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: 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

    1. Address: Ag. Nikolaos: Marina. Tel: +30 28410 82384 / Fax: +30 28410 82386

    2. Address: Chania: Kriari 40, Parthenon Megaro. Tel: +30 28210 92943 / Fax: +30 28210 92624

    3. Address: Heraklion: Papalexandrou 16. Tel: +30 28210 246106 / Fax: +30 28210 226105

    4. Address: Ierapetra: Tel: +30 28420 90000

    5. Address: Rethymno: Eleftheriou Venizelou.

    Tel: +30 28310 29148 /56350 /88301. Fax: +30 28310 56350

    6. Address: Sitia: Tel:+30 28430 24955, +30 28430 24584 / Fax: +30 28430 56350

  • Corfu

    Address: Rizospaston Voulefton & Iakovou Polila, 49100 Corfu

    Tel: +30 26610 37638 / 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, P.O. 45 221

    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.

    E-mail: kosinfo@hol.gr Website: www.hippocrates.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

  • Patra

    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

    1. Address: Samos: 25th March 4. Tel: +30 22730 28582 / Fax: +30 22730 28530

    2. Address: Kokari: Tel: +30 22730 92333

    3. Address: 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

    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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