Useful Information

Currency

Euro (€) is the currency of Greece. 

Banks

There are major bank institutions (Greek and International) available in Thessaloniki, easily accessible, where the staff can communicate in English language. All banks are open to the public from Monday to Thursday from 8:00 to 14:30, except Friday when they close at 14:00. Some branches are open until late evening hours:

  • Alpha bank: 43 Tsimiski St, +30.231.022.7823 daily until 17:00
  • Eurobank:
    • Cosmos Mediterranean - 11 Km Thessaloniki - Moudanion Road, +30.231.047.4930, open daily 10:00-17:30 and Saturday 10:15 - 15:00
    • Eleftherias Sq, 7 Ionos Dragoumi, +30.231.001.8980, open daily 8:00-17:30 and Saturday 10:15 - 15:00
  • TT Hellenic Post bank: 14 Aristotelous St, +30.231.024.1044, +30.231.022.0329, Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday: 07:30 – 18:45, Friday: 07:30 – 18:00

Also, there is an extended network of ATMs, which can serve all major credit and cash cards.

Time Zone

Greece is in the Eastern European Time Zone (GMT+2). Like most countries in Europe, the summer (Daylight-Saving) Time is (GMT+3). 

Area Code

Area code is: +30 + phone number.

Health Care

You should feel perfectly safe to eat and drink everything and the tap water all over Greece is absolutely safe. Residents of EU countries are eligible for receiving free emergency medical care.

Emergency Calls

Emergency ambulance service: 166

On-duty hospitals, clinics, doctors & pharmacies: 1434

Police (emergency number): 100

Fire Department: 199

Climate

Thessaloniki combines the Mediterranean and the Mid-European temperature climates. Located next to the sea, the city's climate is directly affected by it. In particular, June is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 27°C to 31°C over the course of the month, exceeding 34°C or dropping below 23°C only one day in ten.

The closest quality beach you can visit from Thessaloniki for a quick swim is located in Perea, less than 20 kilometers from the city center. The beach there is usually quiet and the water quality is quite good. For those looking to escape from the city and enjoy the sun, the province of Halkidiki is literally full of spotless beaches and pristine coastlines waiting to be explored.

Weather conditions in June can be described as follows:

  • Mean monthly sunshine: 300 hours
  • Average low temperature: 16.3°C
  • Average high temperature: 29.2°C
  • Precipitation: 29.6 mm

Shopping

Greece is the ideal place to shop a wide variety of products. Prices are reasonable and there are goods for all budgets. Malls and big stores are open (during summer period) Monday through Friday from 09:00 till 21:00. On Saturdays shops stay open from 09:00 till 18:00, while they are closed on Sundays.

Shops operate:

  • Monday - Wednesday - Saturday: 09:00 – 15:00
  • Tuesday - Thursday - Friday: 09:00 – 14:30 and 17:30 – 21:00

 

 

 

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