Greece has an unfathomable natural beauty blessed by the warm Mediterranean climate and a history that reaches as far back as the Paleolithic Age.  Visiting Greece is like walking inside a living classroom – one can touch the country’s legacy embedded deeply among the ruins of temples or the fortified walls that stood the test of time.

The geographical composition of Greece spells a blissful holiday for anyone who is interested in island-hopping, heritage sites, and gastronomical exploration. Its coastline is nearly a thousand miles long, attracting leisure travelers looking to soak up some of that Mediterranean sun.

Cruising around 6,000 islands and islets, one is never without a marvelous discovery along the way. Greece’s location in southeastern Europe affords it a unique vantage point where the continent meets both Asia and Africa.

Exploring the cities or the islands of Greece will lead you to friendly encounters with the Greeks, who are prepared to welcome you into their town or even their homes. The official language is Greek, or Ellenika, but younger people are more likely to speak and understand some English. Other European languages, such as German, French, and Italian, are also widely spoken.

The predominant spiritual foundation of Greeks is Greek Orthodox, while some observe Islam, Roman Catholicism, and Judaism as their religion.

Traveling around Greece should remain hassle-free, just as long as you maintain decency. The local police impose fines on rude and rowdy behavior, particularly when brought on by the influence of alcohol.

If you’re bringing along electronic gadgets such as laptops and portable media players, be reminded that Greece has standard 220 volt electrical outlets. Sockets accommodate the type F plug, which has two round pins.

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