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Surface: 131 957 km²
Capital: Athens (Athens)
Population: 10.78769 million inhabitants (2011)

Travel advice
Status: Exercise Vigilance.

Best time
May, June and September are the best months to travel to Greece. In these months you have the lowest chance of precipitation, temperatures are pleasant and you also avoid the mass tourism.

By Steve Swayne CC BY 2.0,

Greek is the official language in Greece. In addition, there are Turkish, Bulgarian, Albanian and Romani spoken.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not required.

By Carole Raddato  CC BY-SA 2.0,

Immunization (vaccination)
For a visit to Greece, you do not need vaccinations.

On the mainland, Evia and the Peloponnese there is malaria.

Money and Money
In Greece is paid by the euro (EUR).

Traffic and route
In Greece you have to drive on the right side of the road.
In Greece are toll roads. An overview of all toll roads in Greece available at ANWB .

In Greece the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.

Tap water
The tap water is drinkable, but due to the high chlorine content in many places we recommend to drink bottled water.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Greece can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Greece available at Abyznewslinks .

Websites ending in .gr from Greece.
Official websites of Greece: and .

Photos and Videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of photos from Greece.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Greece.

Public and school holidays
An overview of all the holidays in Greece, visit .

Protected areas and World Heritage

An overview of the protected natural areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Greece can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage in Greece can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.