Greece

Country Greece
Capital Athens
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages Greek

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Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and Communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.

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Greece, Israel Defence Agreement Approved As PM Talks To US Senator Critical Of Turkey - GreekCityTimes.comGreece, Israel Defence Agreement Approved As PM Talks To US Senator Critical Of Turkey  GreekCityTimes.com

Travelling To Greece? Here's What You Need To Know Now - Greek City TimesTravelling To Greece? Here's What You Need To Know Now  Greek City Times

"Enemy" Kemalists And Erdoganists United To Steal The Island Of Agathonísi From Greece - GreekCityTimes.com"Enemy" Kemalists And Erdoganists United To Steal The Island Of Agathonísi From Greece  GreekCityTimes.com

Skopje Begins Pushing Greece To Call Them "Macedonia" - GreekCityTimes.comSkopje Begins Pushing Greece To Call Them "Macedonia"  GreekCityTimes.com

Manufacturing beginning to look up in Greece | Business - www.ekathimerini.comManufacturing beginning to look up in Greece | Business  www.ekathimerini.com

Global report: first tourists arrive in Greece as Brazil passes 60,000 deaths - The GuardianGlobal report: first tourists arrive in Greece as Brazil passes 60,000 deaths  The Guardian

Coronavirus: Greece restarts tourist flights as Europe reopens further - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Greece restarts tourist flights as Europe reopens further  BBC News

Greece reopens regional airports to international flights | News - www.ekathimerini.comGreece reopens regional airports to international flights | News  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece reopens regional airports, says Covid-19 risk calculated | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comGreece reopens regional airports, says Covid-19 risk calculated | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece To Open The Land Border With Turkey As Tensions Remain High - Greek City TimesGreece To Open The Land Border With Turkey As Tensions Remain High  Greek City Times

Who Can Travel to Greece from the US — And How? - Greek ReporterWho Can Travel to Greece from the US — And How?  Greek Reporter

Can Greece Become the Florida of Europe? - Greek ReporterCan Greece Become the Florida of Europe?  Greek Reporter

Rights Denied: Albanians in Greece Face Long-Term Limbo - Balkan InsightRights Denied: Albanians in Greece Face Long-Term Limbo  Balkan Insight

Greece Is Ready To Help Tunisia In Its Relations With The European Union, Says FM - Greek City TimesGreece Is Ready To Help Tunisia In Its Relations With The European Union, Says FM  Greek City Times

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Gifts €15 Million To Hospitals In Greece - Greek City TimesStavros Niarchos Foundation Gifts €15 Million To Hospitals In Greece  Greek City Times

No Flights To Greece From UK & Sweden For Another Two Weeks - Greek City TimesNo Flights To Greece From UK & Sweden For Another Two Weeks  Greek City Times

The unexpected turn of events in Greece reveals the problem with relying on air bridges - Telegraph.co.ukThe unexpected turn of events in Greece reveals the problem with relying on air bridges  Telegraph.co.uk

Greece Will Defend Its National Sovereignty In Every Possible Way, Says Greek President - Greek City TimesGreece Will Defend Its National Sovereignty In Every Possible Way, Says Greek President  Greek City Times

US, Greece hail cooperation in hydrocarbon exploration off Crete | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comUS, Greece hail cooperation in hydrocarbon exploration off Crete | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece eases more coronavirus restrictions | News | ekathimerini.com - www.ekathimerini.comGreece eases more coronavirus restrictions | News | ekathimerini.com  www.ekathimerini.com

What Happened to the Camels in Greece? - Greek ReporterWhat Happened to the Camels in Greece?  Greek Reporter

Greece going backwards on migrant issues, says opposition Syriza party - InfoMigrantsGreece going backwards on migrant issues, says opposition Syriza party  InfoMigrants

Greece Has The Largest Increase In Air Ticket Searches – Greek City Times - Greek City TimesGreece Has The Largest Increase In Air Ticket Searches – Greek City Times  Greek City Times

Data show coronavirus transmission at low level in Greece, Penny Bouloutza | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comData show coronavirus transmission at low level in Greece, Penny Bouloutza | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece resumes international flights - Anadolu AgencyGreece resumes international flights  Anadolu Agency

Greece's new asylum system designed to deport, not protect, warn the Greek Council for Refugees and Oxfam - Greece - ReliefWebGreece's new asylum system designed to deport, not protect, warn the Greek Council for Refugees and Oxfam - Greece  ReliefWeb

Greece Is In The Top Three Mediterranean Destinations – Greek City Times - Greek City TimesGreece Is In The Top Three Mediterranean Destinations – Greek City Times  Greek City Times

Turkish bells exported to Greece marketed as Greek bells in Europe | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahTurkish bells exported to Greece marketed as Greek bells in Europe | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Greece's burden on EU citizens | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahGreece's burden on EU citizens | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

AKP spokesman warns Greece over East Med | News - www.ekathimerini.comAKP spokesman warns Greece over East Med | News  www.ekathimerini.com

Global Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 500000 While Greece Reports No Fatalities Since Thursday - Greek City TimesGlobal Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 500000 While Greece Reports No Fatalities Since Thursday  Greek City Times

Greece Reported 23 New Coronavirus Cases on Wednesday | archive , greece , general news - The National HeraldGreece Reported 23 New Coronavirus Cases on Wednesday | archive , greece , general news  The National Herald

As Greece Opens Up On July 1, Flights From Nine Countries Will Still Be Banned - Greek City TimesAs Greece Opens Up On July 1, Flights From Nine Countries Will Still Be Banned  Greek City Times

EPP head calls for more EU support for Greece, Cyprus vis-a-vis Turkey | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comEPP head calls for more EU support for Greece, Cyprus vis-a-vis Turkey | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece Will Continue To Contribute To The Rebuilding Of Syria - Greek City TimesGreece Will Continue To Contribute To The Rebuilding Of Syria  Greek City Times

Greece to welcome back tourists, EU travel list confirmed: COVID-19 daily bulletin - CGTNGreece to welcome back tourists, EU travel list confirmed: COVID-19 daily bulletin  CGTN

Greece Travel Figures Drop 99% - Greek City TimesGreece Travel Figures Drop 99%  Greek City Times

Interior Minister: Today Greece Is A Strong European Country - Greek City TimesInterior Minister: Today Greece Is A Strong European Country  Greek City Times

Greece: Refugees attacked in the Aegean - Deutsche WelleGreece: Refugees attacked in the Aegean  Deutsche Welle

Firefighters Contain Large Fire in Greece’s Chios - Greek ReporterFirefighters Contain Large Fire in Greece’s Chios  Greek Reporter

Greece Won’t Allow Flights From U.K. and Sweden Until July 15 - BloombergGreece Won’t Allow Flights From U.K. and Sweden Until July 15  Bloomberg

A conversation with two witty comedians in 'The Trip to Greece' - Martha's Vineyard TimesA conversation with two witty comedians in 'The Trip to Greece'  Martha's Vineyard Times

Greece holidays: When can I go to Greece? - ExpressGreece holidays: When can I go to Greece?  Express

What travellers going to Greece have to do from 1 July - The Brussels TimesWhat travellers going to Greece have to do from 1 July  The Brussels Times

American Tourists Banned from Greece Until Further Notice - Greek ReporterAmerican Tourists Banned from Greece Until Further Notice  Greek Reporter

Floating barrier to keep migrants out nears completion in Greece - The Brussels TimesFloating barrier to keep migrants out nears completion in Greece  The Brussels Times

Greece records 23 new COVID-19 cases - Anadolu AgencyGreece records 23 new COVID-19 cases  Anadolu Agency

Important: Greece Can Only be Entered Through the Kulata Border Checkpoint - Novinite.comImportant: Greece Can Only be Entered Through the Kulata Border Checkpoint  Novinite.com

Tsipras: Govt Took Greece Back to 2015 Conditions | greece , politics - The National HeraldTsipras: Govt Took Greece Back to 2015 Conditions | greece , politics  The National Herald

Greece hopes for 'air bridge' with UK from mid-July | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comGreece hopes for 'air bridge' with UK from mid-July | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Foreigners ready to visit Greece | Business | ekathimerini.com - www.ekathimerini.comForeigners ready to visit Greece | Business | ekathimerini.com  www.ekathimerini.com

Leaders of Greece, Turkey discuss COVID-19 in rare call - Al Jazeera EnglishLeaders of Greece, Turkey discuss COVID-19 in rare call  Al Jazeera English

Koumoutsakos to Visit Unaccompanied Minors Relocated from Greece to Switzerland - The National HeraldKoumoutsakos to Visit Unaccompanied Minors Relocated from Greece to Switzerland  The National Herald

Greece Pushing For An "air Bridge" With The UK – Greek City Times - Greek City TimesGreece Pushing For An "air Bridge" With The UK – Greek City Times  Greek City Times

Outrage As Israeli Media Shows Turkish-held Islands Belonging To Greece - Greek City TimesOutrage As Israeli Media Shows Turkish-held Islands Belonging To Greece  Greek City Times

Greece to tourists: 'Enjoy your stay and stay safe' | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comGreece to tourists: 'Enjoy your stay and stay safe' | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

The former London home of the last King of Greece sells for £6 million - TatlerThe former London home of the last King of Greece sells for £6 million  Tatler

The Latest: Greece reopens regional airports to intl flights - WTMJThe Latest: Greece reopens regional airports to intl flights  WTMJ

Greece: Plan to rein in protests triggers protests - The Associated PressGreece: Plan to rein in protests triggers protests  The Associated Press

Child Refugees in Greece Turn to Dangerous Black Markets Amid the Coronavirus - Foreign PolicyChild Refugees in Greece Turn to Dangerous Black Markets Amid the Coronavirus  Foreign Policy

Living Costs In Greece Compared To The Rest Of The EU - Greek City TimesLiving Costs In Greece Compared To The Rest Of The EU  Greek City Times

Ambassador Pyatt's Remarks at Elefsina Shipyard | US Embassy & Consulate in Greece - US Embassy in Greece - USEmbassy.govAmbassador Pyatt's Remarks at Elefsina Shipyard | US Embassy & Consulate in Greece  US Embassy in Greece - USEmbassy.gov

Greece Welcomes All Tourists June 15, But Here’s Why You Face Quarantine - ForbesGreece Welcomes All Tourists June 15, But Here’s Why You Face Quarantine  Forbes

Greece Is Ready To Discuss EEZs With Turkey, If It's Willing - Greek City TimesGreece Is Ready To Discuss EEZs With Turkey, If It's Willing  Greek City Times

2020 Worker's Right Index Report Released: Where Does Greece And Its Neighbours Rank? - Greek City Times2020 Worker's Right Index Report Released: Where Does Greece And Its Neighbours Rank?  Greek City Times

Weber: We Will Do Everything to Help Greece Protect Its Borders - The National HeraldWeber: We Will Do Everything to Help Greece Protect Its Borders  The National Herald

Greece’s local museums offer a cornucopia of treasures - The EconomistGreece’s local museums offer a cornucopia of treasures  The Economist

Novartis AG, Novartis Greece, Alcon Pte Ltd resolve criminal cases for $345 million - HealioNovartis AG, Novartis Greece, Alcon Pte Ltd resolve criminal cases for $345 million  Healio

Greece's borders open but remain shut to passengers from UK and Sweden - Neos KosmosGreece's borders open but remain shut to passengers from UK and Sweden  Neos Kosmos

UK Ship Register Announces Dedicated Greece Support - The Maritime ExecutiveUK Ship Register Announces Dedicated Greece Support  The Maritime Executive

The Lion of Chaeronea – Cheronia, Greece - Atlas ObscuraThe Lion of Chaeronea – Cheronia, Greece  Atlas Obscura

Greece is offering cheaper flights as it reopens to international travelers - Insider - INSIDERGreece is offering cheaper flights as it reopens to international travelers - Insider  INSIDER

TUI cancels Greece holidays and flights for thousands of customers - Mirror OnlineTUI cancels Greece holidays and flights for thousands of customers  Mirror Online

Five dream trips to quieter corners of Greece - The TelegraphFive dream trips to quieter corners of Greece  The Telegraph

'We want to stay': refugees struggle to integrate in Greece after camp life - The Guardian'We want to stay': refugees struggle to integrate in Greece after camp life  The Guardian

COVID19: Flights from UK not until August, Greece raises concern - Financial MirrorCOVID19: Flights from UK not until August, Greece raises concern  Financial Mirror

Fugitive Accused of Helping Illegally Raise Billions Extradited From Greece to China - Caixin GlobalFugitive Accused of Helping Illegally Raise Billions Extradited From Greece to China  Caixin Global

Greek PM: "My Message To You Is Very Simple. Come To Greece" (VIDEO) - Greek City TimesGreek PM: "My Message To You Is Very Simple. Come To Greece" (VIDEO)  Greek City Times

Greece in WWII: What the Nazis left behind - Neos KosmosGreece in WWII: What the Nazis left behind  Neos Kosmos

Greece sells 6-month T-bills, yield drops to 0.13% - ZAWYAGreece sells 6-month T-bills, yield drops to 0.13%  ZAWYA

Blow for holidaymakers as Greece extends UK flight ban to July 15 despite air bridge hopes - Daily MailBlow for holidaymakers as Greece extends UK flight ban to July 15 despite air bridge hopes  Daily Mail

Extra Crunch is now available in Greece, Ireland and Portugal - TechCrunchExtra Crunch is now available in Greece, Ireland and Portugal  TechCrunch

UK to ditch quarantine for arrivals from Greece | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comUK to ditch quarantine for arrivals from Greece | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece's "strategic Partnership With Israel Is Strong" (VIDEO) - Greek City TimesGreece's "strategic Partnership With Israel Is Strong" (VIDEO)  Greek City Times

Latest Travel Protocol for Greece: Algorithm Allows for Smart Covid Testing - Greek ReporterLatest Travel Protocol for Greece: Algorithm Allows for Smart Covid Testing  Greek Reporter

Greece Is Preparing For The Big Step On July 1st - Greek City TimesGreece Is Preparing For The Big Step On July 1st  Greek City Times

Greece woos tourists with pledge of 'maximum' virus safety - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostGreece woos tourists with pledge of 'maximum' virus safety - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Greece Looks Like a Safer Destination Now - BloombergQuintGreece Looks Like a Safer Destination Now  BloombergQuint

Turkey-Greece Energy Dispute Heats Up - VOA NewsTurkey-Greece Energy Dispute Heats Up  VOA News

Bloomberg: "Greece Looks Like A Safer Destination Now" - Greek City TimesBloomberg: "Greece Looks Like A Safer Destination Now"  Greek City Times

Tourists Flying to Greece Must Fill Passenger Locator Form - Greek ReporterTourists Flying to Greece Must Fill Passenger Locator Form  Greek Reporter

Turkey's Claims For Drilling Rights In Mediterranean Sea Lead To Threats From Greece - NPRTurkey's Claims For Drilling Rights In Mediterranean Sea Lead To Threats From Greece  NPR

Chameria Association Accuses Greece Of A Genocide – Greek City Times - Greek City TimesChameria Association Accuses Greece Of A Genocide – Greek City Times  Greek City Times

The forgotten corner of Greece with sandy beaches and soaring mountains – but no tourists - Telegraph.co.ukThe forgotten corner of Greece with sandy beaches and soaring mountains – but no tourists  Telegraph.co.uk

Greece's Road Fatalities Decrease - Greek City TimesGreece's Road Fatalities Decrease  Greek City Times

8 under-the-radar places to visit in Greece if you're trying to avoid tourists - Insider - INSIDER8 under-the-radar places to visit in Greece if you're trying to avoid tourists - Insider  INSIDER

Survey Says Greece One of Top Three Mediterranean Tourist Destinations - Greek ReporterSurvey Says Greece One of Top Three Mediterranean Tourist Destinations  Greek Reporter

UK to Scrap Quarantine For Greece - Greek ReporterUK to Scrap Quarantine For Greece  Greek Reporter

Everything you need to know about visiting Greece this summer - The IndependentEverything you need to know about visiting Greece this summer  The Independent

Airbnb, Short-Term Rentals in Greece Whacked by COVID-19 - The National HeraldAirbnb, Short-Term Rentals in Greece Whacked by COVID-19  The National Herald