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Greece is a country located in Southern Europe on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula possessing an archipelago of about 2,000 islands. Greece has land borders with Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Turkey, the Aegean Sea, the Ionia Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Greece has a strategic location dominating the Aegean Sea and southern approach to the Turkish Straits. The government system is a parliamentary republic. The chief of state is the President and the head of government is the Prime Minister. Greece has a market economy in which the prices of goods and services are determined in a free price system. Greece is a member of the European Union (EU) and the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC).

Greece, officially known as The Hellenic Republic, is the southernmost country on the European mainland. With an area of 131.940 square kilometers, Greece is about the same size as England or New York state. Over 3,000 Greek islands are scattered around the eastern Mediterranean, with roughly 200 of them inhabited.

Greece is one of the world’s most popular destinations with ancient and modern attractions such as museums of the ancient and Byzantine eras and archaeological sites and cities, all of them historical monuments which have inspired modern education and culture around the world.

Greece mainland and the Greek islands are one of the favorite holiday destinations in Europe. In fact, Greece comes in the 15th place in the world rating of tourist destinations, since, according to the National Statistical Service of Greece, it receives more than 15 million tourists every year, after countries such as the USA, China, Spain and Great Britain.

INDIAN MISSIONS IN GREECE

Ambassador of India, Mr. Tsewang Topden
No.3, Kleanthous Street,
10674 Athens, Greece.

Telephone:+00-30-210-7216227, 7215481
Fax: +00-30-210-7211252, 7235458
E-Mail:ambassador@indianembassy.gr
Website:www.indianembassy.grExternal website that opens in a new window

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