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Greece is a country located in southeastern Europe. It was founded on February 3, 1830.
Greece Travel Guide
This local travel guide below will provide you with travel information & tips to plan your trip to Greece and find the best things to see, do and experience in Greece even before you arrive here.
History [Founded on February 3, 1830] • Capital [Athens] • Government [Parliamentary Democracy] • Currency [Euro (€) EUR ] • Language [Greek(official)] • Religion [Greek Orthodox, Muslim] • Electricity [220V, 50Hz (European plug)] • Time Zone [UTC +2] • Country Code [+30] • Internet TLD [.gr] • Emergencies [Dial 112]
Events, Festivals and Holiday
– New Year’s Day, January 1, Fri
– Epiphany, January 6, Wed
– Clean Monday, March 14, Mon
– Independence Day, March 25, Fri
– Orthodox Good Friday, April 29, Fri
– Labor Day, May 1, Sun
– Orthodox Easter Monday, May 2, Mon
– Holy Spirit Monday, June 20, Mon
– Assumption Day, August 15, Mon
– The Ochi Day, October 28, Fri
– Christmas Day, December 25, Sun
– Synaxis of the Mother of God, December 26, Mon
Hotel – Porters 1 Euro per bag, Housekeepers 1 Euro per day
Restaurant – 5%-10% of the bill.
Tour Guide – 10-20 Euro
Taxi Driver – 5%-10% of the bill.
Spas – No Tipping expected.
Money & Duty Free
Euro with symbol: € = 100 cents
Euro Notes denominations (€):5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500
Euro Coin denominations(€): 2, 1
Euro Coin denominations(Cents):1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50
MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and Visa are widely accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants. It is advisable to have more smaller US dollar notes for easy spending as locals prefer dollars.
ATMs are available in many places, all cities and towns and accept cards from overseas banks such as MasterCard, Visa, Cirrus, Plus, Maestro.
Widely accepted. In Euros, Pounds Sterling or US Dollars.
Mon to Thurs: 0800-1430