Greece

Language Greek
Capital Athens
Government Republic
Area 131.957 km²
Population 11.260.000
Currency Euro
Independence 03.02.1830
Calling Code +30

Greece is a country in the East of southern Europe, on the Balkan peninsula. It has extensive coastlines and Islands in the Aegean Sea, the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean. Greece is known for its ancient culture, which had a significant impact on the art, language, philosophy, politics and sport of Western society. In addition, Greece is a geographically attractive location with a mountainous Mainland and idyllic island beaches where the Sun usually shines bright.

Athens

Athens, the capital of Greece, was named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom. This ancient Greek culture Centre is full of beautiful archaeological treasures and classical mythology. Of the Acropolis Hill with its crown jewel, the 2500 year old Parthenon, until the Kerameikos, the oldest cemetery of the city. But after all this ancient wonder to know Athens as a popular, elegant and lively metropolis.

Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece and is known as Salonica. This special city has many Byzantine churches, Roman ruins and interesting museums. Thessaloniki can take it everywhere with Athens: the shops are great, the atmosphere is just as lively and cultural heritage is everywhere, since Thessaloniki was the second largest city of the Byzantine Empire. The White Tower from the 15th century. Century is the most famous landmark of the city - although it is not white.

The Peloponnese

Many of the most famous ancient sites in Greece are in the Peloponnese. From the classical temples at Corinth, Nemea and Olympia theatres of Argos and Epidaurus (the still be used). One of the most beautiful cities of the country offer the abundance of its coasts: Nafplion with its graceful Venetian Villas, lush Bougainvilleas and the vibrant bustle waterfront. The Peloponnese is of rugged beauty. Spring wild flowers form a colourful carpet, and occasionally find small villages in the countryside.

Northern Greece

Great mountains, dense forests, glittering Lakes and archaeological sites: the North of Greece is overwhelming. It differs greatly from the famous Greek Islands. As for example the region Zagoria where deep gorges, raging rivers and dark forests characterise the landscape. The Meteora monasteries from the 14th century. Century built on steep cliffs, among the most remarkable sights of the country. Visit the gods on Mount Olympus, the highest mountains of Greece.

The Greek Islands

When you think of Greece, probably first think of the beautiful islands. There are about 1400, and most of them have breathtaking beaches and picturesque white villages. Most islands have ferries which are restricted in winter. Crete is the largest island. It has a fascinating landscape and a unique cultural identity that consistently protected from mass tourism. Mykonos is also the better known islands because of the idyllic beaches and streets lined with whitewashed houses.

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