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Birthplace of democracy, philosophy, and incredibly strong ouzo, a visit to Greece is an island-hopping adventure of sun-bleached ruins, idyllic Mediterranean coves, and a culture as old as Zeus himself. The rocky outcrop just above Athens is the site of the famed Acropolis, a fascinating ancient citadel of great architectural and historic significance. Further flung islands include Mykonos, a haven for young and old alike with its lapping turquoise waters and sunlit white shores, while the blue and white cliffs of Santorini will capture your heart at first glimpse. Rich in incredible artworks and timeless culture, Greece is a land of intense passion and endless thrill.

  • Capital: Athens
  • Dialing code: +30
  • Population: 10,846,979
  • Languages: Greek, Modern (1453-)

General Information

Time zones

  • UTC+02:00


Euro (EUR)


plugs:C, F


Health & Safety


Drinkable Water


Emergency Numbers

  • Fire: 112
  • Police: 112
  • Ambulance: 112

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Travel News

Kuwait Visa Applications for Travel to Greece Rise 60% in 2017

Sixty percent more applications for tourist visas to Greece were submitted to the Greek Embassy in Kuwait in 2017, compared to the year before, according to the Greek Ambassador in Kuwait, Andreas Papadakis. Speaking during the 2nd Greek Tourism Workshop ... read more

about 20 hours ago

BoG: 2017 a record-breaking year for travel receipts, arrivals to Greece

Travel receipts for Greece increased by 10.5 percent in 2017, compared to 2016, reaching 14.596 billion euros, while the number of visitors to the country also increased by 9.7 percent from 2016 - just more than 27.19 million, up from 24.79. At the same ... read more

2 days ago

German tourism: Strong increase in air travel to Greece during 2017

A strong increase in the air traffic from German airports to Greek destinations was recorded during 2017. The total number of German passengers departing from their country by air reached a new record of 117.6 million showing an annual growth of 5.1%. read more

about 20 hours ago