Country description

Climate in Greece is soft, Mediterranean: warm humid winter and hot dry summer. The swimming season in Greece begins from the middle of May and ends at the end of October. April and May are the most beautiful months when all trees are in blossom and everything turns green. Average temperature in January is about 9 C, in July - 27 C. 
Currency: Euro. You can exchange money in banks working from Monday to Thursday from 08.00 till 17.00, and on Friday - till 14.00 or in exchange offices which are opened after 17.00
Population: 10,66 million people of which 1,4 million people live in the islands. Almost 90 % are Greeks, the rest part are Albanians, Turks, Romanians, Italians, etc.
State language is Greek. But people also speak English, French and German languages.
In taxi within the city payment is made on the basis of the counter, in case you go to the suburbs, it is recommended to agree the price with the driver since the price can vary for the certain distances from the centre. At nights (22.00 - 07.00) the tariff increases.

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