A sizzling concoction of serene islands, pristine beaches, secluded coves, turquoise waters, quaint villages and majestic mountains; Greece is a true wonder of the Mediterranean. Geographically, while most of the country is surrounded by sea, it shares borders with Albania, Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey in its north. The country is an archipelago of about 1,400 islands which include the Aegean archipelago, the Ionian Islands, and Crete, the largest island in Greece. Politically, it is a parliamentary constitutional republic, with a Prime Minister and a President.
The history of Greece can be traced back to 3000-1200 BC during the Bronze Age, beginning with the Aegean civilization, when the Minoans settled and lived and traded peacefully with other parts of the world. It was declared a free state in 1822, after it got independence from the Ottoman Empire. Greece is also considered to be the birthplace of European civilisation and Western philosophy. It is the country where the birth of major concepts like political science, democracy, Western literature, and the Olympic Games took place. The works and teachings of Greek legends like Plato, Homer, Aristotle, Socrates, Pythagoras and Hippocrates influenced the development of the Western World.
Greek is the official language of the country, with 99% of the population speaking it. English, French, German and Italian are spoken as well, mostly by the younger generations. The majority of the country follows Greek Orthodox (98%), with the minorities include Muslims, Roman Catholics and Roman Catholics. Athens is the Capital and largest city of Greece.
Besides the breath-taking natural beauty, Greece is home to some of the world’s best medieval architecture and is also known for its exotic Greek cuisine, with delicacies like Moussaka, Greek salad, Fasolada and Skordalia.
A sizzling concoction of serene islands, pristine beaches, secluded coves, turquoise waters, quaint villages and majestic mountains; Greece is a true wonder of the Mediterranean. Geographically, wh...