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Top 10 Interesting Things about Greece?

  • Greeks don’t call their country Greece. It is Ellada. The official name of Greece is the Hellenic Republic.

  • The Athens Archaeological Museum and the many other museums in Athens are filled with treasures. Family favorite.100_1322

  • The whole population of the country of Greece in 2015 was 12 million. That’s less than the city of Los Angeles in California

  • The largest population distribution lives in the capital, Athens (Athina). Other major cities include Thessaloniki, Patras and Heraklion.

  • Greek is the official language spoken in Greece, however most everyone speaks a second and third language.

  • Greece is a member of the European Union and uses the Euro as its currency.

  • Ferries to Greek Island from AthensGreece is  home to over a dozen World Heritage Sites.

  • Greece features 6,000  islands, but only 227 are inhabited. Some of these like Santorini and Mykonos are world class vacation destinations.

  • Greece is one of the most mountainous countries in Europe with Mount Olympus (home of the ancient Gods) reaching 2917 meters.

  • Ancient Greece laid the foundation for democracy, theatre, medicine, cooking, and philosophy

  • The Olympic Games originated in Ancient Greece.Peg&Butch-Athens-from-Ikaria 085

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