Greece Communication


Vodafone-Panafon, Cosmote and Q-Telecom/WIND Hellas operate the mobile phone networks in Greece. You can buy a pay-as- you-go SIM card, if you stay Greece for more than a week or so. However pre-paid calling cards are the cheapest way to call someone abroad. For one euro you can call for about 45 minutes, so buy a card in the cheapest value (which is about 3 euros). Calling someone for half an hour is cheaper than sending one email from an internet café. Cards expire usually 90 days after first use. You can also use this pre-paid calling card at public phone boxes, which are widely available.


Greek is official language of Greece. But language is not usually a problem here. There is significant tourism in Greece:bus schedules are posted in English, and bus drivers and conductors, as well as taxi drivers, will understand at least enough English to answer your questions.

Yia (sou/sas) Γεια (σου/ σας)/Hi!

KalimEra Καλημέρα /Good morning!

KalispEra Καλησπέρα /Good evening!

fkharistO (polY/ pAra polY) Ευχαριστώ (πολύ/πάρα πολύ) /Thank you (very much)!

ParakalO Παρακαλώ/You're welcome! (for "thank you")

antYo Αντίο /Good bye!

MporEIte na me voythYsete? Μπορείτε να με βοηθήσετε/Can you help me?

SighnOmi/ Me SigkhorYte Συγγνώμη/ Με συγχωρείτε/Excuse me . . . ! (to ask for something)

POsa kostYzy aftO? Πόσα κοστίζει αυτό/How much is this?


Internet access is widely available. In big cities cafés usually provide free internet if you ask the waiter for the password. Hotel and restaurants also offer free wifi.