Interesting Facts about Greece
Greece Interesting Facts
Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Europe. Here are some interesting facts about Greece:
- Greece consists of thousands of islands. There are up to 6,000 islands and islets in Greece, of which only about 200 are inhabited.
- Greece has 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- More than 80% of Greece is mountains.
- The capital of Greece is named after the goddess Athena.
- The third largest producer of olives is Greece.
- Athens has more theaters than any other city in the world.
- Greece has more than 4,000 traditional dances.
- One of the sunniest countries in the world is Greece.
- Greece has more archaeological museums than any country in the world.
- Greek is one of the oldest languages still spoken. The Greek language has been spoken for approximately 3,000 years.
- Greece is the number one country in the world in the production of natural sponges.
- Greece doesn't have a single navigable river in the country due to the peculiarities of its geomorphology.
- About 100,000 birds from northern Europe and Asia spend the winter in Greece.
- The first Olympic Games took place in 776 B.C. in Greece.
- Greece is the birthplace of democracy.
- No point in Greece is further than 85 miles or 137 kilometers from the water.
- The national drink of Greece is ouzo.
- Greece shares land borders with Albania, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey.