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Greece has experienced periods of unrest in recent years, but you can travel safely if you take precautions.
The currency used in Greece is the euro. In main cities, credit and debit cards can be used, but we suggest carrying cash for the more rural destinations.
Greece is best experienced in spring and early summer (mid-April to mid-June) or autumn (September to mid-October). During this time of the year, the temperature is not as scorching and there are fewer crowds.
The tipping customs in Greece vary and, in some restaurants, the service charge is added to the bill. However, tipping does remain a common practice, especially in tourist areas.
Greece lies in Eastern European Time, which is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. During summer, daylight-savings is observed in Greece and time is shifted forward by one hour.
I purchased my rid tour as part of a group coupon. Is obituary hesitant but my tour was great. The staff at Encounters were professional and helpful. I had a lot of questions but no one made me feel like a pest. Good experience.
I always wanted to go to Morocco and I finally got to go last September. I'm glad I chose this tour group. They were professional and attentive. Good times!
I liked the fact we were met at the airport and helped thru customs and getting a visa and then upon leaving taken to where we needed to go. Its always tough to figure out where everything is in a foreign airport when you do not travel much
We had a wonderful time and great memories. We felt safe the whole time and would recommend this trip to anyone of any age as long as you can walk a lot. They are with you from arrival to departure and any problems that arose the guides would try their best to solve. They also showed remarkable patience for other people in other groups we saw that were acting like idiots.
Everything about the trip was thought through, fine-tuned , and marvelous. From Ant Horribin helping us arrange the trip, to rep Waled Ali, and our guide Big Mo, we could not have asked for a better team. Our sincere thanks to them.
I thought it was very good we didn't have to worry about anything everything was in order and kept with the schedule as planned, unless we wanted to deviated from it to do somethingelse. The trip really a trip of a life time.
There was a time many years ago that I wanted to travel to Egypt and didn't because of the cost. This trip was, to me, very affordable. I think everyone should experience this trip. The tour guide was alos excellent, Sherif Mohammad.
My contact with Encounters representative was a pleasure, she answered my questions promptly, provided a quotation and changed it quickly when different flights were preferred. Both by e-mail and phone the response was very timely.
Dial Code: +30
Area: 131,957 kmÂ²
Elevation: The lowest point in Greece is the Mediterranean Sea (at sea level) | The highest point in Greece is Mount Olympus at 2,917m high (9,570.21 ft.)
Population: 11,142,161 (2018)
Governemnt: Parliamentary republic
Officially named the Hellenic Republic, Greece was historically known as Hellas. This country is positioned in Southern Europe with a population of approximately 11 million people. The capital of Greece is Athens, which is the largest city followed by Thessaloniki.
Greece lies at the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula with the Aegean Sea to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west and the Cretan Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The country's coastline is the 11th longest in the world and features many islands. Mount Olympus is the highest peak at 2,918 metres, and 80% of the country's landscape is mountainous.
Regarded as the cradle of Western civilisation, Greece is seen as the origin of democracy, political science and the Olympic Games. The country has 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which reflect Greece's rich history.
With an advanced high-income and a high standard of living, Greece is a democratic and advanced country as well as a founding member of the United Nations. It is also the largest economy in the Balkans. This popular holiday destination draws tourists from all over the world as a result of its notable cultural heritage, successful tourism industry, and appealing location.
The climate of Greece is mainly Mediterranean with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. The more mountainous areas in the northwestern parts of Greece have an Alpine climate and experience heavy snowfall in the winter.
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