GREECE Travel Guide

GREECE Travel Guide

Greece is located in the Balkan peninsula with total area of about 131,940 sq.km.It is considered as the world’s top tourist destination and mostly Greece and Greek islands are known for ancient civilization, amazing landscapes and developed tourism.

IMPORTANT PLACES TO BE VISITED:

  • SAMARIA GORGE:It is a valley which runs through the White Mountains and lies in the southwest Greek on island of Crete. The gorge is 16km long and popular tourist activity through rock walls and forest of ancient pines and cypresses
  • MOUNT ATHOS:It is a peninsula and mountain in northern corner of Greece and also called as Holy Mountain, where it is surrounded by Aegean Sea and creates an amazing view from the summit of Mount Athos.
  • MYRTOS BEACH:Myrtos beach is located in North West of kefalonia and it is the most spectacular beach in Europe because of its deep blue water with shade of turquoise, white cobblestone pebblessparkles. It also gives a charming sight as it lies in the shades of Agia Dynati
  • DELPHI THEATER : Delphi theatre is located in ancient city of Delphi in 4th century to make sit 5000 spectators in 35 rows and with amazing backdrop plays, poetry and musical events were conducted
  • ATHENS :It is the oldest city in the world and also the capital of Greece and the region was inhabited for past 7000 years and now it has become various attractions like historical sites, monuments and culture along climate

FEATURES OF GREECE:

  • Crete is the largest island in Greece and the country has more than 2000 islands and of which 170 are populated
  • Compared to other countries in the world Greece has more number of archaeological museums
  • Nearly 12 million people around the world speak Greek language and lives mostly in Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Albania, Turkey, the United States
  • Football which is also called as soccer is the national game of Greece
  • More than thousands of English words come from Greek language and the common words include academy,marathon,alphabet,typhoon etc
  • During several period of ancient times drachma was the currency of the country and the ancient coins have distinctive names on daily basis where Athenian tetra drachmwas called owl, the Aeginetic staterwas called chelone, the Corinthian stater was called hippos
  • Compared to the population of Alabama which is 4.5 million Greece population is more than that nearly 10 million and 16.5 million tourist visits the nation more than the country’s population
  • Majority of the population of Greece are ethnic Greece and Turks forms the largest minority group and other minorities are Albanians, Macedonians, Bulgarians, Armenians, and gypsies
  • Greece is well known for its beaches from black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos
  • The Greek flag has nine horizontal blue and white stripes, with a white cross on a blue square field in the canton position
  • The nine stripes represent the battle of Greek independence during Hellenic revolution

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