QuickFacts
  • Greece is a country in south-eastern Europe, situated on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula.
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  • The Aegean Sea lies to the east and south of mainland Greece, while the Ionian Sea lies to the west.
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  • Both parts of the eastern Mediterranean basin feature a vast number of islands.
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  • Greece is a member of the European Union and has adopted the Euro currency.
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  • Greece has the tenth longest coastline in the world with 16,000 km
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  • Four-fifths of Greece consist of mountains or hills, making the country one of the most mountainous in Europe.
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  • In 2006, 404 beaches and 5 marinas in Greece were awarded the "Blue Flag", which places the country in a top-ranking position among other European countries.
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  • Greece comprises of 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Sea, of which islands 227 are inhabited.
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  • The climate of Greece is temperate, with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers.
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  • Greece's population is circa 11 million. The largest cities are Athens and Thessaloniki.
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  • Buying a property or investing in Greece is straightforward. Property ownership is all freehold.
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