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Travel Information

Travel Information

Coming to Rethymno and Greece in general, you'll surely have a few basic questions that concern most tourists and visitors of the island and the country respectively. How much should you tip at a restaurant? Which banks have branches on the island?

Can you smoke in public and private places? Where can you find a gas station? Who can give you information and maps for the island? You'll find all of those responses in the guide below.

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Banks

In Rethymno you will find branches of all major Greek banks as well as automated teller machines ATMs in order to make any financial transactions you need.
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Petrol Petrol

Petrol

Petrol

If you decide to visit Rethymno with your own vehicle or you choose to rent one while there, you should know that there are several petrol stations in the city as well as in the areas around it.In the city you will find BP petrol stations, among others, while in the surrounding areas there are EKO, Shell, etc.

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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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.
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Medical Care

Medical Care

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