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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.

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