The species and subspecies of the native plants in Greece are about 6,000, almost as much as 50% of the native plants of Europe!
No part of Greece is more than 137km from the sea.
An old Greek legend says that when God created the world, he sifted all the soil onto the earth through a strainer. After every country had good soil, he tossed the stones left in the strainer over his shoulder and created Greece.
Continuously inhabited for over 7,000 years, Athens is one of the oldest cities in Europe.
Did you know that in Greece, 47 mountains are over 2000m., 105 mountains between 2000 and 1500m., 155 mountains are between 1500m. and 1000m. The number of mountains under 1000m. have yet not been recorded.
About 7% of all the marble produced worldwide comes from Greece.
Athens is one of the few coastal cities worldwide that is surrounded by mountains. These are Mt. Hymettus, Mt. Penteli, Mt. Parnitha and Mt. Aigaleo.
On Anafi Island, lies the rock of Kalamos, the second highest monolithic limestone after Gibraltar; a must-see for climbers who will enjoy a great challenge here.
Greek is one of the oldest spoken languages in Europe since it has been spoken for more than 3.000 years.
Feta, which is made from sheep and goat’s milk, is Greece’s national cheese. It dates back to the Homeric ages, and the average per-capita consumption of feta cheese in Greece is the highest in the world!
Greece has historically engaged in wine making. Take for example Dionysus, the son of Zeus, the god of the grape-harvest, winemaking and wine. His face is seen today on the sommelier’s pin which is a symbol of respect to wine’s contribution throughout history.
Greece' s official name is Hellenic Republic. However Greeks call their country Hellas or Hellada.
Greece is the place where democracy was born. But democracy in ancient Athens was significantly different from modern democracies. It was both more participatory and exclusive, and there were no political parties in Athenian democracy.
Did you know that in Greece you can enjoy mountain skiing with a sea view?
Crete's history as well as the inhabitants' personality were affected by the island's mountainous landscape.
Did you know that most days of the year are sunny in Greece? 250, to be exact.
Τhe concept of democracy developed in Athens around the 6th century BC. The Greek word demokratia (δημοκρατία) meant “the power of the people”.
Greece is a leading producer of sea sponges.
Did you know that Epirus is the most mountainous territory of Greece and the poorest in the EU; however it has a unique natural wealth!
Did you know that Greece is the 4th largest cheese producer worldwide. Greeks eat 28 kg per capita per year. And guess what, mostly feta cheese!
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The natural beauty of Messinia with the indented shores, sandy beaches, forested mountains and fertile valleys, coexists with significant archaeological monuments.
An action-packed destination
A fascinating wine tourism destination
A Traditional Gem on the Slope of Mount Mainalo
Τhe fir-covered gem of Mainalo Mountain
The island of the film “Le Grand Bleu”
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Welcome to the Cyclades
The Chalk Island
A piece of heaven in the Lesser Cyclades
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A Remote Treasure Island
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Island with a Unique Volcanic Terrain
Religious legacy meets beauty of Nature
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