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Practicalities

Currency

Since January 2002 the monetary unit of Greece is the Euro.

Power supply

Power supply in Greece / Crete is 220V. Sockets accept two-round pin plugs. Adaptors are readily available at any supermarket, or just ask our staff to help you out. Power cuts happen occasionally, especially in summertime, due to strained generating capacity.

Tap water

Tap water is safe to drink, but bottled water is generally preferred.

Time zone

Crete, like the rest of Greece, is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Time (GMT +2) and adjusts to summertime at 4am on the last Sunday in March until 4am on the last Sunday in October.

Shop opening hours

Shop opening hours vary, but are usually from 9am – 2pm and 5 – 10pm daily in summertime. Banks and post offices are open Mon – Fri from 08.00 – 14.00 hours.

Local bus services

Bus services are operated by the KTEL cooperative and buses are fast, frequent and comfortable. They leave in both directions from Malia’s main road about every 20 minutes, to Heraklio in the west and to Agios Nikolaos in the east.

Emergency phone numbers
112 - Emergency line
166 - Ambulance
100 - Police
199 - Fire Brigade
104 - ELPA (Vehicle Assistance and Towing Service)

Useful phone numbers
Radio taxi - 28970 33900 / 31777
Tourist police - 28970 21000
Town hall of Malia - 28970 33828