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Travel Information

Travel Information

If you are coning to Pelion or Greece in general, you are certain to have a number of questions concerning the specific tourist destination and the country in general. How much to tip (or not) in restaurants, which banks have branches in Pelion?

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

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Banks

In some villages of Pelion you can find branches and automated teller machines (ATM) of all big Greek banks, in order to make any transactions necessary.
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Currency Exchange

Currency Exchange

If you travel to Pelion from countries outside the euro zone and you have run out of local currency, make sure, before you visit this popular destination, that you have changed your currency to euros as you will find no currency exchange places in the wider area.
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Medical Care

Medical Care

Citizens of the European Union (including Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein) traveling to Pelion and Greece in general, enjoy the right to free public health care, when they bear a European Health Insurance Card with them. Otherwise, you must pay for any care needed, except for emergency room visits.
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Petrol

Petrol

If you decide to visit Pelion in your own car or you choose to rent a car or a motorbike, it is good to know where petrol stations are in the wider area. Indicatively, BP petrol stations are found in Mouressi and Agria, ELINOIL (ΕΛΙΝΟΙΛ) in Portaria, Zagora, Xourihti and Lafkos and JETOIL in Kato Lehonia.

Passport-Visa

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