Greece, photos of Greece, Greece pictures
Greece, photos of Greece, Greece pictures, Greece images - Acropolis of Athens, Meteora monasteries, Arkadi Monastery on the island of Crete
Athens - the capital and largest city of Greece
Church of Saint Demetrius in Thessaloniki - Greece
Islands of Greece
Melidoni Cave (Gerontospilios) on Crete
Greece officially the Hellenic Republic and known since ancient times as Hellas, is a country in Southern Europe and Balkans. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city.
Greece is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. It also shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north and Turkey to the northeast. The country consists of nine geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, the Aegean Islands (including the Dodecanese and Cyclades), Thrace, Crete, and the Ionian Islands. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.
Modern Greece traces its roots to the civilization of Ancient Greece, which began with the Aegean Civilizations of the Bronze Age. Considered the cradle of all Western civilization, Greece is the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature and historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles and Western drama including both tragedy and comedy.
Greece is a democratic and developed country with an advanced high-income economy, a high quality of life and a very high standard of living.