Local Information


The weather in Crete in June is generally sunny and hot. Rain is insignificant and the sea temperature climbs to 22°C which is very pleasant.

Currency and Money Exchange

The monetary unit in Greece is the Euro (€). Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airport or at the banks. All major Credit Cards, such as MasterCard, Visa, American Express are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Banks are open Monday to Thursday from 08:00 to 14:30 and Friday 08:00 to 14:00.

Electricity Supply

In Greece the electrical power is 220 volts AC, 50 cycles. A round-pin adaptor is necessary for electrical appliances.

Smoking Ban

Smoking is forbidden in enclosed places of work in Greece. This includes office blocks, various buildings, public houses/bars and restaurants and company vehicles. Smoking will not be permitted indoors at the Conference Centre. Some hotels have rooms for smokers.

Emergency Telephones

Police: 100
Fire brigade: 199
National Line of first response: 166