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Language Greek 99% (official), English, French

Italian (official), w/small clusters of German, French, Greek

Currency (2004 Jan.)
[Converter]
Euro (EUR)
1.0 USD ~ 0.79 EUR
Euro (EUR)
1.0 USD ~ 0.79 EUR
Electric 220V, Frequency 50 Hz
[Plug Types: here or here]
250V, Frequency 50 Hz
[Plug Types: here or here]
or see ungrounded & grounded adapter index; phone adapters
Units [Converter] Metric Metric
Time Used
[World Time Zones]
Greenwich (UT) + 2h
Daylight time used (UT+3h)
(7h later than EDT)
Greenwich (UT) + 1h
Daylight time used (UT+2h)
(6h later than EDT)
Current Time Athens (capital) Rome (capital)
Climate Temperate; mild/wet winters; hot/dry summers
Predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north; hot, dry in south
Monthly Averages Athens & Crete (Weather Chan.) Florence, Rome, Pisa, Venice
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