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Removals to Greece | Shipping to Greece Mainland

If you are looking for removals to Greece then Dolphin Movers have the experience and expertise to help you with your move. We are an established removals company that regularly undertakes shipping to Greece mainland destinations including the cities of Athens, Kavala and Thessaloniki, so whether you are moving to Greece mainland for the climate and lifestyle, or whether you need to arrange a business relocation, Dolphin can help.

Shipping to Greece mainland towns and cities from the UK is a fairly straightforward operation compared to some other countries in that Greece is part of the EU, making movement of goods and people much easier. But removals to Greece still involves a long road trip through Europe crossing multiple national borders, so choosing a professional removals company with knowledge of the transport network – and who can organise storage in the UK and at your destination – will all help to take the stress out of your move.

Removals to Greece – Click here for more information about our removals to Greece service.

About Mainland Greece

Geography and Demographics
Greece has borders with Albania, the Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey. The capital city is Athens and other major cities include Thessaloniki, Patras, Heraklion, Larissa, Volos, Rhodes, Ioannina, Chania and Chalcis. The population of Greece is just under 11 million. Mainland Greece has international airports in Alexandroupoli, Athens / Spata, Kalamata, Kavala / Chrysoupoli and Thessaloniki / Mikra. Flights from London to Athens take around four hours. There are ports at Alexandroupoli, Eleusis, Kavala, Igoumenitsa, Lavrio, Patras, Piraeus, Thessaloniki and Volos.

Economy
Greece's major industries are tourism and agriculture. Main exports are food and beverages, manufactured products, petroleum goods, chemicals and clothing.

History
Evidence of settlements in Greece date back as far as the Palaeolithic era (11,000 - 3000 BC). After that time Greece was home to a number of civilisations including the Minoans, Mycenaeans and the Cycladics. The art and culture of Classical Greece, from around the 5th and 4th centuries BC, had a compelling influence on the Roman empire as well as modern day Western Civilisation. A great deal of modern Western politics, artistic inspiration, such as architecture, scientific theories, literature, and philosophy originates from this period in Greek history.

Alexander the Great conquered Greece in 334 BC and then the Romans invaded in 168 BC. Greece became subject to Ottoman rule in 1453 until 1829 when the first independent Greek state was founded. During the Second World War Greece was occupied by the Germans and Italians. The Dodecanese islands became part of the Greek state after the Second World War. Three decades of political unrest ensued, including a military rule from 1967 till 1974. Since 1975, the government of Greece is a Parliamentary Republic.

Landmarks and Attractions
Attractions in mainland Greece include the Acropolis (Akropolis) in Athens, Meteora, Epidaurus Theatre, the Delphi Ruins, Melissani Cave, Lake Plastira, Benaki Museum and Mount Athos.

Remnants of ancient history can be found in every part of Greece including findings from the Prehistoric and Archaic Periods, exceptional works of Classical, Hellenistic, Medieval and Byzantine monuments, handiwork from folk art cultures, vestiges from the passing eras of other civilizations and different religions, along with modern day creations, constructions and contemporary works of art.

Residents and visitors alike can experience a wide range of leisure and recreational activities that are unrivalled in the Mediterranean. Mixing an up-to-the-minute infrastructure with the austere splendour of the ancient world, Greece is one of the foremost destinations in the world with offerings for all ages.

As well as traditional Greek dishes such as souvlaki, moussaka and Greek salad, food here comprises a wide range of other dishes, perhaps reflecting Greece's eclectic past as well as its current position at the crossroads between many different cultures. The secrets of success of Greek cooking are high quality, local ingredients, use of herbs and spices, the famous Greek olive oil and keeping it uncomplicated.

Expats in Greece
Greece is a popular destination for UK expats, especially the cities of Athens and Thessaloniki, although many foreigners choose to buy property by the sea. Expats in Greece can expect a fairly high standard of living especially if they have UK pensions or other income.

Greece remains an attractive investment location in spite of the economic crisis. It offers business people a diverse range of investment opportunities that benefit from the country's strategic geographic location and exceptional competitive advantages. Greece is a natural gateway to millions of consumers in Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean.

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