The Ambassee is closed on Saturday, Sunday and back holidays.
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