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Golden Greece
GREECE (HELLAS)
Σημαια Ελλαδας                        Εθνοσημο
Official name
Hellenic Republic
Location
South Eastern Europe
Time Zone
GMT + 2 hours
Area
131.957 square km
Administrative Districts
13 districts divided in 51 prefectures and 1 autonomous region (Agion Oros)
Population
10.964.020 (2001census)
Government
Parliamentary Republic
Official language
Greek
Capital
Athens
Religion
Christian Greek Orthodox (95-98%), Muslim (1.3%), and other religions
Member of the European Union
since 1981
Member of the economic and monetary union of the E.U.
since 2001
Currency
Euro (€)
Dial Code
+30
Electricity
220 V AC (50 Hz)
Climate
Humid and mellow winters, warm, sunny and dry summers
Main Exports
Food and beverages, oil and industrial products, textiles, chemicals
GDP
180,3 billion euros (2005)
National Anthem
Hymn to Freedom (Imnos is tin Eleftherian): A poem by Dionysios Solomos, written in 1823, it was set to music by Nikolaos Mantzaros in 1865. Its first two stanzas were established as Greece’s national anthem in 1865.
National moto
Freedom or Death: First declared during the Revolution against the Turkish rule

Geographical information
Borders with
Albania, Turkey, Bulgaria, FYROM
Highest mountain
Olympus (2.918 metres)
Main seas
Aegean, Ionian, Mediterranean and Libyan.
Largest Lake
Trichonida (98,600 square metres)
Longest River
Aliakmonas (297 km)
Coast line
about 15.000 km
Greece’s infrastructure
Airports
38 civil airports
Athens metro (3 lines)
46 stations with more extensions due
Ports & Marinas
110
Heliports
8
Road Network
It extends all over Greece and the large islands. The main highways are Attiki Odos, Egnatia Odos, National Highway Patras-Athinon-Thessalonikis and Ionia Odos.
Railway Stations
Stations all around the mainland, from Peloponnesus to Thraki.
Useful phone numbers
Police: 100 Fire Department: 199 Forest Service: 191
Life Line - SOS: 175 Tourist Police: 171 Police Precincts: 1033
Hospitals on Call: 1434 Pharmacies on Call: 1434 National Tourism Organization (EOT): 171
OTE (National Phone Company) Client Service: 134
OTE Repair Centre: 121 Weather Forecast: 149
News: 115
Social Security Institution (IKA) Doctor’s Appointments: 184 ΟΤΕ Phone Book Information Centre: 11888
Theatres-Movie Theatres: 1422
Automobile Technical Service Centre (ΚΤΕΟ): 1425 Stoke market: 1424
Official Holidays
January 1st January 6th Clean Monday (Ash Wednesday) (movable)
March 25th Good Friday of the Orthodox Easter Monday after Easter Sunday (movable)
May 1st Holy Spirit Day (movable) August 15th
October 28th December 25th (Christmas Day) December 26th
Distance (km) from Athens (Syntagma Square)
Agios Andreas : 32 dionisos : 25 Marathonas (lake) : 32
Agia Varvara : 10 Distomo : 141 Markopoulo : 27
Ag. Georgios Keratsini : 12 Domvrena : 105 Megalopoli : 229
Agioi Theodori : 64 Domokos : 249 Megalo Pefko : 33
Ag. Ioannis Rentis : 6 Drama : 679 Mega Spilaio : 175
Ag. Kosmas : 15 Edessa : 539 Megara : 41
Ag. Merkourios : 32 Ekali : 19 Meligalas : 270
Ag. Paraskevi : 10 Elassona : 380 Messini : 287
Ag. Petros Kynourias : 231 Elefsina : 21 Mesollogi (Livadia) : 239
Ag. Stefanos : 23 Epidavros : 175 Mesollogi (Rio) : 248
Agrinio (Korinthos) : 284 Eretria : 52 Metsovo : 416
Agrinio (Livadia) : 375 Evzonoi : 570 Molai : 300
Agia Thessalias : 349 Zatouna : 264 Monemvasia : 352
Aigio : 178 Ζευγλοτο : 268 Mouzaki : 385
Aidipsos : 258 Zoumperi : 30 Mpafi : 24
Akrata : 149 Thessaloniki : 544 Mykines : 128
Alexandroupoli : 880 Thermopyles : 210 Mystras : 265
Aliartos : 95 Thiva : 71 Naousa : 515
Aliveri : 158 Itea : 186 Nafpaktos : 299
Almyros : 307 Ioannina (Patras) : 445 Nafplio : 145
Amaliada : 298 Ioannina (Lamia): 473 Nea Makri : 31
Amyntaio : 507 Kavala : 702 Nemea : 127
Amfiklia : 425 Kavouri: 25 Nigrita : 684
Amfilohia : 425 Kalavryta : 299 Xanthi : 735
Amfissa : 186 Kalamata : 283 Xylokastro : 120
Anavissos : 50 Kalamos : 45 Oinoi : 44
Andritsaina : 274 Kalampaka : 349 Olympia : 325
Arahova Livadia : 153 Kamena Vourla : 175 Orestiada : 936
Arahova Lakonias : 234 Kapandriti : 36 Parnitha : 30
Argos : 133 Karditsa : 302 Patras : 215
Arta : 370 Karpenisi : 292 Piraeus : 10
Areopoli : 327 Kastoria : 512 Penteli : 16
Aspropyrgos : 19 Kastri : 226 Perama : 18
Astakos : 313 Katerini : 440 Plataies : 64
Atalanti : 167 Keratea : 37 Polygyros : 613
Avlonas : 49 Kifisia : 14 Porto Rafti : 36
Afidnes : 34 Kiato : 108 Preveza : 440
Aharnes : 10 Kilkis : 574 Ptolemaida : 489
Ahladokampos : 170 Kineta : 56 Pylos : 319
Vari : 25 Kiourka : 33 Pyrgos : 319
Varkiza : 27 Kozani : 464 Serres : 639
Varybobi : 19 Komotini : 815 Siatista : 524
Veroia : 491 Kontovazaina : 320 Sidirokastro : 621
Villia : 54 Konitsa : 608 Skala Lakonias : 305
Volos : 325 Korinthos : 83 Skala Oropou : 49
Voula : 20 Koroni : 325 Skaramaga : 15
Vouliagmeni : 26 Kylini : 291 Sounio : 70
Vrahati : 97 Kymi : 182 Soufli : 932
Bytina : 232 Kyparissia : 295 Sparta : 255
Galaxidi : 229 Kopaida : 91 Sparta : 21
Gargaliani : 342 Lagadas : 539 Sperchiada : 248
Gastouni : 295 Lamia : 214 Stamata : 24
Giannitsa : 496 Larisa : 358 Stavros : 11
Glyfada : 18 Lavrio : 52 Stylida : 255
Gravia : 185 Livadia : 116 Shimatari : 62
Grammatiko : 50 Lehaina : 281 Tanagra : 71
Grevena : 418 Levidi : 209 Tatoi : 26
Gytheio : 300 Lidoriki : 231 Tegea : 210
Davlia : 135 Lianokladi : 216 Tempi : 354
Dafni : 10 Liopesi : 17 Trikala : 328
Dekelia : 22 Litohoro : 382 Tripoli : 193
Delfoi : 164 Loutraki : 84 Tyrnavos : 332
Derveni : 141 Loutsa : 31 Ypati: 225
Dimitsana : 255 Malakasa : 39 Farsala : 278
Diavolitsi : 274 Makrakomi : 243 Filiatra : 330
Diakofto : 163 Mandra : 27 Florina: 582
Didymotiho : 964 Marathonas : 42 Halkida : 89
Oropos : 56
Time difference from Greece
Angola (-1) Egypt (0) Ethiopia (+1)
Ivory Coast (-2) Albania (-1) Algeria (-1)
Argentina (-5) Armenia (+1) Australia (+6-9)
Austria (-1) Azerbaijan (+1) Belgium (-1)
Venezuela (-6) Vietnam (+6) Bolivia (-6)
Bosnia-Herzegovina (-1) Bulgaria (0) Brazil (-6)
France (-1) Germany (-1) Georgia (+2)
Yugoslavia (-1) Denmark (-1) Czech Republic (-1)
Ecuador (-7) Switzerland (-1) United Arab Emirates (+2)
Eritrea (+1) Estonia (+1) Zaire (-1)
Zimbabwe (0) United Kingdom (-2) Chicago (-8)
Los Angeles, California (-10) New York, NY (-7) Japan (+7)
India (+3 1/2) Indonesia (+5) Jordan (0)
Iran (+1 – 1 1/2) Iraq (+1) Ireland (-2)
Island (-2) Spain (-1) Israel (0)
Italy (-1) Kazakhstan (+4) Canada (-7)
Qatar (+2) Kenya (+1) China (+6)
Colombia (-7) Cuba (-7) Kuwait (+1)
Croatia (-1) Cyprus (0) Latvia (+1)
Belarus (+1) Lebanon (0) Liberia (-2 45)
Libya (-1) Lithuania (+1) Lichtenstein (-1)
Luxemburg (-1) Malaysia (+6) Malta (-1)
Morocco (-2) Mexico (-8) Moldavia (+1)
Monaco (-1) Bangladesh (+4) Bahrain (+1)
New Zealand (+10) Nigeria (-1) Norway (-1)
South Africa (0) South Korea (+7) Netherlands (-1)
Oman (+2) Hungary (-1) Ukraine (+1)
Uruguay (-5) Pakistan (+3) Palestine (0)
Panama (-7) Paraguay (-6) FYROM (-1)
Peru (-7) Poland (-1) Portugal (-2)
Rumania (0) Russia (+1) Saudi Arabia (+1)
Senegal (-2) Singapore (+6) Slovakia (-1)
Slovenia (-1) Sudan (0) Sweden (-1)
Sri Lanka (+3 1/2) Syria (0) Taiwan (+6)
ΤΑΝΖΑΝΙΑ (+1) Thailand (+5) Turkey (0)
Tunisia (-1) Yemen (+1) Philippines (+6)
Finland (0) Chile (-6) Hong-Kong (+6)

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