Hellenic Republic

Ελληνική Δημοκρατία
(Ellinikí Dimokratía)

 

Acropolis   -   Alexis Zorbas   -   Frappé   -   Olympic Games   -   Greek Feta Cheese   -   Philosophy   -   Ouzo   -   Mathematics   -   Souvlaki   -   Santorini                                    

CAPITAL

Athens

37°59′02.3″N 23°43′40.1″E

LANGUAGE

Official and national language:

Greek

POPULATION

April 2018 - 10,834,080

AREA

131,957 km2

CURRENCY

Euro

World Heritage Sites

18

Greece is a country located in Southern Europe at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. Athens in the south is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki in the north. Greece surpasses all expectations, because tradition, creativity, lifestyle and enjoyment are in abundance.

Democracy, Cartography, Philosophy, Geometry and the Olympics are only a few of the Greek inventions. The Hellenistic high culture of 500 BC. from Greece have been traced across Europe. Attractions such as the temple of Knossos in Crete, the Parthenon on the Acropolis, a 5th-century B.C. citadel with the Parthenon temple are worth a visit.

Other places of interest are the sanctuary of Delphi a famous oracle at the Temple of Apollo and the ruins of Olympia were the first Olympic Games took place.

The greatest wealth of the Greeks is the spectacular scenic beauty from the forests of the north to the picturesque islands of the Aegean. Greece has a vast wealth of significant and impressive historical sites. These range from ancient monuments, the ubiquitous remnants of classical antiquity and many recently renovated museums, Byzantine monasteries and medieval castles.

The famous Mediterranean diet is rooted in the Greek eating habits.