The tap water is not potable. Bottled mineral water is suggested from any of the supermarkets.
The voltage here is 220V and you will need a two-pin adapter
Greek plumbing is of a different type to most other countries so please remember to place all waste paper in the bins provided and not in the toilet
The roads around Greece can be a little scary - always take care whether as a driver or pedestrian. If driving always use a seat belt and if hiring a moped be especially cautious and always use a crash helmet.
Flashing headlights: Cars flash their lights to advise you that they are coming so that you stay put. They also flash when they want to overtake you, indicating for you to move over.
Indicating: Unfortunately, many drivers on the roads in Halkidiki are not aware of the location of their indicators, therefore they are not usually used, whether it be for turning or overtaking.
Roundabouts: In Greece priority is always given to the car approaching the round about from the right – This means giving way whilst on the roundabout itself. However, approach all roundabouts with caution, as many fellow tourists are often unfamiliar with this procedure.
Speed limits: Please take heed of any speed limits as it is still an offence to exceed the stated limit on that particular road and there are regular Police Check points.
If you are stopped by the Police: Ensure that you have in your possession the following documents: Car Hire Contract / Current Driving license / Passport
All the citizens (except from the countries of the European Union), Canada, the United States, Australia etc. need a visa to enter Greece.
For the visitors who travel form the European Union, no passports are required. For the non European Union citizens, a valid passport is necessary to enter in Greece.
Animals from another country of the European Union require a health certificate.
You can buy mosquito repellants from all supermarkets and pharmacies and it also helps to keep your arms and legs covered after sunset.
Avoid staying in the sun without wearing sunoil and make sure that you will always stay under an umbrella while being on the beach . Being exposed to the sund could cause you sunstroke and sunburn having as a result your holidays to be ruined. Make sure that you will always have water with you in order to avoid dehydration
Greece has a Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures and a limited amount of rainfall. Check the weather now