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Argostoli 26710 22230
Lixouri 26710 91200
Ithaca: 26740 32795
Pylaros : 26740 61207
Livathos, 26710 68135
Elios- Pronnon :26740 81701
Eryssos : 26740 51181
Community of Omala : 26710 86221
PUBLIC ELECTRICITY COMPANY
Argostoli: 26710 22240
Lixouri: 26710 91239
Sami: 26740 22147
Ithaca: 26740 32201
To call in Greece please dial first 0030
Civil Weddings in Municipality of Argostoli: 26710.24308
– Radio taxi: 26710. 22.700
– Municipality: 26710.22.230
– Police Station: 26710.22.200
– Port Authority: 26710.22.224
– Tourist Office: 26710.22.248
– Olympic Airways: 26710.28.808
– Airport: 26710.41510-1
– Hospital: 26710.23.230
– Municipality: 26710.91.326
– Hospital: 26710.92.222 26710.91.233
– Police Station: 26710.91.207
– Port Authority: 26710.94.100
– Community: 26740.72.551
– First Aid: 26740.72.552
– Police Station: 26740.72.210
– Port Station: 26740.72.460
– Community: 26740.22.019
– Health Centre: 26740.22.222
– Police Station: 26740.22.100
– Port Station: 26740.23.031
– Community: 26740.41.420
– Police Station: 26740.41.460
– Port Station: 26740.41.400
– Community: 26710.83.350 26710.83.450
– Police Station: 26710.83.100
– Doctors Office: 26710.83.222
KEFALONIA BUS ORGANIZATION
– Argostoli bus: 26710.22276,26710.22281
– Athens bus: 210.5129448
– Patra bus:2610.272246,2610.274938
– EXPRESS SERVICE: 26710.28520,154
A FEW TRAVEL TIPS FOR THE NEW VISITORS
You will soon discover that the Kefalonians are the kindest of people
Don’t forget to have lunch at a traditional tavern and taste “aliada”, “kreatopita”, “rombola wine”, and many other local delicasies.
If you love sports, you can enjoy a tennis game at the municipal tennis courts or visit the riding school of Lourdas and have an unforgettable experience.
If you have a passion for hunting visit the Kefalonian hunting club.
Watch the sunset from the top of Ainos Mountain, one of the highest mountains in Western Greece.
If you wish to explore the natural beauties of Kefalonia, you will need to hire a car.
If like to sail you will love Kefalonia’s numerous unspoiled impassable by land beaches.
Experience the biggest local celebration of St. Gerassimos the 15th and 16th of August where the island overflows of visitors.
Seek for the Kefalonian serenades (folk music) in lithostroto street, Argostoli or any other city.
Information about money currency, banks and other useful details…
Currency: euro = 100 cent. Notes are in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 20 euros. Coins are in denominations of 1, 2 euros and 2, 5, 20 cent.
Currency exchange: Foreign currency can be exchanged at all banks, savings banks and bureaux de change.
Exchange rates can fluctuate from one bank to another. Many UK banks offer differing exchange rates depending on the denominations of Greek currency being bought or sold. Check with banks for details and current rates.
Credit cards: Diners Club, Visa, American Express, MasterCard and other major credit cards are widely accepted (although less so in petrol stations). Check with your credit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available.
Travellers cheques: All major currencies are widely accepted and can be exchanged easily at banks. Generally banks in Greece charge a commission of 2% with a minimum of 2 euros and a maximum of 1,5 euros on the encashment of travellers cheques.
To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques in Pounds Sterling.Exchange rate indicators against Sterling and the US Dollar:
Banking hours: 0800-1400 Monday to Thursday; 0800-1330 Friday. Banks on the larger islands tend to stay open in the afternoon and some during the evening to offer currency exchange facilities during the tourist season. The GNTO bureau in Athens can give full details.
Note: Greece is a signatory to the 1995 Schengen Agreement. For further details about passport/visa regulations within the Schengen area see the introductory section How to Use this Guide.
Entry restrictions: (a) Greece refuses admission and transit to holders of passports issued by Bophutatswana, Ciskei, Transkei, Venda; holders of Yugoslav passports bearing a renewal stamp with the name ‘Macedonia'; and holders of Somalian passports issued after Jan 1991. (b) Nationals of CIS countries, China (PR), Cuba, Korea (DPR) and Vietnam must register with the Aliens Department of the nearest police station within 48 hours of arrival.
PASSPORTS: Passport valid for 6 months required by all except:
(a) 1. EU nationals with a valid national ID card and with sufficient funds for their length of stay;
(b) nationals of Monaco and Switzerland with valid national ID cards.
VISAS: Required by all except the following:
(a) nationals of the countries referred to in the chart above for a period of up to 3 months;
(b) nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador,Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Korea (Rep. of), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, St Kitts & Nevis, San Marino, Slovak Republic,
Switzerland, Uruguay, USA and Vatican City for a period of up to 3 months;
(c) nationals of Malaysia for a period of up to 1 month;
(d) nationals of Singapore for a period of up to 2 weeks;
(e) those continuing their journey to a third country within 48 hours provided holding tickets with reserved seats and other documents for their onward journey except: nationals of Angola, Bangladesh, Congo (Rep. of), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria and Turkey who always need a visa, even if transiting by the same aircraft.
Note: The above list is subject to change at short notice; please check with the Consulate or Consular section at Embassy before travelling.
Types of visa and cost: A uniform type of visa, the Schengen visa is issued for tourist, business and private visits.
There are 3 types of Schengen visa: Short-stay, Transit and Airport Transit. Contact the Consulate/Consular sectionat Embassy for details of prices.
Note: Spouses and children of EU nationals (providing spouse’s passport and the original marriage certificate is produced), and nationals of some other countries, receive their visas free of charge (enquire at Embassy for details).
Validity: Short-stay (single- and multiple-entry): valid for 6 months from date of issue for stays of maximum 90 days per entry.
Transit (single- and multiple-entry): valid for a maximum of 5 days per entry, including the day of arrival. Visas cannot be extended and a new application must be made each time.
Application to: Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy); see address section. Travellers visiting just one Schengen country should apply to the Consulate of that country; travellers visiting more than one Schengen country should apply
to the Consulate of the country chosen as the main destination or the country they will enter first(if they have no main destination).
Application requirements: Applications in person only: (a) Completed application form with stamped, self-addressed envelope. (b) Proof of sufficient funds to cover stay. (c) Fee (payable in cash only). (d) Passport valid for at least 6 months with blank pages to afix visa. (e) 1 passport-size photo. (f) Return or onward ticket or proof of booking/itinerary from travel agent. (g) Proof of reason for visit; a letter of reference from employer and letter of invitation from Greek company for business trips; a letter from school for school trip. If self-employed, a letter from a solicitor or an accountant.
(i) Proof of travel insurance.
Working days required: 2 for personal applications; several weeks if the application needs to be referred to the authorities in Greece.
Temporary residence: Apply to the Aliens Department in Athens.
Important note: Persons arriving in and departing from Greece on a charter flight risk having the return portion of their ticket invalidated by the authorities if, at any time during their stay, they leave Greece and remain overnight or longer in another country.