Country: Greece

Population: 10,706,290

Capital: Athens

Time Zone: UTC+2

Currency Name: euro (EUR)

Government Type: Parliamentary republic

Languages: Greek 99% (official), other 1% (includes English and French)

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

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

Major Cities: Athens

Phone Country Code: 30

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website: http://www.gnto.gr/

High Travel Season: June - August

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, d, e, f

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), January 6 (Epiphany), March 25 (Greek Independence Day), Easter, May 1 (Labor Day), August 15 (Assumption of Mary), October 28 (Greek National Day), December 25 (Christmas Day), December 26 (Boxing Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: In ancient Greece, weddings took place in January.