Emergency Numbers & Other Useful Information for cyclist

Emergency phones Crete

To call any normal number in Greece, dial the full 10-digit number.

Greece country code 30
International access code 00

Ambulance 166
The hospitals are located on the north of the Island, Agios Nikolaos, Heraklion, Rethymnon and Chania.
British and other EU nationals are entitled to free medical services under the reciprocal health care agreements by using the
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
Pharmacists are highly qualified in Greece and you can obtain treatment for minor ailments at chemists as well as medical advice. They can dispense, without the need for a doctor’s prescription, a far wider range of drugs than most of the European countries. They also do speak English in all of them.

Police/tourist police 100 / 171
The Tourism Police are an integral part of the Hellenic Police (ELAS), consisting of men and women specially trained and competent to offer tourists information and help, whenever they have any problems. They are also competent to solve minor differences between tourists and enterprises. They all speak foreign languages.

Fire 199
Forest and bush fires are a big problem all over the Mediterranean and the season for them starts in May. It reaches its peak in July and August and lasts until the end of October.
During this period, outdoor open fires are prohibited.

In case you forget any of the numbers just remember the 100. Calling there (Police) will redirect the call to the appropriate department.

It is recommended to have a laminated paper with all the above numbers while been on Crete for a quick reference in case of an emergency.

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