Hellenic Republic

Area: 131,990 sq. km

Population: 11,171,740

Border Countries: Albania 282km, Bulgaria 494km, Turkey 206km, FYROM 246 km

Climate: Greece has a Mediterranean climate with long hot dry summers and mild winters. In the summer the Meltemi, a northerly wind, blows across the Aegean Sea while in the mountainous areas, temperatures are generally cooler with severe winter temperatures and heavy rainfall.

Lowest / Highest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m / Mount Olympus 2,917m

Islands: About 10,000 Large, Small & Very Small

Main Primary Products: Barytes, Bauxite, Chrome, Cotton, Crude Oil, Fruit and Vegetables, Grapes, Iron Ore, Lead, Lignite, Livestock, Marble, Magnetite, Nickel, Olives, Salt, Sugar Beets, Tobacco, Wheat, Zinc.

Major Industries: Agriculture, Aluminum Smelting, Cement, Chemicals, Fertilizers, Food Processing, Steel, Textiles, Tobacco Products.

Main Exports: Aluminum, Cement, Chemicals, Clothing, Fruit and Vegetables, Iron and Steel, Metal Ores, Petroleum Products, Pharmaceuticals, Textiles, Tobacco.

Official Language: Greek

Time Zone: GMT +2

Currency: The official currency is the Euro divided into 100 cents.

Capital: Athens

Government: Parliamentary Democracy. 300 seats (members are elected by direct popular vote to four-year terms)

Chief of State: President of Democracy

Head of Government: Prime Minister

Membership in Important International Organisations: European Union, NATO, CERN, EBRD, EIB, IBRD, IMF, IMO, INTERPOL, OECD, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, WHO, WTO.

Tourist Offices In Greece

Central Tourist Office
Address: Tsoha 7, 11521 Athens. Open: Monday to Friday from 08:00-15:00. Tel: +30 210 8707000. Website: http://www.gnto.gov.gr

Athens Information Center
Address: Amalias 26, Syntagma. Open: Monday to Friday from 09:00-19:00, Saturday, Sunday & holidays 10:00-16:00.

Tel: +30 210 3310392, +30 210 3310716 / Fax: +30 210 3310640

Tourist Info-Point

Address: Karageorgi Servias Str, Syntagma, Athens. Open: Monday to Friday from 09:00-21:00, Saturday 09:00-20:00

Eleftherios Venizelos Airport Information Center

Address: Arrivals hall. Open: Monday to Friday from 09:00-19:00. Tel: +30 210 3530445, +30 210 3530448

ARTA
Address: Kristalli Square, 47100 Arta. Tel: +30 26810 78551

CEPHALONIA
Address: Information Office Provlitas Teloniou, 28100 Argostoli. Tel: +30 26710 22248 / Fax: +30 26710 24466

CHIOS
Tel: +30 22710 44383

CRETE

  • Address 1: Ag. Nikolaos: Marina. Tel: +30 28410 82384 / Fax: +30 28410 82386
  • Address 2: Chania: Kriari 40, Parthenon Megaro. Tel: +30 28210 92943, +30 28210 92624 / Fax: +30 28210 92624
  • Address 3: Heraklion: Papalexandrou 16. Tel: +30 28210 246106 / Fax: +30 28210 226105
  • Address 4: Ierapetra: Tel: +30 28420 90000
  • Address 5: Rethymno: Eleftheriou Venizelou. Tel: +30 28310 29148, +30 28310 56350, +30 28310 88301 / Fax: +30 28310 56350
  • Address 6: Sitia: Tel: +30 28430 24955, +30 28430 24584 / Fax: +30 28430 56350

CORFU
Address: Rizospaston Voulefton & Iakovou Polila, 49100 Corfu. Tel: +30 26610 37638, +30 26610 37640 / Fax: +30 26710 30298

GITHIO
Address: Vas. Georgiou 20, 23200 Githio Lakonias. Tel: +30 27330 24484

IKARIA
Address: Agios Kirikos. Tel: +30 22750 22202 / Fax: +30 22750 22298

IOANNINA
Address: Dodonis 39, 45 221 Ioannina. Tel: +30 26510 41868, +30 26510 48442, +30 26510 41142, +30 26510 48886 / Fax: +30 26510 49139

KALAMATA
Address: Aristomenous 6 & Poliviou, 24 100 Kalamata. Tel: +30 27210 86868 / Fax: +30 27210 86868

KALAVRYTA
Address: Ski Center. Tel: +30 26920 24451, +30 26920 24452, +30 26920 23333 / Fax: +30 26920 24453

KALYMNOS
Tel: +30 22430 59510 / Fax: +30 22430 59520

KAVALA
Address: Omonoias 117, 65403 Kavala. Tel: +30 25210 831388 / Fax: +30 25210 831378

KEA
Tel: +30 22880 22221

KOMOTINI
Address: Ap. SOUZOU 14, 69100 Komotini. Tel: +30 25310 70996 / Fax: +30 25310 70995

KOS
Tel: +30 22420 24460, +30 22420 28724 / Fax: +30 22420 21111. Website: http://www.hippocrates.gr / E-mail: kosinfo@hol.gr

LAMIA
Address: People Square 1, 35 100 Lamia. Tel: +30 22310 66050 / Fax: +30 22310 66059

LARISSA
Address: Ipirou 58, 41 222 Larissa. Tel: +30 24210 618189, +30 24210 670437 / Fax: +30 24210 670453

LESVOS
Address: Aristarhou 6, 81 100 Mytilini. Tel: +30 22510 42511, +30 22510 42513, +30 22510 28199 / Fax: +30 22510 42512

MYKONOS
Tel: +30 22890 22201, +30 22890 23990 / Fax: +30 22890 22229

PAROS
Tel: +30 22840 51220, +30 22840 22860, +30 22840 52158

PATMOS
Tel: +30 22470 31235

PATRAS
Address: Filopimenos 26, 26 221 Patra. Tel: +30 26210 620353 / Fax: +30 26210 620125

RHODES
Address: Makarios & Papagou 5, 85 100 Rhodes. Tel: +30 22410 44335 / Fax: +30 22410 26955

SAMOS

  • Address 1: Samos: 25th March 4. Tel: +30 22730 28582 / Fax: +30 22730 28530
  • Address 2: Kokari: Tel: +30 22730 92333
  • Address 3: Pithagorio: Tel: +30 22730 61238, +30 22730 61389 / Fax: +30 22730 61022

SIFNOS
Address: Apollonia. Tel: +30 22840 31977, +30 22840 31345

SYROS
Address: Dodekanissou 10, 84 100 Syros. Tel: +30 22810 86725, +30 22810 82375 / Fax: +30 22810 85275

THESSALONIKI
Address: Georgikis Sholis 46, 55 134 Kalamaria. Tel: +30 23210 252170 / Fax: +30 23210 471080

TINOS
Tel: +30 22830 23733, 22234 / Fax: +30 22830 23513

VOLOS
Address: Riga Feraiou Square, 38 334 Volos. Tel: +30 24210 23500, +30 24210 36233 / Fax: +30 24210 24750

Greek Tourist Offices Abroad

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
Hellenic Tourism Organization: 51-57 Pitt St, Syndey, NSW 2000, PO BOX R203 Royal Exchange, Australia.

Tel: +612 92411663, +612 92521441 / Fax: +612 92412499. E-mail: hto@tpg.com.au

AUSTRIA
Griechische Zentrale Für Fremdenverkehre: Opernring 8, A-1010 Wien. Tel: +431 5125317, +431 5125318 / Fax: +431 5139189. E-mail: grect@vienna.at

BELGIUM
Office National Hellenique Du Tourisme, 172 Ave.Louise, Louizalaan, B-1050 Bruxelles. Tel: +322 6475770, +322 6475944 / Fax: +322 6475142. E-mail: gnto@skynet.be

CANADA
Greek National Tourism Organization

  1. Toronto, 1500 Don Mills Rd., Suite 102 Toronto, ONM3B3K4. Tel: +1416 9682220 / Fax: +1416 9686533. E-mail: grnto.tor@on.atbn.come
  2. Montreal, 1170 Place Du Frere Andre, 3rd Floor Quebec H3B3C6. Tel: +1514 8711535 / Fax: +1514 8711498

CZECH REPUBLIC
Greek National Tourism Organization: Pod Orechovkou 19, 1620 00 Praha 6, CZ. Tel: +4202 24311683 / Fax: +4202 33343836

DENMARK
Det Graeske Turistbureau: Vester Farimagsgade 6, 2sal DK 1606, Kobenhavn. Tel: +4533 325332, +4533 325368 / Fax: +4533 157376. E-mail: hellasdk@get2net.dk

FINLAND
Kreikan Valtion Matkailutoimistoiso Roobertinkatu 10, A3 FIN, 00120 Helsinki. Tel: +3589 607113, +3589 607552 / Fax: +3589 601313.

E-mail: kreikanvaltion.matkailutsto@gnto.inet.fi

FRANCE
Office National Hellenique Du Tourisme, 3 Ave. De L’ Opera, 75001 Paris. Tel: +331 42606575 / Fax: +331 42601028. E-mail: eot@club-internet.fr

GERMANY
Griechische Zentrale Für Fremdenverkehr Direktion

  1. Büro Frankfurt Am Main: Neue Mainzerstr. 22, PO 60311. Tel: +4969 236561 / Fax: +4969 236576. E-mail: info@gzf-eot.de
  2. Büro Munchen: Pacellistr. 5, PO 80333. Tel: +4989 222035 / Fax: +4989 297058. E-mail: info-muenchen@gzf-eot.de
  3. Büro Hamburg: Neurer Wall 18, PO 20354. Tel: +4940 454498 / Fax: +4940 454404. E-mail: info-hamburg@gzf-eot.de
  4. Büro Berlin: Wittenbergplatz 3a, PO 10789. Tel: +4930 2176262, +4930 2176263 / Fax: +4930 2177965. E-mail: info-berlin@gzf-eot.de

ISRAEL
Hellenic Tourism Organization: 5 Shalom Aleichem St, PO 26260, Tel Aviv 61262. Tel: +9723 5170501, +9723 5170351 / Fax: +9273 5170487. E-mail: hellenic@netvision.net.il

ITALY

  1. Milano: Ente Nazionale Ellenico Per Il Turismo via Lupetta 3, PO BOX 20123. Tel: +3902 860470, +3902 860477 / Fax: +3902 72022589. E-mail: turgrec@tin.it
  2. Roma: Information Office Via L. Bissolati 78-80, PO 00187. Tel: +3906 4744249, +3906 4744301 / Fax: +3906 4883905. E-mail: enet.info@tiscali.it

JAPAN
Greek National Tourism Organization: Fukuda Bldg West, 5F2- 11-3 Akasaka Minato KU, PO 107-0052. Tel: +813 35055917, +813 35055948 / Fax: +813 35890467

NETHERLANDS
Griekse Nationale Organizatie Voor Toerisme: Kerkstaat 61, 1017 GC Amsterdam. Tel: +3120 6248786 / Fax: +3120 6207031. E-mail: gnot@planet.nl

RUSSIA
Greek National Tourism Organization: 7/4 Utuzovsky Pr., Building 6 Ar. 43, Moscow 121248. Tel: +7095 2433838 / Fax: +7995 2439739. E-mail: gntoru@aha.ru

SPAIN
Oficina Nacional Helenica De Turismo: C/Alberto Aguilera 17-1, Madrid 28015. Tel: +3491 5484890, +3491 5484889 / Fax: +3491 5428138.

E-mail: turismodegrecia@infonegocio.com

SWEDEN
Grekiska Statens Turistbyra: Apelbergsgatan 36, PO 3377, 10367 Stockholm. Tel: +468 6796580, +468 6796480 / Fax: +468 6118802. E-mail: gnto-swe@swipnet.se

SWITZERLAND
Griechische Zentrale Für Fremdenverkehr Direktion: Loewenstrasse 25 CH-8001 Zurich. Tel: +411 2210105 / Fax: +411 2120516. E-mail: eot@bluewin.ch

UNITED KINGDOM AND IRELAND

Greek National Tourism Organization: 4 Conduit St, W1S 2DJ London. Tel: 020 7495 9300 / Fax: 020 7287 1369. E-mail: info@gnto.co.uk

USA
Greek National Tourism Organization

Olympic Tower 645 Fifth Avenue, Suite 903, New York, NY 10022. Tel: +1212 4215777 / Fax: +1212 8266940. E-mail: info@greektourism.com & gnto@greektourism.com

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