Pharmacies in Greece are able to provide first aid for simple matters, and give competent advice. Pharmacies in Greece are recognized through a “Green Cross” emblem and they are open during normal business hours (8:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM).
If you need medicine during the night or weekends you can find which pharmacy is open by checking the schedule which is posted on every pharmacy door.
The list is written in Greek so you might want to enlist the help of a friendly local who speaks your language. Most staff in the pharmacies speaks English, and the medicines are of the same quality as in other western countries.
Medicines are available from the chemist shops (pharmacies) divided in two main categories depending on whether or not a prescription is required. In case you need a medicine available only with a prescription, public or private doctors will consider your situation and provide you with the prescription in order to be allowed to buy the appropriate medicine from the pharmacy.
Additionally, you should be aware that if you have a health care card given by the appropriate National Insurance Fund, you will pay a reduced price for prescription medication.
Related pages about Health System In Greece:
- Health System in Greece
- Health Care At Home
- Pharmacies In Greece
- Greek Organization of Medicines
- Visitors Health Insurance In Greece
- Association of Insurance Companies In Greece
- Emergency Phones