Local Information


The weather in Crete in early September is generally sunny and pleasant. The temperatures are still high during the day but are rarely much above 30°C and nights get cooler making September a generally more pleasant period to visit Crete rather than the summer months. During September, average daytime temperature is 24 degrees Celsius, with high peaks reaching 27 degrees and lows dropping again to 19 degrees Celsius. The sea remains warm, despite the changing weather and tourists can expect average seawater temperatures to be around 24 degrees.

Currency and Money Exchange

The monetary unit in Greece is the Euro (€). Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airport or at the banks. All major Credit Cards, such as MasterCard, Visa, American Express are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Banks are open Monday to Thursday from 08:00 to 14:30 and Friday 08:00 to 14:00.

Electricity Supply

In Greece the electrical power is 220 volts AC, 50 cycles. A round-pin adaptor is necessary for electrical appliances.

Smoking Ban

Smoking is forbidden in enclosed places of work in Greece. This includes office blocks, various buildings, public houses/bars and restaurants and company vehicles. Smoking will not be permitted indoors at the Conference Centre. Some hotels have rooms for smokers.

Emergency Telephones

Police: 100
Fire brigade: 199
National Line of first response: 166