What should one consider while travelling in Athens, Greece? Among them you should pay special attention to the electric current, especially if coming from the States or Canada. The standard in Greece is 220-230V AC (50Hz). Appliances from North America require a transformer and British ones an adaptor.
Remember: Adaptor plugs do not convert electricity.
We recommend that you pack an adapter or transformer depending on your needs together with your electrical appliances, so that you do not have to spend valuable time looking for adaptors and transformers during your stay in Athens Greece.
Please note: from my experience laptops do not require a transformer. Well at least my laptop works well in Canada and Greece.
Many electrical appliances have a transformer that allows them to adjust to different voltage, and some must be switched manually from 120V to 220V electricity. The power is the same all over Greece in the main land as well as in the Greek islands. Power fluctuations however may cause some problems especially in the islands and this might happen during the peak of tourist season.
One more thing, remember water and 220V electricity don’t mix. So if you are in an apartment or room in Athens or Greece, while on vacation after you have a shower don’t go with wet hands to dry you hair with the hair dryer or take a shave with your new electric shaver.
Remember if you rent rooms or apartments in Athens Greece don’t plug just anything in the power outlets. A mistake can ruin you vacation.
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