Interesting Facts About Greece
Kalimera golly, that's how the Greeks will greet you, let's learn some cool facts about Greece.
Greece is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet the rhesus population is about 11 million the official name of the country is the Hellenic Republic people also call it Ellis or Lada Greece has one of the longest histories of any country and is considered the cradle of Western civilization and as such is the birthplace of democracy Western philosophy and the Olympic Games of course.
Greece is the sunniest country in Europe and joins an average of about 250 days of sunshine a year no point in Greece is more than 137 kilometers from the water Greece has about 15,000 kilometers of coastline the climate of Greece is the Mediterranean with summers that are usually hot and dry reaching 30 to 35 Celsius.
But sometimes even 40 80 percent of Greece is mountainous, and 50% is covered with forests Greece features a vast number of islands around six thousand two hundred and twenty-seven of which are inhabited Crete is the big and most crowded island.
Rhodes is the 2nd largest and Santorini, of course, is the big model of the Greek islands a head-turner whose face is instantly recognizable around the world Greece has always been among Europe's top travel destinations the country boasts great weather almost all year round people come here to explore and enjoy the amazing sunny beaches stunning landscapes countless cultural sites renowned all over the world.
Greece is the only country in the world whose tourist population doubles its own every year Greece has attracted 26 million visitors in 2015 most tourists come from Germany, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, France, and ADA leaves the largest cities.
In Greece is Athens, and Thessaloniki Athens is the capital of Greece the city is dominated by the fifth century BC landmarks like the Acropolis it's beautiful in one of the world's all the cities.
Salonika is the 2nd largest city in Greece, a port city on the therm a Gulf of the Aegean Sea a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe the most important Greek industries include tourism shipping and agriculture Greek ships make up 70% of the European Union's total merchant fleet throughout history.
The Greeks have loved the sea with more than 1,800 merchant ships and service Greece has one of the largest fleets in the world Greek, olive oil production exceeds 300,000 tons annually, and Greece is the third largest olive oil producer in the world after Spain and Italy in 2016.
The unemployment was an at an alarming rate of 24% even with the college education is hard to find a job the annual net salary is just twelve thousand five hundred US dollars Greek workers get at least one month of paid vacation every year crime rate in Greece has historically been among the lowest in Western Europe and continues to be this way.
In 2011 Greece had a murder rate of 1.71 hundred thousand population health care in Greece consists of a universal health care system and a private one and 2000 report by the WHO the Greek health care system was ranked 14th worldwide in the overall assessment above of the countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom life expectancy.
In Greece is 80 point 3 years and is among the highest in the world the Greek language has been spoken for more than 3,000 years making whether the oldest languages in Europe thousands of English words come from the Greek language common English words from Greek include Academy apology marathon siren alphabet and typhoon.
For example, the word barbarian comes from the Greek barber which means people who don't speak Greek, and therefore they sounded to the Greek people I bought butter Greeks are known to be casual and comfy closet on the Greek islands people wear light-colored breathable loose fabrics a comfortable formal or casual sandals or flip-flops are preferred shoes due to uneven stony roads prices.
According to Namibia consumer prices in Greece are 26% lower than in U.S. rent prices in Greece are 75% lower than in U.S. most Greek towns are small enough to get around on food Athens is the only city in Greece large enough to warrant the building of an underground system taxis is widely available in Greece as well as car rental places.
Greece has by far the lowest number of fatal traffic accidents per capita in the European Union Greeks are some of the friendliest people you will meet on the planet you'll fall in love with Greek hospitality there never to push you which is so good compared to other southern countries people of Greece are the largest consumers of cheese an average person from Greece consumes around 27 kilograms of cheese every year.
For the most part, is feta cheese and feta cheese is made from goat's milk and as the Greeks national cheese Greek coffee also referred to as Turkish coffee in other countries originated in the Arab countries it was quickly adopted in Greece and it's now the most favorite style of coffee and it's actually a way of life like if trying to sell in Greece.
You'll see that many people drink it in the morning in 2010 the Greek cuisine made it to the top of CNN's tenth healthiest ethnic cuisines in the world list football is the national sport of Greece 97 percent of Greeks belong to the Greek Orthodox Church approximately 98 percent of the people in Greece.
RFD Greeks most people are very friendly and helpful have you ever been to Greece, if so what are the facts do you know about Greece and which one surprised you the most please share in the comments section below thank you for reading stay tuned.