The official name of Greece is the Hellenic Republic.
Greece is located in southeast Europe, close to both Africa and Asia.
In 2023 the population of Greece was around 10.3 million.
The capital and largest city in Greece is Athens. Other major cities include Thessaloniki, Patras and Heraklion.
Around two thirds of the Greek population live in urban areas.
Greek is the official language spoken in Greece.
Greece is a member of the European Union and uses the Euro as its currency.
Greece is a developed country with a high standard of living. Important industries include the service sector, agriculture and tourism.
Greece is a popular tourist destination and home to over a dozen World Heritage Sites. Over 31 million tourists visited Greece in 2019.
Greece features thousands of islands, including destinations such as Santorini and Mykonos.
Greece is one of the most mountainous countries in Europe.
The highest mountain in Greece is Mount Olympus, it has over 50 peaks with the highest reaching 2917 metres (9570 feet).
Ancient Greece is said to have laid the foundation for Western civilization, having a large influence on the Roman Empire and European culture.
The Olympic Games originated in Ancient Greece.
Athens most recently hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 2004.
Greeks drive on the right-hand side of the road.
For more information, check out maps of Greece or take a closer look at the Greek flag.