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Land Area 130,647 km2
Water Area 1,310 km2
Total Area 131,957km2 (#95)
Population 10,773,253 (#84)
Population Density 82.46/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $291.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $26,800
Currency Euro (EUR)
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Climate:
The climate in Greece is typical of the central Mediterranean area; summers are warm and dry with plenty of sunshine, while the winter months remain mild, with some rain.

In summer months, the dry hot days are frequently cooled by seasonal winds called the "Meltemi." These dry winds blowing in from the north (though beneficial) can sweep quickly across Greek waters, and at times cause problems for small boats and even hydrofoils.

Athens and eastern Greece are generally dry throughout the year, with little rainfall. The northern and western mountain regions receive more precipitation, and in winter those mountains are usually snow-covered for a few months.

January and February are the coldest months with low temperatures ranging near 40 degrees. The winters are milder in the southern islands, with infrequent rains. In the upper elevations of the north, freezing temperatures are somewhat common.

July and August are the warmest months in Greece, with average high temperatures right at 88 degrees.

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Seasonal Temperature Averages

ATHENS

HIGH TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 55/12 (Feb) 52/11 (Mar) 60/15 (Apr) 66/19

(May) 76/24 (Jun) 82/27 (Jul) 88/31 (Aug) 88/31

(Sep) 81/26 (Oct) 70/21 (Nov) 62/16 (Dec) 58/14

LOW TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 39/3 (Feb) 40/4 (Mar) 42/5 (Apr) 47/8

(May) 56/13 (Jun) 63/16 (Jul) 70/20 (Aug) 70/20

(Sep) 64/17 (Oct) 54/11 (Nov) 47/8 (Dec) 44/6


RHODES

HIGH TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 59/14 (Feb) 57/13 (Mar) 62/16 (Apr) 67/19

(May) 73/22 (Jun) 79/26 (Jul) 85/29 (Aug) 86/30

(Sep) 81/27 (Oct) 73/22 (Nov) 64/17 (Dec) 62/16

LOW TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 51/10 (Feb) 49/9 (Mar) 52/11 (Apr) 56/13

(May) 64/17 (Jun) 69/20 (Jul) 75/23 (Aug) 76/24

(Sep) 72/22 (Oct) 64/17 (Nov) 56/13 (Dec) 53/11


THESSALONIKI

HIGH TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 49/9 (Feb) 49/9 (Mar) 57/13 (Apr) 66/18

(May) 76/24 (Jun) 82/27 (Jul) 88/31 (Aug) 87/30

(Sep) 80/26 (Oct) 69/20 (Nov) 56/13 (Dec) 51/10

LOW TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 36/2 (Feb) 34/1 (Mar) 40/4 (Apr) 47/8

(May) 57/14 (Jun) 64/17 (Jul) 70/21 (Aug) 70/21

(Sep) 64/17 (Oct) 53/11 (Nov) 43/5 (Dec) 38/3

This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Greece Trivia

What Is a Pentathlon?

Pentathlon is a word of Greek origin formed by combining two words, pente (five) and athlon (competition). The Pentathlon is a competition with five different sporting events. Pentathlon events can be traced to Ancient Greek Olympic Games in Olympia city-state where it included the long jump, javelin throw, discus throw, stadion (a series of short races), and a wrestling match as the main event.

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What is the Biggest City in Greece?

Athens, the capital city of Greece, is also the largest city in the country. It has a population of 3.7 million people.

The Biggest Cities In Greece

What is the Currency of Greece?

The monetary unit for Greece is the euro. The euro banknotes exist in seven denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500.

What is the Currency of Greece?

What are the major rivers in Greece?

Stretching 185 miles between the Pindus Range and the Aegean Sea, the Haliacmon is the longest river wholly in Greece. Other major rivers include Struma River, Vardar River, and Haliacmon River.

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What Language is Spoken in Greece?

Greek, the official language of Greece, is used by the majority of the country's population. English is the most widely spoken foreign language.

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What are the minority ethnic groups in Greece?

Albanians are the largest ethnic minority in Greece. Other minority groups include Roma (Romani), Aromanians, Macedonians, and Arvanites.

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