Greece Passport Ranking
The Greek passport currently ranks on the 7th place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. It provides visa-free access to 184 countries. This makes it one of the most desirable passports in the world with a very high mobility score. Greek passport holders have visa-free and visas on arrival access to countries such as Brazil, Japan, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United States and the entire European Union allowing almost instant travel worldwide. Greek passport holders do however require a visa to enter about 42 destinations in the world.
The Hellenic Republic consists of thirteen provinces and is located in the European Union with neighboring Albania, Northern Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey. The most important provinces are Attica, Crete and Southern Aegean. Greece has a surface area of 131,957 square kilometers and is therefore the 15th largest country in Europe. Its climate is temperate with mild wet winters and hot dry summers. The terrain is mostly mountainous. It has a long coastline with several beaches, beautiful peninsulas and world renown islands such as Santorini and Mykonos.
The overall population is over 10.7 million people. The capital of the country is Athens, which is also the most populous city with 3.1 million people, followed by Thessaloniki and Patras. The largest airports are Athens International Airport (ATH) with 25 million annual passengers and Heraklion International Airport (HER) with 7.9 million yearly passengers. Athens International Airport has excellent flight frequency to Europe and great connections worldwide.
Greek culture has evolved over thousands of years, with the Greek Orthodox Church as the main religion. The official language of the country is Greek. The legal system is the civil law based on the Roman law. The government type is a parliamentary republic. The chief of state is the elect Ekaterini Sakellaropoupou and the current head of government and Prime Minister is Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
The official currency of the country is the Euro (EUR) with the current exchange rate being EUR 0.84 to the USD. The nation has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $310 billion, making it the 21st largest economy in Europe. Its citizens have a per capita income of $29,045. The GDP is mostly made up of 2 key sectors, which are services and agriculture. Its main goods of export are textiles, chemicals, olives, wine, wheat, corn and barley. A major economic contributor is also the tourism industry.
Greece is filled with a variety of urban, natural, historic and ancient tourism destinations. It is known for its ancient Greek historic sites and beautiful resorts. Also, it is an attractive country to visit due to its rich culture and fantastic food. Some of the major destinations include the Acropolis, Santorini, Mykonos, Delphi, Corfu and Rhodes. The country also has 20 UNESCO world heritage sites. This makes it an extremely popular European tourist destination. The nation has a total of approximately 33 million tourists visiting every year with the majority originating from Europe and the United States.