The official language in Greece is modern Greek, but in tourist areas English, French, German and Italian are also spoken. Water in all areas is chlorinated and perfectly safe to drink.
Greece is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. The sun in Greece is very bright and strong.
The basic Greek currency is the drachma. Use of narcotic substances and dangerous drugs is strictly prohibited in Greece.
Electricity is 220V - 50Hz, AC. There are no restrictions on amateur fishing as long as they stay at least 200 meters away from the shore.
For a stay of more than three months, a residentís permit must be obtained from the Aliens Bureau. Shops in areas frequented by tourists are usually open all day long.
Driving in Greece is on the right. Credit cards are accepted at virtually all hotels, restaurants and shops.