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Greece

Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it's often called the cradle of Western civilization. Athens.  Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos, and it's picture perfect views, across resorts.

Information & Facts

Climate

Greece has a Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures and a limited amount of rainfall. 

Due to the country's geographical position, its rugged relief and its distribution between the mainland and the sea, there is great variation in Greece's climate. 

In summer,  the dry hot days are cooled by seasonal winds called the meltemi, while mountainous regions have generally lower temperatures.

The winters are mild in lowland areas, with a minimum amount of snow and ice, yet, mountains are usually snow-covered.

Language

Main language spoken is Greek, however English is used in most tourist areas.

Money

Euros are the main current in Greece.

Time

2 hours +GMT

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