Pets: There are some hotels, camping sites and studios/apartments that happily accommodate pets. Dogs are allowed on the beach as long as they have health certification and just remember to keep your pet on a leash at all times.
Tipping: It is customary to tip 5% to 10% depending on the amount of the bill.
Water: Tap water is safe to drink although bottled water is recommended in some areas.
Banks, ATM’s, Credit cards:
Wherever you are, you will find a Greek bank branch in a short distance (maximum 20-25km).
Numerous ATM’s can be found all over the region.
Credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and camping sites. Avoid using them at the beach, the bars, the busses and taxis.
Electricity supply: 220V – 50 Hz
Regional Tourism Offices & Associations in Halkidiki
Region of Central Macedonia | Regional Unity of Halkidiki
Municipality of Polygyros
Municipality of Nea Propontida
Municipality of Kassandra
T: +30 23740 23364 | http://visitkassandra.com/
Municipality of Sithonia
Municipality of Aristotle
Chamber of Halkidiki
Halkidiki Hotel Association
Federation of Holiday Rooms & Apartments in Halkidiki
Camping Association of Halkidiki
Emergency police, fire & ambulance
Fire department 199
Tourist Police 1571
Hospital & Health Centers
As in any EU country, if you’re a member of the 28 EU countries or Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, bring a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which covers you for most medical care in public hospitals.
Halkidiki has a public general hospital located in the capital of Halkidiki, Polygyros, while health centers can be found in the below villages:
General Hospital of Halkidiki (Polygyros) +30 23710 20101 | https://goo.gl/maps/VQ3h5827L3L2
Nea Kallikratia (Nea-Propontida): +30 23990-22245 | https://goo.gl/maps/PYeGRu4bVwL2
Nea Moudania (Nea-Propontida): +30 23733-50000 | https://goo.gl/maps/waysjuNZCEH2
Kassandria (Kassandra) +30 23743-50000 | https://goo.gl/maps/CC9DYZwq2X52
Agios Nikolaos (Sithonia): +30 23753-50000 | https://goo.gl/maps/X94FLkNq8mP2
Paleochori (Polygyros): +30 23723-50000 | https://goo.gl/maps/JjEx56k873r
Mt Athos (Karyes): +30 23770-23217
Polygyros +30 23710 22460
Moudania +30 23730 21371
Arnea +30 23720 22212
Agios Nikolaos +30 23750 31324
Nea Kallikratia +30 23990 23333
Kassandria +30 23740 22295
Nea Marmaras +30 23750 71500
Megali Panagia +30 23720 31111
Sykia +30 6942017183 & 6947897777
PUBLIC BUS STATIONS (KTEL) | http://www.ktel-chalkidikis.gr
Thessaloniki: +30 2310 316555 & 316565 & 316575
Polygyros: +30 23710 22309
Nea Moudania: +30 23730 21228
Kassandra: +30 23740 22214
Kallithea: +30 23740 23714
Nea Kallikratia: +30 23990 21048