FACT FILE — Greece and The Greek Islands — Ελλάδα και τα ελληνικά νησιά :There is the mainland of Greece with its capital Athens and then the islands; some 1,500 of them including Corfu, Paxos, Ithaca, Cepphalonia, Zakinthos, Crete, Kos, Rhodes, Andros, Mykonos, Skiathos, Skopelos and Samos. Because of its location, the weather is warm throughout the year and in Anthens in mid summer, temperatures can rise to 37 degrees C.
Here you have the heritage, The Acropolis and other ruins.
The islands vary a lot; if you want sandy beaches then Skiathos is the place to go. You will not often find many golf courses or tennis courts and private swimming pools are much rarer than in some other popular holiday locations. However, you will get the magical feeling of being part of the community and being made very welcome.Currency: Euro — (€)
Electricity Voltage: 220v European 2 prong round plug.
Telephone country code: + 30
Emergency Telephone number: pan-EU Emergency 112 Can be used in all EU Countries and it can be dialled from a locked mobile or a mobile with no sim card.
Population 2006: 10,668,354
Land Area: 131,940 Km2
GENERAL DRIVING TIPS:
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Vehicles drive on the RIGHT Drink and driving: Blood alcohol limit is 90mg.
It is compulsory to carry a first aid kit, fire extinguisher and warning triangle.
It is illegal to carry a can of petrol in a vehicle.
It is illegal to use a horn at any time in towns apart from warning of danger.
A motor vehicle parked at night on a public road must have the rear red light clearly illuminated.
Few petrol stations will accept credit cards.
Another car flashing its headlights at you generally means 'move over, I'm coming through'.
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