Destination Greece

Capital city: Athens
Official language: Greek
Currency: EUR (€)
Time zone: GTM +2
Calling code: +30
Climate: Mediterranean
Population: 10,815,197
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:

  •  A peninsular mainland (extending from the southern region of Central Greece to the northern region of Thrace)
  •  The Peloponnesian peninsula that is separated from the mainland by the Corinth Canal
  • An archipelagos of approximately 6,000 islands and islets, scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Sea, of which 227 are inhabited. Most of them are located in the Aegean Sea and divided into seven clusters: Northern Aegean islands, Sporades, Evia, Argosaronic islands, Cyclades, Dodecanese and Crete. The Heptanese cluster is located in the Ionian Sea.

Greece in numbers:

  • 131,957 km2 – the total area of Greece
  • 13,676 km – length of Greece’s coastline, according to the CIA World Factbook, 7,500km of which surround the thousands of islands in the Greek archipelago
  • 80% of the country consists of mountains or hills, making Greece one of the most mountainous countries in Europe.


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:

  • The warm season (April–mid-October), characterised by sunshine, high temperatures and seasonal winds, mostly found in the Aegean during August (known as meltemia).
  • The winter season (mid-October-March), when the average temperatures range, depending on the geographic region, between 0-10°C (even below 0°C in northern regions). The weather is limited to mild snowfall and rainfall of short duration, often interrupted by sunny days
    (Source: Hellenic Meteorological Service:

The Mediterranean meets the Balkan and East meets West in an intriguing cultural mix that lends this place its unique character. Most of the region’s charms can also be enjoyed in low season when one can also benefit from lower prices and less crowded sites. We bring to you the beauties of the land, its culture and its people that although so close to Athens remain largely undiscovered. Let us then take you with us to alluring itineraries off the beaten track!
Natural beauties including stunning beaches, natural lakes with thermal waters, rocky coasts, pine forests, vineyards and bicycle paths are all there, waiting to be discovered.

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