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Greece - Information

Area: 131,940 sq km
Population: 10.930.000 (March 2001)
Capital city: Athens 3.192.606 milion
Other cities: Thessaloniki 788.551, Patra 200.000, Volos, Larissa, Irakleio 150.000
People: Greek 98%, other 2%
Language: Greek, English,
Religion: Greek orthodox 98%, muslim 1,3%, other 0,7
Currency: euro


Greece has a history stretching back more than 4.000 years. The people of the mainland, called Hellenes, organised great naval and military expeditions, and explored the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, going as far as the Atlantic Ocean and the Caucasus Mountains. One of those expeditions, the siege of Troy, is narrated in the first great European literary work, Homer's Iliad. Numerous Greek settlements were founded throughout the Mediterranean, Asia Minor and the coast of North Africa as a result of travels in search of new markets.

Basic Dictionary

Goodmoorning Kalimera
Goodafternoon Kalispera
Goodnight Kalinihta
Please Parakalo
Thank you Efharisto

And about Tourism

Airport Aerodromio
Coast guard Limenarhio
Coach station KTEL
Ferry boats Ferry boats
Flying dolphins Delfinia
Greek tourist organisation EOT
Greek telecommunication OTE
Police Astinomia
Post office ELTA
Railway station OSE
Road assistance ELPA 104
Tourist police Touristiki Astinomia

Also we say Ellada means: Greece
and we say Athina means: Athens

See also my web sites about Greece in virtualtourist

about Volos, about Oros Pilio, about Skopelos Island, about Skiathos Island, about Alonissos Island

My favourite beaches in Greece:
Porto Katsiki (Ionio Sea, Lefkada Island),
Elafonisi (Chania Prefecture, Crete Island), Milopotamos (Magnesia Prefecture, Oros Pilio).

Archaeological sites in Greece

Akrotiri (Santorini Island, Cyclades),
Akropolis Athens (Athens the capital city),
Ancient Corinth (Korinthos prefecture, Peloponissos),
Ancient Thira (Santorini Island, Cyclades),
Argos (Argolida Prefecture, Peloponissos),
Delphi (Fokida Prefecture, Sterea Ellada),
Dilos (Dilos Island, Cyclades),
Dimini (Magnesia Prefecture, Thessaly),
Dion (Pieria Prefecture, Makedonia),
Dodoni (Ioannina Prefecture, Epirus),
Egina (Egina Island, Argo Saronic Island),
Elefsina (Attiki Prefecture),
Epidavros (Argolida Prefecture, Peloponissos),
Eretria (Evia Island, Sterea Ellada),
Festos (Herakleion Prefecture, Crete Island),
Knossos (Herakleion Prefecture, Crete Island),
Kos (Kos Island, Dodecanesse),
Lindos (Rodos Island, Dodecanesse),
Milos (Milos Island, Cyclades),
Mycenea (Argolida Prefecture, Peloponissos),
Mistras (Laconia Prefecture, Peloponissos),
Nea Achialos (Magnesia Prefecture, Thessaly),
Nemea (Argolida Prefecture, Peloponissos),
Nikopoli (Preveza Prefecture, Epirus),
Olympia (Ilia Prefecture, Peloponissos),
Pella (Pella Prefecture, Makedonia),
Philipi (Kavala Prefecture, Makedonia),
Samothraki (Samothraki Island, North Aegean Islands),
Sesklo (Magnesia Prefecture, Thessaly),
Skyros (Skyros Island),
Sounio (Attiki Prefecture),
Thasos (Thassos Island, Makedonia),
Tilisos (Herakleion Prefecture, Crete Island),
Vergina (Imathia Prefecture, Makedonia)

Prefectures in Greece
Sterea Ellada: Fthiotida, Fokida, Viotia, Etoloakarnania, Evia, Evritania
Popular destinations: Delphi arcaeological site, Rio Antirio bridge, Nafpaktos City, Karpenissi, Thermopiles......
Thessaly: Magnesia, Larisa, Karditsa, Trikala
Popular destinations: Sesklo archaeological site, Oros Pilio, Tempi, Sporades Islands, Elati, Pertouli, Plastira lake...
Peloponissos: Achaia, Korinthos, Tripoli, Messinia, Argolida, Ilia, Arkadia
Popular destinations: Mycenea, Naflio City, Ancient Corinth, Patra City, Corinth Canal, Monemvasia, Githio, Nemea, Olympia, Kalavryta..
Makedonia: Thessaloniki, Pieria, Serres, Drama, Kavala, Kastoria, Florina, Chalkidiki, Kilkis, Pella, Kozani, Imathia, Gevena
Popular destinations: Vergina, Thessaloniki city, Edessa waterfall, 3-5 Pigadia, Paralia Katerinis, Dion, Kavala....
Epirus: Ioaninna, Thesprotia, Arta, Preveza
Popular destinations: Dodoni, Ioannina city, Parga, Metsovo, Preveza....
Thrace: Evros, Rodopi, Xanthi
Crete Island: Herakleion, Chania, Rethymno, Lasithi
Popular destinations: Knossos, Hersonissos, Vai, Elafonissos, Chania city, Matala, Herakleion city, Sitia.....

Greek Islands
Sporades Islands:
Alonissos, Gioura, Kira Panagia, Peristera, Psathoura, Skiathos, Skopelos, Skyros

Cyclades Islands:
Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Astypalea, Folegandros, Ios, Kea, Kithnos, Milos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini, Serifos, Sikinos, Siros, Tinos

Dodecanese Islands:
Astypalea, Chalki, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kasos, Kastelorizo, Kos, Leros, Lipsi, Nisiros, Patmos, Rodos, Simi, Tilos

Ioanian Island:
Corfu, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Kythira, Lefkada, Paxoi, Zakynthos

North Eastern Aegean Islands:
Agios Efstratios, Chios, Fourni, Ikaria, Inousses, Limnos, Psara, Samothraki, Samos, Samiopoula, Thasos

Saronic Islands:
Agistri, Egina, Ydra, Poros, Salamina, Spetses

Crete Island (the largest)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Archaeological, History, Mythology, Beaches, Islands, Architecture
  • Cons:Traffic, Small streets in the cities
  • In a nutshell:Greece, a beautiful small country
  • Intro Updated Aug 18, 2009
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  • windoweb's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    Thanks for the language tips. We will be here April 2010.

  • Donrogelio's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2009 at 9:16 AM

    Magnificent and yet simple descriptions. Makes me want to visit Greece.

  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2009 at 12:39 PM

    Yassou, Nikos. Again, your tips of Greece make me yearn to return. Hard to believe it was 25 years ago that I climbed the stairs at the amphitheatre in Epidaurus. Could not do it now. lol Larry

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    ~ Hello, Nikos! Great tips, thanx! I like your country!

  • Aug 21, 2009 at 10:56 PM

    Amazing intro page. I will visit again.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2009 at 3:35 PM

    YOu did an excellent job of discussing the Greek culture and sites to view

  • mfas2000's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2009 at 11:51 PM

    Nice page..well written.. we are thinking of Greece.. Is April a good time to visit?

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    Ah Greece looks like a place for me to visit = can almost feel the suns rays from here!!

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2009 at 7:30 AM

    Great updates since June of 2008 when I visited this page last. Excellent page! Especially I liked local customs tips with the names of Greek songs, artists and dances. I've listened many of them and watched on YouTube with great pleasure. Thanks, Nikos!

  • cpiers47's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Thanks for the great tips! I'm excited to visit Greece this spring.

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