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There are ATMs in almost every town large enough to support a bank – in our area the closest are in Timbaki and Mires. Very often you also find ATMs in touristic places, like Matala and Agia Galini. If you've got MasterCard or Visa access, there are plenty of places to withdraw money.

Emergency phone numbers

Health Care

Internet access
The South of Crete has a reasonable number of internet cafes and today there are many places offering Wifi also. In Kamilari many of the restaurants and all kafeneios have Wifi. The kafeneios "To Steki" and "Kentriko" also have an internet counter.

Opening hours
Due to the hot summers most of the shops close from lunch time till afternoon for a siesta. Instead they have quite long opening hours in the evening. Kiosks (Periptero) don't always close for the siesta and often open until late at night.

  • Banks are open Mo-Thu from 8am-2pm and Friday from 8am-1:30pm.
  • Post-offices are open Monday to Friday from 9am-2pm.
  • Shop opening times vary from 8-9am until 1-2am and again from 5-5:30pm until 8:30-9pm.
  • Souvenir shops open mostly non-stop from 8 or 9am until 10pm.

To be really sure you should always check the displayed opening times.

Postcards as well as stamps can be obtained in the supermarket (at the Plateia) in Kamilari. You can also leave your post there to have it sent into the world. A stamp for a normal postcard (20g) to Europe costs you 0,72€. The Greek common name for the public post company is ELTA (ΕΛΤΑ it's written on the blue and yellow signs).
If you need anything special you will find them in Timbaki and Mires.

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