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Greece Tourism Information

You can't miss Greece if you have any respect for tradition. In other words, Greece has enough to boast an unparallel legacy.

Tourism Facts and Figures

Full Name: Hellenic Republic

Capital City: Athens

Area: 131,940 sq. km.

Population: 10,666,000

Time Zone: GMT +2 hrs

Religion: Christianity

Currency: Euro

Country Dialing Code: 30

Places to Visit

Delphi - Built on the slopes of Mt Parnassos, overlooking the Gulf of Corinth, the Delphi is the most visited of all the ancient sites in Greece. According to Greek mythology, Delphi is the centre of the world, for Zeus released two eagles at opposite ends of the world and they met here.

Knossos - The capital of Minoan Crete, Knossos is a major tourist attraction in Crete. The ruins of King Minos' mythological Minotaur were uncovered in 1900 by British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans.

National Archaeological Museum - One of the world's greatest museums housing the most important finding from archaeological sites around the country.

The Acropolis - The most important ancient monument of the Western world, the Acropolis, crowned by the Parthenon, is visible from almost everywhere within the city.

Vergina - One of Greece's most famous archaeological sites known generically as the Royal Tombs.

 
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