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Travel Information

Travel Information

When traveling to Halkidiki and Greece in general, most tourists are certain to have a number of basic questions concerning the destination and Greece respectively. How much should I tip (if at all) in a restaurant after dining, which banks have branches on the island etc?

Can you smoke in public buildings, where can you find a petrol station, how much tax refund are you entitled to on leaving Halkidiki (for those visiting from abroad)? All the answers to these questions and more can be found on the guide below.

Halkidiki Tourism Organisation Halkidiki Tourism Organisation

Halkidiki Tourism Organisation

Halkidiki Tourism Organisation

If you need useful tips on your visit to Halkidiki and the wider area, the Halkidiki Tourism Ogranisation is located in Polygyros. Feel free to ask for any information that would make your stay at the popular tourist destination easier.
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Currency Exchange

Currency Exchange

Those traveling to Halkidiki from countries outside the euro zone can find currency exchange branches in the Kassandra peninsula, in Chanioti. • Ikaros, Chanioti, tel +30 23740 62800
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Petrol Stations

Petrol Stations

Petrol stations can be found in central parts of Halkidiki. Petrol prices range from €1.629-1.799/liter (May 2014), but fluctuate frequently.For more information regarding locations and prices visit www.fuelprices.gr.

Banks

Banks in Halkidiki are open daily from 08.00 to 14.30 with the exception of Friday when they close at 14.00. ATMs can be found in abundance and therefore you will have no difficulty withdrawing money.
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Healthcare Healthcare

Healthcare

Healthcare

Citizens of the European Union (including Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein) traveling to Halkidiki 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.

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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Passport-Visa

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