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The country which has the most blue sky

in the world!

Socrates Harisis


  • The Culture of Greece has evolved over thousands of years, with its beginnings in the Mycenaean and Minoan Civilizations, continuing most notably into Classical Greece, through the influence of the Roman Empire and its Greek Eastern successor the Byzantine Empire. The Ottoman Empire too had a significant influence on Greek Culture, but the Greek war of independence is credited with revitalizing Greece and giving birth to a single entity of its multi-faceted culture throughout the ages.


  • Although one can find different ethnic foods in Athens, the great majority of restaurants in Greece serve only one variety of food: Greek food! To most people who consider "variety" to come from different types of cuisines this might sound rather monotonous, but Greek food comes in many shapes, forms, and varieties to keep even the most demanding traveler satisfied.

  • What to Eat when in Greece

  • Greek salad with every meal ("horiatiki salata" = village salad, is best)Fresh Fish of any kind (you can ask to see the fish before it is cooked)Kalamari= squid (fried or sautéed with onions and red wine)Gyros (gee'ros.) As you will find out not all gyros are created equal, ask the locals for the best restaurant.Octopus grilled on charcoal with lemon.Spinach Pie (spanakopita)Cheese Pie (Tyropita)

  • On the rural roads in Greece you will see little kiosks where the farmers sell produce and fresh fruits. My family and I get the juiciest fresh peaches and other seasonal fruit from these vendors and we eat half of it before we reach our destination. Don't miss out on the opportunity if you pass one.

  • The Arts

  • The art and architecture of Ancient Greece have greatly influenced Western civilization through to the present day. Byzantine art and architecture also played an important role in early Christianity, and remain a significant influence in the Orthodox Christian nations of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Yet, because of the ravages of history, only a minor assortment of ancient Greek art has survived - most frequently in the form of sculpture and architecture and minor arts, including coin design, pottery and gem engraving. Greece also has a rich history of contemporary art from the revolution onwards

  • Architecture

  • Remains of ancient Greek architecture still survive or are well documented today alongside more modern examples.

  • It emphasized a Grecian cross layout, the Byzantine capitol style of column (a mixture of Ionic and Corinthian capitols) and a central dome surrounded by several smaller domes. Greece also experienced something of a Neo-Byzantine revival following the Greek Revolution, and quite unsurprisingly, also experienced a growth in Neo-Classical Architecture in the years following the Revolution; this came into a contact and interaction with traditional Byzantine villa architecture to produce a form specific to modern Greece

Painting and sculpture

In contrast to other illustrated forms, surviving ancient Greek paintings are very rare. Greek painters worked mainly on wooden panels, and their finest works were admired for hundreds of years after their creation. However, these paintings rapidly disappeared after the 4th century AD when they were no longer adequately protected. In addition to sub-standard Roman copies, for example in Pompeii, rare surviving examples have been found in the tombs of the kings of Macedon at Vergina, at also in ancient Macedon, as well as Kazanlak in ancient Thrace.

Population and area

  • Greece has about eleven million people of population and 131.957sq km of area.

  • The capital of Greece is Athens which has about three million and five hundred people (according to the number of 2001).

  • The biggest port is the port of Piraeus which is located near to the capital city Athens

Periferies and prefectures


  • Attica

  • Central Greece

  • Central Macedonia

  • Crete

  • East Macedonia and Thrace

  • Epirus

  • Ionian Islands

  • North Aegean

  • Peloponnese

  • South Aegean

  • Thessaly

  • West Greece

  • West Macedonia


  • Tomatoes

  • Onions

  • Lettuce

  • Eggplant

  • Cucumbers

  • Green Peppers

  • Cauliflower

  • Carrots

  • Cabbage

  • Broccoli

  • Fresh fruits

    • Citrus

      • Oranges

      • Lemons

  • Olive






    Sugar beet


    Tourism in greece

    • Greece attracts well over 16 million tourists a year contributing 15% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the nation's Economy. The country has been an attraction for international visitors since antiquity for its rich and long history and more recently for its glorious Mediterranean coastline and beaches. In 2005, 6,088,287 tourists visited only the city of Athens, the capital city.

    • In 2004, the country welcomed over 16.5 million tourists. At the same time, tourism consumption increased considerably since the turn of the millennium, from US$ 17.7 bn. in 2000 to US$ 29.6 bn. in 2004. The number of jobs directly or indirectly related to the tourism sector were 659,719 and represented 16.5% of the country’s total employment for that year.

    • Tourism in Greece is run by the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) who use Helena Paparizou, a famous Greek singer who won Eurovision song contest in 2005 as an ambassador. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) expects Greece to gain US$54.12 billion in economic activity through tourism in 2007, a 4% increase over 2006.

    Industry in greece

    • The industrial sector in Greece is weak. An established tradition exists only in the production of textiles, processed foods, and cement. (What is said to be the world's largest cement factory is located in Vólos.) In the past, private investment has been oriented much more toward real estate than toward industry, and concrete apartment blocks proliferate throughout the country. In the 1960s and '70s, taking advantage of an investment regime that privileged foreign capital, Greek shipowners invested significantly in sectors such as oil refining and shipbuilding. Shipping continues to be a key industrial sector, with the merchant fleet being one of the largest in the world, even if many of its ships are older than the world average. In the 1970s many ships that had hitherto registered under flags of convenience returned to the Greek flag. The fact that Greek ships, predominantly bulk carriers, are principally engaged in carrying cargoes between third countries renders the shipping industry vulnerable to downturns in international economic activity.

    Shipping in greece

    • Inthe early twentieth century, well-established Greek-run international businesses turned their focus towards shipping as a result of major upheavals affecting their markets: the Russian revolution, the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and restrictions in Egypt closed their markets to foreigners. The Greek grain merchants in London and Odessa (such as the Vaglianos Bros. and Rodocanachi family) lost access to their traditional grain suppliers and markets and, rather than close, they seized the chance to invest in merchant fleets of steamships, and specialized in tramp shipping.

    Greek history

    • This article covers the Greek civilization. For the Greek language as a whole, see Greek language. For the Classical Greek language, see Ancient Greek.

    • The History of Greece traditionally encompasses the study of the Greek people, the areas they ruled historically, and the territory now composing the modern state of Greece.

    • The scope of Greek habitation and rule has varied significantly through the ages, and as a consequence, the history of Greece is similarly elastic in what it includes. Each era has its own related sphere of interest.

    • The first (proto-)Greek-speaking tribes are generally thought to have arrived in the Greek mainland sometime in the 3rd millennium BC, where various pre-Greek peoples had already been practicing agriculture since the 7th millennium BC.

    • At its geographical peak, Greek civilization spread from Greece to Egypt and to the Hindu Kush mountains in Pakistan . Since then, Greek minorities have remained in former Greek territories (e.g., Turkey, Italy, and Libya, Levant, etc.), and Greek emigrants have assimilated into differing societies across the globe (e.g., North America, Australia, Northern Europe, South Africa etc.). Still today, most Greeks live in the modern states of Greece (independent since 1821) and Cyprus.

    • Modern Greek Heroes

    • Athanasius Diakos

    • Markus Mpotsarhs

    • Georgius Karaiskakis

    • Theodorus Kolokotronis

    • Laskarina Moumoulina

    • Konstantin Kanares

    • Alexander Ypsilanti

    • Konstantin Tsabelas

      And more……………

    Sightseeing in greece

    • If some day come to Greece you can visit the following sights!!!

    Delphi in Phocis

    Acropolis in Athens

    Saint Laura





    And even………



    And more……

    The end

    It was some helpful information about Greece

    Socrates Harisis