General Information about Greece
Greece sits between the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas and has on its Northern borders, Albania, Macedonia and Bulgaria, with Turkey on its Eastern border. Greece is made up of the peninsular and over 2000 islands although only 170 are inhabited. It has a population of 10.5 million with a third of that living in its capital Athens. Greece is a country with a very rich history where evacuations show the first settlement dating back to 11000 BC and it has a history of invasion and domination until it fought and won its independence in 1831.
Greece is made up of spectacular mountains with Mt Olympus being the highest to over 13000 km of coastline. With all of its ancient history, visits to its museums and archaeological sites are essential. In particular the National Archaeological Museum in Athens should not be missed. There also a number of monasteries sitting on rocky hilltops throughout Greece with the one at Meteora being one of the most photographed. Greece has some wonderful beaches on its islands such as Corfu for those summer holidays with plenty of nightlife activity as well.
All accommodation types are available in Greece with accommodation in private homes (specially licensed) to the five star hotels which is able to cater for the large number of tourists visiting Greece each year.
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Find Out About The Climate In Greece
With its Mediterranean climate the summers in Greece are usually hot and dry although cooled down by seasonal winds. Winters are mild and in the mountains regions the weather is cooler with temperatures dropping 6 degrees with tops of 12 degrees. Snow and ice are rare in the lowlands, although the mountains are normally covered in snow.
Geographical Information On Greece
Greece can be found in the Southern parts of Europe and is neighbours with Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria with the Ionian Sea and Aegean Sea on either side. Its coastline measures over 13,000 kilometres with a total land area of 131,940 square kilometres. Athens is the capital of Greece and has a population of over 3,190,000 people.
Learn About The Economy In Greece
The tourism industry in Greece contributes largely to the country's economy with over 11 million visitors each year. They export large quantities of coal, tobacco, cotton, olives, iron ore, manganese, marble, nickel and zinc. Machinery and transportation equipment, petroleum products are also some of their main exports. Athens and Thessaloniki are amongst the country's main business sectors with Germany, Italy and the UK being the country's main exports. The pound is the country's official currency.
Festivals and Events
Find Out Whats On In Greece
From the beginning to the end of the year the events calender is always full in Greece. Some of the most popular festivals are the Karnavali which is held in February with celebrations lasting up to 3 weeks. They days are filled with parades, marching bands, costumes and plenty of drinking and dancing. June brings the annual Wine Festival which is held mainly at Daphni. Then in July Hydra's annual Puppet Festival draws puppeteers from as far away as Brazil and Togo. Most of the festivals held in Greece are religious orientated.
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European Explorer would like to wish you an enjoyable stay in Greece.