Working hours

Public sector: It depends on the department but in general the public sector’s hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Courts: The majority of the offices are open for the public from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Private sector: It depends, but in general the private sector’s hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Banks: Banking hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Although, some branches do have expanded hours and also remain open on Saturday.
Public Holidays

  • New Year’s Day: January 1st
  • Epiphany: January 6th
  • Pure Monday: 41 days before Easter
  • Independence Day and the Feast of the Annunciation: March 25th
  • Easter: Good Friday- Easter Monday
  • Labour Day: May 1st
  • White Monday: 50 days after Easter
  • Dormition (Assumption) of the Virgin: August 15th
  • Rejection of the Italian ultimatum in 1940: 28th October
  • Christmas: December 25th-26th


Work permits – Visa requirements

Citizens of Europe

Citizens of European Member Countries are able to travel [article 3(2) of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and article 21 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU)], live (article 49 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union) and work (article 45 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union) in Greece without a visa or work permit.

Citizens of countries outside Europe

  • Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway

Although these countries are not members of the EU, their nationals can work in Greece on the same footing as EU nationals, since they belong to the European Economic Area.

  • Switzerland

Under the EU-Switzerland agreement on the free movement of persons, Swiss nationals are free to live and work in Greece.

  • Turkey

The right of Turkish nationals to move to Greece and to work in Greece, depends entirely on the laws of that country (the visa exemption applies to holders of service and special passports issued by Turkey).

  • Other countries

Some non-EU citizens may require visas to enter Greece even for short vacations, business trips or studies. Furthermore, citizens who want to reside or work in Greece need residence or work permit.

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The permission for exportation is complex and subject to certain conditions and formalities.

About Mykonos

No special status exists for the island of Mykonos. As far as law and lawyer services are concerned, no special conditions apply.