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Travel Information

Travel Information

If you are coming to Chania or Greece in general, you are certain to have a number of questions concerning the island and country respectively. How much to tip (or not) in restaurants, which banks have main branches on the island?

Is smoking permitted in public and private buildings, where can you find petrol stations, where to get information and maps of the island? You can find all the answers in the guide below.

TRAVEL TIPS

Tourist Information Office

For any tourist information concerning Chania, contact the Municipal Tourist Information Office on Milonoyianni Street in the heart of the modern town. You can get a map of the island and information regarding points of interest here. During peak season, the Municipality sets up information kiosks in various parts...
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Shopping

Generally speaking, shopping hours are as follows: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 09.00-15.30 and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 09.00-14.30 and 17.30-21.00. Department stores, shopping centers and shops in busy central areas are open from morning to night daily. In addition, shops are open 7 Sundays a year.
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Foreign Exchange

For those traveling to Chania from countries outside the Euro zone, foreign exchange can be found in the following central locations.
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Healthcare Healthcare

Healthcare

Healthcare

Citizens of the European Union (including Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein) traveling to Chania enjoy the right to free public health care, on production of the European Health Insurance Card. Otherwise, any care needed, except for emergency room visits must be paid for.
Smoking Smoking

Smoking

Smoking

Smoking prohibition in public buildings was implemented by law and passed in 2000, followed by tighter restrictions in 2008, which came into effect in on 1 July 2009.

Passport-Visa

Citizens of the European Union only require an ID card/passport for entry to Greece for unlimited stay.
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Tipping

A service charge is included in restaurant bills when you dine and bar bills for drinks. However, it is customary to leave a 10% tip on the total of the bill, if you are happy with the overall experience.
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Petrol Stations Petrol Stations

Petrol Stations

Petrol Stations

Petrol stations can be found in central parts of Chania town and beyond. Petrol prices range from €1,68-1,80/liter (May 2014), but fluctuate frequently.For more information regarding locations and prices visit www.fuelprices.gr.

Banks

Banks in Chania are open daily from 08.00 to 14.30 with the exception of Friday when they close at 14.00. There's also the Bank of Chania which serves the public daily from 08.00-15.30. ATMs can be found in abundance, so you'll have no difficulty withdrawing money.
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