On this page you will find information about the Greek relegion, the language, the climate and the Greek traditions.

Greece

The official name of Greece is Hellas, or Elliniki, or Elliniki Demokratia. The area is about 131,857 km². 98% Of the Greek population are Greek Orthodox

Greece is a republic since 1974. The number of inhabitants are about 11 million people. A quater lives in Athens.  2/3  Lives in urban areas, for instance Thessaloniki, Athens, Volos, Larissa, Piraeus, Patras and Iraklion.

The Greek language, Dimotiki, is spoken by 13 million people worldwide. The Greek alphabet knows 23 characters. The classical variation, Katheravousa is only spoken and written in religious-, science- and administrative sectors.

Greece has 3000 islands: Cretan, Cyclades, Dodecanesos, Ionian, Aegean, Sporades and the Saronic Group of Islands.

Greek Traditions

You want to learn more about the Greek traditions and habits, you will find more information here.

The Greek reglion has an important part within the Greek society, and therefore also in the Greek traditions.

Climate

For all the things you want to know about the weathertype in Greece, click here. You can also find the current overview of the weather, and the weather by area. An advice according to the right period of travelling to Greece can also be found here. It depends on what you want to do: an active vacation or lying on the beach, drive through Greece by car, or an winter sports vacation.

The Greek Church

As mentioned before, the Greek relegion consists mainly of Greek Orthodox. On this website you will find an explanation of the Greek Church, for instance the Iconostasis. A very important event is Easter celebration. More information about this subject can be found here.







The Greek language

Unlike our alphabet, the Greek alphabet exists of 24 characters. It is a difficult language to learn; especially grammar. Try to learn to speak some sentences or words here. For methods you find more information here. An oral course is preferred above correspondence course. For information about the history of the Greek language, click here.