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Greece Daily Tours
Greece Daily Tours

Daily tours in any part of Greece, can be arranged for both individuals and groups who are looking for a fully escorted tour to suit your exact preferences. You can decide about your own itinerary with a private tour guide.

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Greece Mainland Tours
Greece Mainland Tours

The Greek mainland is very often overlooked by tourists. The travel agents outside of Greece get little information about anything except the most popular Greek islands, and a couple of the well-known sites like Olympia.

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Athens Tours
Athens Tours

Here is our guide with information about sightseeing in Athens.Please find below links about tours and sightseeing in Athens. These are the most popular sights in Athens strongly recommended to visit: The Plaka, Athens Acropolis, Monastiraki Flea Market, Athens Museums.

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Corinth Tours
Corinth Tours

Corinth (Greek Island) is an ancient city about 48 miles west of Athens on the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnese to the mainland of Greece.

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Mykonos Tours
Mykonos Tours

Mykonos island is part of the Cyclades islands group in the Aegean Sea. Mykonos is, with Santorini and Crete, the most famous and popular Greek islands and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

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Santorini Tours
Santorini Tours

The island of Santorini Greece or Thira is located in the Cyclades islands, in the middle of the Greek Islands of the Aegean Sea. Santorini is, along with Mykonos and Crete, the most famous holiday destinations in Greece.

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About Greece

Official name of Greece is Hellenic Republic.
The country is located in southeastern Europe, on the southern end of Balkan Peninsula and extends over 131,940 sq. km. Greece consists of a mainland and numerous islands (1400, only 227 if them are inhabited).
Greece has land boarders as well as sea borders. Greece is boarded by the Ionian Sea in the west, by the Aegean Sea and Turkey in the east, by Albania, Macedonia and Bulgaria in the north and by Mediterranean Sea in the south.
Below you can see a Greece Island Map, simply click on the name of any place to get more information about Greece cities
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KavalaThassosThessalonikiChalkidikiLimnosIgoumenitsaCorfuLefkadaArachovaKefaloniaPatraZakinthosNafplioVolosSkiathosSkirosMitilini LesvosChiosSamosChalkisAthensHydraParosKithiraChaniaRethinmonHeraklionAg NikolaosSantoriniIosNaxosMykonosRhodesIkariaKomotiniSantorini Tours
The capital of the city is Athens with the population of 3,566,060 people.
The other major cities of Greece are Thessaloniki (1,057,825 people), Piraeus (880,529 people), Patras, Iraklion, Larissa.
The climate in Greece is Mediterranean, the winters are wet, the summers are hot and dry.
Greece is a member of European Union, NATO, WEU, ESA, OECD.

Government & Politics
Greece is a republic with the Parliament and Constitution drawn up in 1975. The President of the Republic has got a nominal position and is elected by the Parliament every 5 years. The president's duties are ceremonial, and all the political and strategically important decisions are taken by the Prime Minister who will appointed by the President in the formal way and who is also the head of Government.
According the Constitution the executive power is represented by the President and the Government, legislative power is represented by the unicameral Parliament. The judicial power is independent and includes 3 Supreme courts: the Court of Cassation, the Council of State and the Court of Auditors.
The Judiciary system is represented also by civil courts, administrative courts and administrative authorities.
Nowadays the political system in Greece is dominated by 2 parties: liberal-conservative New Democracy (ND) and social -democratic Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK). The other significant parties in Greece are represented by the Coalition by the Radical Left (SYRIZA), the Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) and the Communist Party of Greece (KKE).

Greece Religion
97% of the Greek population call themselves Greek orthodox. Muslim confident population (300,000 Muslims are estimated) is mostly concentrated in Thrace. Other small religious groups in Greece are Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Old Calendar Orthodox and Mormons.

Greece Languages
Greece is a multilingual country today, however the majority of population in Greece use their native language Greek as their primary language. As for the Muslim community, generally Turkish, Bulgarian and Romani are spoken. There are some small groups speaking Macedonian, Ladino and the Pontic dialect.

Greece Culture
Greece culture is a combination of different cultures and is influenced first of all by its location between East and West, thus the life style of the Greek population is also influenced by various cultures and traditions. Greeks are very religious people and the institute of marriage plays an important role in Greek society. There is a lot if religious festivals which Greeks celebrate with great pleasure. Greek Festivals have a common name "
panagiri" in the country. The panagiri are celebrated in different seasons and are always connected with Greek traditions. Among all the festivals some many events can be pointed out:
- Summer cinemas in Greece: open-air cinemas show the public different movies in the open area from May till September.
- Easter in Greece: the Easter's celebration lasts for 1 month in Greece, from April till May. The tradition of celebrating Easter includes the Epitaph on Good Friday and the colossal celebration with music, good food and dance.
- Greece carnivals: the mostly of them are organized for fun and entertainment and marked with dance, music, shows of art and culture. However some of the festivals are dedicated to some traditional and religious events in Greece: epiphany, Greek Independence day (Greece' liberation from the Ottomans on 25th of March 1821), the NO (28th of October, the day where Metaxas said no to the Italians who intended to invade the country).
- Greek traditions come usually from religion or paganism, it differs from region to region. Here are some of them:
- Bread. In villages bread is thought to be a gift of God, old women bless bread crossing the sign upon it with the knife before slicing.
- Knifes. Greeks never hand knifes from hand to hand directly. They believe that if they do it, they will fight with this person, that's why they first put the knife down and then the other person can take it.
- Priests. In villages there is a custom to kiss the pope's hand while meeting him, it means respect. However meeting a pope and a black cat on the same day means bad luck.
-Tuesday the 13th. The Greeks believes that Tuesday the 13th is unlucky day, not Friday the 13th, like it is believed in West.
- Piase Kokkino (Touch red). When 2 people say the same thing at the same moment, they should immediately say "piase kokkino" to each other and touch something red they can found in the surroundings. It is believed that saying the same thing is an omen and these 2 persons will argue or fight with each other, if they do not touch red.

Greece education
The Greek educational system consists of 3 levels:
- Primary level: it is divided into Preschool education (kindergarten classes) and Primary education (Primary schools).
- Secondary level: the first step of this level is provided in Gymnasiums, and the second steps - in Educational Institutes and Unified Lyceums.
- Tertiary Level: consists also of 2 alternatives. University education is provided by Universities, and non- university education is offered by Higher Technological Educational Institutes or Higher Education Institutes.
Education is compulsory for the children from 6 till 15 years. The school life starts for children from 2,5 years of age and is offered in public or private crashes.
Greece Educational system was brought to the international standard according UNESCO.

Tourism in Greece
Greece mainland and the Greek islands are one of the most favorite travel destination in Europe. Over 15 millions tourists come every year to Greece famous with its rich history and wonderful beaches. The income from tourism is a huge part of Greece economy. There are a lot of historical and archaeological places in Greece showing us the past of this country. Greece has a lot of popular destinations, the Greek islands possess all the facilities to make your vacation in Greece unforgettable. The peak of season lasts from May till September inviting everybody to enjoy sunny weather and beautiful beaches and landscapes of Greece and Greek islands.
We invite you to surf our web page, we provided here a lot of pictures and useful information about Greece, Greece History, accommodations, sightseeing, tours in Greece mainland and the Greek islands.

GREEK CITIES AND GREEK ISLANDS
Athens Corfu Kavala Mitilini (Lesvos) Paros Skiros
Arachova Heraklion Kefalonia Mykonos Rethinmon Thassos
Chalkidiki Hydra Kithira Nafplio Rhodes Thessaloniki
Chalkis Igoumenitsa Komotini Naxos Samos Volos
Chania Ikaria Lefkada Ag. Nikolaos Santorini Zakinthos
Chios Ios Limnos Patra Skiathos  
           

 

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