An EU member state, Greece offers a gateway to countries in south east Europe, the Middle East and around the Black Sea. And although recent financial troubles, notably the 2010 economic bailout, and the ongoing sovereign debt crisis continues to affect growth its economy, investing in Greece could be a high return, but high risk, strategy.
If you’re thinking of exporting to Greece, or you’ve business interest over there, it can take a lot of time and money jetting out there to oversee things, particularly across the islands. Remember, current Covid-19 restrictions mean that travel is not permitted between the UK and Greece, so it’s the safe way to stay in touch.
So why not try keeping in touch via conference call instead?
Here’s how to do so in three simple steps using nothing more than a landline or mobile phone.
How to set up a conference call between the UK and Greece
Go to ConferenceCall.co.uk to get your free PIN before clicking on the ‘Invite Participants’ tab to generate an email template.
Then simply enter the time, date and subject of the conference call, pick UK and Greece dial-in codes, copy the invitation and paste it all into an email which you can then send to as many as 100 participants.
Dial-in numbers to call
At the allotted time participants dial the following numbers and enter your PIN:
- UK participants dial 0843 373 0843 (landline)+44 843 373 0999 (when overseas) 83000 (mobile)
- Greece participants dial + 261-3006066 (from landlines) or +44 843 373 0999 (from mobiles)
Now you and your colleagues or clients can hold a crystal-clear conference call, no matter where in the world you are, and also screen share and video conference, using Crankwheel.
You can make sure no-one ever misses another conference call, by sending a FREE SMS reminder to all participants.
And don’t forget to get one of our wallet cards, to make conference calling even easier.
What’s the best time to call Greece from the UK?
It takes about three-and-a-half hours to fly to the Greek mainland from the UK – probably a bit longer to any of the islands – but the time difference between means Greece is just two hours ahead of the UK, so keep this in mind when setting up any business calls.
Where is Greece?
Situated at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa, Greece is a great base for all of these territories. The mainland sits at the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula, and borders Albania to the northwest, Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, the Cretan Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and 227 of its many islands are inhabited.
What’s the FCO advice on travelling to Greece?
Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, you must stay at home. You must not travel, including abroad, unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. It is illegal to travel abroad for holidays and other leisure purposes.
Greece is generally safe for tourists and business travellers, but you need to be vigilant of passport, wallet, and bag thefts on the metro and in crowded tourist spots, particularly in the bigger cities and especially Athens.
You should take the same safety precautions you do at home, and it’s a good idea to leave such valuables in a safe box in your accommodation. It’s important to keep your valuables out of sight when driving and never on an empty seat. And keep your vehicle locked at all times.
You can drive in Greece with a UK driving licence.
Never approach or take photos of military bases in Greece as you will be arrested and might be prosecuted.
You need to have photo ID with you at all times, so it’s a good idea to take a photocopy of your passport around and leave the real thing in a safe at your accommodation.