How many islands does it have, how many tourists visit it and what does it have in abundance that they could not imagine?
Greece has thousands of islands
It is estimated that our country has about 6 thousand islands, islets and islets, but only 227 of them are inhabited.
It has 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Among them we find of course the Acropolis of Athens, the Temple of Apollo, the Meteora, the Old Town of Corfu, Delphi, Mount Athos, the Early Christian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki and much more.
80% of the country is mountainous
Greece may be known for its beaches and islands, but in reality most of the country is mountainous. To be precise, it is one of most mountainous countries of Europe.
No point is more than 137 kilometers from the sea
80% of Greece may be buna, but the beautiful one Its Mediterranean coastline reaches 16 thousand kilometers and is the 10th largest in the world. With so much sea around it, no part of it is more than 137 kilometers from a shore.
It has a rich wildlife
With so many mountainous but also sea surfaces, it is not surprising that it hosts some of the more distinct wild animals. Some are found only on specific islands, such as the Mediterranean seal, Caretta Caretta turtles, Kri-kri, etc., while there are 240 species of birds in the country.
It is visited every year by more tourists than its population
Greece attracted 31.1 million citizens in 2019, 33 million in 2018, 30.1 million in 2017 and over 24 million in 2015, being one of the most visited countries in Europe and in the world and contributing almost 25% to the gross domestic product of the country. It is, therefore, one of the few countries with a number of tourists that exceeds its population, along with Malta, Cyprus and Luxembourg.
It is third in olive production
There are more than 120 million olives in Greece and it produces 2.2 million tons of olives every year. This ranks it in the 3rd place of olive production, after Spain and Italy. However, something that remains interesting is that from its olives, despite being planted in the 130th century, they continue to bear fruit.
Athens has more theaters than any other city
With 148 theatrical scenes, Athens “beats” even London’s West End and New York’s Broadway.
There are more than 4 thousand traditional Greek dances
Dance could not be missing from this country, with local, traditional dances from every corner of it, so many that they reach 4 thousand.
It is one of the sunniest places on the planet
With more than 250 days of sunshine – respectively 3 thousand hours of sunshine – Greece is worthily among the most sunny countries of the planet. Some islands, in fact, count 300 days of sunshine a year, which means that sunscreen is definitely needed.
Greek is one of the oldest languages published today
Based on the archaeological findings, it is considered that the Greek consecutive here and more than 5 thousand years. That’s why, after all, we find great influence in English and other Latin languages.