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 The visitor's guide to the city of Athens, Greece
 
TOURIST INFORMATION
The Greek National Tourist Organization (GNTO) is your best source for whatever information you may seek while in Athens. GNTO'S multilingual staff can provide you with answers to all your questions and will be happy to provide you with free maps, brochures and programs in many languages. GNTO information centers are located at 1, Voukourestiou St. (basically for information about the Athens Festival cultural events during the summer months); 4, Stadiou St. (inside the arcade) with telephone number 210 322-1459, 210 922-6210. The main GNTO headquarters are at 2, Amerikis St. with telephone number 210 327-1300 with visiting hours 11.00 to 14.00, Monday-Friday. The new GNTO Infodesk, at 2, Amerikis St. operates from Monday to Friday, 09.00-16.30 and Saturday 10.00-15.00 with telephone number 210 331-0565, 210 331-0692. Information brochures and maps are also given out free here to tourists. A wide range of information can also be obtained from the Tourist Police at 4 Stadiou St., 4th floor, office 447 from 07.00-23.00 (including weekends and holidays) with telephone number 171. Leaflets and maps are given for free.
 

PLACES OF WORSHIP
Aghios Grigorios (Armenian), 12 Kriezi St., Tel. 210 325-2149.
Beth Shalom Synagogue, 8 Melidoni St., Tel. 210 325-2823.
Christϋskirche (German Evangelical), 66 Sina St., Tel. 210 361-2713.
Church of Christ, 28 Pireos & Tsaldari St., Omonia Sq., Tel. 210 524-5527.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 16 Erifilis St., Omonia Sq., Tel. 210 627-1967.
Crossroads International UPC, 4-6 Pouliou St., Ampelokipi,       Tel. 210 645-3304.
First Church of Christ Scientist, 7 Vissarionos St., Tel. 210 721-1520.
Jehovah's Witnesses, 77 Kifissias Ave., Maroussi, Tel. 210 682-7315.
Protestant Adventists Church, 18 Keramikou St., Tel. 210 522-0896.
Roman Catholic Chapel, 4 Kokkinara St., Tel. 210 801-2526.
St. Andrews Protestant Church, 117 Paraschou St., Gyzi, Tel. 210 645-2583.
St. Denis Catholic, 9 Omirou St., Tel. 210 362-3603.
St. Paul's Anglican Church, 29 Filellinon St., Tel. 210 721-4906.
Skandinaviska Sjomaskykan, 282 Akti Themistokleous St., Pireas, Tel. 210 451-6564.
Trinity Baptist Church, 58 Vouliagmenis St., Ano Hellinikon,       Tel. 210 962-1798.
 

HEALTH CARE
Health care: Your best source of information about where to find doctors, dentists or to receive medical care while in Athens is your embassy or consulate office in Athens. The Tourist Police, which has a 24-hour-a-day hotline telephone number (171), can also be of assistance. Pharmacies are open during normal business hours, however they are closed on the weekends. Each pharmacy displays a notice giving information about night and weekend service or consult the local news media. Also available besides drugs are many of those familiar brands of cosmetics, toiletries and general medications.
SOS Doctors 24 hours, Tel. 1016 or 210 821-1888.
Theoharis George M.D., Internist, 24 Nikis St., Syntagma Square, Tel. 210 324-1207.

MONEY
Most banks will exchange foreign currency and are open Monday to Tursday 08:00-14:30hrs and on Friday from 08:00-14:00hrs. In addition to local banks, many major international banks have branches or representative offices in Athens.

 
ROAD ASSISTANCE
ELPA automobile and touring club. Tel. 210-6068800. Tourist information Tel. 174
EMERGENCY SERVICE, Tel. 104
EXPRESS SERVICE, Tel. 154
 
 
USEFULL TELEPHONE NUMBERS:  
Police emergency 100
Fire brigade emergency 199
First aid emergency 166
Tourist police 171
Athens radio taxi 210-9217942
Domestic ferry schedules 1440
Tourist information 174
Athens International airport 210-3530000
International telephone operator 161
Airlines:  
Olympic Airways 801-11-44444
Aegean Airlines 801-11-20000
Air France 210-9601100
Alitalia 210-9988895
Austrian Airlines 210-9601240
British Airways 210-8906666
Cyprus Airways 210-3722722
Delta 800-44129506
Egypt Air 210-9212818
Hellenic Star 210-9622800
Iberia 210-3254233
KLM 210-9110000
Lufthansa 210-6175200
Singapore Airlines 210-3728000
Swiss 210-3537400
Thai Airways 210-9692020
   
Embassies:  
Australia 210-6450404
Austria 210-8257230
Belgium 210-3617886
Canada 210-7273400
Denmark 210-3608315
France 3391000
Germany 210-7285111
Italy 210-3617260
Netherlands 210-7254900
Sweden 210-7266100
United Kingdom 210-7272600
United States 210-7212951
   
 
 

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