Greece

Greece

Things to do - general

give me a reason not to visit Greece even for once in your lifetime

Greece balances its past, present and future in a unique way .
It is major destination for all seasons and attractions since antiquity, because of its rich history, and also because of endless miles of aquamarine coastline, sun-bleached ancient ruins, hundreds of islands, and  a natural beauty mainland.
For those who wish to visit and understand today’s country ,there are numerous thematic attractions which compose the culture of Greece.
By plane…ship…..car…..bicycle meet the light, tradition, religion, music, food & wine and let fruitful plains lead you to vast vineyards, or follow olive routes to small picturesque villages.
Let “Poseidon” – the god of the sea – offer you some golden sand beaches with crystal clean waters under the most beautiful sunny sky in the world.
Here, life is lived to the fullest, seemingly riddled with challenges, full of people who keep being in love with life.

Country Greece

Culture and history info

Today’s visitors to Greece have the opportunity to trace the “fingerprints” of Greek history from the Paleolithic Era to the Roman Period in the hundreds of archaeological sites, as well as in the archaeological museums and collections scattered throughout the country.
A visit to archeological areas, museums, monuments, provides a vivid picture of the civilizations in Greece and their accomplishments in arts and technology from the Prehistoric Era to modern times. Arts such as architecture, sculpture, pottery, stone carving (vessels, sealstones), metallurgy (vessels, weapons), jewelry making and paintings (murals), jewelry making and painting have a long-term tradition.
Greece is a country of great interests and diverse cultures, influenced by its location, at the junction between the East and the West and by the many occupations of the Greek people throughout history. In general, the Greeks are particularly proud of their culture and speak of their country with an intense passion, feeling that the culture in Greece is a definition of their national and ethnic belonging. Traditions, religion, music, language, food and wines are the major composites of the culture in Greece and constitute the base for those who wish to visit and understand today's country.

Despotiko Hotel

Despotiko Hotel

Portaria, Pelion, Greece, Pelion
The hotel is located in the heart of the “Portaria”, the most popular village in Pelion. More info
SOFOKLES Hotel

SOFOKLES Hotel

Agios Ioannis, Pelion, Greece , Pelion
The recently renovated hotel Sophocles is  placed on the most ideal point of central Greece – More info
Galini Villa

Galini Villa

Fiskardo, Kefalonia island, Greece , Kefalonia
Beautifully situated amongst pine trees on the hillside above Emblissi beach, offers peace and priva More info
Villa Galateia

Villa Galateia

Elia, Mykonos, Greece , Mykonos
Back of Elia Beach, villa Galateia is the largest villa of a brand new development of private proper More info
Zoe Traditional Houses

Zoe Traditional Houses

Oia, Santorini , Santorini
Renovated, century-old traditional houses with all the facilities of the modern age. Built into the More info
Aria villa

Aria villa

Fiskardo, Kefalonia island, Greece, Kefalonia
Is a unique property of 1878, recently been rebuilt with modern standards and luxurious interior. Th More info

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Unfortunately there are no cruise offers at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no car rental offers at this location at the moment.

Country Name

Hellenic Republic

Visa requirements

Visas are not required by citizens of Member-States of the Schengen Agreement. Greece follows the provisions of the Schengen Agreement, which abolished controls on common internal lands, at air and sea borders and allows Member-State citizens to travel around without a visa for a short stay period of up to three (3) months. However, airlines and other carriers require a valid passport and/or police I.D. Card or other form of official identification means.
Citizens of the majority of the countries that are not Member-States of the Schengen Agreement require a visa to enter Greece and the E.U. Visitors from these countries can obtain further information from the Hellenic Embassies or Consulates in their countries, or even from their travel agencies.

Languages spoken

Greek

Currency used

Euro

Area (km2)

131,957 km2

Geographic location

Located in south-eastern Europe, on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula, it lies at the meeting point of three continents – Europe, Asia and Africa. It is washed by the Ionian, Mediterranean & Aegean Seas.
Eighty percent of the country consists of mountains or hills, making Greece one of the most mountainous countries of Europe; furthermore, it has 16.000 kilometers of coastline of which 7500 are found around the thousands islands of the Greek archipelago, a truly unparalleled phenomenon on the European continent.

Climate

Mediterranean, featuring mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers

Highest mountain peak

Mytikas of Olympus -the mythical abode of the Greek Gods- 2.918 m.

International dialling code

+30

Capital city

Athens

Official currency

Euro (€)

National Internet domain

.gr

National vehicle code

GR - drives on the right.

Population

more than 11,500,000

Official script

Greek Alphabet

Religions

Orthodox Christian

National holiday

Years Day: 1st of January

Epiphany: 6th of January

Ash Monday: 41 days before Easter

Independence Day & Celebration of Evaggelismos: 25th of March. Military parade

Easter: From Holy Friday until Easter Monday

Labor Day: 1st of May

Assumption of the Virgin Mary: 15th of August

28th of October: National Celebration. Military parade

Christmas: 25th-26th of December

Time zone

Eastern European, +0200 UTC

Electricity

220 ~ 230V, 50 Hz


Water from public mains

Safe to drink