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Utilities (Electricity, Water, Gas)

Greece - Utilities (Electricity, Water, Gas)


Electricity

The Public Power Corporation of Greece is DEI (DEH).

Short power cuts are a fairly common occurrence in villages and on the islands.

For a new connection complete an application form at the nearest DEH office. You will be required to produce the building plans including a declaration from a civil engineer for the total size of the property, a wiring plan signed by a Greek certified electrician, a form from the tax office and a copy of your passport. Cost depends on how far you are from the nearest existing supply and works out at around 30 - 40 Euros per meter.

Bills are issued every 2 months and include small charges for local taxes.


Water

The water board, DEYA,is run by the local council in each area. There are DEYA offices within each council area or 'Dimos'.

For a new supply apply at your local office with the building permit and your passport.

The cost of connection varies according to the area, but is in the region of 260 Euros, which includes a new meter. Bills are sent every 2 months and are payable at your local office. Water is metered and you pay for consumption.


Gas

Natural gas is only available on the mainland and in certain areas of downtown Athens, Theasaloniki, Larissa and Volos.

Telephone Helpline 1133

Website: http://www.depa.gr

Bottled gas is widely available for cookers and heaters.


For short term rented accommodation the utility bills will usually remain in the name of the owner. For longer term rentals and if the landlord requests it, the bills may be transferred into your name by applying at the relevant offices. Non-Greeks may be required to put down a deposit against future usage.


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Information courtesy of Carol Palioudaki, author of The Cool Guide to Living in Crete, available at www.livingincrete.net



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