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Travel Information

Travel Information

When you arrive in Messinia and in Greece for that matter, questions that concern most tourists and visitors of the region –and country– will be raised. Do I give a tip at restaurants and if so how much, which bank branches operate in the region?

Can I smoke in public and private areas? Where will I find a gas station? Where will I find information and maps? All these questions are answered in the guide that follows.

TRAVEL TIPS

Tourist Information Office

For information in relation to your visit to Messinia (as well as the rest of Greece) visit the Tourist Information Office of the Municipality of Kalamata which is located at Agion Apostolon Square in the heart of the town's historical center. The experienced staff will be able to provide you will all the...
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Banks

In Messinia, banks operate weekdays from 08.00 to 14.30, except Fridays when they close at 14.00. In the prefecture's central locations - Kalamata, Pylos, Messini, Kyparissia, Koroni, Methoni, Gargaliani, Filiatra, etc., you will find branches of major banks or ATMs. Note that credit cards (Visa, Mastercard,...
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Gas stations

In central locations of the region such as Kalamata, Verga, Messini, Pylos, Kyparissia, Gargaliani, etc. you will find gas stations to fill up your tank. Gas prices range from €1.52/liter (June 2015), however, these prices change regularly. For more information of gas station addresses and prices go to...
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Medical Care Medical Care

Medical Care

Medical Care

Citizens from European Union countries (as well as citizens from Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Lichtenstein) traveling to Messinia have the right to free state medical care on production of a European Health Insurance Card. Otherwise, medical care must be paid for except for visits to emergency rooms.

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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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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