Practical Tips

Travelling to Crete? Here's some practical information for your trip!

Heraklion Archeological Museum Heraklion Crete

1Passports and Visas

EU nationals require only a valid identity card and UK visitors require a passport. Citizens coming from USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand do not require visas for a stay of up to 90 days.

2Customs

Visitors of EU countries are not required to report to customs. If you are carrying prescription drugs, you will need to have a copy of you prescription with you. According to the EU legislation on cash control, anyone entering or leaving Greece carrying cash or other monetary value which is equal or in excess of 10,000 euro is obliged to fill out the appropriate declaration form available with the Customs.

3Water

Tap water is safe to drink on most parts of the island, excluding areas like Heraklion. Local bottled mineral water is available in shops, bars and restaurants.

4Electricity

Greece uses the standard European 220V/50Hz AC.  The two-round pin plug system is used, as most of European countries. Adapters are easy to find, however it is recommended to have your own. Most hotels do not provide an adaptor.

5Currency & Banks

On 1st January 2002 Greece adopted euro as its currency. Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 08:00 until 14:30. They are closed on the weekends.