Often called the cradle of wester civilisation, Greece is known for its countless islands, ancient ruins and fantastic Mediterranean produce. Whether you hail from this stunning country or you’re looking to travel here, brush up on your local knowledge with these 23 interesting facts about Greece!
Greece is an ancient country in Southeastern Europe.
It is bordered by Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania to the north. It also has a coastline along the Aegean Sea to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south and the Ionian Sea to the west.
There are 6,000 Greek islands, but only 227 of these are inhabited.
Flag of Greece
Want to call your friends in Greece? You’ll need to use the international dialling code +30.
The coordinates for Greece are 39.0000° N, 22.0000°
The terrain here is mostly mountainous on the mainland, with many smaller islands dotted throughout the three seas that border Greece; because of this it boasts some incredible beaches and coastline.
In fact, you’re never more than 85 miles from the coast in Greece!
The total land area of Greece is 50,949 square miles (131,957 square kilometres).
Greece’s population was 10.72 million in 2019.
Did you know that the amount of tourists visiting Greece’s shores totals more than the number of residents… that’s a lot!