Climate: The climate of Greece is Mediterranean, enjoying long hot dry summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures in Greece are tempered by the Etesian northerly wind, which blows across the Aegean Sea, and breezes called "meltemia".
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electricity: Electrical current is 220 volts, 50Hz.
European-style two-pin plugs are standard.
Phone Code: +30
Time: GMT +2
Tipping: There is no rule or norm for tipping in Greece. People do not expect you to tip in anywhere else than in coffee houses, taverns, restaurants and maybe room service in the hotels. But still it is not compulsory. You can tip as much as you want.
A Greece holiday is more than likely to have something for everyone. With beautiful, sandy beaches, stunning scenery and compelling history, it's a safe bet that Greece will intrigue those with even the most obscure of tastes. Its sizzlingly warm climate is at its peak in July and August, but is still worth sampling as a holiday from the UK drizzle any time from May through to October.
The resorts of Corfu, Crete, Kos and Rhodes encompass that of the most buzzing, peaceful, lively and tranquil aspects of holidaying in Southern Europe. Each has its fair share of bustling bars, chilled beaches and fascinating historical attractions.
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