Greece is a country located in South-eastern Europe, at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is boarded by Albania, Turkey, North Macedonia, and Bulgaria and it is surrounded by the Aegean Sea to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, the Cretan Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The county is divided into thirteen regions. The capital city of Greece is Athens one of the oldest capitals in the world.
Greece has around 11 million people. They use euros as the currency but previously they used Drachma. They speak Greek, which is one of the oldest consistently spoken languages in the world. Greece joined the EU in 2001.
Greece has about 2000 islands, but only 220 are inhabited. The country is about 80% mountainous, on both the mainland Balkan region and the islands. Two main mountain chains form among the Balkan mainland, the Pindus in the west and the Rhodopes in the northeast regions.
The tallest mountain in Greece is called Mt. Olympus it is famous for being the home of the ancient Greek gods. Greek gods are a huge part of Greek history. The most famous stories are The Homeric poems: the Iliad and the Odyssey, The works of Hesiod: Theogony and Works and Days, and hundreds of other myths and legends.
The county is famous for many inventions; the watermill, alarm clocks, lighthouses, the crane, central heating, early democracy, atom theory, various fields of mathematics such as geometry, advancements in disease and medicine, theatre, the Olympics, …
Greece is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, it lies on two major tectonic plate zones. This means that although frequent, earthquakes in Greece are relatively mild because they usually have epicentres that are in the sea.
It gets about 250 days of pure sunshine a year in Greece. They’re also the third largest olive oil producer. The best vacation cities to visit are Corfu, which is great for sightseeing (former retreat of princess Sissi of Austria, Mon Repos palace, where Prince Phillip was born are both located there), Delos, Santorini, Rhodes, Ikaria, Hydra, …
Greeks are also famous for their architecture and Acropolis or a monastery that sits on top of a wind-battered mountain or hangs off the side of a cliff The Meteora Pillar Cliff Menderes can prove that.
Necromanteion of Ephyra or the Oracle of the Dead, The Oracle of Delphi the centre Of the Ancient World, where a woman would breathe in some smoke, that was coming from a hole on the ground and she would then speak the words of Apollo.
St. Theodora’s Chapel, where seventeen mysterious oak trees sprout from the roof and walls without any visual evidence of roots. The most beautiful secret lake is called Sami cave which was created by a unique geological phenomenon. Volcanic rocks of Lemnos where petrified lava is frozen in all sorts of bizarre shapes. And Pozar baths hot springs are some of the most famous tourist spots in Greece.