There are many interesting facts about Greece. Some of them are the following:
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Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe. According to the 2015 census, Greece's population is approximately 10.9 million. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki. Greece is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Situated on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula, it shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, the FYROM and Bulgaria to the north and Turkey to the northeast. Greece consists of nine geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, the Aegean Islands (including the Dodecanese and Cyclades), Thrace, Crete, and the Ionian Islands. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km (8,498 mi) in length, featuring a vast number of islands, of which 227 are inhabited. Eighty percent of Greece is mountainous, with Mount Olympus being the highest peak at 2,918 metres (9,573 ft).
Bustling cities, small traditional villages, breathtaking nature, rich culture, imposing archaeological sites, mesmerising islands, savoury culinary treats and recipes form a fascinating destination. Enjoy Greece all year round, as each season has something special to offer.
Monemvasia is one of the most important medieval fortress-cities of Greece. It is also one of the most beautiful castles in the world. Built in a rock and connected via a narrow and unique road to the mainland, Monemvasia had always been well protected from the raids of the barbarians. Video: Point of View GR
The remarkable beauty of Greece is one of the reasons visitors return year after year. But it is not only travelleres. Many film producers, through the years, have chosen glorious Greece as the backdrop for some memorable films.
Take a look at some famous films shot in Greece and you’ll be on the next plane leaving for the land of the Gods!
Find useful mobile applications that you will find useful during your stay in Greece.
Download applications to help you travel around the country or move within cities.
Get the weather in all parts of the country in real time and plan your day.
Online and offline navigation maps to help you move around Greece.
Apps to find things of your interest when you are in Greece.
See all the days throughout the year where you can visit public museums and archaeological sites without paying ticket.
Note: The Acropolis Museum does not fall under the above provision, and therefore free entry does not apply
ALLOVERGREECE presents statistics that outline the image of Greece in a clear and thorough way. The presentation is made per thematic unit, with selected tables and statistics.
Here you can find information that you may find useful when traveling to Greece. The information includes emergency telephones, info of port authorities, shipping and airlines companies, a map of Piraeus port, a list of all the Greek lighthouses and vhf channels and an application for those traveling by boat to calculate the distances between the countrys ports.