About Greece

Greece is a country in southeastern Europe. It is made up a mainland, called the Peloponnesus Peninsula, as well as a number of islands. Mostly thanks to its beautiful beaches, ancient history, and world-famous cuisine, Greece is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet. Most tourists to Greece come from North Macedonia, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Bulgaria. The official language of Greece is Greek. Its capital city, Athens, is often cited as the oldest continuously habited settlement in Europe. 

Greece Trivia

What Language is Spoken in Greece?

Greek, the official language of Greece, is used by the majority of the country's population. English is the most widely spoken foreign language.

What Languages are Spoken in Greece?

What Is a Pentathlon?

Pentathlon is a word of Greek origin formed by combining two words, pente (five) and athlon (competition). The Pentathlon is a competition with five different sporting events. Pentathlon events can be traced to Ancient Greek Olympic Games in Olympia city-state where it included the long jump, javelin throw, discus throw, stadion (a series of short races), and a wrestling match as the main event.

10 Sports That Came From Ancient Greece

What is the Currency of Greece?

The monetary unit for Greece is the euro. The euro banknotes exist in seven denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500.

What is the Currency of Greece?

Where Do Most Tourists to Greece Come From?

The Republic of Macedonia, Germany, and the United Kingdom are the three top source countries for tourists to Greece.

Top Source Countries For Tourists To Greece

Which Countries Border Greece?

Greece shares its borders with the following countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Turkey.

What Countries Border Greece?

What are the major rivers in Greece?

Stretching 185 miles between the Pindus Range and the Aegean Sea, the Haliacmon is the longest river wholly in Greece. Other major rivers include Struma River, Vardar River, and Haliacmon River.

Major Rivers Of Greece

What is the Biggest City in Greece?

Athens, the capital city of Greece, is also the largest city in the country. It has a population of 3.7 million people.

The Biggest Cities In Greece

What are the minority ethnic groups in Greece?

Albanians are the largest ethnic minority in Greece. Other minority groups include Roma (Romani), Aromanians, Macedonians, and Arvanites.

Ethnic Groups of Greece