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Greece Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital Athens
Government parliamentary republic
Currency euro (EUR)
Area 131,940 sq km
Population 10,688,058 (July 2006 est.)
Language Greek 99% (official)
Religion Greek Orthodox 98%, Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7%
Electricity 220V/50Hz (European plug)
Calling Code +30
Internet TLD .gr
Time Zone UTC +2

Greece (Greek: Ελλάς, Hellas) is a country in Southern Europe, on the southernmost tip of the Balkan peninsula, with extensive coastlines and islands in the Aegean, Ionian, and Mediterranean Seas. It shares borders in the north with Albania, the Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Bulgaria, and Turkey. It has an ancient culture that has had a significant influence on the arts, language, philosophy, politics, and sports of western society, including the genres of comedy and drama, western alphabets, Platonic ideals and the Socratic method, democracies and republics, and the Olympics. Furthermore it's a geographically appealing place to visit, with a mountainous mainland and idyllic island beaches.



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Greece Travel Guide from Wikitravel. Many thanks to all Wikitravel contributors. Text is available under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0, images are available under various licenses, see each image for details.

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