GREECE AT A GLANCE
Capital city: Athens
Official language: Greek
Currency: EUR (€)
Time zone: GTM +2
Calling code: +30
Population: 10,815,197 (2011 estimate)
Central Airport: Athens International Airport
Main cities: Thessaloniki, Patra, Larissa, Herakleion, Volos
Located in southeastern Europe and at the meeting point of three continents – Europe, Asia and Africa – Greece borders Bulgaria and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Fyrom) to the north, Albania to the northwest and Turkey to the northeast. The western borders are formed by the Ionian Sea, the southern by the Mediterranean Sea and the eastern borders by the Aegean Sea.
Greece consists of:
Greece in numbers
Greece is a country with long periods of sunshine throughout the year and is characterised by a having a typical Mediterranean climate: mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers.
Climatologically, the year in Greece is divided in two seasons:
(Source: Hellenic Meteorological Service: www.hnms.gr)
GEO Coordinates: 38:01:36N 23:44:00E
Altitude: 91m/300 ft above sea level
Population: 4,157,858 (2012 Census)
Climate: Mediterranean. 250 avg. days of sunshine. Wettest month is December, coldest January. The dryest July and the hottest August.