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Greece (Greek:, Hellas) [1] is a country in Southern Europe, on the southernmost tip of the Balkan peninsula, with extensive coastlines and islands in the Aegean, Ionian, and Mediterranean Seas. It shares borders in the north with Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Bulgaria, and Turkey. It has an ancient culture that has had a significant influence on the arts, language, philosophy, politics, and sports of western society, including the genres of comedy and drama, western alphabets, Platonic ideals and the Socratic method, democracies and republics, and the Olympics. Furthermore it’s a geographically appealing place to visit, with a mountainous mainland and idyllic island beaches.

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Greece tourism and travel information including facts, maps, history, culture, transport and weather in Greece. Find popular places to visit in …

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Matt Barrett’s Reliable Information for travelers to Greece is an excellent way to plan your trip to Greece and the Greek islands, with links to travel agents in …

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Travel Guide to Athens and Greece for anyone visiting, information on all the major sights, monuments, attractions and what to see in Athens, including all the …

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Need free travel guides of Greece and the Greek Islands? Download for free one of the many free guides of Greece and the Greek Islands.

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A guide to Greece with articles, photos, facts, videos, and news from National Geographic.

Generalities

Greece is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, ranking in the world’s top 20 countries. According to the Greek Ministry of Tourism, the nation received about 17 million visitors from January to mid August 2007, a large number for a small country of 11 million. Visitors are drawn to the country’s beaches and reliable sunny summer weather, its nightlife, historical sites and natural beauty.

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General information about Greece: capital, currency, official language, climate…All you need to know about Greece.

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The life in Greece guide will help you to settle down in Greece. The guide is written by expatriates in Greece, for people who would like to … GENERALITIES …

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Chapter 1: Greece, generalities. Chapter 2: The Peloponnesus Chapter 3: Elea Chapter 4: Messenia Chapter 5: Laconia Chapter 6: Argolis …

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Steven Shankman, Stephen W. Durrant – 2002 – History

Consider the truism that free will (and rationality) are peculiarly Greek and that Chinese philosophy is passive, quietistic, or fatalistic.6 If such generalities can be …

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I don’t plan to enter the original Greek text: those, now few, who read Greek will very likely have …. 8. VIII.1: Greece, generalities, 332-334, IV: 3 …

Formalities

Many first-time visitors arrive in Greece with specific images in mind and are surprised to discover a country with such regional and architectural diversity. The famous whitewashed homes and charming blue-domed churches only characterize a specific region of the country (the Cyclades Islands). Architecture varies greatly from one region to the next depending on the local history. Visitors will find Neoclassical architecture in the cities of Ermoupolis and Nafplion, Ottoman-influenced buildings in Grevená and Kozáni, whitewashed Cycladic homes on the island of Paros, and pastel-colored baroque homes and churches on Corfu. The nation’s terrain is just as varied as its architectural heritage: idyllic beaches, towering mountain ranges, wine-producing valleys, vast stretches of olive orchards in the south, and lush forests in the north. Greece’s historical sights are just as varied; the country is littered with just as many medieval churches and castles as classical ruins and temples.

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When about to enter, sail or charter your own yacht in Greek waters: … When entering Greece all yachts must clear with port authority, customs and health as …

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What do I need to enter in Greece? Do I need a passport, a visa, a valid ID? Information about formalities in Greece.

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As Greece is a member of the European Union, formalities for EU vessels and nationals should be simple, although this does not always appear to be the case.

www.greeka.com/greece-travel/travel-formalities.htm

Travel formalities for EU Citizens: Travel Formalities For the citizens of the EU, no passports are required. An ID is enough. There are no currency limit, customs …

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Greek Formalities (Formalities). Non-EU boats can stay in the EU 18 months before being subject to import duty. It is unclear how long the boat should remain …

Visas

There are no border controls between countries that have signed and implemented this treaty – the European Union (except Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the United Kingdom), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Likewise, a visa granted for any Schengen member is valid in all other countries that have signed and implemented the treaty. But be careful: not all EU members have signed the Schengen treaty, and not all Schengen members are part of the European Union. This means that there may be spot customs checks but no immigration checks (travelling within Schengen but to/from a non-EU country) or you may have to clear immigration but not customs (travelling within the EU but to/from a non-Schengen country).

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The Greece Visa Application Centre in London 2. The Consular Office of the Greek Embassy in London Please note that the Visa Section of the Greek Consular …

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Greece Visa Services: Secure Online Application; Tourist, Business, Private Visas to Greece. Comprehensive Information on Greece Visa Requirements – Apply …

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As such, U.S. Citizens may enter Greece for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Stiff fines may be imposed for …

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Visa applications are to be submitted at the Greece Visa Application Center’s at London (UK). All applications will be assessed by The …

www.mfa.gr

Countries where no EU member state is currently represented · Greek Missions Issuing Visas on Third Countries · Table of EU member states representing …

Work

Citizens of most non-EU countries are required to hold a visa to work in Greece. However, citizens of Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Mauritius, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Seychelles are permitted to work in Greece without the need to obtain a visa or any further authorisation for the period of their 90 day visa-free stay – see the ‘Get in’ section above for more information.

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Work in Greece. Diamond Resorts International(R). Home · About us · Working for us · Lifestyle · Gallery · Apply online · Finnish Swedish German Dutch French …

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Job listings for all kinds of positions in Greece are listed here. Plus, find many Greek companies offering part-time, long-term, and temporary jobs. And a few tips …

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If you would like to work in Greece, there are a few things you should know. People’s experiences as foreign workers here are varied: some had a great time …

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Greece’s international lenders suggest measures to free up the labour market, including increasing the maximum working week to six days.

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Temporary And Seasonal Work In Greece. See Fast Facts On Living And Working In Greece. Greece offers many jobs in it’s summer tourist industry and work …

Accommodation

Greek cuisine is a blend of indigenous traditions and foreign influences. Neighboring Italy and Turkey have left a major impact on Greek cuisine, and there are shared dishes with both of these nations. The traditional Greek diet is very Mediterranean, espousing vegetables, herbs, and grains native to the Mediterranean biome. Being a highly maritime nation, the Greeks incorporate plenty of seafood into their diet. The country is also a major producer and consumer of lamb; beef, pork, and especially chicken are also popular. Olive oil is a staple in Greek cooking, and lemon and tomatoes are common ingredients. Bread and wine are always served at the dinner table.

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Accommodation in Greece & Greek islands by Greeka.com: Guide to Greece Accommodation with also much travel information about the Cyclades, Ionians, …

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Greece and the Greek Islands by Greeka.com: Complete guide to the islands of Greece with information: Greece hotels, travel, pictures, maps, athens, Cyclades, …

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Accommodation in Halkidiki, Greece. … 1 review. Green Paradise. Studios & Apartments – Self Catering … 2 reviews. Studios Eleni – Apartments Dimitra. Studios …

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Greece Accommodation: Find 419768 traveller reviews and 213 candid photos for 6798 Greece Hotels on TripAdvisor.

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Bed and breakfasts, self catering holiday apartments and villas in Greece and the Greek Islands. Private owner accommodation in Greece.

Study

For those interested in learning modern Greek, there are several schools offering courses in language instruction for foreigners. Most of these are designed for English speakers, but some schools have courses for people with other first languages. Some schools are in Athens, some in Thessaloniki (among them the very good school of Modern Greek language in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) while others have centers in the islands offering a residential program that combines language study with a vacation. Some offer individual tutoring in addition to classes. Some well established programs are The Ikarian Centre [53], The Hellenic Culture Centre [54] (an associate of The Ikarian Centre,) and The Athens Centre

www.studyingreece.gr/

The gateway to higher education in Greece. List of Greek Universities and Colleges, Bachelor & Master programs taught in English. Programs of Study.

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Study abroad school search in Greece brought to you by Parosweb, your most trustworthy guide to accredited fall, spring, winter and summer study abroad …

www.ieo.ucla.edu/TravelStudy/Hist-Greece/overview.htm

Overview. Studying ancient history, philosophy, culture, and the origins of Western Civilization in Greece, this traveling program visits Athens, Delphi, Olympia, …

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Study Abroad Programs in Greece, CCIS Study Abroad: SEMESTER PROGRAMS: Thessaloniki, Greece SUMMER PROGRAMS: Thessaloniki, Greece …

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Gain a deep appreciation of Greece’s contributions to our cultural and political traditions and a love for its unique Mediterranean character. Field Study in Greece …

Health care

Despite a loud call for health care reform from both the voters and the political establishment, the nation’s health care system has received very high marks from the World Health Organization (WHO), a branch of the UN. However, many citizens prefer private health care for longer-term hospital stays. Depending on the age and nature of a particular hospital or clinic, services range from adequate to excellent. Health care is free and universal for all citizens, as well as for all EU nationals upon presentation of an EHIC card (Formerly the E111 form). For non-EU nationals, only emergency care is provided for free.

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Introduction. Greece’s population in 2007 was estimated to be approximately 10 million, of which 7% were expatriates. Net migration rate runs at 2.34 migrants …

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Five austerity packages within the space of two and a half years have reduced the health system in Greece to the level of a developing country.

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The healthcare system in Greece and how to seek the right medical treatment…

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What is the price of austerity? For many workers in Greece, it’s their health. It is being jobless and denied medical care, even if stricken with a …

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Patients who cannot afford to pay for treatment and hospitals without critical supplies are among victims of the financial meltdown.

Bank

The National Bank of Greece (NBG; Greek: ) is a global banking and financial services company with its headquarters in Athens, Greece. From the operations in Greece come 50% of its pretax preprovision profits, complemented by 35% from Turkey and 15% from Southeastern Europe.[2] The group offers financial products and services for corporate and institutional clients along with private and business clients. Services include banking services, brokerage, insurance, asset management, shipping finance, leasing and factoring markets.

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Key figures at a glance. Main refinancing operations (fixed rate), 0.75. Marginal lending facility, 1.50. Deposit facility, 0.00. Effective from 11/7/2012 …

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Welcome to the website of HSBC Bank plc Greece.

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01/04/2013 : Announcement of Agricultural Bank of Greece S.A. under special liquidation for the disposal of its stake at Hellenic Sugar Industry S.A. …

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Open a Greece bank account. For expats moving to Greece Barclays offers easy access international accounts in euros, US dollars or sterling.

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Tax

All Income Tax in Greece is progressive. An individual in Greece is liable for tax on her or his income as an employee and on income as a self-employed person. In the case of an individual who answers the test of a “permanent resident” of Greece, tax will be calculated on her or his income earned in Greece and overseas. An individual whose income is only from a wage is not obligated to file an annual return. The employer deducts tax from the employee and transfers it to the tax authority every month. (Income tax brackets have changed significantly since 2008.) Income tax brackets in Greece for the year 2008 were 0% (up to 12,000 euros), 27% (from 12,001 to 30,000 euros), 37% (from 30,001 to 75,000 euros) and 40% (above 75,000 euros). For tax year 2009 the respective rates were 0%, 25%, 35% and 40%, but since 2010 brackets and rates changed a lot.

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Last partial update, May 2012. All tax on an individual’s income in Greece is progressive. As of 2012, a Greek individual is taxed at a rate of 18% – 45%.

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Greek politicians passed a new tax bill that will enable the troubled nation to continue securing aid from its international lenders.

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Athens passed new tax increases to boost revenue by US$3 billion to keep in line with previous commitments to creditors.

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Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said he hoped to raise 2.3 billion euros (about $3 billion) from a tax increase on middle- to high-income …

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Greece’s parliament approved a tax increase Saturday that should add to the government’s revenue but is likely to anger Greeks opposed to …

Transports

Intercity buses are a very popular option for domestic travel. KTEL is the national government-subsidized network of independent businesses which cooperate together to form a dense route system serving almost the entire country. The system is efficient, reliable, and relatively inexpensive. It serves both long and short distances, including routes from major cities to islands near the mainland, such as Corfu and Cephalonia (in such cases, the ferry crossing is included in the price of the bus ticket).

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Greece Transportation: 401 tips on getting to and getting around Greece from real travelers and locals.

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The Transportation in Athens, Greece Greece, Athens subway and metro map.

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Greece Expat Info Center Guide – Greece General Information provides Expatriates with the Greece Transport, Railways, Highways, Ports, Airports etc.

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Transport & Related Services Greece business directory: all about Transport & Related Services by product, service or company in Greece . Find contact …

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Do you need to take a train, a bus, a plane, or rent a car in Greece? Find out more about transportation means in Greece.

Driver’s licence

a) A Greek citizen who resides in Greece at least 185 days of the year;

b) a non-Greek EU citizen who resides in Greece at least 185 days of the year;

c) a non-EU citizen who has applied for or is in possession of a valid residence permit sticker/card for Greece. A bebaiosi (blue paper with photo) is only acceptable if you are in renewal of a previous permit.

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How EU & non-EU citizens (Americans, Canadians, Australians, S. African) can swap for a Greek driver’s license as of 2013.

www.greeklandscapes.com/travel/driving.html

Drivers License : A European Union drivers license, or a USA drivers license is valid in Greece, and it should be accompanied by …

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Find out how to go about taking the tests to get a Greek driver’s licence…

www.athensguide.com/dorian/greek-drivers-license.htm

An amusing journey through the Greek bureaucracy with Dorian Kokas as he attempts to get his Greek drivers license.

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I have a non-EU (Canadian) drivers license and am leaving for Greece in a couple days, have booked a rental car, but just saw that technically …

Removal

G­reasy, oily stains are often the most difficult to get ou­t of clothing and other mat­erials. Use these tips, tools like wet or dry spotters, and techniques to make stain removal easy and get rid of those stubborn marks once and for all.

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Oil stains don’t have to stay forever. Whether they’re in clothing, on driveways, or elsewhere, here are some effective ways to quickly and easily …

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How to Remove Grease Stains. This quick tip uses common household materials, liquid dish detergent and white vinegar, to instantly and completely remove …

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Home · ECH2O Grease Removal System · Brochure · How it works · Applications · How does it compare? FAQs · Products · The Preceptor · Support · About Us …

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Get the grease out of your laundry! Tips from my readers on how to get these hard to remove grease stains out once and for all!

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Grease stain got you growling? Here are great ways to make greasy goofs disappear.

Communications

Greek is the national official language and is the native tongue of the vast majority of the population, but the English speaking visitor will encounter no significant language problem. English is the most widely studied and understood foreign language in Greece, followed by French, Italian, and German. Basic knowledge of English can be expected from almost all personnel in the tourism industry and public transport services, as well as most Greeks under the age of 40. However, learning a few Greek terms, such as “hello” and “thank you” will be warmly received.

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Telephone There is currently only one main telephone line provider in Greece, O.T.E. To install a new phone line (‘nea sindesi’) apply in person at the nearest …

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Communications information about Greece. … Greece’s Communications | Greece Communications. Advertisement. Select a country, Afghanistan, Albania …

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Greece Communications 2013, CIA World Factbook.

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Communications, computer, etc. (% of service exports, BoP) in Greece was 10.70 as of 2010. Its highest value over the past 34 years was 60.67 in 1991, while its …

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Greece Communications 2012, CIA World Factbook.

Leisure

During your holidays in Greece you will have the opportunity to discover various and enjoyable ways, for your free time. Traditional market areas but also famous fashion labels are offered for shopping, wellness and spa centers for luxury time, traditional restaurants “tavernas” or café by the sea or in the mountain, cinemas and theaters, are able to satisfy all trends and desires either you are in the city or in the island.

Greece is famous for its especially intense and multifaceted nightlife, which is not restricted to the weekends, in difference with the other European countries; the fun lasts until the early hours of the morning.

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During your holidays in Greece you will have the opportunity to discover various and enjoyable ways, for your free time. Traditional market areas but also famous …

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There are a number of international organisations in the main cities and islands that arrange walks, social evenings, get-togethers and charity events. Activities …

www.athens-hotels-guide.com/athens-greece/sports/

The Athens Hotels Guide in Athens Greece offers information on greek sports, leisure, olympic games, beaches in Athens and Attica (Attiki) prefecture Greece.

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Leisure in Greece: going out, cultural events, sport activities, and much more!

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The present study aimed to (a) identify the leisure constraints experienced by students in Thessaloniki in northern Greece; (b) depict students’ profiles in terms of …

Miscellaneous

Starting from the 1990s, the crime rate in Greece has steadily increased. Obviously there has been a few incidents of armed robberies, car theft, and burglaries. This is due to the fact that since the 1990s, there has been an increase of illegal immigrations done by people of other countries, especially from the Balkans and Middle East areas, and it is they who mostly commit these types of crime. Nonetheless, the amount of conventional crimes in Greece has been one of the lowest in the world.

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Language Research. 8. Miscellaneous: What else can be found about languages and minorities? One of the worst examples of Greek discrimination against the …

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GreeceGreek.com. Miscellaneous Greece Articles. Miscellaneous Greece Articles. These are articles relating to Greece/Greek Culture that did not fit into their …

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