Greece - World Fact - Hostel in Europe


Greece. The country that gave birth to the society we know today is also a country full of developing miracles. After the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece showed the world in a grand manner the great things Greeks can achieve. Greece has beautiful beaches drewn from fairy tales, idillic villages full of enchantment and myths and someof if not the best sunset in the world. Words are not enough to describe this culture, discover by yourself what ancient gods and heroes begot in this dream land. Hostel in Europe Network

Area: 131.992 Km2
Population: 10.624.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 80 pop/Km2

System of government: Parliamentary republic
Capital: Athens (900.000 pop., 3.095.000 urban aggl.)
Major cities: Thessaloniki 430.000 pop. (987.000 urban aggl.), Peiraiefs 190.000 pop., Patrai 155.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Greek 98,5%
Border countries: Albania, Macedonia and Bulgaria NORTH, Turkey EAST

Principal mountains: Mount Olympus 2917 m
Principal rivers: Aliákmon 291 Km
Principal lakes: Limni Volvi 74 Km2, Limni Vegorritis 68 Km2, Limni Trihonida 59 Km2
Principal islands: Crete 8259 Km2, Eubea 3654 Km2, Lesvos 1630 Km2, Rhodes 1398 Km2, Chios 842 Km2
Climate: Mediterranean

Language: Greek (modern)
Religion: Greek Orthodox 97%
Currency: Euro (€)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 6/1, 25/3, 1/5, 15/8, 28/10, 25/12, 26/12
Dialling code: 0030
GMT: +2

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