British Vice Consulate Crete
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.
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.
2017 public holidays
|Monday 2 January||UK New Year’s Day|
|Friday 6 January||Epiphany|
|Monday 27 February||Clean Monday|
|Friday 14 April||Good Friday|
|Monday 17 April||Easter Monday|
|Monday 1 May||May Day|
|Friday 26 May||UK Privilege Holiday for Queen’s Birthday|
|Monday 29 May||UK Spring Bank Holiday|
|Monday 5 June||Whit Monday|
|Tuesday 15 August||Assumption|
|Monday 28 August||UK Summer Bank Holiday (Half-day*)|
|Monday 25 December||Christmas Day|
|Tuesday 26 December||Boxing Day|
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.
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.