The warm sea and soft rays of the sun, diving and surfing, diving to the coral reef and a walk in open sea are the dream of travelers. Greece is a country of comfort manifested in all spheres: luxury hotels and reputable restaurants, great shopping at affordable prices and vibrant nightlife. Greece cann't be forgotten and cann't be visited just once! Those who at least once visited the country, want to go back there every year!
A trip to Greece is the sun, the sea, the mountains and the rest, as well as immersion in the history and culture of the country, numbering five thousand years, familiarity with the origins of Western civilization.
The large part of the population is Greeks. Officially recognized by the Muslims of Thrace, which include the Turks, gypsies and Bulgarian Muslims.
The official language of Greece is Modern Greek, which is developed on the basis of ancient Greek language.
The official religion in Greece is Orthodox Christianity. His professed 98% of population. The most common after Orthodoxy is considered Catholicism.
Greek culture is rich in its traditions and customs. They originate from the time of Homer and passed down from generation to generation for centuries. Most of the practices associated with religious rituals or feasts, although many of them are the pagan origins, perhaps slightly bleached portion of Christianity.
Each region of Greece has its local characteristics that distinguish it from the rest of the country. Most of them are typical for Greeks as a whole and still observed to this day almost all Greeks, regardless of their age.
Greek cuisine is a tradition with olives, feta cheese, wine and a lot of vegetables, seafood and meat. All this generously seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice and other spices.
Prices at restaurants in Greece are largely dependent on the location of the institution. How the restaurants are closer to the beaches and spa centers, the prices are much higher.
The average account in a cheap Greek cafe is about 12 euros per person; a good lunch or dinner for two persons at the not so expensive restaurant will cost 40-45 euros.
The climate in Greece is mild, Mediterranean: warm wet winters (average January temperature is + 10 ° C, humidity 75%) and hot, dry summers (average temperature in July is + 32C, humidity 55%). The swimming season in Greece starts in mid-May and ends in late October.
The bus network is the main land transport. On most islands you can use a water taxi - small speedboats.
The official currency of Greece is Euro (EURO). Cash currency can be exchanged in only in banks or exchange points. Banks works in every working day from 8.00 - 14.00 and on Fridays 8.00 - 13.30.