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Climate: The Greek islands enjoy a warm and sunny Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry with brilliant light and clear skies. Temperatures are in the 80's, tempered only by the northern meltemi winds which can blow fiercely for days at a time in August. Many people visit in the spring - the sun is more temperate and the wild flowers are in bloom. Winters are generally mild but islands can have heavy rain and even occasional snow.
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Coordinates: 39 00 N, 22 00 E
Currency: The Euro. Need exchange rates? Try our currency converter.
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Round two-pin plugs are used. North Americans require a transformer and British an adaptor.
Official Language: Greek is the official language.
Political Status: Parliamentary republic.
Population: 10,665,989 (July 2003 est.) including mainland Greece.
Time: GMT + 2 (GMT + 3 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).