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Greece consists of a large mainland and around 3000 islands. It has a long and rich history and a large artistic and cultural patrimony. Greece is a member of the United Nations and the European Union.
Quick Facts
Location: Southern
Language: Greek
Capital: Athens
Government: Republic
Population: 10.7 million
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Time zone: GMT+2
Phone code: +30
Internet TLD: .gr

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Major Cities
Athens 745,000
Thessaloniki 360,000
Piraeus 175,000
Patras 165,000
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Greece Travel & Vacation Guide
A summer vacation in Greece is more that just spectacular islands, nice sunsets and sandy beaches. This country is a crossroad of cultures and civilizations, abundant in ancient monuments and rich in history.

Greek National Tourism Organisation
Greece in Wikitravel
Greece in Lonely Planet
Greece Transportation
Most tourists use major Greek airports to get to their vacation destination. The rail network of Greece is limited and trains are usually slow but cheap. There is no railway service on the islands. Bus is a better way to get around as Greece has an extensive road network. Some important parts of the country are connected with toll motorways. Road signs are written in both Greek and Latin letters. Ferry lines connect the mainland with the islands and there are ferries avaiable to Italy and Turkey as well.

Athens Airport
Greek airports
Olympic Airlines
Aegean Air

KTEL - Association of Bus Operators

ViaMichelin - European road map & route planner

Greek Railways

Minoan Lines
ANEK Lines
History of Greece
The vast cultural heritage of the ancient Greece makes it regarded as the birthplace of the Western civilization and democracy. Modern Greek history begins with the independence achieved in 1829 after more than 500 years of Turkish occupation. The development of the economy and democracy after World War II was slower compared to Western Europe, but now Greece is a democratic republic and a fairly advanced member of the European Union.

History of Greece
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Greece Weather
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Current weather in Athens: 15°C, Mostly Cloudy
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High: 24 °C (75 °F)
Low: 14 °C (58 °F)
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Current weather in Heraklion: 16°C, Partly Cloudy
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High: 20 °C (68 °F)
Low: 13 °C (56 °F)
11 April · 08:50 EEST
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