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The Hellenic Republic of Greece
IST (-) 3 1/2 hrs
Greek (official) 99%, other (includes English and French) 1%
131,957 sq kms
10,775,557 (July 2014 est.)
25 Mar (Independence Day)
Euro (EUR) 1 = INR 72.33.
Greece has a warm Mediterranean climate. In summer, dry hot days are often relieved by stiff breezes, especially in the north and coastal areas. Athens can be stiflingly hot, so visitors should allow time to acclimatise. The evenings are cool. Winters are mild in the south but much colder in the north. November to March is the rainy season.
Year 2015: New Years Day, 6 Jan Epiphany, 25 Mar Independence Day, 10 Apr Orthodox Good Friday, 13 Apr Orthodox Easter Monday, 1 May Labour Day, 1 Jun Orthodox Whit Monday, 15 Aug Assumption, 28 Oct Ochi Day, 25 Dec Christmas Day, 26 Dec Boxing Day.