Greece is a leading producer of sea sponges.
Did you know that Greece hosts 50% of the brown bear population in western & southern Europe.
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.
Alexander the Great, one of history’s greatest warriors and leaders of all time, was Greek. Alexander the Great conquered land all the way from Greece to Asia. His achievements and conquests gave rise to the later Hellenistic period (323 BC - 31 BC).
No part of Greece is more than 137km from the sea.
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!
Did you know that Greece has the biggest EU consumption of olive oil per capita, with around 12 kg per person per year?
In Greece, people celebrate the “name day” of the saint that bears their name in a similar way to their own birthday.
Olympus (2,917m), the mountain of Gods and Muses is the highest mountain of Greece and the 2nd in the Balkans.
700 plant species of Greece are endemic, meaning that they may be found only in Greece; approximately 20% of those are aromatic or medicinal plants.
Did you know that Greece has around 6,000 islands, islets and rocky islets? 2,000 of them are islands and only 107 of them are inhabited!
The very first sprint race of the first Olympic Games in 776 B.C. was won by Coroebus of Elis, a cook!
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 species and subspecies of the native plants in Greece are about 6,000, almost as much as 50% of the native plants of Europe!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Greece's national drink is ouzo. Ouzo is a dry anise-flavoured aperitif. Cheers, "stin igia mas" in Greek!
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 trip to the birthplace of the Olympic Games
A fascinating wine tourism destination
Τhe fir-covered gem of Mainalo Mountain
A legendary escape in every sense of the word
A Traditional Gem on the Slope of Mount Mainalo
Travel to the heart of the Cyclades
Where cosmopolitan meets traditional
A rising destination in the Cyclades
The Big Blue
The "handmade" island
The island with heavenly beaches
Welcome to the Cyclades
The Exciting Island
An island of beauty and magic
The Noble Island
An island of raw beauty
A balanced and harmonic cycladic island
Anti-conformist & carefree
The Chalk Island
A piece of heaven in the Lesser Cyclades
The head priest of the Cyclades
A Butterfly-Shaped Island
The Sponge Harvesting and Rock Climbing Island
The wild beauty of the Dodecanese
Wild and Beautiful
A Remote Treasure Island
A lesser known gem in the Dodecanese
Island with a Unique Volcanic Terrain
Religious legacy meets beauty of Nature
The island of vivid contrasts
A Fairytale-like Island
The perfect choice for a laid-back holiday