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Travel Information

Travel Information

Visiting Kefalonia and Greece in general, you will surely have some basic questions that concern most tourists and visitors to the island and the country. How much of a tip should you leave (or not) at the restaurant, which banks have their branches on the island?

Can you can smoke in public and private places, where can you find a gas station, who will give you information and maps for the island? All the answers are in the guide below.

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Gas Stations Gas Stations

Gas Stations

Gas Stations

In the island's capital, Argostoli, as well as in other areas of Kefalonia you will find gas stations to fuel your car. Gasoline prices are around € 1,757-1,910/litre (June 2014), which however changed on a frequent basis.For more information, both for addresses and prices, go to www.fuelprices.gr.
Exchanges Exchanges

Exchanges

Exchanges

For those who travel to Kefalonia from countries outside the euro area and run out of the cash, you can exchange your currency at banks in the island and in Kefalonia Airport.

Banks

In Kefalonia will find branches and cash dispensers (ATMS) of all major Greek banks to cover your needs.
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Hospital Care Hospital Care

Hospital Care

Hospital Care

Citizens of European Union countries (including Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein) who travel to Kefalonia enjoy the right to free public medical care when they carry the European health insurance card with them.Otherwise, you must pay for any care needed, unless it is an emergency.
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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