Excellent cell and data coverage exists throughout the island. We recommend using a phone that has a local SIM card installed with a pre-paid Internet and calling plan. This is the cheapest way to stay online – rather then using roaming data. Sim cards are sold at local convenience stores – or at the airport in Athens.
Greek phones are operated by Organismos Tilepikoinonion Ellados. If you follow some simple steps when using a Greek telephone your calling experience will be much easier than trying to pronounce the name listed above!
The telephone system is modern and up to date. The best way to make calls via pay phones is to purchase phone cards from any tourist shops from 7 to 10 Euro depending on minutes available. These cards are widely available at tourist shops.
Look for the “i” button on the top left of the dialing panel. This provides instructions in English. Make sure you leave your phone card in until you are told to remove it. Otherwise you might lose any remaining credit on the card. The Greek domestic operator can be reached by dialing 151 or the international operator can be reached by dialing 161. Calling the US and Canada will run you about 1 Euro per minute. Calling North America from Greece is a bit cheaper if you call between 8pm and 11am Greece time.
If you are calling Greece the international access code is 30.
Important phone numbers you might need while in Paros:
|Automatic dialing code||0284|
|Port Authority & Police||21240|
|Information Bureau (Parikia)||22078|
|Olympic Airways||Olympic Airways does not have an office in Parikia any more. For Olympic handling (info and reservations) one has to go to the airport in Aliki or call: (0030) 2284090908-9|
For more info about using telephones in Europe please visit Dave’s Europe, Phones Guide