|GREEK MAYBE TIME
You might hear time referred to as, e.g. nine o'clock GMT - don't be confused, Greece isn't in the Greenwich Mean Time zone, it's in the Eastern European Time (EET) zone.
Hence Greece is two hours ahead of the UK. And about fifty years behind - which is part of its charm. Time keeping isn't a great priority in Greece and GMT humorously refers to Greek Maybe Time... maybe nine o'clock, maybe ten o'clock. Maybe today... maybe tomorrow... maybe next week. Maybe in three weeks... maybe in three months.
part of the relaxed Greek way of life and, until recently, few Greeks
wore watches. Buses
run to Greek Maybe Time, so be at the bus stop a good fifteen minutes
before the scheduled time and be prepared to wait a good thirty minutes
after. Ferries, on the other hand, tend to be pretty punctual.
Like the UK, Greece adopts daylight saving hours so on the last Sunday in March the clocks spring forward an hour and on the last Sunday in October the clocks fall back an hour. These days the change-over days coincide with the UK dates, thus Greece is always two hours ahead.
It’s a good idea to change the time on your watch during the flight and, if you have any other time sensitive devices, alter the time on those, too. I remember one couple who used their mobile ’phone as an alarm but had forgotten to change the time on it – and missed a boat as a result.
If you want to know what the time.is/Greece