Facts for the Visitor

US citizen: No visa required, visitors permitted to stay 3 months.
Japanese citizen: No visa required, visitors permitted to stay 3 months.

Language Skills Needed
English is sufficient to get around as a tourist.

Cash Machines
Available everywhere. Most are on the Plus and Cirrus networks.

US$ 1 = 401.166 Greek drachma (dr) on June 11, 2001. Currency will change to the Euro on January 1, 2002.

220V, 50Hz. Plugs have 2 round pins.

International Certificates of Vaccination are not required.

A service charge is included in restaurant bills, but it's customary to round up the bill and leave a little extra.

A wide selection of youth hostels, bed and breakfasts, hotels, apartments, and rooms in private houses are available in nearly every town.

Public Telephones
Public telephones use OTE pre-paid telephone cards available at OTE telephone offices and kiosks.

Public Transportation
Tourist Information and travel agents have daily schedules for trains, buses, and ferries across Greece. Tickets bought at a travel agent have a small surcharge.
24-hour Pass: In Athens, the 1000 dr 24-hour ticket is valid on all public transport (train, tram, bus, and minibus) in and around the city, including the Athens International Airport. Validity starts when the ticket is first stamped with date and time on a bus or at a train entrance.

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