Travel Information for Greece
Time zone:GMT +2 (Eastern European time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:Greek
Currency: euros (EUR)

$1 = 0.89, £1 = 1.19

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.grInternational Dialling Code:    30

For help planning your trip to Greece including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Greece trip planning page.

Further information on Greece

Discover more about Greece - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of greece

Total area: 131,940 sq km (1,140 sq km under water)

Coastline: 13,676 km (Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, Mediterranean Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): Albania (282km), Bulgaria (494km), Macedonia (246km), Turkey (206km)

Highest mountain: Mount Olympus (2,917m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Greece from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFlawed democracy 41/167
Economic FreedomMostly Unfree 130/179
Press FreedomNoticeable problems 89/179
ILGA LGBT rightsLimited rights -
Corruption PerceptionsMedium corruption 69/174
Overall Ranking:    65/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Hellenic Republic     Status: Independent Country

Population: 10,775,557 (rank: 80/196)     Density: 81.6 people/sq km (rank: 98/196)

Ethnic groups: population: Greek 93%, other (foreign citizens) 7% (2001 census). note: percents represent citizenship, since Greece does not collect data on ethnicity

Religions: Greek Orthodox 98%, Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7%

GDP (PPP): $267.1 billion       GDP per capita: $23,600 (rank: 46/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.