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Languages Spoken Including Popular Words or Phrases:

There are 16 languages spoken in Greece, they are Albanian Arvanitika, AlbanianTosk, Aromanian,Bulgarian, Cappadocian Greek, Greek, Greek Sign Language, Ancient Greek, Pontic, Romani Balkan, Romani Vlax, Romanian Megleno, Romano-Greek, Slavic, Tsakonian, and Turkish. These are some popular words and phrases in greece, επιφ. γεια(hi), bye(bye), ti kanis(how are you), kali nichta(Good Night), and tinyete( What's up? What's happening?).

Type of Government With Definition:

In Greece they have a Parliamentary Government. Since Greece has a Parliamentary Government the prime minister leads the government. Parliamentary means a system of government having the real executive power vested in a cabinet composed of members of the legislature who are individually and collectively responsible to the the legislature.

Type of Currency and Exchange Rate:

Greece is a part of the European Union which all uses the same currency called Euros.Euros are little coins unlike the U.S.A which uses bills. The average exchange rate in Greece is 1.3600 and their highest since 1953 was 1.8700 in July of 1973 and the lowest being 0.7000 in February of 1985.


In Greece coffe is the most famous drink. On Christmas every year people in Greece allways have cookies or Zacharoplasteio(a Greek dessert) out for people to eat. In Greece they usually use lemons,olive oil, and garlic as sauces to flavor their food.


Greeks love playing sports, especially soccer, which is called podosphero. The Greek word for foot is podi and the Greek word for ball is sphera. The sports Greeks play are soccer, basketball, volleyball, swimming, wind surfing, sailing, and tennis.


Most sites in Greece are modern things like the government building(Acropolis) and the delphi. Sites in Greece include Acropolis, the Delphi, Knossos, Sparta, Olympia, Vergina Museum, Mycenae, Corinth, Epidaurus, and Thebes. Tourists from all over the world come to see sites in Greece.

Musuems, Day Trips, etc. :

Some museums in Greece are The National Archaeological Museum of Athens, The Acropolis Museum, The Archaeological Museum of Delphi, The Archaeological Museum of Mycenae, The Archaeological Museum of Ancient Olympia. In Greece there are a lot of things to do; you can visit the Acropolis, Santorini Architecture, Meteora, Little Venice, and Epidauru Theatre.

Yearly Celebrations:

Independence Day is celebrated on March 25th, Easter is celebrated in March, and the Patras Carnival is celebrated on January 17th. More celebrations in Greece include the celebration of Virgin Mary on August 15th, Christmas on December 25th, and The Blessings of the Waters on January 6th.


My resources were culturegrams.com, cia.gov, google.com/images, ultimate-guide-to-greek-food.com, greeka.com, opentravel.com, greekliving.net, and historvius.com