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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
10,775,643 (July 2015 est.)
25 Mar (Independence Day)
Euro (EUR) 1 = INR 75.26.
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 2016: New Year's Day, 6 Jan Epiphany, 25 Mar Independence Day, 29 Apr Good Friday, 1 May Labor Day, 2 May Easter Monday, 20 Jun Holy Spirit Monday, 15 Aug Dormition of the Holy Virgin, 28 Oct The Ochi Day, 25 Dec Christmas Day, 26 Dec Synaxis of the Mother of God.