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Fax

Main post offices and large hotels have facsimile facilities.

Internet

Internet cafes are available in the main cities, including Athens, Thessaloniki and the islands Kos, Crete, Rhodes, Mykonos and Skiathos.

ISPs include:

Cosmote, Hellas Online
Panafon
STET

Mobile telephones

GSM 900 and 1800 networks exist. Coverage is excellent around the major towns on the mainland and on many islands.

Main operators include:

Cosmote
Q-Telecom
Stet Hellas
Vodafone

Post

All letters, postcards, periodicals and newspapers will automatically be sent by airmail. There are Poste Restante facilities at most of the post offices throughout the country. Advance notice is required at all Athens branches except for the central office at 180 Eolou Street. A passport must be shown on collection.

Post office hours: Monday-Friday 0800-1400, Saturday 0800-1330.

Press

There are numerous daily newspapers in Athens including Eleftherotypia, Kathimerini and Ta Nea.

Athens Daily Post and Athens News are both published daily in English.

Radio

From time to time the radio frequencies change and the most up to date information can be found online:

 BBC World Service can be received.

 Voice of America can be received

Telephones

Country code: 30, followed by (2100) for Athens, (2310) for Thessaloniki and (2810) for Heraklion (all area codes are prefixed with 2 and end with 0).

Outgoing international code: 00.

IDD is available throughout the mainland and islands.

The Greek telecommunication network supplier is Organismos Telepikinonion Ellados (OTE).

Telegram

Telegram facilities are available in main post offices and large hotels in all Greek cities and the major islands.