Useful Information

Facts and Figures



State Holidays

1/1, 6/1, Clean Monday, 25/03, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, 01/05, 15/08, 26/10, 28/10, 25/12, 26/12


Mediterranean, slightly affected by the mainland


EEST (Eastern European Summer Time) UTC/GMT +3 hours

Important Telephone Numbers




European Emergency Number


Fire Emergency



2310 554871

Thessaloniki Tourist Police

2310 250740

Thessaloniki Traffic Police

2310 593134

Port Authorities

210 7793777

Poison Control Center


Thessaloniki is easily reached by direct international flight connections, including major cities around the world, and has a lot of daily flights to Athens.

Visa Policy

Greece is a Member-State of the European Union and has ratified the Schengen Agreement. Citizens traveling inside the E.U. just need to display their police I.D. Card without the need of a passport. However, a passport is necessary for a number of other transactions, such as currency exchange, purchases, etc.

Visas are not required by citizens of Member-States of the Schengen Agreement. Greece follows the provisions of the Schengen Agreement, which abolished controls on common internal lands, at air and sea borders and allows Member-State citizens to travel around without a visa for a short stay period of up to three (3) months. However, airlines and other carriers require a valid passport and/or police I.D. Card or other form of official identification means.

Note: During their stay in Greece, visitors with a visa must also have suitable insurance coverage for emergency medical or other needs.

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