Toilets

  • Most places in Greece have Western-style toilets, especially hotels and restaurants that cater to tourists. You'll occasionally come across Asian-style squat toilets in older houses, kafeneia (coffee houses) and public toilets.
  • Public toilets are a rarity, except at airports and bus and train stations. Cafes are the best option if you get caught short, but you'll be expected to buy something for the privilege.
  • The Greek plumbing system can't handle toilet paper; apparently the pipes are too narrow and anything larger than a postage stamp seems to cause a problem. Toilet paper etc should be placed in the small bin provided next to every toilet.