Here is how to contact on the telephone, via your mobile device, or on the Internet, the British Consulate on Crete – whether to get help in an emergency or information in a routine matter.
GB - British Vice Consulate, HERAKLION
GEO: 35.341724, 25.1337102
Candia Tower, 5th Floor,
|Telephone||+30 2810-224012 (For emergency - see below)|
08:30 – 15.00 Monday – Friday for telephone enquiries, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 09:00 to 13:00 for appointments. The Crete Vice-Consulate can issue emergency passports.
In Emergency, during office hours call the Crete number above, otherwise there is a Greek-wide number to call after hours:
Telephone +30 210 7272 600.
This is the main switchboard for the British Embassy in Athens. When you call, listen closely to the instructions given to contact the Consular Assistance Team in London which is responsible for directing emergencies for British Citizens abroad. Such emergencies could be related to hospitalisation, detention or death of a British passport holder.
*Note: New opening hours, e-mail address and website address effective June 2014.
Driving Directions to the Thalita Street, Heraklion
Please see the Directions to British Consulate that will show you the location of Candia Tower. Heraklion is small city, easy to walk around. Our advice would be to park at the car park at the port adjacent to the Heraklion Port Police Station. Parking is approx €3 for 24 hours. Best route is to drive on the main motorway, the E75/90 and exit for the "Port" of Heraklion. Drive all the way down to the port and turn left onto the superwide carriageway. Keep going towards the old fortifications. As soon as you see the Bus Station to your left, turn right at the roundabout just before the Venetian arches. Right there is the car park to your right, with the parking attendant's booth to your left. Once parked just walk up the 25 August Street, second turning up on the right is Thalita Street.
To see a photo of Candia Building visit our British Contacts page.