Greece

Key Country Facts

Population: 10.7 million
Historical & Interesting Facts:

One fun fact about Greece is that there are anywhere between 1,200 to 6,000 islands! The largest island is Crete and the second largest island is Euboea.

Top Activities and Places to Visit:

Acropolis, Athens, Parthenon

Other Information:

Major exports: food and beverages, manufactured goods, petroleum products, chemicals, and textiles

The capital city of Greece is Athens. Approximately 10,773,253 Greeks live here (2016). The official language of Greece is Greek. The majority of the population practices Greek Orthodox Christianity. The time zone is 8 hours ahead of EST.

Visitors should be sure to enjoy the distinct foods of Greece. Greek food is influenced by indigenous, Italian and Turkish cuisine. Visitors should also visit the historic Acropolis in Athens, which are ruins of 5th century B.C. temples. Specifically of interest is The Parthenon. It’s the most famous architectural structure in the Acropolis complex!

One fun fact about Greece is that there are anywhere between 1,200 to 6,000 islands! The largest island is Crete and the second largest island is Euboea.

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