Practical Telephone Information

Mobile Phone

Mobile (cell) phones are commonly used all over Greece. The main Mobile Operators are:

             Cosmote
               Vodafone
               Wind

They are all offering 3G services and high-speed mobile internet access. Their coverage is close to 99% of the entire country. They have also developed an extended sales network, with dedicated points-of-sale on each island.
As a foreigner, it is probably necessary to check in advance with your provider the availability of service and roaming with at least one of the three operators.
Also bear in mind that making calls to local numbers (landlines or mobiles) always requires the country code (0030) in front of the phone number you want to call.

Local Calls

If you want to make a call inside Greece, you only have to remember to use the area code of the location. For example, calling to an Athens landline number you first dial (210).

There are also public phone booths which accept cards or tokens which can be bought from post offices or local corner shops and kiosks (periptera).

Emergency numbers

 

                Police ......................................................................... 100
             Fire Department ......................................................... 199
             Tourist Police ............................................................. 171
             Coast Guard .............................................................. 108
             First Aid Station ......................................................... 150
             ForestFire Service ..................................................... 191
             Emergency Medical Assistance .................................. 178
             Social and Psychological emergency ......................... 197
             Ambulance Service .................................................... 166
             Medical Advice ........................................................... 194
             SOS Doctors .............................................................. 1016
             Emergency hospitals, Pharmacies, Doctors ............... 1434
             Poisoning First Aid ..................................................... 210 7793 777
             Medical Information .................................................... 210 8983 14