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Greece

Greece
  • Capital

    Capital

    Athens

  • Local time

    Local time

    14:12

  • Population

    Population

    10.77 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +30

  • Currency

    Currency

    € EUR (euro)

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Greece

Greece
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Athens

  • Local time

    Local time

    14:12

  • Population

    Population

    10.77 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +30

  • Currency

    Currency

    € EUR (euro)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 1 631

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.98 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    652mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    131 940 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    35%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    32%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    63%

  • Railways

    Railways

    2240km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    13.15 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Greek - 98 %
    other - 2 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Greek Orthodox - 98 %
    Islam - 1 %
    Islam - 1 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    97.1%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Greek - 99 %
    other - 1 %

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    146 950

  • Murders

    Murders

    1 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    9.3 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    52.6%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    5.2%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    5 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    tourism, food and tobacco, textiles, chemicals, metal products, mining, petroleum

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    wheat, corn, barley, sugar beets, olives, tomatoes, wine, tobacco, potatoes

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    lignite, petroleum, iron ore, bauxite, lead, zinc, nickel, magnesite, marble

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    62%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    lignite, petroleum, iron ore, bauxite, lead, zinc, nickel, magnesite, marble

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    16%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    67 319kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    67 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    59

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What not to do when visiting Greece

1/15
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Business & Communication

Don't do the stop gesture holding your palm out with spread fingers in Greece - it's referred to "moutza" and is highly insulting.

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2/15
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Street & Behavioral

Don't refuse invitation for a Greek coffee.

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Don’ t be surprised by a great deal of discussion during the meals - it’s a time for socialising.

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Did you know

Did you know?

The Greeks are very superstitious: if you receive a compliment, they believe the ‘evil eye’ looks at you. To fend off the eye, they spit three times (supposedly at the complimenter). Thank you!.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't be surprised if stranger spits on you or make a dry spitting sound - it's a routine part of Greek culture ward off evil and for good luck.

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Don’t forget to make a firm handshake, smile and direct eye contact when greeting with someone. Good friends may also kiss each other on each cheek.

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Don’t arrive early or exactly on time when invited to Greek home - arriving 30 minutes late is considered punctual.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t leave your drink unattended in a bar or club.

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Business & Communication

Don’t be an easy target for pickpockets and petty crimes in touristic places - always watch your valuables and never leave anything unattended.

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Did you know

Did you know?

The Greek national anthem has 158 verses.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to handshake when greeting (men). Women usually greet with light kisses on both cheeks (”air kisses” where you just touch cheeks and kiss the air), a handshake is common on first meeting. Eye contact is important.

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10/15
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Don't expect Santorini to be a party island - you find some clubs, but the island is not famed for its partying scene like islands of Ios or Mykonos.

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11/15
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Business & Communication

Don't expect everything to go smoothly - you're on Greek island and time is irrelevant. If something breaks, it will get fixed - if not tomorrow, maybe the next day. Don't sweat it.

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12/15
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Business & Communication

Don't smack or slurp - it's not appreciated.

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13/15
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Business & Communication

Don't avoid eye contact business and personal conversations. It's a sign of courtesy.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't enter buses, trains or similar before everyone who wants to get out has done so.

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Don't forget to wear reflectors when riding a bike or walking at dark.

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