The farmakeion, or pharmacy, usually has a red or green cross on the sign outside and should be fairly easy to spot. In summer they're likely to be open from 09:00 - 21:00, six days a week, in tourist areas although some may close for siesta in the afternoon and all except a duty chemist (i.e. in Argostoli) will be closed on the major festival days. Almost invariably, one of the pharmacists will speak at least some English.
|For minor health problems it’s often worth calling in to a pharmacy before consulting a doctor as some drugs only available on prescription in the UK are available over the counter in Greece. However, for e.g. codeine you’ll need a prescription from a doctor in Greece. On Kefalonia you’ll find a farmakeion in: Agia Efimia, Argostoli, Fiskardo, Lixouri, Peratata, Poros, Sami, Skala, Vlakhata (Lourdas)|