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Travel to Greece. Places to visit and things to do in Greece

Population: 11 018 000
Area: 131 940 km²
State division: Greece is composed of 13 autonomous and 52 districts
Climate: Subtropical, Mediterranean
Capital: Athens
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Phone code: +30
Official language: Greek
Religion: Christian
Electricity: 220V 50Hz
Internet TLD:****gr.
Time zone: UTC+2
Flag: Greece flag
Government: Parliamentary Republic
Direction of movement of vehicles: the right line
Major airport: Athens, Thessaloniki, Larissa, Heraklion
Major cities: Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Larissa, Heraklion
Major ports: Aleksandropolis, Patras, Heraklion, Kavala, Kerkira, Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Volos, Lavrion,

Republic Greece (also known as Hellas) is a country in Southeastern Europe at the south part of The Balkan Peninsula. Greece has a deeply indented coastline with mountains and lowlands. Biggest rivers are Bistritsa, Struma, Vardar, Mesta and Maritsa. Some of the big lakes in Greece are Lake Prespa, Lake Koroneia and Lake Volvi. The highest hill is the Myticas (2917 meters) in the mountain Olympus. The climate in Greece is subtropical and Mediterranean. Winter is cool and humid, summer is hot and dry. Greek culture is a mix of different cultural trends and factors, which had their influence over a long period of time. Present-day Greece originates from of Ancient Greece, considered the cradle of the west civilization. As such it is the birth place of Democracy, west philosophy, Olympic Games, west literature, historiography and political science. The developed country with high standards of living is a member-state of the European Union since1981. It is a member of the Economic and Monetary union since 2001 and it became a member of NATO in 1952. Greece is one of the founders of the United Nations Organization, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and Black Sea Economic Cooperation. Athens is the capital and largest city in Greece. Other big cities that you can visit are: Thessaloniki, Patras and Larissa.There aren’t a lot of places in the world that have the same romantic aura as Greece. The Cradle of ancient civilizations, you can find a lot of historical monuments. The shining sun and the turquoise sea make Greece a perfect place for a vacation. The places you must visit at any cost are the island Crete, Rhodes, Thassos, the Chalkidiki Peninsula and the numerous little isles. Interesting landmarks are the: Rock Monastery Meteora, the Penelopes Peninsula, the island of Rodos with its endless golden beaches and huge resorts. All of this makes Greece the perfect choice for your summer vacation.
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