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Practical information

Time Zone:                GMT +2
Calling code:             The international calling code of Greece is +30
Language:                 The official language is Greek. Most Greeks speak English.
Currency:                  Euro (€)

​Banks
Banks are open from Monday to Thursday, 08:00-14:30 and on Friday, 08:00-14:00.
Currency exchange rates are clearly displayed in every bank that accepts currency exchange, while credit card holders may acquire money from the ATMs of the collaborating banks.

Credit cards
All major credit cards are accepted in Greece.

Electricity
Electricity is 220 V/50 Hz. Plugs are the standard continental (DIN) type with two round pins.

Language
Greek is the official language. Most Greeks speak English.

Weather
Athens has a Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures and a limited amount of rainfall.

Passports and Visas
Greece is a Member-State of the European Union and has signed the Schengen Agreement. EU Visas are not required for EU citizens who only need their identity card to enter Greece. However, a passport is necessary for a number of other transactions, such as currency exchange, purchases, etc.

Check the list of countries requiring a visa from the website of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Greek Embassies or Consulates in your country, or from your travel agencies. Make sure that your passport is valid for a minimum of three months beyond the end of your projected stay.

Letter of invitation for a visa
If you require an invitation letter regarding your participation at BFR2021, please contact us at info@bfr2021.org.

Note: During your stay in Greece, if you require a Visa, you are advised to have suitable insurance coverage for emergency medical or other needs.

Weather in April
The beginning of April has mostly sunny days, with a small chance of rain. The average temperature is 15°C (59°F), while the average low is 11°C (52°F), and the average high increases to 19°C (66°F).

Transportation
The Athens Airport is connected via Metro, Bus and taxi to the venue.