Greece Ultimate Travel Guide | Best Places to Visit in Greece | Top Attractions

Ancient sun-bleached ruins pierce blue skies as the Aegean laps at the endless coastline. And Greek culture is alive with passionate music, inspired cuisine and …

 

From the Olympics to My Fat Greek Wedding, Greece has always been a cultural centerpiece in the history of man. Summing up its contribution requires a small library, but here is an overview.

Overview of Greece for Travelers

Greece was home to some of the earliest advanced civilizations. From the Minoans of the second BC millennium to Mycenaeans who established the basis of the current language, the country has produced cultural, philosophical, political and sport advancements unrivaled by others.

The modern Greek state obtained independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830. It has carried on what seems like a constant conflict with Turkey and was also involved in both World Wars. In 1981, Greece joined the European Community that eventually evolved into the European Union.

The official name of Greece is the Hellenic Republic. Greece covers an area of roughly 51,000 square miles. Athens is both the capital and largest population center with roughly 3.5 million inhabitants. Thessaloniki is the second largest population area with just over one million people. The terrain of Greece ranges from mountains in the north to flat plains in the south and beautiful islands off the coast. Winters are mild while summers are hot and dry making Greece a huge tourist destination.

The people of Greece are known as Greeks. They total more than 10.96 million. Population growth exists, but it is just above .2 percent annually. Greek is the official language. From a religious perspective, 99 percent of Greeks claim Greek Orthodox as their religion. Literacy rate is 95 percent and all levels of education are absolutely free. Life expectancy is 76 for males and 81 for women.

Greece is a relatively small country, but has accounted for a remarkable number of developments in the trek of mankind through history. Whether you are going to see the culture or loaf on the islands, Greece is a top travel destination for a good reason.

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Mikonos

13.10.2020

14.10.2020

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Milan

15.09.2020

27.09.2020

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Kiev

22.09.2020

26.09.2020

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Larnaca

22.09.2020

24.09.2020

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Rhodes

01.10.2020

07.10.2020

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Vienna

18.09.2020

21.09.2020

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Budapest

20.09.2020

23.09.2020

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Kutaisi

15.09.2020

29.09.2020

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London

09.12.2020

11.12.2020

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Bacau

17.10.2020

24.10.2020

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Chania

02.09.2020

04.09.2020

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Dortmund

12.09.2020

19.09.2020

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Chisinau

06.09.2020

13.09.2020

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Barcelona

11.09.2020

16.09.2020

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Catania

23.10.2020

26.10.2020

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Tel Aviv-Yafo

06.09.2020

13.09.2020

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Eindhoven

11.10.2020

17.10.2020

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Rome

03.09.2020

13.09.2020

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Thessaloniki

13.09.2020

20.09.2020

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Warsaw

06.09.2020

24.09.2020

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Sofia

13.09.2020

20.09.2020

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Berlin

24.09.2020

28.09.2020

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Lviv

14.09.2020

16.09.2020

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Lisbon

18.09.2020

30.09.2020

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Prague

05.09.2020

14.09.2020

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Brussels

08.10.2020

13.10.2020

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Heraklion

30.10.2020

02.11.2020

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Gdansk

21.09.2020

30.09.2020

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Paris

09.09.2020

19.09.2020

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Valencia

28.09.2020

02.10.2020

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Bucharest

19.08.2020

02.09.2020

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Katowice

10.09.2020

15.09.2020

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Memmingen

01.09.2020

29.09.2020

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Odessa

15.09.2020

22.09.2020

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Lyon

05.09.2020

16.09.2020

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Bari

18.11.2020

21.11.2020

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Palermo

07.10.2020

11.10.2020

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Kerkyra

04.09.2020

08.09.2020

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Tirana

13.09.2020

13.09.2020

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Alicante

07.09.2020

25.09.2020

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Santorini

01.02.2021

08.02.2021

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Malaga

25.09.2020

28.09.2020

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Tallinn

03.10.2020

24.10.2020

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Iasi

09.09.2020

16.09.2020

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Cologne

02.09.2020

16.09.2020

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Bristol

11.09.2020

28.09.2020

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Vilnius

01.10.2020

11.10.2020

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Istanbul

01.12.2020

31.01.2021

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Stuttgart

24.08.2020

06.09.2020

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Stockholm

29.08.2020

05.09.2020

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Naples

15.11.2020

18.11.2020

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Palma de Mallorca

01.09.2020

10.09.2020

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Suceava

11.09.2020

18.09.2020

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Madrid

01.09.2020

07.09.2020

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Luxembourg

01.09.2020

03.09.2020

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Frankfurt

21.09.2020

28.09.2020

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Copenhagen

20.09.2020

24.09.2020

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Toulouse

29.08.2020

05.09.2020

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Kharkiv

19.09.2020

26.09.2020

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Seville

07.10.2020

12.10.2020

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Manchester

16.11.2020

23.11.2020

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Tbilisi

02.10.2020

12.10.2020

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Billund

30.10.2020

03.11.2020

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Bratislava

15.09.2020

22.09.2020

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Dublin

15.09.2020

25.09.2020

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Gothenburg

15.08.2020

17.08.2020

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Cluj-Napoca

08.09.2020

15.09.2020

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Riga

08.10.2020

11.10.2020

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Marseille

02.09.2020

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Bordeaux

29.08.2020

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Saint Petersburg

27.09.2020

11.10.2020

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Kaunas

01.10.2020

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Zaporozhye

14.09.2020

24.09.2020

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Wroclaw

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Alexandroupolis

02.09.2020

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Luqa

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Paphos

27.11.2020

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Hanover

09.09.2020

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Helsinki

29.09.2020

07.10.2020

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Bilbao

03.09.2020

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Pisa

27.09.2020

30.09.2020

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Dusseldorf

18.09.2020

11.10.2020

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Moscow

25.09.2020

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Geneva

27.08.2020

07.09.2020

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Yerevan

17.08.2020

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Poznan

19.09.2020

26.09.2020

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Amsterdam

04.10.2020

10.10.2020

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Oslo

29.09.2020

04.10.2020

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Venice

19.02.2021

21.02.2021

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Cork

11.09.2020

17.09.2020

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Hamburg

30.08.2020

06.09.2020

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Kazan

01.09.2020

07.09.2020

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Bologna

12.08.2020

18.08.2020

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Nuremberg

02.09.2020

16.09.2020

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NQZ

17.09.2020

23.09.2020

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Turin

13.09.2020

18.09.2020

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Belgrade

02.10.2020

04.10.2020

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Krakow

28.08.2020

06.09.2020

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Porto

22.08.2020

29.08.2020

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Belfast

11.09.2020

16.09.2020

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Munich

08.09.2020

15.09.2020

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Milos

05.09.2020

06.09.2020

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Kos

24.08.2020

20.09.2020

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Zakinthos

18.08.2020

19.08.2020

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Timisoara

01.12.2020

17.12.2020

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Dnepropetrovsk

06.10.2020

21.10.2020

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Zurich

10.10.2020

20.10.2020

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Nantes

04.09.2020

07.09.2020

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Dresden

03.10.2020

10.10.2020

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Glasgow

15.08.2020

21.08.2020

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Bodrum

01.09.2020

06.09.2020

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Ankara

15.09.2020

22.09.2020

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Ioannina

16.08.2020

23.08.2020

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Lamezia Terme

20.05.2021

23.05.2021

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Antalya

05.10.2020

11.10.2020

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Zagreb

10.09.2020

13.09.2020

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Karlsruhe

14.08.2020

17.08.2020

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Kavala

14.09.2020

16.09.2020

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Izmir

24.09.2020

08.10.2020

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Beirut

26.11.2020

29.11.2020

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Bremen

16.08.2020

23.08.2020

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Paros

13.08.2020

16.08.2020

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Mulhouse

18.08.2020

25.08.2020

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Liverpool

11.08.2020

15.08.2020

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Mytilene

30.08.2020

01.09.2020

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Graz

05.12.2020

09.12.2020

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Montpellier

14.09.2020

20.09.2020

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Leeds

05.09.2020

12.09.2020

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Minsk

12.09.2020

26.09.2020

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Ljubljana

24.10.2020

30.10.2020

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Craiova

09.11.2020

16.11.2020

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Ekaterinburg

12.10.2020

23.10.2020

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Tunis

23.09.2020

30.09.2020

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Birmingham

16.08.2020

21.08.2020

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Cairo

05.07.2021

11.07.2021

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Chelyabinsk

13.10.2020

22.10.2020

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Krasnodar

03.09.2020

07.09.2020

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Voronezh

25.10.2020

14.11.2020

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Ufa

01.10.2020

08.10.2020

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Sochi

08.10.2020

14.10.2020

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Mineralnye Vody

08.10.2020

24.10.2020

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Verona

29.08.2020

05.09.2020

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Samara

20.09.2020

01.10.2020

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Rostov

18.09.2020

09.10.2020

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Omsk

15.09.2020

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Gazipasa

20.08.2020

23.08.2020

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Leipzig-Halle

20.10.2020

31.10.2020

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Genova

12.08.2020

19.08.2020

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Kaliningrad

29.09.2020

13.10.2020

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Orenburg

20.09.2020

01.10.2020

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BAK

01.10.2020

01.01.2021

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Perm

07.10.2020

01.11.2020

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Volgograd

30.09.2020

07.10.2020

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Ercan

24.08.2020

31.08.2020

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Novosibirsk

11.11.2020

19.11.2020

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Vladikavkaz

02.09.2020

18.09.2020

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Irkutsk

02.10.2020

11.10.2020

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Hyeres

01.09.2020

03.09.2020

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Brest

28.12.2020

03.02.2021

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Nizhniy Novgorod

29.09.2020

04.11.2020

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Simferopol

07.10.2020

14.10.2020

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Almaty

06.11.2020

12.11.2020

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Tyumen

12.09.2020

28.09.2020

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Orsk

01.11.2020

14.11.2020

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Saratov

01.09.2020

10.09.2020

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Strasbourg

17.08.2020

24.08.2020

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Dubai

23.09.2020

28.09.2020

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Ulyanovsk

13.09.2020

27.09.2020

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Cardiff

20.08.2020

25.08.2020

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Sharjah

23.09.2020

28.09.2020

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Surgut

01.09.2020

08.09.2020

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Kemerovo

10.12.2020

24.12.2020

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Riyadh

18.12.2020

25.12.2020

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Anapa

31.08.2020

15.09.2020

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Algiers

18.08.2020

31.08.2020

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Nizhnevartovsk

30.09.2020

11.10.2020

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Krasnojarsk

29.08.2020

14.09.2020

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Saarbruecken

18.08.2020

20.08.2020

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Karachi

01.10.2020

05.10.2020

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Bishkek

17.10.2020

28.10.2020

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Sibiu

02.12.2020

02.12.2020

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Naberevnye Chelny

20.08.2020

31.08.2020

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Arkhangelsk

25.08.2020

31.08.2020

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Rotterdam

19.08.2020

22.08.2020

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Toronto

23.09.2020

14.10.2020

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Barnaul

01.09.2020

09.09.2020

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Batumi

06.09.2020

06.09.2020

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New York

07.10.2020

12.10.2020

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Bangalore

09.09.2020

16.09.2020

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Vladivostok

09.10.2020

13.10.2020

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Jeddah

20.09.2020

20.09.2020

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Montreal

24.04.2021

07.05.2021

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Rio de Janeiro

16.11.2020

30.11.2020

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Tashkent

05.11.2020

06.11.2020

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Vancouver

04.09.2020

27.09.2020

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Tomsk

01.09.2020

05.09.2020

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Alexandria

01.09.2020

26.10.2020

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Los Angeles

11.10.2020

22.10.2020

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Kuala Lumpur

01.10.2020

15.10.2020

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São Paulo

28.08.2020

19.09.2020

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Atlanta

01.12.2020

22.12.2020

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Ontario

11.10.2020

22.10.2020

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Miami

20.11.2020

29.11.2020

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Khabarovsk

10.10.2020

17.10.2020

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Johannesburg

19.09.2020

23.09.2020

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Houston

07.10.2020

19.10.2020

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Newburgh

08.09.2020

15.09.2020

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Austin

12.10.2020

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Gerona

11.09.2020

16.09.2020

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Chicago

16.08.2020

30.09.2020

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Bangkok

12.10.2020

22.10.2020

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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

22.03.2021

31.03.2021

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Doncaster

15.09.2020

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Washington

12.10.2020

09.11.2020

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25.10.2020

03.11.2020

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Calgary

07.10.2020

11.11.2020

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San Francisco

15.09.2020

22.09.2020

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Exeter

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25.08.2020

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16.09.2020

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27.09.2020

14.10.2020

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Baltimore

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Brno

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28.08.2020

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26.08.2020

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15.08.2020

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10.03.2021

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22.08.2020

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