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Interesting facts about Greece

  • The official name of Greece is Hellenic Republic. It is known as Hellas or Ellada.
  • Greece is the place where democracy was born.

  • Before Greece adopted the euro, its currency was the drachma and the oldest currency in Europe.
  • There are more than 2000 islands in Greek territory, but only 170 are populated.
  •  Greek is one of the oldest spoken languages ​​in Europe, having been spoken for more than 3,000 years.

  • Greece has approximately 9,000 miles of coastline.

  • No point in Greece is more than 85 miles or 137 kilometers from the water.
  • The Acropolis of Athens was a runner-up for the New 7 Wonders of the World
  • The Greek flag includes nine blue and white horizontal stripes that represent the nine syllables of the Greek motto “Eleftheria i Thanatos” or “Freedom or Death”. Blue represents the sea and sky of Greece, while white represents the purity of the struggle for freedom. In the upper left corner is the traditional Greek Orthodox cross.

  • Greece has more archaeological museums than any other country in the world.

  • Greece has more varieties of olives than any other country in the world. It is the third largest olive producer in the world.

  • It is believed that finding a coin in your piece of New Year's cake brings good luck and is a blessing for the coming year.

  • In summer there are more tourists in Greece than Greeks

  • The capital of Greece is named after the goddess Athena. According to the myth, Athena and Poseidon fought for the right to name the city after presenting a gift to the people, and Athena and her olive tree won.

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