Welcome to Greece!

By Samantha Landers class 6

Now What are you Saying?

People in Greece speak Greek, but don't expect to be able to read it! Greeks use a different alphabet than us, so you won't see very many A,B,C's. Here are some helpful phrases-

  • Voithia-Help!

  • Pou ine i twaleta?-Where is the toilet?
  • Signomi, ala then milao elinika.-Sorry, I don't speak Greek.

May I Speak to the President?

Greece is a parliamentary republic, so you won't see any Greek monarchs. The prime minister and cabinet are in charge of making policy while the president's role is mainly ceremonial. President Karolos Papoulias is the head of the Executive branch, along with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. Maybe you will see them on your amazing trip.
Greeks use Euros as the common currency. 1 Euro equals $1.35 U.S. currency.

Interesting facts about Greece

Food-Greeks eat many foods, so if you like new cuisine, here's the country for you! Be prepared for many courses. Greeks usually have multiple courses at dinner.

Sports-Greeks love sports, especially soccer, basketball, swimming, windsurfing, skiing, and sailing.

Sites-Some popular sites are the Parthenon, and other ancient temples.

Museums-The Acropolis Museum has lots of objects that were uncovered at the Acropolis of Athens.

Holidays- Greeks celebrate Christmas, New Years, Independence Day (25 Mar.), St. Constantine and Helen Celebration (21 May), Assumption (15 Aug.), and Ochi Day (28 Oct.).