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About Greece

Greece is world’s ancient country where you can develop the ultimate sense of traveling. With an outwardly eternal coastline and thousands of islands thrown in for good measure, a cool holiday in Greece offers a breathtaking mix of cultural learning and soul-satisfying leisure.  The history of Athens starts more then 3000 years ago, right from Prehistoric era. Now Greece is recognized as a lively country whose populace know how to live life to the fullest. Athens is remarkable for dwelling the historical places as Acropolis, Parthenon and a large selection of monuments and thus counted as the greatest visited place of Greece. Archaeological places flourished in the country side, and museums in cities shelter invaluable relics from antiquity. Greece Tour Packages

The cultural and historical backdrop of Greece has scattered the sceneries with wrecks that extent six thousand years. The location of the country at the crossroads between east and west, the alternating invaders, the peaceful settlers, have all left their impact on the Greek cultural landscape. The culture of Greece is credited with the birth of western civilization. The Economy of the country is largely based on agriculture, olives and tobacco plays a predominant role in this field. Greece bears the biggest marine power and a large number of merchant ships. Tourism is emerging as one of the main branch of the economy in Greece. Greece Tour Packages - greece honeymoon packages

Fact File

Official name : Hellenic Republic
Government : Democracy
Form of government: Multiparty republic
Head of state: President
Head of government: Prime minister
Legislature:  Unicameral legislature
Nationality : A Greek national is a citizen of the European Union, and therefore entitled to all rights that all other citizens of the EU enjoy.
Ethnic groups Greek : 98%
Location : At Southeastern Europe
Continent : Europe
Currency : Euro
Santorini-churchPopulation : 131,957 sq km 50,949 sq mi
Languages : Greek (official), Turkish, English, French
Religion : 94% Greek Orthodox, 3% Muslim, 2% Nonreligious, 1 percent Others
Area : 547,030 sq km
Famous for : Architecture and historical buildings
Major cities : Athens, Peloponnese, Cyclades and Crete
Neighbour Countries : Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Bulgaria, Greece Tour Packages - greece honeymoon packages
Clothing : white cotton shirt, foustanela (white cotton pleated skirt), boudouri (white underpants), long knitted white leggings, secured by gonatoures (garters) tied below the knee, embroidered coat, fesi (cap), tsarouchia (shoes) with pompons
Major events :Hellenic Festival, International Jazz & Blues Festival, Epidaurus Festival, Rockwave Festival, Samothraki Festival, Sani Festival, New Year’s Day, Epiphany, Feast of Annunciation, Easter, Epidaurus Festival
Things to Buy : From crafts to food and wine items, from latest fashions from top designers to pottery items. You can go for shopping for handmade lace items in Rhodes, bathing sponges of Kos, hand-woven rugs to olive oil soap from Crete, Jewellery in Mykons.

Things to do : A lot of adventurous options are waiting for you in Greece. Take a cruise to the majestic Greek islands of Hydra, Poros and Egina for a soothing outing in the sea. Greece Tour Packages
Flee the modern world while viewing the majestic sites of classical Greece: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora. Take a trip to the amazing cliff-top monasteries of Meteora, Boat trip to Chrissi Island and Ancient Palace of Knossos Tour are the most exciting things to do in Greece. Walking tour to Ancient Athens is fascinating enough for a memorable holiday in Athens. No trip to Athens is complete without visiting the ancient Acropolis . greece honeymoon packages
Cuisine : The style of cookery in Greece is typical of Mediterranean. The Mediterranean cuisine is rich in vitamins and proteins. Olive oil, feta cheese and numerous vegetables has supported these foods. Traditionally, Greek cuisines are served warm rather than hot. Beef dishes, Fish dishes are garnished with tomato, green beans, okra, and onions are tempting features of the Greece dishes. Greece Tour Packages
Souvlaki (needs pork meat, tzatziki, tomato and onions), Mousakas (made of Obergines, potatoes, mince meat and besamel sauce), Pastitsio (a mixture of macaroni, mince meat, cheese and besamel sauce), Skordalia (requires potatoes, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil) are some tantalizing dishes of Greece. Tzatziki, Taramousalata, Stuffed Vegetables, and Dolmades give your taste buds a new flavor and aroma.

Visa Permit
All EU countries along with Israel, Japan, New Zealand and the Nationals of Australia, Canada Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and the people from USA can reside and study in Greece for at least three months without a visa (90 days).

What are the documents needed for Visa?
  Applications in person only
  A valid passport
  For making a student Visa in Greece, he/she needs to provide a letter from the University (certified by the Greek Government) to the nearest Greek Embassy/ Consulate.

Culture:  This Southeastern Country Greece bears a diverse culture and tradition. Located at the junction between the east and the west, the culture of Greece is unique in comparison with other European states. Lifestyle and behavior of the Greece people extremely affects the cultural significance of the people of Greece. Traditions, religion, music, language, food and wines are the prime most components of Greece culture.

When to go
The best time to visit Greece is May to June, and September to October.

Erechtheion Temple Greece bears a Mediterranean climate with a mild temperature and plenty of sunshine with limited amount of rainfall. Summers are extended and dry, having temperature of 37°C (99°F), and thus the place offers an average temperature of 17°C (63°F).

Thessaly is very dry, receiving around 38mm (1.5in). Rainfall varies from one particular place to another. Summer is cooled by the meltem- seasonal winds, with a minimum amount of snow and ice, the winters are mild in lowland areas and the mountainous regions offers generally lower temperatures.

Getting there
By Air : Many airports are selected as ‘International’ but very few accept international flights on a regular basis. The new Eleftherios Venizelos airport, Airports at Thessaloniki and Heraklion are the major airports of Greece that receive frequent international flights.
By Road :The bus service of Greece is the most regular and efficient service of public transport connecting Patras with Athens. KTEL the Greek intercity bus operator provides smooth bus service in Athens and the Patras.
By Sea :The Aegean Sea connects Greece with Turkey to the east. Numerous frequent ferries sailing between the Turkish coast and the Greek islands is the utmost charm of getting Greece. Seafaring the Ionian and Aegean islands can take the traveler to places unreachable by regular transportation.

Getting around
By Air : After the Second World War the transportation system of Greece has changed and modernized a lot. The airports of the country were drastically updated, and so was the railroad network, Located just 30 km northeast of Athens, the airport is accessed through a six-lane motorway “Attiki Odos”.
By Road : During past few decades the transportation network of the country has increased tremendously to offer a smooth road network. Its internal bus service smoothly connected all the major cities of Greece.  Greece today offers an integrated transportation structure allowing fast and safe traveling all over the country.
By Train : You can arrive in Thessaloniki rail station which provides smooth traveling within all the major spots of the state.

Major attractions
Zeus TempleAthens : The image of this distinctive citadel of ancient Athens is the prime most attraction of Athens. Acropolis in Athens attracts every traveler to this majestic city.

Peloponnese : Peloponnese is positioned in Greece' Southern Peninsula, is affluent with history and science diverse. Crowded into its North-Eastern Corner the Peloponnese is the ancient sites of Epidaurus, Corinth and Mycenae, a major travel fascination. Greece Tour Packages

Cyclades : Stunning white buildings, Church Domes, golden sandy beaches in Cyclades are mind blowing and extra ordinary. Cyclades as Mykonos, Santorini, Paros and Ios are responsible in making the spot a worth visiting travel destination of Greece.

Crete : Crete is famous for many monuments, as "Knossos Palace" and several other attractions.
Crete is recognized as one of the biggest Greece cities, built 28th centuries B.C.

Athens - The Greek Capital
Historical Center of Athens Location of Athens Sights- what to see in Athens
Attractions of Athens Sightseeing of Athens The Plaka
The Monasteries of Athens Meteora Getting around in Athens
Architecture of Athens The Parthenon Athens Acropolis
Monastiraki Flea Market

Eating Out in Athens

Shops in Athens

Beaches in Athens


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