7th International Conference on Tissue Engineering

Travel Tips

Currency


The currency unit is the Euro (€). Euro may be obtained at any Greek bank. The rate of exchange fluctuates a bit from day to day. Railroad stations, airports, and most travel agencies and hotels also offer exchange services.

Electric

The electricity supply in Greece is alternating current, 220 volts, 50 cycles. Appliances for 110 or 120 volts may be operated by using step-down transformers of 220/110 volts connected to each outlet, provided that these transformers have two separate windings which will eliminate any danger of electric shock.

Average Temperatures:

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

°C

11

12

13

16

19

24

26

25

23

19

16

13

°F

52

54

55

61

66

75

79

77

73

66

61

55

Tips on Driving


Speed limits are 100-120 km/h on highways unless otherwise posted; 50 km/h in residential areas unless otherwise posted.

Driver's License


Visiting foreign motorists should possess an international driver's license. The AAA in the US and the CAA in Canada, will issue an international driver's license. Please read countries rules/regulations prior to travelling.

Road signs


Road signs are written in Greek and repeated phonetically in English.

Traffic Rules


Traffic and signaling are the same as on the European continent, which means driving on the right hand side of the road. Passing on the right side is strictly prohibited. Drivers and passengers must wear safety belts. Special care should be taken in Greece when crossing unguarded level railway crossings. Mobile phones are not permitted while driving.

Car Insurance

The Motor Insurance Bureau, which forms part of the Association of Insurance Companies operating in Greece can inform all motorists where the local agents of their insurance company abroad have their offices. Alternatively, they can help visitors obtain car insurance to cover them while in Greece. Please also check with your credit card company as many offer car rental protection. 

ELPA Road Assistance Service

ELPA road assistance service can be reached by dialing 104.Free assistance is provided for light repairs and is rendered by the ELPA yellow vans bear the sign: Assistance Routiere A.T.C. ELPA. Also, the Automobile and Touring Club of Greece provides all possible information to foreign motorists regarding driving in Greece, by dialing 174(24 hours service)

ELPA Tel: 10400

Legal Advice
 ELPA has a list of lawyers in the various towns of Greece who can offer legal advice at no charge on mutters concerning automobiles.

Health regulations


No immunization vaccinations are required for European Union, U.S. or Canadian citizens traveling form Europe, the U.S. and Canada.