PhoneVodafone-Panafon, Cosmote and Q-Telecom/WIND Hellas operate the mobile phone networks in Greece. You can buy a pay-as- you-go SIM card, if you stay Greece for more than a week or so. However pre-paid calling cards are the cheapest way to call someone abroad. For one euro you can call for about 45 minutes, so buy a card in the cheapest value (which is about 3 euros). Calling someone for half an hour is cheaper than sending one email from an internet café. Cards expire usually 90 days after first use. You can also use this pre-paid calling card at public phone boxes, which are widely available.
LanguageGreek is official language of Greece. But language is not usually a problem here. There is significant tourism in Greece:bus schedules are posted in English, and bus drivers and conductors, as well as taxi drivers, will understand at least enough English to answer your questions.
Yia (sou/sas) Γεια (σου/ σας)/Hi!
KalimEra Καλημέρα /Good morning!
KalispEra Καλησπέρα /Good evening!
fkharistO (polY/ pAra polY) Ευχαριστώ (πολύ/πάρα πολύ) /Thank you (very much)!
ParakalO Παρακαλώ/You're welcome! (for "thank you")
antYo Αντίο /Good bye!
MporEIte na me voythYsete? Μπορείτε να με βοηθήσετε/Can you help me?
SighnOmi/ Me SigkhorYte Συγγνώμη/ Με συγχωρείτε/Excuse me . . . ! (to ask for something)
POsa kostYzy aftO? Πόσα κοστίζει αυτό/How much is this?