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Opening Hours

Supermarkets
Open at 8.00 am and close at 8.00 pm in winter and 9.00 pm from April to end of October. Saturday they close at 6.00 pm and are closed on Sundays and holidays.

All shops (with the exception of the ones listed separately)
Shops open around 9.00 am and close around 1.30 or 2.00 pm Monday to Saturday. On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday they are also open from around 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm. Always closed on Sundays and holidays.

Offices (with the exception of the ones listed separately)
Most offices keep the same times as shops but they are often closed on Saturday.

Petrol stations
Generally open throughout the day until evening Monday to Saturday. Only very few are open after 10.00 pm. On Sundays and holidays some are open and some are closed so you may have to drive a bit before you find an open one.

Post-offices
The main post-offices are open Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm and Saturday 8.00 till 2.00 pm. Other post-offices will generally be open from 8.00 till 2.00 only from Monday to Friday.

Telephone offices
The main phone office in Chania is open from very early morning to midnight for international calls, telegrams (who needs this nowadays?) and similar services. The administrative offices of OTE are open in the morning only.

Pharmacies
Pharmacies keep normal shop hours Monday to Friday. They are closed on Saturdays. If you need a chemist on closing days or at night you can see which one is open (there are generally a few in larger towns) in the list displayed in the window of every pharmacy. The list is in Greek however. The best solution is probably to take a taxi to the nearest one. An alternative is to find the open pharmacy online (for Chania only).

Kiosks
There is almost always a kiosk open somewhere, night and day, at least in the cities

Tourist shops
Tourist shops are not requested by law to keep normal shop hours so the opening times vary widely. They will often stay open later in the evening (11.00 pm) and will also open on Sundays. This applies to the tourist seaon only.

Garages
Most mechanics work from around 8.00 pm to 4.00 pm Mondays to Friday. Some open on Saturday morning as well.

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