Greece Information

greece-location greece information, infoWorking abroad sounds like an adventure to many people. However, job search in Greece requires more than just the obvious Greek CV writing and translation, it requires thorough preparation. You will experience problems that probably did not even come to your mind when you decided to find Greece jobs.

Do not take too lightly the influence a job in Greece can have on the effect of your adventure! For instance, you will experience the different immigration rules and practices, strange job application procedures, unfamiliar job candidate selection criteria and out of the ordinary management culture.

art_warning Greece InformationMost visits to Greece are trouble-free but you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate international terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners.

Time: GMT + 2 (GMT + 3 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).

Telephone country code: 30

Internet country code: .gr

Annual vacation: Majority of Greeks take annual vacations during school holidays, particularly during the summer months of July and August.

  • Summer holidays – between 1 July and August 31
  • Autumn holidays - between 27 October and 2 November
  • Christmas holidays - between 22 December and 4 January of next year
  • Winter holidays – between 23 February and 1 March
  • Easter holidays – between 6 April and 19 April

Public Holidays:

  • 1 Jan - New Year's Day
  • 6 Jan - Epiphany
  • 10 Mar - Orthodox Shrove Monday
  • 25 Mar - Independence Day
  • 17 Apr - Orthodox Good Friday
  • 20 Apr - Orthodox Easter Monday
  • 1 May - Labor Day
  • 8 Jun - Orthodox Whit Monday
  • 15 Aug - Assumption
  • 28 Oct - Ochi Day
  • 25 Dec - Christmas Day
  • 26 Dec - Boxing Day

Business Hours:

  • Offices - Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Banks – 08:00 – 14:00 Monday–Thursday, and 08:00 – 13:30 Friday
  • Stores - Mondays to Saturdays 08:30 - 13:00 and 16:00 - 19:00

Background: Greece achieved its 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 Greece-speaking populations. Following the defeat of Communist rebels in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. A military dictatorship, which in 1967 suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country, lasted seven years. Democratic elections in 1974 and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy; Greece joined the European Community or EC in 1981 (which became the EU in 1992).

Capital: Athens

Climate: temperate; mild, wet winters; hot, dry summers

Ethnic groups: Greeks 98%, other 2%

Languages: Greek 99% (official), English, French

Other Greece Information

We hope that your Greece job search has been successful and your Greece visa is on the way. So, if your Greece cover letter and Greece CV are ready, you may email them to your prospective employers and start preparing for a Greece job interview.

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