The Hellenic Republic has a total area of
132,550 km2. The terrain is primarily mountainous- agricultural land covers 30%,
whilst urban areas, industrial areas and waterways represent only 8%.
Population has increased approximately 6.5% over
the last decade. 60% of the population is concentrated in urban centres, half of
which live in the greater Athens area. 38% of the population is active.
Unemployment is reported to be around 10%.
There are 13 administrative regions that are
divided into 54 prefectures, each managed by a Prefecture Council, elected for 4
08.00- 14.00 Mon- Fri
09.00-17.00 Mon- Fri
Greek Drachmae- GRD
New Year's Day 1st January
Epiphany 6th January
Beginning of Lent*
Independence Day 25th March
Orthodox Good Friday* & Easter Monday*
The Annunciation; 15th August
'No' Day: 28th October
Boxing Day: December 26th
* Dates fluctuate according to the Orthodox Calendar