British Vice Consulate Crete

Candia Tower, 17 Thalita Street, Ag. Dimitrios Square

71 202 Crete

Opening hours

Open to the public by appointment only Tuesday to Thursday, 9am to 1pm.

Please note that an appointment is not necessary for emergency cases requiring consular assistance.

Telephone enquiries

Monday to Friday, 8am to 3pm.

The email address is only monitored during working hours: 8am to 3pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. In an emergency outside these hours please call the British Embassy Athens switchboard number: +30 210 7272600.

2018 public holidays

Monday 1 January New Year’s Day
Monday 19 February Clean Monday
Friday 30 March UK Good Friday
Monday 2 April UK Easter Monday
Friday 6 April Greek Good Friday
Monday 9 April Greek Easter Monday
Tuesday 1 May May Day
Monday 7 May Early May Bank Holiday
Monday 28 May Whit Monday
Wednesday 15 August Assumption
Monday 27 August Summer Bank Holiday
Tuesday 25 December Christmas Day
Wednesday 26 December Boxing Day

Disabled access

We are keen to ensure that our buildings and services are fully accessible to disabled members of the public.

Access for visually-impaired visitors

Internationally recognised fire and exit signs are located throughout the building. There are currently none in Braille. Guide dogs are most welcome, but some notice of a visit would be appreciated.

Access for deaf and hard of hearing visitors

Hearing dogs are most welcome but some notice of the visit would be appreciated.

Minicom and textphones are not currently available.

We regret that there are currently no members of staff with a knowledge of sign language.

Contact us

If you need to visit us or use our services and feel that they may be inaccessible to you, please contact us and we will try to find an alternative way of providing access for you.

In case of after hours emergencies: please call the switchboard and listen to instructions on how to get in touch with our Consular Assistance team in London. The team only handles emergencies involving British citizens abroad. Examples of emergencies include the hospitalisation, detention or death of a British national overseas.