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General Info

CLIMATE
The island of Tzia has an arid climate and a hilly terrain. It comprises of several different micro climates and it is greener than many other Cycladic islands with valleys filled with almond and oak trees.

TELEPHONE
The national prefix for Greece is +30 if you are calling from abroad. All numbers in the capital Athens start with the prefix 210 and are followed by 8 digits (e.g. 210-3227400).

The Area Code for Tzia is: +30 22880 xxxxx. If you wish to call abroad, you have to start by dialing the other country’s national prefix (i.e. 0049 for Germany, 0044 for England etc.) and continue with the area code and the number where you wish to call.

CURRENCY
Euro €
Euro Coins:
1 and 2 euro coins (gold and silver color)
10, 20 and 50 cents (gold color) 1, 2 and 5 cents (copper color)
1 euro = 100 cents/centimes
Euro Bank Notes: Are available in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. It is not always easy to receive change for 200 and 500 Euro Notes


Getting there
BY BOAT
Due to its close proximity to Attica there is only one way to reach the island of Tzia: by taking the boat from the port of Lavrio. The trip lasts approximately 1-1,5 hour. You can reach Lavrio by car from Attica Road or Poseidonos avenue or you can take the bus from the International airport of Athens, Eleftherios Venizelos.

From Omonoia square or the port of Piraeus you can take the train to Victoria Station and walk to Pedion tou Areos “Field of Ares” where you will find the KTEL busses that leave for the port of Lavrio every half an hour. Tzia can also be reached by boat from the island of Kythnos.

For information on valid ticket prices and schedules please visit the following links:
NEL lines: http://www.nel.gr
Hellenic Seaways: www.hellenicseaways.gr

Local Transportation

LOCAL BUSES     
There are two buses that operate on the island of Tzia with schedules based on the arrivals and departures of boats in the port that go through Ioulis, Korissia and Otzias.

TAXI SERVICE
Travelers can also move around the island with a taxi since buses cannot reach all existing destinations.

Find below an indicative list of available taxi services on Tzia:
Podogyros Nikos Tel: +30 6938996126
Makris Stavros Tel: +30 6932 418821 & 6973011681
Korasidis Antonis Tel: +30 6977 979614 & 693. 525803
Grekas Fotis Tel: +30 6932. 669493 & 6977 575822

RENT A CAR/MOTORBIKE
Travelers can discover the enchanting island of Kea in their own pace and convenience by renting a car or motorbike during their stay. Various car rental agencies can be found on the island’s main settlements


Local Services

BANKS & ATMs                
There are three banks in the island of Kea:
Peiraios Bank at Korissia Tel: +30 22880 22711
National Bank at Ioulida Tel: +30 22880 22680
Alpha Bank at Korissia Tel: +30 22880 22702

MONEY EXCHANGE    
Currency can be exchanged in one of the banks of the island.
     
POST OFFICE
The Greek post office is called ELTA and you can find the main post offices of the island in Ioulida. Post Boxes in Greece are YELLOW for normal post, usually with 2 slots for INTERNAL POST (meaning inside Greece) and post for ABROAD. RED Post Boxes are rarer and they are used for URGENT mail. You shouldn’t expect to find such boxes in the island. REGISTERED mail is always handled and given a receipt for at the POST OFFICE.

Post Office in Tzia Tel.: +30 22880 22883

POLICE STATION 
Livadi Tel: +30 22880-21100

MUNICIPALITY OF TZIA
Ioulida, Tel: +30 22883-60000


Useful numbers
  • Radio Taxi: +30 22880-22217
  • Tourist Police: +30 22880-21150
  • Port Authority: +30 22880-21344
  • Hellenic National Meteorological Service: +30 210 9699101-3
  • Elpa (Car breakdown tourist information service): 174
INTERNATIONAL PRESS
The island of Tzia doesn’t offer a great variety of International press so it will be wise to bring along your own reading materials.
Emergency Numbers
  • Police: 100
  • Fire Department: 199
  • Ambulance: 166
HEALTH         
The regional hospital of Kea is located at Ioulida
Tel: +30 22880 22200

PHARMACY    
There are two pharmacies operating in the island of Tzia.
Korissia Pharmacy Tel: +30 22880 22000
Ioulida Pharmacy Tel: +30 22880 22277


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