We all have heard about ancient Greece and the mythological beauty of this country. With scrumptious local cuisine, a laid-back Mediterranean vibe, and more than 2,000 islands with beautiful, sandy beaches, it’s no wonder Greece sits at the top of many people’s bucket lists. However, there are some things you should know before visiting. If you’re planning to visit this beautiful country soon, check out our helpful Greece travel hacks to learn everything you need to know and make the most out of your trip!
Basic Information About Greece
Greece is home to 10.7 million people. Around 98% of the total population consists of ethnic Greek. The main minority groups are the Turks, Albanians, Macedonians, Bulgarians, Armenians, and Jews among others.
The official language is Greek.
Greek’s official currency is the Euro.
Greece has a predominately Mediterranean climate is temperate and continental with four different seasons. The winters (November- February) are mild and wet and temperatures almost never fall below 0 while the summers are hot and dry with the average temperature ranging between 32 and 35 °C and up to 40°C on the shore.
Economy & Budget
Greece is a country with an advanced high-income economy. The average monthly income is between 950 and 1,050 Euros per month. Hence, Greece isn’t the most budget-friendly country out there but backpackers can still survive with around $40 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $70 and $100 per day on average.
The capital of Greece is Athens with a total population of around 700,000 residents.
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