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Useful addresses

United Kingdom

Greek Tourist Board – 4 Conduit Street, London W1S 2DJ – t 0207 495 9300 – http://www.gnto.co.uk/

Embassy of Greece – 1A Holland Park, London W11 3TP – t 0207 221 6467 – http://www.greekembassy.org.uk/

Republic of Ireland

Consult the Greek National Tourist Office site. http://www.gnto.co.uk/

Embassy of Greece – 1 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin 2 – t 01 676 7254-5 – dubgremb@eircom.net


Documents

European Union nationals: identity card or passport.


Health

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The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will provide access to medical care at a reduced cost or free of charge. The simplest and quickest way to obtain your EHIC is to apply online (UK citizens https://www.ehic.org.uk/InternetRes/home.do or http://www.ehic.ie/ for Irish citizens). The EHIC card is not an alternative to private travel insurance, which will also cover costs such as repatriation. Some credit cards include travel insurance; consult your bank.


Websites

Mainland Greece

Greek Tourist Board – www.gnto.gr

Greek islands

Greek-islands.org – Extensive site by an enthusiast of the Cyclades (in English). www.greek-islands.org

Crete – Traditions, useful telephone numbers and maps (in English). www.explorecrete.com

Greek Travel Pages – Information and booking for all sea crossings (in English). www.gtp.gr

Blue Star Ferries – Lines between Italy and Greece, Ionian Islands, Cyclades and Dodecanese (in English). www.bluestarferries.com

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