Greece is a country with a rich history and is worldwide known for the Ancient Greek and the Olympic Games which were held for the first time in the city of Olympia. Today, the country is best known (by tourists) for its beautiful islands and beaches in the Ionian Sea and the Aegean Sea. Athens is the capital of Greece, a quarter of the Greek inhabitants live in or around this vibrant city. Greece is a vast country with a large number of airports. The largest airport is Athens Airport, which opened in 2001. The airport is home to the airlines Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air. Detailed information can be obtained at this page.
The seven groups of islands in Greece
– Crete (airports: Heraklion and Chania)
– Ionian Islands (Corfu, Kefalonia, Zante) in the west of Greece
– Argo-Saronic Islands (including Aegina) between Athens and the Peloponnese
– The Cyclades (Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Santorini) southeast of Athens
– The Sporades and Evia (including Skiathos) in the middle of Greece
– Northeastern Aegean Islands (Lesbos, Chios, Samos) in the east of Greece near Turkey
– The Dodecanese (Kos, Rhodes) in the southeast of Greece near Turkey
Practical information about Greece:
Time zone: Eastern European Time +2
National Day: 25 March
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