General Info

Time Zone:
Time Greece: GMT +2

 

Telephone: 
The national prefix for Greece is +30 if you are calling from abroad.

The Area Codes for Halkidiki are quoted below. If you wish to call abroad, you have to start by dialing the other country’s national prefix (i.e. 0049 for Germany, 0044 for England etc.) and continue with the area code and the number where you wish to call.
Area code: Nea Moudania: +30 2373
Area code: Nea Kallikratia: +30 2399

 

Currency:
EURO (€)

 

Money Exchange: 
Money exchange and cashing traveler cheques is a very easy process in the region of Halkidiki. Visitors can exchange their currency in most banks, travel agents or high end hotels at a rate that is usually posted out-front for everyone to see. Greek banks are open for the public from 8:00 to 14:30 Mondays to Thursdays and from 8:00 to 13:30 on Fridays. They are closed on Public Holidays. A passport is required when exchanging currencies.

Banks, ATM's, Credit cards: 

  • Wherever you are, you will find a Greek bank branch in a short distance (maximum 20-25km).
  • Numerous ATM's can be found all over the Nea Propontida.
  • Credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and camping sites.

 

​Pets: 

There are pet friendly hotels, camping facilities and studios. Dogs are allowed on the beach as long as they have health certification and they remain under the custody of the owner. 

 

Tipping: 
It is optional between 5% - 10% of the bill's total amount. 

 

Water: 
Tap water is safe to drink although bottled water is recommended in some areas. 

 

Electricity supply: 
200V - 50 Hz

 

Health: 
Halkidiki has one hospital in Poligyros as well as several medical centers in some of its major cities. Following you can find a list of all health centers in Halkidiki.

General Prefecture Hospital of Poligyros Tel: +30 23710 24021-7
Nea Moudania Medical Center Tel: +30 23730 22222
Paleochori Medical Center Tel: +30 23720 22222  


Pharmacy:
Many pharmacies are scattered throughout the regions of Halkidiki and there is always a local pharmacy that will be open any time of the day. A list of duty pharmacies can be found on all pharmacy windows.

 

Emergency Numbers:

- Police: 100
- Fire Department: 199
- Ambulance service: 166
- Pharmacies: 1434
- Touristic Police: 1571