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Greece General information
Situated in South Eastern Europe - area 131.950 sq/km - Population ±11.000.000. The capital is Athens ( 3.800.000 population with suburbs) - Local time GMT +2hours. The Hellenic Republic is a Presidential Parliamentary Democracy. Greece is a member state of E.U. since 1981. Around 3,000 islands and islets, from these islands only 227 are inhabited. The Greek Archipelago takes up 12.000 km coastline of the country's total 19,900 km.
A different approach to the Greek Islands:
Let yourself loose and enjoy a mini
island sailing tour on a well planed trip. With ±19.900 km of coastline - 3.000 islands and islets - sparkling clear waters - blue sky - small fishing ports - archaeological cities - traditional or cosmopolitan villages - clear blue sky - Greece remains a true sailor's paradise !
Most important in the city center, on foot or by bus:
Archeological museum / Acropolis museum / Acropolis+Parthenon / Byzantine museum / The Lycabetus hill / Athens bus 'sightseeing' / The Plaka down-town with visit of ancient city / Dinner at Plaka / Metro Monastiraki and Flea market / National Garden / The Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) / Ancient stadium / Syntagma square and Parliament / Panepistimiou ave / Omonia square / Athenas street.
Most important in Greece by bus, by ferry, or by car:
The Poseidon temple at cape Sounion and a panoramic sun-set (day-trip) / Delphes and Levadia town (day-trip) / The monastries of Meteora (2days) / Epidaurus theater-Mycenae-Nafplion (1-2days) / From Piraeus port: Day ferry cruise to Saronic Islands, visit of Aegina and Agkistri islands by flying Dolphins (1-2days) / Sailing excursions close to Athens or to the Saronic Islands.