Useful information


Before visiting Greece it is useful to learn some information that will help you in organizing better your journey but also during you stay in the country.

Capital: Athens

Population: 10.815.197

Official language: Greek

Coin: Euro (€ EUR)

Local time: GMT +2

Climate: Temperate Mediterranean

Greece Country Code: +30

Largest cities: Athens, Thessaloniki, Patra, Larissa, Heraklion, Volos


National Celebration & Holidays

- 1st of January:New Year’s Day

- 6 January: Epiphany

- Ash Monday: 41 days before Easter

- 25 March: Annunciation to Virgin Mary and Day of National Independence

- Easter: Holy Friday to Easter Monday

- 1st of May: Worker’s Day

- Pentecost: 50 days after Easter

- 15 August: Dormition of Virgin Mary

- 28 October: National holiday

- 25 & 26 December: Christmas

Finally, a local holiday Is considered in every city the day of celebration of its patron saint, as well as the day of its liberation.

For the schools and the public sector a holiday is the day of celebration of the Holy Spirit, on Monday, seven weeks from Easter”.