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Greece Travel Information

Greece is a country rich in history with many archaeological sites. Out of 6000 islands and islets, 227 of them are inhabited and offer awesome landscapes. Greece is also the country where philosophical democracy was invented by Democrate, Platon and Aristote. In Athens, the capital, you will be able to visit two important archaeological sites: the Acropolis, one of most touristic site in the world, and the Roman and greek Agora, place of rally. This country is also known for its Greek mythology, like Zeus, Apollon and Athena. With its many islands, Greece has promising and endless possibilities to explore, as Santorini this volcanic island with awesome sunshine and Naxos, the biggest island, and the place where you can visit the temple of Apollon.

Greece capital : Athens Population : 10.8 millions

Language: Greek, French and English.

Entry requirements: A Canadian passport valid 3 months after return is required to enter Greece. For accurate info, please refer to www.travel.gc.ca

Time Zones : GMT + 2

Currency: Euro.

Electricity: The electrical current is 220 volts. Adaptors and transformers are required.

Athens

Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age. Athens. The city with the most glorious history in the world, a city worshipped by gods and people: a magical city. The enchanting capital of Greece has always been a birthplace for civilization. It is the city where democracy was born and most of the wise men of ancient times. The most important civilization of ancient world flourished in Athens and relives through some of the world's most formidable edifices. In 1834, it became the capital of the Modern Greek state and in two centuries since it has become an attractive modern metropolis with unrivalled charm.

Mykonos

One of the most famous destinations worldwide and a favorite holiday spot of the jet set, Mykonos, are extremely beautiful and well known for its bare hills, the amazing sandy beaches, the white country chapels and the Cycladic architecture. Mykonos is famed as a cosmopolitan destination amongst the Greek islands and widely recognized as one of the great travel meccas. It is one of the most touristic islands in the Aegean. This means that visitors should be prepared for loud dance clubs on parts of the island.

Santorini

Santorini is the last of the Cyclades islands to the South. The closest islands are Ios, Folegandros, Sikinos to the North, Anafi and Amorgos to the East and Crete to the South. Santorini is mentioned at the most popular travel guides in the world, as a unique summer experience. The volcanic island provides an amazing landscape created by the volcanic activity thousands of years ago. Today, Santorini is a unique attraction itself with astonishing rock formations and traditional whitewashed settlements built at the edge of the caldera. It is visited by thousands of tourists and Greeks in the summer.

Crete

The cradle of European Civilization - the Island of Crete and its genuinely friendly people, welcome you and wish you a wonderful stay!! Some will be visiting for the first time, whilst others have now become regulars, but either way, we promise you a truly memorable Mediterranean travelling experience. Crete is the largest island in Greece, and the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean Sea. Here, the visitor can admire the remnants of brilliant civilizations, explore glorious beaches, impressive mountains views, fertile valleys and steep gorges, and become part of the island’s rich gastronomic culture. Crete is, after all, a small universe teeming with beauties and treasures that you will probably need a lifetime to uncover!

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For additional information, visit the official website of the Greek Tourism Board: www.visitgreece.gr