Electricity

Electricity

Electricity has now reached most places in Greece in which a tourist is likely to stay. I have never stayed anywhere in Greece without electricity. There is usually at least one power cut on each of my visits to Greece. I always travel with a torch. Apart from power cuts, these bare useful at night e.g. for unlocking the door to your room if there is no outside light.

Sometimes power cuts can be at awkward times - e.g. at night when you are doing last-minute packing before catching a middle-of-the-night ferry.

Power cuts these days are usually only for half an hour or so. Shops now have far more in the way of frozen food than when I first came to Greece in 1981. In 1981 the electricity supply, in the islands at least, appeared to be not reliable enough for reliable freezing of food.