Local services in Greece
Welcome to Athens! With an urban population of more than 4 million people, Athens is the capital of Greece and the 4th most populous capital in the E.U. with a large, modern mass transit system to serve the needs of residents and visitors. It consists of: City buses, Electric trolley-buses, Athens Metro, Athens Tram, and, Athens Suburban railway. Public Healthcare in Greece: Unfortunately the reputation of public healthcare in Greece has suffered in recent years, and many doctors have left the country to escape the effects of the austerity cuts. Public hospitals in Greece are still generally adequate, however, and there are still professionals who do their best to deliver quality care. The General Administration maintains the personnel management system, manages the operations of the department, and oversees compliance with legislated requirements including Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). This function administers a variety of employee benefits, including employee medical and prescription plans as well as all fringe benefits and Cafeteria 125 plan.
Greece’s health care system was ranked by the World Health Organization as one of the best in the world. The hospitals in the more metropolitan areas are of excellent standards. Emergency care is provided free of charge in public hospitals to anyone, regardless of nationality. There are also smaller outpatient clinics in rural areas attached to bigger public hospitals. These facilities provide faster emergency treatment than in bigger public hospitals. Health care services are also provided to EU and non-EU citizens on the basis of multilateral or bilateral agreements. Dentistry in Greece has been following the impressive development of Medical Science and continues today, together with all the other medical specialties, to follow its autonomous path successfully. Over the years the progress of Dentistry has been confirmed by the rapid development of all its disciplines. The Periodontics, Orthodontics, Prosthetics and Oral & Maxillofacial surgery have been the choice of a large number of Greek dentists and are currently being performed together with General Dentistry in all parts of Greece. Greek dentists obtain high level of scientific training via the highly skilled academic staff of Greek Universities. Most specialists take on further specialization in European or American institutions. Throughout beautiful Greece well organized dental clinics are waiting for you to combine your treatment with pleasant moments and relaxation.