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Explore Greece: A land for all seasons!

Explore Greece- Katrea HolidaysExplore Greece, a country unique in beauty that has much to offer to the visitors: a rich historical, archaeological and mythological heritage, warm hospitality, beautiful landscapes, picturesque ports and villages, hundreds of charming and romantic islands, endless sandy beaches with crystal blue waters.

Greece is a small country that boasts a rich history and an unrivalled legacy, but also enormous diversity.

A Land of History, the cradle of European civilization. A country whose lore stretches back almost 4,000 years. A country with archaeological sites and monuments that give visitors the opportunity to make a unique journey through the rare mosaic of history and culture which has left an indelible mark on every region.

With 16,000 km of coastlines, you will definitely find the beach of your dreams. Greece has 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, a truly unique phenomenon in the European continent. Of these islands, only 227 are inhabited and each has an individual style and colour.

In a nutshell

Location

Greece is located in Southern Europe and is surrounded by the Aegean, the Ionian and the Mediterranean Seas. Its population is approximately 11 million of which 3.7 million are located in Athens, the country’s capital.

Language & Currency

The official language in Greece is modern Greek, but in tourist areas English, French, Italian, and German are also spoken. The official currency is Euro(€). Euro may be obtained at any Greek bank. The rate of exchange fluctuates a little from day to day.

Health & Safety

In order to have access to necessary health care, tourists from member states of the European Union (EU) wishing to visit Greece must be holders of the European Health Card (EHIC) or any other legal Community document issued by their competent social security agency. In order to have access to necessary health care, tourists from countries other than the member states of the European Union wishing to visit Greece must consult their social security agency for information before travelling.

Electricity

220 volts AC, 50Hz. Round two-pin plugs are used. North Americans will need a transformer and British an adaptor.

Climate

Mediterranean with hot and dry summers and mild, wet winters. Most of the rain falls in autumn and winter. Spring is hot and autumn long and warm. The lowest temperatures are recorded between December and February, and the highest in July and August. In general, Greece enjoys over 250 days of sunshine annually.