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There are a lot of interesting facts about Greece. We collected some of them for you and your friends. Learn & share!

  • Greece is one of the oldest nations in Europe, with a history going back thousands of years.
  • Greece is officially called the Hellenic Republic.
  • The total population of Greece is 11,304,000.
  • There are about 2000 islands, only a few hundreds of which are inhabited.
    Greece Facts

    Greek’s highest elevation is the legendary home of Zeus and other Olympian gods and goddesses, Mount Olympus at 9,750 feet (2,917 meters).

  • Greece is a very popular tourist attraction with 16.5 million tourists visiting each year.
  • Greece has more archaeological museums than any other country in the world.
  • The weather in Greece is very nice, with 250 days of the year being sunshine.
  • Thousands of birds stop in Greece’s wetlands on their migrations.
  • Greece is the 2nd largest mountainous country in Europe after Switzerland.
  • Athens is the oldest city in Europe, and the birthplace of democracy.
  • The Greeks were the first to establish the Olympic Games, thousands of years ago.
  • One of the most famous Greek Temples is the Parthenon. It was built in 438 B.C. for Athena, who was the Greek goddess of war.
  • There are many Greek Myths, one of which is about the one eyed giant called the Cyclops.
  • Santa Claus is Greek. (St Nicholas was a rich Greek that used to donate his money to the poor.
  • Soccer (called football in Greece) in the national sport.
  • Greece is the 3rd biggest producer and distributor of olives in the world.
  • Greece produces approximately 7% of the worlds marble.
  • It is compulsory for all Greek men to serve between one year and eighteen months in the Greek national forces.
  • A large amount of the Greek population are superstitious.
  • Greek people wave with a closed hand as it is considered rude to show your palm of you hand in public.
  • No one in Greece can choose to not vote. Voting is required by law for every citizen who is 18 or older.

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