Best time to visit, weather and climate Greece

Best time to visit Greece

The best time to visit Greece is from may until october, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and none till limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in Greece is 27°C in july and the lowest is 14°C in january. The weather and climate of Greece is suitable for a sun vacation.

The average climate figure for Greece is an 8,6. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

Greece has the mediterranean climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Greece or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.



Climate South Greece per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
14°C 15°C 16°C 18°C 21°C 24°C 27°C 27°C 26°C 22°C 19°C 16°C
27
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30
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12
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8
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7
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2
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0
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1
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6
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15
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16
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26
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Climate Southeast Greece per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
15°C 16°C 17°C 19°C 22°C 26°C 28°C 29°C 27°C 23°C 20°C 17°C
148
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75
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51
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25
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18
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5
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1
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1
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15
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57
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81
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103
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Climate Northeast Greece per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
11°C 12°C 14°C 17°C 21°C 25°C 28°C 29°C 26°C 21°C 17°C 13°C
94
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55
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35
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24
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21
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14
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2
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1
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12
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43
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44
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51
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Climate Central Greece per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
12°C 14°C 16°C 19°C 24°C 28°C 31°C 31°C 27°C 22°C 18°C 14°C
46
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38
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28
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18
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19
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16
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4
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20
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37
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25
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44
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Climate Greece

Click on a region of Greece to view the climate:

Climate South Greece

South Greece has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for South Greece is 20° degrees and there is about 149 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 268 days a year with an average humidity of 69% and an UV-index of 5.

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 14°C 15°C 16°C 18°C 21°C 24°C 27°C 27°C 26°C 22°C 19°C 16°C
Night 12°C 12°C 13°C 15°C 19°C 22°C 24°C 25°C 23°C 20°C 17°C 14°C
Precip 27
mm
30
mm
12
mm
8
mm
7
mm
2
mm
0
mm
1
mm
6
mm
15
mm
16
mm
26
mm
Rain
days
11 10 8 6 4 1 1 0 4 8 7 13
Dry
days
20 18 23 24 27 29 30 31 26 23 23 18
Sun hours
per day
6 8 9 11 12 12 12 12 10 7 7 6
Wind force
in Bft
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 6 5 5 4
Climate data from: Crete


Climate South Greece january

On average, it is maximum 14° in january in South Greece and at least around 12° degrees. In january there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in Greece.

Climate South Greece february

On average, it is maximum 15° in february in South Greece and at least around 12° degrees. In february there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in Greece.

Climate South Greece march

On average, it is maximum 16° in march in South Greece and at least around 13° degrees. In march there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 12 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in Greece.

Climate South Greece april

On average, it is maximum 18° in april in South Greece and at least around 15° degrees. In april there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 8 mm and the it will be dry 24 days this month in Greece.

Climate South Greece may

On average, it is maximum 21° in may in South Greece and at least around 19° degrees. In may there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 7 mm and the it will be dry 27 days this month in Greece.

Climate South Greece june

On average, it is maximum 24° in june in South Greece and at least around 22° degrees. In june there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 2 mm and the it will be dry 29 days this month in Greece.

Climate South Greece july

On average, it is maximum 27° in july in South Greece and at least around 24° degrees. In july there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 0 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month in Greece.

Climate South Greece august

On average, it is maximum 27° in august in South Greece and at least around 25° degrees. and the it will be dry 31 days this month in Greece.

Climate South Greece september

On average, it is maximum 26° in september in South Greece and at least around 23° degrees. In september there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 6 mm and the it will be dry 26 days this month in Greece.

Climate South Greece october

On average, it is maximum 22° in october in South Greece and at least around 20° degrees. In october there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 15 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in Greece.

Climate South Greece november

On average, it is maximum 19° in november in South Greece and at least around 17° degrees. In november there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 16 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in Greece.

Climate South Greece december

On average, it is maximum 16° in december in South Greece and at least around 14° degrees. In december there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 26 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in Greece.

Climate Southeast Greece

Southeast Greece has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for Southeast Greece is 21° degrees and there is about 579 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 253 days a year with an average humidity of 66% and an UV-index of 5.

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 15°C 16°C 17°C 19°C 22°C 26°C 28°C 29°C 27°C 23°C 20°C 17°C
Night 13°C 14°C 15°C 17°C 20°C 23°C 26°C 27°C 25°C 22°C 19°C 15°C
Precip 148
mm
75
mm
51
mm
25
mm
18
mm
5
mm
1
mm
1
mm
15
mm
57
mm
81
mm
103
mm
Rain
days
16 14 11 9 7 3 1 1 3 7 8 15
Dry
days
15 14 20 21 24 27 30 30 27 24 22 16
Sun hours
per day
6 6 9 12 12 12 12 12 12 7 7 6
Wind force
in Bft
4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 4 4 5 5 6 7 7 7 6 5 5 4
Climate data from: Rhodes


Climate Southeast Greece january

On average, it is maximum 15° in january in Southeast Greece and at least around 13° degrees. In january there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 148 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in Greece.

Climate Southeast Greece february

On average, it is maximum 16° in february in Southeast Greece and at least around 14° degrees. In february there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 75 mm and the it will be dry 14 days this month in Greece.

Climate Southeast Greece march

On average, it is maximum 17° in march in Southeast Greece and at least around 15° degrees. In march there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 51 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in Greece.

Climate Southeast Greece april

On average, it is maximum 19° in april in Southeast Greece and at least around 17° degrees. In april there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 25 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in Greece.

Climate Southeast Greece may

On average, it is maximum 22° in may in Southeast Greece and at least around 20° degrees. In may there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 18 mm and the it will be dry 24 days this month in Greece.

Climate Southeast Greece june

On average, it is maximum 26° in june in Southeast Greece and at least around 23° degrees. In june there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 5 mm and the it will be dry 27 days this month in Greece.

Climate Southeast Greece july

On average, it is maximum 28° in july in Southeast Greece and at least around 26° degrees. In july there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 1 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month in Greece.

Climate Southeast Greece august

On average, it is maximum 29° in august in Southeast Greece and at least around 27° degrees. In august there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 1 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month in Greece.

Climate Southeast Greece september

On average, it is maximum 27° in september in Southeast Greece and at least around 25° degrees. In september there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 15 mm and the it will be dry 27 days this month in Greece.

Climate Southeast Greece october

On average, it is maximum 23° in october in Southeast Greece and at least around 22° degrees. In october there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 57 mm and the it will be dry 24 days this month in Greece.

Climate Southeast Greece november

On average, it is maximum 20° in november in Southeast Greece and at least around 19° degrees. In november there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 81 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Greece.

Climate Southeast Greece december

On average, it is maximum 17° in december in Southeast Greece and at least around 15° degrees. In december there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 103 mm and the it will be dry 16 days this month in Greece.

Climate Northeast Greece

Northeast Greece has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for Northeast Greece is 20° degrees and there is about 395 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 242 days a year with an average humidity of 69% and an UV-index of 5.

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 11°C 12°C 14°C 17°C 21°C 25°C 28°C 29°C 26°C 21°C 17°C 13°C
Night 8°C 9°C 10°C 13°C 17°C 21°C 23°C 23°C 21°C 17°C 14°C 10°C
Precip 94
mm
55
mm
35
mm
24
mm
21
mm
14
mm
2
mm
1
mm
12
mm
43
mm
44
mm
51
mm
Rain
days
14 13 13 10 9 6 2 1 5 7 8 11
Snow
days
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dry
days
16 14 18 20 22 24 29 30 25 24 22 20
Sun hours
per day
5 6 8 11 12 12 12 12 11 7 7 6
Wind force
in Bft
4 4 4 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 4
UV-index 3 3 4 5 6 6 7 6 6 4 4 3
Climate data from: Lesbos


Climate Northeast Greece january

On average, it is maximum 11° in january in Northeast Greece and at least around 8° degrees. In january there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 94 mm. The it will be dry 16 days this month in Greece and on average, it snows 1 day in january.

Climate Northeast Greece february

On average, it is maximum 12° in february in Northeast Greece and at least around 9° degrees. In february there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 55 mm. The it will be dry 14 days this month in Greece and on average, it snows 1 day in february.

Climate Northeast Greece march

On average, it is maximum 14° in march in Northeast Greece and at least around 10° degrees. In march there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 35 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in Greece.

Climate Northeast Greece april

On average, it is maximum 17° in april in Northeast Greece and at least around 13° degrees. In april there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 24 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in Greece.

Climate Northeast Greece may

On average, it is maximum 21° in may in Northeast Greece and at least around 17° degrees. In may there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 21 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Greece.

Climate Northeast Greece june

On average, it is maximum 25° in june in Northeast Greece and at least around 21° degrees. In june there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 14 mm and the it will be dry 24 days this month in Greece.

Climate Northeast Greece july

On average, it is maximum 28° in july in Northeast Greece and at least around 23° degrees. In july there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 2 mm and the it will be dry 29 days this month in Greece.

Climate Northeast Greece august

On average, it is maximum 29° in august in Northeast Greece and at least around 23° degrees. In august there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 1 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month in Greece.

Climate Northeast Greece september

On average, it is maximum 26° in september in Northeast Greece and at least around 21° degrees. In september there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 12 mm and the it will be dry 25 days this month in Greece.

Climate Northeast Greece october

On average, it is maximum 21° in october in Northeast Greece and at least around 17° degrees. In october there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 43 mm and the it will be dry 24 days this month in Greece.

Climate Northeast Greece november

On average, it is maximum 17° in november in Northeast Greece and at least around 14° degrees. In november there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 44 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Greece.

Climate Northeast Greece december

On average, it is maximum 13° in december in Northeast Greece and at least around 10° degrees. In december there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 51 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in Greece.

Climate Central Greece

Central Greece has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for Central Greece is 21° degrees and there is about 297 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 243 days a year with an average humidity of 64% and an UV-index of 5.

 
Day
Night
Water
Precip
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 12°C 14°C 16°C 19°C 24°C 28°C 31°C 31°C 27°C 22°C 18°C 14°C
Night 8°C 8°C 10°C 12°C 17°C 21°C 24°C 24°C 21°C 17°C 13°C 9°C
Water 17°C 16°C 16°C 18°C 21°C 24°C 28°C 28°C 26°C 25°C 21°C 18°C
Precip 46
mm
38
mm
28
mm
18
mm
19
mm
16
mm
4
mm
3
mm
20
mm
37
mm
25
mm
44
mm
Rain
days
11 11 11 9 9 6 3 1 8 9 9 10
Snow
days
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dry
days
19 17 20 21 22 24 28 30 22 22 21 21
Sun hours
per day
5 7 8 11 12 12 12 12 10 7 6 6
Wind force
in Bft
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 3 4 4 5 6 7 7 7 6 4 4 2
Climate data from: Athens


Climate Central Greece january

On average, it is maximum 12° in january in Central Greece and at least around 8° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° degrees. In january there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 46 mm. The it will be dry 19 days this month in Greece and on average, it snows 1 day in january.

Climate Central Greece february

On average, it is maximum 14° in february in Central Greece and at least around 8° degrees. The sea temperature is around 16° degrees. In february there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 38 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Greece.

Climate Central Greece march

On average, it is maximum 16° in march in Central Greece and at least around 10° degrees. The sea temperature is around 16° degrees. In march there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 28 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in Greece.

Climate Central Greece april

On average, it is maximum 19° in april in Central Greece and at least around 12° degrees. The sea temperature is around 18° degrees. In april there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 18 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in Greece.

Climate Central Greece may

On average, it is maximum 24° in may in Central Greece and at least around 17° degrees. The sea temperature is around 21° degrees. In may there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 19 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Greece.

Climate Central Greece june

On average, it is maximum 28° in june in Central Greece and at least around 21° degrees. The sea temperature is around 24° degrees. In june there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 16 mm and the it will be dry 24 days this month in Greece.

Climate Central Greece july

On average, it is maximum 31° in july in Central Greece and at least around 24° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In july there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 4 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month in Greece.

Climate Central Greece august

On average, it is maximum 31° in august in Central Greece and at least around 24° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In august there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 3 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month in Greece.

Climate Central Greece september

On average, it is maximum 27° in september in Central Greece and at least around 21° degrees. The sea temperature is around 26° degrees. In september there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 20 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Greece.

Climate Central Greece october

On average, it is maximum 22° in october in Central Greece and at least around 17° degrees. The sea temperature is around 25° degrees. In october there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 37 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Greece.

Climate Central Greece november

On average, it is maximum 18° in november in Central Greece and at least around 13° degrees. The sea temperature is around 21° degrees. In november there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 25 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in Greece.

Climate Central Greece december

On average, it is maximum 14° in december in Central Greece and at least around 9° degrees. The sea temperature is around 18° degrees. In december there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 44 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in Greece.

14 day weather forecast Greece

The weather for Athene in Greece will be 34° till 39° degrees in the next 14 days with one day chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Greece is based on the weather in Athens.

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
We
12 Aug
Helder hemel 34°C 23°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 9
Th
13 Aug
Helder hemel 34°C 24°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 9
Fr
14 Aug
Enkele wolken 35°C 24°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 9
Sa
15 Aug
Helder hemel 33°C 23°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 9
Su
16 Aug
Helder hemel 31°C 21°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 9
Mo
17 Aug
Helder hemel 29°C 20°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 8
Tu
18 Aug
Helder hemel 30°C 20°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 8

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
We
19 Aug
Helder hemel 31°C 22°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 8
Th
20 Aug
Helder hemel 33°C 23°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 8
Fr
21 Aug
Helder hemel 35°C 24°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 8
Sa
22 Aug
Helder hemel 38°C 27°C 0 mm 0% 1m/s 3
Su
23 Aug
Helder hemel 40°C 27°C 0 mm 0% 1m/s 3
Mo
24 Aug
Enkele wolken 39°C 24°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 3
Tu
25 Aug
Broken wolken 29°C 19°C 4.6 mm 60% 3m/s 2

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Flight tickets to Greece

Greece has 6 airports which you can fly to:

  • Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport
    Athens
  • Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport
    Thessaloniki
  • Ioannina Airport
    Ioánnina
  • Alexander the Great International Airport
    Kavála
  • Kalamata Airport
    Kalamáta
  • Filippos Airport
    Kozáni

If you want to fly to an island of Greece you can go to:

  • Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport
    Crete
  • Mytilene International Airport
    Lesbos
  • Chania International Airport
    Crete
  • Santorini Airport
    Santorini
  • Samos Airport
    Samos
  • Skiathos Island National Airport
    Skiathos
  • Chios Island National Airport
    Chios
  • Mikonos Airport
    Mykonos
  • Karpathos Airport
    Karpathos
  • Kos Airport
    Kos

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About Greece

Greece is in the continental part Europe and the capital is Athens. The total surface is 131.940 km² with 13.676 km of coastline and the population consists of 10.768.193 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is somewhat smaller United States. If you want to call Greece you have to use +30 or 0030 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +305012457809 or 00305012457809.

Greece is in a straight line at 2.189 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 3 hours5. If you are going to drive here by car, then the route is 3182 km from London to the capital city Athens and you are about 32 hours and 10 minutes on your way without stops and delay..

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Currency Greece

In Greece the Euro is used to pay.

Exchange rate Euro (EUR) 12 august 2020

1 Euro = 1,17 United States dollar
100 Euro = 117,29 United States dollar

1 United States dollar = 0,85 Euro
100 United States dollar = 85,28 Euro

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Time difference Greece

In Greece it is now 02:18 o’clock at night on thursday 13 august 2020. That is 7 hour later than in United States. The time zone of Greece is Europe/Athens and the Greenwich time is UTC+03.

Vaccinations Greece

Person and travel related vaccinations

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