Did you know that Greece is the third largest producer of olive oil in the world? Greeks have cultivated olive trees since antiquity. Some of the olive trees that are still producing olives date back to the thirteenth century.
Crete's history as well as the inhabitants' personality were affected by the island's mountainous landscape.
Did you know that Greece has the biggest EU consumption of olive oil per capita, with around 12 kg per person per year?
About 7% of all the marble produced worldwide comes from Greece.
Did you know that most days of the year are sunny in Greece? 250, to be exact.
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.
The first philosopher is considered to be Thales of Miletus (c. 624 – 425 B.C.). He is credited as giving the first explanation for the origin of the world that was not mythological.
Did you know that in Greece you can enjoy skiing with a sea view?
Greece is a leading producer of sea sponges.
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.
The very first sprint race of the first Olympic Games in 776 B.C. was won by Coroebus of Elis, a cook!
No part of Greece is more than 137km from the sea.
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.
Crete, Greece’s largest island and birthplace of the Minoan Civilisation, is the most southern one, except for the little island of Gavdos!
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 more archaeological museums than any other country in the world; in-fact they are around 196!
Τhe concept of democracy developed in Athens around the 6th century BC. The Greek word demokratia (δημοκρατία) meant “the power of the people”.
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!
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.
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A breathtaking combination of blue and green
A trip to the birthplace of the Olympic Games
A fascinating wine tourism destination
Travel to the heart of the Cyclades
Where cosmopolitan meets traditional
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The Big Blue
The "handmade" island
The island with heavenly beaches
Welcome to the Cyclades
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Anti-conformist & carefree
The Chalk Island
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The head priest of the Cyclades
A Butterfly-Shaped Island
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The wild beauty of the Dodecanese
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A lesser known gem in the Dodecanese
Island with a Unique Volcanic Terrain
Religious legacy meets beauty of Nature
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