1. Do the Greeks make whiskey?

It seems not, they do make some other alcoholic beverages but Whiskey do not seem to be one of them. So Auntie, you will have to get some at the local store and it will all be imported stuff. Take a supply of the special stuff with you is my advice.

Good Stuff

2. Do the Greeks play RUGBY?

It seems they do, never would have thought so. Look here for some information, hopefully we do not tour there in the near future, we might just get our fannies waxed the way we are playing at the moment.

Greek National Rugby Team

3.  Local Laws in Greece

LOCAL LAWS AND CUSTOMS

Greek people are renowned for their hospitality.  The Greek police are used to dealing with large numbers of foreign tourists, especially on the islands and do so in a low-key way.

Indecent behaviour, including mooning, is not tolerated.  The police have made it clear that they will not hesitate to arrest those who do it.  You should be aware that the courts impose heavy fines or prison sentences on people who behave indecently. You should bear in mind that some fancy dress costumes may offend the local Greek authorities and be considered as contravening decency laws.

You should not become involved with drugs of any kind, nor bring drugs – including “class C” drugs – from the UK.  Possession of even small quantities can lead to long terms of imprisonment.  You should also know your alcohol limits as your travel insurance may in some cases not cover you after excessive drinking.

The plant Khat is an illegal narcotic in Greece.  You will be arrested and detained with the possibility of a prison sentence if you are caught trying to take Khat into Greece. Driving any vehicle whilst over the legal drinking limit is heavily penalised and can result in a heavy fine and/or imprisonment.

In common with many countries there is a requirement in Greece to be able to identify yourself.  A passport or document with a photograph on it should be carried at all times.

In order to comply with Greek law, you should ensure that you obtain a receipt for goods purchased.  If you purchase pirate CDs or DVDs in Greece you could be imprisoned.

You should not purchase any offensive weapons whilst on holiday. This includes items such as knuckledusters or knives with a blade length of 10cm or above.

From 1 July 2009, it is illegal to smoke in hospitals, schools, vehicles and all public places. The penalty for violating this law is a fine of up to €500.

4. What is the national animal of Greece?

Believe it or not, it is the Dolphin.

5. Driving in Greece?

I Googled driving in Greece and mmmmmmm, it sounds like it would be quite an adventure. Read this and check the link, looks like it will be safe to travel by Yacht.

26 Simple Rules of Survival on the Greek Roads

Driving in mainland Greece and on the Greek islands is a pleasure for those who know how to drive and especially those who know how to drive defensively. Driving in Athens is different. The most important thing to know is that following the rules is seen as a weakness of character by many Greek men who drive with the patience and consideration of a 13 year old drug addict in need of a fix. There are lots of people on the road who could not pass a road test if they had to, yet they are driving and some of them are driving fast.

If you study my 26 Simple Rules of Survival on the Greek Roads you will know what to watch out for.


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