Greece has an area of 131,957 km ².
The Greek coastline is over 15,000 km long, so there are beaches of every kind.
For Greece you'll need a valid passport or a valid identity card. A visa is not required. If your passport contains a stamp of Northern Cyprus, you can expect problems when visiting Greece.
Greece there are legal and illegal campings. The legal can be identified by a blue shield with the emblem of the EOT Tourism Organisation in the reception. The legal campsites can be divided into public and private campgrounds. Greek campsites are, according to a national system, divided into four classes, A, B, C and D.
The capital of Greece is Athens, it is also the largest city in the country. The Municipality of Athens is divided into seven city districts. Athens takes its name from the goddess Pallas Athena, the Parthenon on the Acropolis was built in her honor.
The rates for car hire in Greece vary widely by provider. One indication: A small car you rent from € 120 per week or from € 40 per day. In the high season the prices are higher.
In Greece they like children. There are many activities for children and child-friendly accommodation is easy to find. Greece is ideal for family holidays.
Central Greece is dominated by a Mediterranean climate. The coastal regions and islands have hot dry summers and mild, wet winters. During the warmest months (June, July and August) temperatures can reach 40 degrees. The humidity is relatively low, therefore the heat bearable. The green time or flowering period is from March / to May. The dry season is from June / September. The wet season is from October / m mid-March. Greece is an excellent destination for spring, summer and fall.
Greece has a traditional and typical Mediterranean cuisine. Greek cuisine is known for its many varieties and delicious taste. Known Greek dishes include: Greek yogurt with honey, Moussaka, Gyros, Souvlaki, Suzuki, Choriatiki, Spanakopita, Saganaki, Tzatziki, Dolmades and Baklava. The national drink of Greece is Ouzo, the alcohol content is around 40%. The most famous Greek wine is Retsina.
Greece has a very rich culture, both in terms of traditions and customs. Greece has a tremendous history of which much is left and can be seen on many archaeological sites throughout the country. The Greek Orthodox church also plays a major role in many holidays, traditions and customs. Religiously the most important Greek feast is Easter.
Greece has few facilities for the disabled. Only in major cities such as Athens and Thessaloniki there are facilities for the disabled. There are also accommodations that are especially suitable for the disabled, it is important to inquire in advance what facilities are available in a hotel or apartment.
Shipping and tourism atre the main sources in Greece of revenue. Greece has the fourth largest merchant fleet in the world. Since 2010, Greece faces with a financial crisis.
In Greece The voltage is 230V/50Hz.
The fauna of Greece has besides a few dozens of species of mammals, reptiles including the Greek tortoise, the Agama and the European chameleon. Furthermore, there are about 400 species of birds in Greece and many thousands of insect species.
Greece has a rich flora and the fauna of Greece includes 5000 species of higher plants.
Greece) Ελλάς, Ellas, 'Hellas'), officially the Hellenic Republic, consists of the southern part of the Balkan Peninsula and numerous islands. Greece is a great country with a rich past and a huge amount of culture, Greece is also known for its wonderful climate, beautiful beaches and delicious Greek cuisine.
Greece has 28 mountains over 2,000 meters, 10 have the status of national park. Greece is bordered to the north by Albania, Macedonia, Turkey and Bulgaria, the Mediterranean Sea, the Ionian Sea and the Aegean Sea.
Sinds 1974 is Griekenland een republiek. Griekenland is een parlementaire democratie. Griekenland is opgedeeld in 10 regio's, die verder zijn opgedeeld in 52 nomoí (= departement of kiesdistrict). Sinds 1981 is Griekeland lid van de EU.
Health care in Greece is at a reasonable level.
Greece has 10,767,827 (2012) inhabitants. A quarter of the Greeks live in or around Athens. About 6 million Greeks are living outside Greece. The majority of the Greek population bestata ethnic Greeks, further there is a Muslim minority which are Albanians, Turks and Bulgarians counted. There are also small minorities of Jews and Irish arms.
Broadband Internet is widely available in Greece. Many hotels, restaurants and bars offer free internet access (often wireless) For their guests.
Almost all Greeks have Greek as their mother tongue. Pontic Greeks (from the Black Sea coast) often speak the Pontic dialect. In Greek one uses the Cyrillic alphabet.
In Greece, one uses the euro, it replaced the drachma in 2002.
On 25 March national day is celebrated in memory of the freedom struggle of 1821 against the Turks.
98% Of the Greeks is Greek Orthodox, this is not a state church, but has a privileged position by the constitution. Greece has religious freedom.
The national emergency number in Greece is 112.
Smoking is not allowed in Greece in public areas and on public transport.
Taxis are relatively cheap in Greece.
The country code for Greece is +30.
The time zone is UTC +2 (Eastern European Time).
In Greece service charge is usually included in the price.
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