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Elafonisos
ELAFONISOS (Greek : Ελαφόνησος) is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese
Peloponnese
and Kythira
Kythira
. It lies off the coast of Cape Malea and Vatika . The area of the island is 19 square kilometres (7 square miles). Elafonisos
Elafonisos
map. The population is between 300 and 350 during the winter but increases dramatically in the summer months. During July and August the number of tourist visitors reach over 3,000 per day (bringing with them some 1,600 cars). Many people visit the island for its light coloured, sandy beaches. Among the most well known of its beaches are Sarakiniko, Fragos (Simos) and Panagias Nissia, all filled with blue-green waters. Elafonisos
Elafonisos
is by far the largest inhabited island in the Peloponnese archipelago, and the only one that is a separate municipality
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Sapientza
SAPIENTZA or SAPIENZA (Greek : Σαπιέντζα) is a Greek island off the southern coast of the Peloponnese
Peloponnese
, near the city of Methóni . It is administratively part of the municipality of Pylos-Nestor , in Messenia
Messenia
. The 2011 census reported a population of two inhabitants. Sapientza
Sapientza
is the second largest island of the Messenian Oinousses , a small group island which consists of three small islands ( Schiza
Schiza
, Sapientza
Sapientza
and Agia Marina). Its name is of Italian origin and means wisdom. The Calypso Deep , the deepest point of the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
at 5,267 metres (17,280 ft), is located south-west of Sapientza. DESCRIPTIONThe island has seen many shipwrecks because it is located over the main sea route between Italy and the Middle East
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Schiza
SCHIZA (Greek : Σχίζα) is a Greek island off the southwestern coast of the Peloponnese
Peloponnese
. According to 2011 census, the island is uninhabited. Administratively it is part of the municipality of Methoni in Messenia
Messenia
. It is the largest island of the Messenian Oinousses , an island complex that consists of two main islands ( Schiza
Schiza
and Sapientza ) and few rocky islets. Its area is 12.3 Km2 . Schiza
Schiza
along with other Messenian Oinousses have been included in the Natura 2000
Natura 2000
Network, with code GR2550003. REFERENCES * ^ "Messinian Oinousses, Schiza
Schiza
and Sapientza". cvf.gr
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Greek Language
GREEK ( Modern Greek : ελληνικά , elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα ( listen ), ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece
Greece
and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean . It has the longest documented history of any living Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the major part of its history; other systems, such as Linear B and the Cypriot syllabary , were used previously. The alphabet arose from the Phoenician script and was in turn the basis of the Latin
Latin
, Cyrillic
Cyrillic
, Armenian , Coptic , Gothic and many other writing systems
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Telephone Numbers In Greece
This is a LIST OF DIALING CODES IN GREECE. The first digit represents type of service. 1 is used for short codes, 2 for geographical numbers (3 and 4 are reserved for that purpose too), 5 is used for inter-network routing purposes (non-dialable codes) and VPNs, 6 for mobile services, 7 is reserved for universal access numbers (not active), 8 for reduced-fee services (like 800 toll-free, 801 local call, 89 dial-up and data services), 9 is used for premium rate services (901 for general purpose and 909 for adult-only services). All dialable numbers are ten digits, except for short codes (3–5 digits in the 1 range), 807-XXXX (seven digits) used for calling card access codes, and numbers in the 5 range, used for routing purposes and not dialable by end-subscribers
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Postal Codes In Greece
The GREEK POSTAL CODE SYSTEM is administered by ELTA (Ελληνικά Ταχυδρομεία, Hellenic Post ). Each city street or rural region has a unique five-digit number. The first three digits identify the city, municipality or prefecture. In major cities, the final two digits identify streets or portions of streets. Postal codes beginning with the digits between 100 and 180 are used for the city of Athens
Athens
; the beginning sequences 180 to 199 are used for other parts of the prefecture of Attica
Attica
, with the exception of Corfu
Corfu
and Rhodes
Rhodes
. A complicated system relates the numbers used for the second and third digits to the numbers used in the fourth and fifth digits. * In less populated areas, the third digit is always a 0, while the final two digits identify municipalities in the prefecture
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Drakonera
DRAKONERA (Greek: Δρακονέρα) is an island of the Echinades
Echinades
, among the Ionian Islands
Ionian Islands
group of Greece
Greece
. Drakonera
Drakonera
forms part of the northern group of the Echinades, which are called the Drakoneres after the island. The mainland with the Aetolia-Acarnania
Aetolia-Acarnania
regional unit is to the north and east. Several islets surround the area. It is administered by the municipality of Ithaca
Ithaca
. As of 2011 , it had no resident population. REFERENCES * ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (xls 2,7 MB) on 2013-12-25
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Tourist
TOURISM is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours. Tourism may be international, or within the traveller's country. The World Tourism
Tourism
Organization defines tourism more generally, in terms which go "beyond the common perception of tourism as being limited to holiday activity only", as people "traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes". Tourism
Tourism
can be domestic or international, and international tourism has both incoming and outgoing implications on a country's balance of payments . Today, tourism is a major source of income for many countries, and affects the economy of both the source and host countries, in some cases being of vital importance
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Strabo
STRABO (/ˈstreɪboʊ/ ; Greek : Στράβων Strábōn; 64 or 63 BC – c. AD 24) was a Greek geographer , philosopher , and historian who lived in Asia Minor
Asia Minor
during the transitional period of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
. CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 Education * 3 Geographica * 4 Geology * 5 Editions * 6 Notes * 7 References * 8 Sources * 9 External links LIFE Title page from Isaac Casaubon 's 1620 edition of Geographica Strabo
Strabo
was born to an affluent family from Amaseia in Pontus (modern Amasya
Amasya
, Turkey
Turkey
), a city that he said was situated the approximate equivalent of 75 km from the Black Sea
Black Sea

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Pausanias (geographer)
PAUSANIAS (/pɔːˈseɪniəs/ ; Greek : Παυσανίας Pausanías; c. AD 110 – c. 180) was a Greek traveler and geographer of the 2nd century AD, who lived in the time of Roman emperors Hadrian , Antoninus Pius
Antoninus Pius
and Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius
. He is famous for his Description of Greece (Ἑλλάδος περιήγησις Hellados Periegesis), a lengthy work that describes ancient Greece from his first-hand observations. This work provides crucial information for making links between classical literature and modern archaeology . Andrew Stewart assesses him as: A careful, pedestrian writer...interested not only in the grandiose or the exquisite but in unusual sights and obscure ritual. He is occasionally careless or makes unwarranted inferences, and his guides or even his own notes sometimes mislead him, yet his honesty is unquestionable, and his value without par
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Oxeia
OXEIA (Greek : Οξεία) is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea
Ionian Sea
. As of 2011 , it had no resident population. It is the chief island in the southern group (the Ouniades) of the Echinades
Echinades
, part of the Ionian Islands
Ionian Islands
. Oxeia
Oxeia
possesses the highest point in the Echinades, 421 metres (1,381 feet). It is situated near the mouth of the river Acheloos , off the coast of Aetolia-Acarnania . The island is around 5 kilometres (3 miles) in length and its width is approximately 2 km (1 mile). The Battle of Lepanto
Battle of Lepanto
took place near the island in 1571. QATARI OWNERSHIPIn April 2012, it was bought by Qatar Holdings . REFERENCES * ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece
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Agios Spyridon
SAINT SPYRIDON, BISHOP OF TRIMYTHOUS also sometimes written SAINT SPIRIDON (Greek : Ἅγιος Σπυρίδων; c. 270 – 348) is a saint honoured in both the Eastern and Western Christian traditions. CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 Relics * 3 Patron saint
Patron saint
and miracles * 3.1 Patron saint
Patron saint
* 3.2 Corfu
Corfu
* 3.3 Feast day
Feast day
* 3.4 Other * 4 External links LIFESpyridon was born in Askeia , in Cyprus
Cyprus
. He worked as a shepherd and was known for his great piety. He married and had one daughter, Irene. Upon the death of his wife, Spyridon entered a monastery , and their daughter, a convent
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UTC+3
UTC+03:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +03. In areas using this time offset, the time is three hours later than the Coordinated Universal Time
Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC) . Following the ISO 8601 standard, a time with this offset would be written as, for example, 2017-08-10T00:39:25+03:00 (boldface only here to be clear). Some areas in the world use UTC+03:00 all year, other areas only part of the year
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Vehicle Registration Plates Of Greece
GREEK VEHICLE REGISTRATION PLATES are composed of three letters and four digits per plate (e.g. ΑΑΑ-1000) printed in black on a white background. The letters represent the district (prefecture ) that issues the plates while the numbers begin from 1000 to 9999. As from 2004, a blue strip was added on the left showing the country code of Greece
Greece
(GR) in white text and the Flag of Europe
Flag of Europe
. Similar plates with digits beginning from 1 to 999 are issued for motorcycles which exceed 50 cc. With the exception of Athens
Athens
and Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
, all districts are represented by the first 2 letters. The final letter in the sequence changes in Greek alphabetical order after 9,000 issued plates. For example, Patras plates are ΑΧΑ-1000, where Α Χ represents the Achaia prefecture of which Patras is the capital
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Greece
GREECE (Greek : Ελλάδα), officially the HELLENIC REPUBLIC (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία), historically also known as HELLAS, is a country in Southern Europe
Europe
, with a population of approximately 11 million as of 2016. Athens
Athens
is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
. Greece
Greece
is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Situated on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula , it shares land borders with Albania
Albania
to the northwest, the Republic of Macedonia
Republic of Macedonia
and Bulgaria
Bulgaria
to the north, and Turkey
Turkey
to the northeast
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Regional Units Of Greece
The 74 REGIONAL UNITS (Greek : περιφερειακές ενότητες, perifereiakés enóti̱tes, sing. περιφερειακή ενότητα, perifereiakí̱ enóti̱ta) are administrative units of Greece
Greece
. They are subdivisions of the country's 13 regions , further subdivided into municipalities . They were introduced as part of the "Kallikratis" administrative reform on 1 January 2011 and are comparable in size and, in the mainland, coterminous with the pre-"Kallikratis" prefectures of Greece
Greece

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