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Identity Card:
  • Capital Athens

  • Population 11260000 hab. (2012)

  • Constitution Parliamentary Republic

  • Language : Modern Greek < / span>

  • Religion : Orthodox Christian < / span>

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa No, national identity card or valid passport is sufficient for tourism .

    • Passport No, national map of sufficient identity to a European national .

      • Currency Euro

      • Payment Cards Credit cards are accepted only by the big chain stores and some hotels. For the liquid you will find some ATMs everywhere.

      • Budget stay 1 Week 250/600 euros

        • Restaurants
          Cheap : less than 10 € / person
          Average : 10-15 € / person
          Premium . more than 25 € / person.

          • accommodation
            Cheap : less than 20 € / night
            Average : 30-40 € / night
            Premium : more than 80 € / night


            How to get there?

            • By Air: The main airport of the country is Athens Airport, most visitors pass through Athens and then take a ferry to the Aegean Sea islands. But it is also possible to take a plane directly to the islands, it is not always necessary to go through Athens in summer, Crete, Rhodes, Mykonos and Corfu are very well served. Note Ryan Air now serves the Corfu airport in summer and Thessaloniki throughout the year.

            • By Ferry: It is possible to visit Greece since the Italian ports of Bari, Brindisi and Ancona there are connections to Igoumenitsa, Patras and Corfu.

            • By car: By car from France, two options; one is to embark in a car ferry from an Italian port; Brindisi, Bari and Ancona, the other is to go all round the Balkans, arriving from Bulgaria, Albania and Macedonia.

              On site:

              • Car : A setting any guard even on the condition of some roads. Furthermore Greece is a mountainous country, roads are often very winding. Also pay attention to the conduct of some Greeks who consider themselves on an F1 circuit.

              • Bus : The bus is the common means of transport most popular in Greece. The KTEL private bus company serves almost all towns and villages.

              • Ferry: From Athens you can reach all the aegean islands directly or in one or maximum two stops. Side Ionian Sea is in Patra or Igoumenista it will embark to reach the Ionian islands. For longer trips prefer night sailings, they will save you time and save a hotel night.

              • Train : The train does not serve all Greece, the two main lines are: Athens-Patras and Athens-Alexandoupolis via Thessaloniki and Larissa. The least expensive trains are the Inter-City trains; 17 euros to Athens. - Thessaloniki taking the night train

              • plane : Greece has a dense domestic air network that will allow you to move all over in less than an hour flight. Flights are mainly carried by the subsidiary of Olympic Airways, Olympic Aviation. Taking it in advance air tickets prices may soon be time very interesting.

                • Vaccinations No mandatory vaccine .

                • Useful Numbers V rgences: 166. European first aid number: 112

                  • Small delinquency : Greece is a safe country, do still watch out for pickpockets especially in Athens nearby Omonia and Monastiraki. Single women should avoid the area of ​​Omonia after midnight.

                  • Events During the demonstrations in Athens and Thessaloniki, clashes between security forces and protesters are usually quite muscular, take your distance if you do not want to have problem.

                    • Climate Mediterranean

                    • Average temperatures 28 & deg; C in summer and 10 & deg; C in winter.

                    • Best time to reach P to our cultural tourism, whatever the time of year when you go in Greece. If this is to combine visit and hiking, the best seasons are fall and spring, and if it is to take it easy on the beach, go there between May and September.

                      Daily life:
                      • Time difference UTC +2, one hour ahead of France <. / p>

                      • Electrical Outlets : 220V / 50Hz, taken European

                      • Calling code 00 30

                      • internet, wifi : There is a little-Internet Cafes all over Greece, if you have your own computer you will have no trouble finding a wifi access from a coffee.

                      • Features L are banks and post offices are open Monday to Friday and close at 14 hours. The shops are usually closed between 15 am and 17h, nap time.