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GREECE


Greece is a country that offers a wide variety of scenic beauty, one that not many can compete with, from tiny island getaways, to cosmopolitan venues, to ideal family destinations. It offers snow-topped, pine tree covered mountains to town and city dwellings and also sea side locations, offering a full range of recreational activities. If you add all that to the unique spirited lifestyle and the presence of ancient and modern culture, you can be sure that your every wish will be catered, be it for a holiday destination or a permanent home.

GEOGRAPHY


Greece is the crossroads of three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa and three cultures with add their color to make it a one of its kind country. It is located at the southernmost tip of the Balkan Peninsular and its shores are washed by the Aegean, the Mediterranean and the Ionian Seas.

With a surface area of 131.957 km2, it is comprised of mainland Greece and also some 6000 islands of all sizes, from larger ones like Rhodes and Crete to smaller ones like Mykonos and Anafi, not that size is a determining factor when it comes to beauty or quality of life. Since most of the country is mountainous and since it boasts 16.000 km of coastline, rest assured that you will be in the best place Europe has to offer.

HISTORY AND CULTURE


Greece is the birthplace of Western civilization so it stands to reason that wherever you go you will encounter relics of the past.

There are ancient Greek ruins wherever you venture, in every corner and on every island, small or large. Athens, of course, has the Acropolis with the Parthenon and the many surrounding structures and ancient theaters and the most recent addition the Acropolis Museum which leaves the visitor with a lifetime, awesome experience.

GASTRONOMY


The Mediterranean diet is known all over the world for its tasty variety and is quoted by all nutritionists. If you are a one that seeks tasty dishes or if you are after natural, wholesome ingredients to use in your next dish, this is where you will find them.

If your tastes run to sea food or if you are a meat eater, a vegetarian or simply a gastronomic thrill seeker, Greece is the place for you. And you can enjoy the huge variety that Greece has to offer at a small taverna or a 5-star restaurant and also at boutique restaurants that serve gourmet dishes and home cooked meals. Imagine all that and add to it the endless variety of wines from all corners of the country, made to suit and satisfy the most demanding palette.

LIFESTYLE


With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, there is really nowhere you would rather be. You can take an early morning, mid day or late evening dip in the sea, play a round of golf so simply have a sun-downer after work or even take to the mountains for a picnic on the spur of the moment... and those are just a few of the many things you can do to unwind and relax.

Should you want something more organised, you can visit a spa, go hiking, play a sport like tennis, sky diving, rafting, mountain biking, surfing, deep sea diving or rock climbing; whatever you may fancy! There is no end to what Greece has to offer in the line of recreation; anything that can be done in the sea, rivers, mountains (including skiing) and air.

EDUCATION


There is an endless list of schools for expatriates: English as well as American, French, German, Italian and also Arabic, and all levels are covered from kindergarten all the way to IB, GCE and the equivalent in German and French. Also many universities in Europe have branches in Greece and offer undergraduate, graduate and post graduate courses in a variety of subjects.





TRANSPORTATION


Greece boasts an efficient network of road, rail, air and of course sea transport, so much so that no place is inaccessible and no place is too far.

AIR

Eleftherios Venizelos is Greece’s new airport, is situated 33 km from the center of Athens and is accessible by road transport, meaning your car, a taxi or coach, but also by rail and METRO. Of course Eleftherios Venizelos is the biggest international airport, but there are many more all over the country from mainland Greece to almost every island some of which are international and others domestic.

SEA

Reaching every single corner of Greece wouldn’t be possible without an excellent network of ship and ferry lines, which goes hand in hand with ports and harbors on every island, not to mention routes to neighboring countries like Italy, Cyprus and Turkey.

RAIL

The rail network extends for 2500 km and covers all of mainland Greece from the most northern to the most southern tip; ideal for visiting interesting sites while travelling through pristine countryside.

URBAN TRANSPORT

The rail network extends for 2500 km and covers all of mainland Greece from the most northern to the most southern tip; ideal for visiting interesting sites while travelling through pristine countryside.

ROAD

There are 117.000 km of road network in Greece and that includes super-safe highways as well as secondary roads, all of which will ensure easy and fast access to your destination. If, however, you do not have your own car, you can still travel around on the inter-city coaches, which run at regular intervals and reach even the most remote destination.

There are 117.000 km of road network in Greece and that includes super-safe highways as well as secondary roads, all of which will ensure easy and fast access to your destination. If, however, you do not have your own car, you can still travel around on the inter-city coaches, which run at regular intervals and reach even the most remote destination.



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