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GENERAL GREECE INFORMATION:

CAPITAL CITY:
Athens
LANGUAGE:
Greek
MAIN RELIGION:
Orthodox Christian
POPULATION:
11.306.183 (2010 estimate)
EASY TO GET TO:
Majority of international airports offer flights to and from Greece on a daily basis
Easy access to the mainland and islands scattered over the deep blue waters of the Aegean and Ioanian
EVENT VENUES:
A multitude of fully equipped venues all over Greece to choose from, some dating back as far as the 5th Century BC
ACCOMMODATION:
Luxurious private villas, 5 star hotels and resorts to budget self-catering units all over Greece to choose from
SAFETY:
Greece remains among the safest countries of the world, aside from taking normal amount of safety precautions, feel no fear to walk late at night or stop to ask for directions or even chat with the locals, in fact, this will be among the best pleasures during your visit to Greece
CLIMATE:
Mediterranean – an abundance of sunshine, mild temperatures and limited amount of rainfall
ELECTRICITY:
power sockets are of type C and F – standard voltage is 230 V – standard frequency is 50 Hz
CURRENCY- BANKS:
Euro(€) – Banks open – 8:00-14:30 Mondays to Thursdays and 8:00-13:30 Fridays – closed Public Holidays
TIME GREECE:
GMT +2
EMERGENCY:
Ambulance: 166 / SOS Doctors: 1016 / Poisoning First Aid: 0030 210 77 93 777 / Police: 100 / Tourist Police: 1571
ODYSSEUS:
Museums – Monuments – Archeological Sites – find information on open hours / tickets http://odysseus.culture.gr/index_en.html